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Do schools just test your memory?

As a middle school student I have rather unsatisfactory grades but the way I see it, I just have a bad memory.

Think about it, don't tests technically just assess what you remember and not what you actually know? I could remember that 2 + 2 = 4 but that doesn't mean I know why. I guess this doesn't count for those who actually understand the process.

Please share your opinions with me, I am here to learn.

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  • Nov 13 2012: This is a message for everyone who has commented on this conversation.

    Thank you for your opinions. I do not want to use memory as an excuse but now I realize that it would be good for me to try harder in my studies. At least now I can use all of your advice as motivation to do better in school. Your comments have enlightened me and I greatly appreciate it. Have a nice day!

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