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Do you think that obliging students to learn some subject by heart will make them successful students ?

I've been studying geology for three years and every year we face some subject in which we need to learn them by heart such as mineralogy which consists on learning the name of minerals and their chemical composition,we are obliged to do so if we want to achieve our exams, the issue is that at the end of the year or even after some weeks after the exams nearly all the students forget what they have learned.

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  • May 24 2013: I agree with you. Rote learning or learning by heart does have a place. Learning through asociation would help retention of formulae and the like. In the process Learning with understanding is crucial.

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