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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: It's all about achieving a balance. For instance I like the rhythm & rhyme of poetry, and the sheer sound of words which convey emotions and are evocative of situations. Yes initially it was a drill in school, but later on, with greater understanding, I looked on it as a bank from which I could draw upon for writing essays, articles and letters. It gives me a high when I can recall verses and associations at appropriate times. I try to impress this on my teachers and students in Chaitanya School, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, of which I am Director. I guess some of it is percolating down. But it has to be inculcated at a young age for it to be really effective.

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