Memory work is essential not only in the humanities subjects, but also in math and science, such as Physics. There are many Physics formulae that have to be memorized as a formula sheet is not provided in exams. There are also specific problem solving strategies that have to be remembered. Even though rote learning is increasingly being de-emphasized, all academic subjects still require a certain amount of memorization. A student who is good at recalling will find it easier to adapt his knowledge and use it creatively.
If you approach any Physics student revising to either catch up with the school syllabus or for their school exams and ask them what is the single most important thing that they will need to keep in mind to do well in their Physics exam, 8 out of 10 students will probably reply by stating that Physics formulae will come to mind.
Every student wants to get that highly coveted A1 for Physics. You might think that only the really smart ones are privileged enough to get A1s, or you may assume that you will need to do an insane amount of work before you have any hope of achieving that. But these assumptions are not necessarily true.
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One can only agree that being good at memorising will no doubt help in one’s Physics exams as some questions do rely on pure regurgitation of Physics concepts to get the marks. Such questions will include definitions and basic formulas that do not require much understanding of the subject itself. Read More
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