DON'T Use Open Notes/Books On Tests/Quizzes

Have you ever had the option to use open notes/books on your tests or quizzes? You probably thought it was a sweet deal because if you didn’t know anything, you could just look it up! It seems more and more schools are allowing their students to do this. You might think this is a good idea, but the truth is open notes/books are hurting students more than… Read more

I’ve done this when given the option, but that was before I knew how mnemonics could drastically reduce the time I spend studying. If more students knew how to use mnemonics as a study tool, then the supposed benefit of open-book exams would be reduced. This is another reason why mnemonics should be a school subject.