#28: Testy About Tests
Okay, so admittedly, it’s really easy to come up with situations where this post doesn’t work at all: for instance, if you’re learning to speak a foreign language, you can’t plan to look up every single thing that you say once you finally get to visit Italy. Or if you’re going to become a massage therapist, you can’t stop the massage every 15 seconds to pull out your textbook and remind yourself what you should do next.
But it’s definitely true that in a lot of situations, testing based on memorization may not be necessary. In a lot of fields, knowing where to look to get the information you need is what really matters, not whether you can recite the information off the top of your head.