Memory Monday – Most Memorable Semester Test

It’s semester test week at my oldest daughter’s high school.  She’s knee deep in study guides and test prep.  It got me thinking about the semester tests I took in school.

They all kind of blended together but there was one particular semester test that stood out. It was a science test my freshman or sophomore year.

The teacher passed out the test and as soon as I saw it I knew it wasn’t going to be an ordinary test.  My classmates and I were given a blank piece of paper.  When we all had one our teacher gave us the test instructions:

“Write down 100 things you learned this semester.  Each one is worth a point.”

This took what I thought would be a tricky test and made it an easy one.  I simply started putting down all the information from the study guide we were given.

There were vocabulary words, true and false questions, and fill-in-the-blanks that could all be turned into something learned.  With a little thought and careful wording, some could even be turned into a couple items learned on the test.

That was probably the only semester test that I got 100% on. Actually, I got a 101% on it because we got an extra credit point for our name.

What do you remember about taking semester tests?

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