Examinations as tests of the knowledge of isolated facts are necessarily of relatively small value, because the memory of such facts is transient; and memorization of a large number of facts for examination purposes is generally admitted to be specially transient; the " knowledge-test," considered apart from a test of capacity, is in fact not a test of permanent knowledge, but of the power of retaining facts for a length of time which it is impossible to estimate and which with some candidates extends over a few weeks only.
Learning to spell is a combination of technique and memorization.
How dare these teachers use methods other than rote memorization to teach you about 19th century America?
geared toward in-depth memorization.
Fretboard charts are study guides only, so make sure your end game is to get off the chart and move on to knowing where the notes are by memorization.