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.
Her method states that spelling should never be learned through the memorization of boring word lists.
The grammar stage consists primarily of memorization in all subject areas, but it is a necessity.
Some programs teach word families, others combine a little whole language by teaching sight words alongside phonics and still others teach phonics by rote memorization.