Memory man

16th August 1996 at 01:00
Sue Arnold comments on the "memory that got me . . . even my degree" (TES, August 2).

I was dumbfounded when a young graduate told me the astonishingly high mark he had gained in one of his finals' papers - well over 80 per cent - for he had continually professed that this was the paper he would fail dismally.

Had he been joking?

"No, I had so little understanding of the subject matter I learnt all my lecture notes and recommended textbook passages off by heart. Fortunately there were several questions on the paper that called for nothing more than a regurgitation of what I had learnt." He got a First.

Dennis Sinclair 5 Alexandra Road Pudsey West Yorkshire

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