The U.S. educational system seems to particularly fond of this dopey advice. A case in point: "There's going to be a new SAT, and it will be easier than ever". This change is awesomely crazy:
1. No Obscure Vocabulary
The new version of the SAT will be easier because there will no longer be obscure vocabulary to trip up test takers, Patel told Business Insider. High school students will no longer have to study massive vocabulary lists with obscure words.
Instead, the College Board made the measured decision to focus on vocabulary words that students will encounter on a regular basis in college and in future jobs. On the College Board's website they reference their decision saying, "No longer will students use flashcards to memorize obscure words, only to forget them the minute they put their test pencils down."