I have never ever arrived unprepared to a test in class. Not that I always know everything there is to know, or that I always study for days prior to a test in class, but I usually study and know just enough to deliver an acceptably compiled test. The fact is that I don’t like it when I don’t know the answer to a question. And I would never be able to bear the humiliation of a failed or blank test. I’m a very shy person and if I find myself in front of a situation I can’t manage, like a teacher asking something I haven’t studied, I blush incredibly fast and all sensible words leave me. And if that isn't humiliating, I don't know what is. And yet there are people who can make a speech out of anything, going about any subject for ever even when they have no clue what it is about. Unfortunately that’s not me. I need at least to read the lesson to know what it’s about and if I want to give a sensible answer I need to spend time repeating the lesson at home, alone. It’s frustrating but in the end I get some results and have quite good grades in all subjects. A little different is the matter when it concerns scientific subjects, like math, chemistry or physics. Then I use reason, and if I know the general rules I can usually work out a solution to the problem presented to me.