“I’m just not going to prepare for it,” she told her mom at breakfast. “I either know the words or I don’t. It’s that simple.”
“But wouldn’t it give you a better chance at winning if you reviewed them?” her mom asked.
“I don’t think so. I think it will make me even more nervous to try to ‘rehearse.’ And, besides, I got A’s on all of my spelling tests, so I obviously know how to spell the words.”