Rote memory is a learning technique where students repeat certain facts or figures until it is instilled in their memory bank. The concept behind this strategy is that students will be able to quickly recall the meaning of the material the more they repeat it. Some examples of rote memorization techniques include writing vocabulary words over and over again, doing spelling or mathematics drills and repeating state capitals in a series.
Rote memory refers to a concept widely used in the mastery of foundational knowledge. Rote memorization does not allow for sophisticated comprehension or analysis to take place so by itself it is an ineffective tool in mastering any complex subject at an advanced level.