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    Lightbulb Brain-Dump

    Hello All,
    I want to know is there any corresponding or synonym word f or 'brain-dump' to use in formal essay?
    I want to use that word in a formal essay and need to know is there any synonym for it?
    Tests are meant to be challenging and will require a candidate to think about their response rather than just do a brain-dump of everything they know.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Brain-Dump

    You might say "rather than repeat verbatim what they have been taught". I agree that "brain-dump" would not be appropriate for a formal essay.

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    Re: Brain-Dump

    I had never come across "brain-dump" until now.

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    Re: Brain-Dump

    You could also use regurgitate what they have been taught.

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    #5

    Re: Brain-Dump

    I also thought of "regurgitate", but I wasn't sure it is right for a formal essay.

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    Re: Brain-Dump

    I thought for a moment about it, but decided it was suitably Latinate.

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    #7

    Re: Brain-Dump

    How about "barf"?

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    Re: Brain-Dump

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    How about "barf"?
    For the asking:

    https://www.google.es/search?newwind...52.6Hmmuk3qNDo

    PS: It's NOT what you're thinking of!
    Last edited by charliedeut; 05-Jun-2014 at 09:04. Reason: Added PS
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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