Say you've read a poem by William Shakespeare. You liked it very much so you remembered it by heart. Now you can recite it, i.e., read it aloud from your memory, or, you can write it down accurately without checking up the source.
Is there an English word or phrase to describe the latter action? In Chinese we have a word called 默写 that does the job. It functions both as a verb and a noun. If I were to translate it into English, what is the colloquial way to express it?
I've asked this question in the English Learners forum but I didn't seem to get what I wanted. Someone suggested
quote but it could be either speaking or writing. Maybe the idea of 默写 as a learning mechanism simply doesn't exist in the west?