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On tests that is. Be honest

 

I had a final last week and the girl next to me had her phone on her lap.  This teacher was too dumb to catch on.

 

Ive compared answers but have never actually set out to not study, rely on cheating methods 

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the easier question would be   

 

Who didn't cheat in school  

 

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Two good cheating stories from school:

 

In 8th grade someone stole the science test and like a bunch of dumb 8th graders, every boy in the class got 100%.  Teacher didn't say a word.  Next day we show up and teacher announces a retest that day.  All the same questions from the first test except he switched around some words and order of answers so "C A B C C D B" didn't work anymore.  At least half of us failed.  Think I got a 38%.

 

In college, I took a very hard stats class.  Rumors swirled that some guy in another frat was going to get the final exam ahead of time.  Learning from earlier mistakes, I instead studied my ass off, probably moreso than for any test in my life.   About ten o'clock the night before the exam, a guy in my frat comes in to my room all depressed and tells me he's been trying to study but literally can not figure out a single question in the practice materials and there was no way he was going to get anything but a 0% and fail the class (very nice guy but not the sharpest academic knife in the drawer).    I told him don't worry about it and just sit one seat behind and one over from me the next day -- exam was in an auditorium.   I crushed the exam;  he copied every answer from me and raised his grade from an F to a B based on the final.

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Well, I certainly plagiarized a chit ton on papers! I was always a good test taker..not so good at homework and papers.

 

True story..Accounting class in college, teacher was truly outstanding. I never missed a class, paid attention like crazy. but.never did a homework assignment. And she assigned homework every class. Homework was 10% of grade.

 

.i got nothing but like 98-100 on the tests...i was good with a B, or maybe even an A if it meant not doing a stitch of homework. But she was insistent i was cheating cause no way could i get those grades and not do homework, so she moved me to the front of the class and right next to her desk for tests and quizzes

 

She finally agreed I was not cheating,  was flattered when I told her it was just great teaching.. I am B student at best...I smoked the final and she gave me the A anyway!!!! 

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9 minutes ago, plenzmd1 said:

Well, I certainly plagiarized a chit ton on papers! I was always a good test taker..not so good at homework and papers.

 

True story..Accounting class in college, teacher was truly outstanding. I never missed a class, paid attention like crazy. but.never did a homework assignment. And she assigned homework every class. Homework was 10% of grade.

 

.i got nothing but like 98-100 on the tests...i was good with a B, or maybe even an A if it meant not doing a stitch of homework. But she was insistent i was cheating cause no way could i get those grades and not do homework, so she moved me to the front of the class and right next to her desk for tests and quizzes

 

She finally agreed I was not cheating,  was flattered when I told her it was just great teaching.. I am B student at best...I smoked the final and she gave me the A anyway!!!! 

 

Sounds like my idiot son.   

Never did homework and pulled his 4.0 down to a 3.   

Goodbye scholarships.  

 

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a 3 by 5 index card or writing on the palms of your hands 

I hated tests 

 

Still do 

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i can honestly say i didn't.  my parents had me so paranoid about that *****, the guilt kept me away.  i did give one of my good friends regular "help" in math though.

 

on top of that, cheating in college and grad school becomes a thing.  they'll mess your world up  for that.  a girl in my organic chem class tried to cheat, and it was the wrong choice.  we took tests in pencil, and after she was given the graded test back, she changed her answers and told the professor that he made a grading mistake.  well...these guys have grad assistants who apparently xeroxed off every corrected copy so such a thing didn't happen.  she then covered it up by claiming her roommate, who was also in the class, did it to undermine her.   she had to leave the dorm, spent a month in a hotel, and just left school all together.

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1 hour ago, Another Fan said:

On tests that is. Be honest

 

I had a final last week and the girl next to me had her phone on her lap.  This teacher was too dumb to catch on.

 

Ive compared answers but have never actually set out to not study, rely on cheating methods 

Middle school is rough isn’t it 😭

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Is the statute of limitations up?

 

Spanish class vocab tests in HS.  Teacher would start at 1 and keep writing on the board through #20.  She never turned around.  The entire class would just leave their books open to the page in the back of the chapter with the words on it.  We all finished our tests immediately after she wrote the last word.  I got a 97 in that class.

 

Wrote a paper senior year of high school on the war on drugs and the failure that it was (20+ years later I'm still right lol).  I used that class as a Freshman, Junior and twice as a senior in college.  Apparently that is self plagiarizing and can get you expelled.  I had no idea I was just lazy.

 

Went to a small school, not enough desks so I sat at a table with a cute girl.  Let her copy off of me in hopes it would lead somewhere.  It didn't but she does still bring it up when I see her and buy me a drink.

 

There are more that I will take to my grave :lol:

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In 1983 a guy I knew stole the Global Studies regents exam and though I didn't need it just had too look at it in advance. Our teacher was telling us to ignore things he said had not been on the exam for awhile and we laughed because we knew they were! European Renassiance paintings. How he ever stole the exam I don't know, but he did get caught and they just threw out all the exam results and we got the grade for class as our final. 

11 minutes ago, unbillievable said:

I was the kid who covered up his tests so the unprepared losers around me couldn't cheat.

 

I use to have the cheaters sit next to me on test day! I hated them! lol 

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I was in a fraternity.  Brothers would save tests, papers, notes- we had a good collection.  Some professors didn't change questions much 😊

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2 minutes ago, Pete said:

I was in a fraternity.  Brothers would save tests, papers, notes- we had a good collection.  Some professors didn't change questions much 😊

we had this in grad school.  there were always old copies of tests floating around. they were good for a couple of questions, but you couldn't typically pass a test by studying old ones.  they knew too.  if they're too lazy to not change a test, ***** em.

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The best ever though was my 7th grade English teacher, who was very absented minded, and tormented.  Some notes on blackboard were answers on test.  I think everyone in class received a 100 😀

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scantrons were like an open invitation.. do they still use those? for some reason in our college lecture halls they sat us every-other-seat for tests, providing a perfect diagonal view to at least 2 other students papers in the row ahead.  between that and mastering using a baseball cap brim to conceal my wandering eyes and.. yeah.. well I learned a lot more outside of the classrooms in college than in them (especially in the dorms)

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I had a rock solid 84 ish gpa in high school,gym class jacked up my numbers.

No need to cheat.

 

 

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3 hours ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

the easier question would be   

 

Who didn't cheat in school  

 

 

...probably with a teacher no doubt.............

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I don't know if I ever copied answers, but I gave away a ton. I pulled three people through an Economics quiz using hand signals once. I also remember sitting in a Chemistry test with a buddy of mine next to me. I'm finishing up my test and I see his paper is totally blank. He just looked shocked. I switched papers with him and filled out his test, changing enough stuff around to get him a 75% or so. I got caught giving away answers two tests in a row in a history class. No punishment, just got yelled at. You can't really blame me for the second one though. We had a fire drill during the test and friends were asking me stuff so I told them and the teacher overheard me. Always used mnemonic devices and sometimes wrote those down, up a sleeve, on a shoe, where ever. Like LEJPASR is the seven articles of the Constitution, Legislative, Executive, Judicial, etc. I knew a guy who kept a copy of a test he took early in the day and I sat down with a buddy to figure out all the answers at lunch, and that list of answers got passed around. 

 

That was all in the 80's. If you had given us smart phones we might have really cheated.

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I know a guy who plagerized a paper in college at UGA. They made him sit out an entire year if he wanted a diploma from UGA. He worked for a year, went back and graduated. They don’t kid around! It’s a good thing the priest who taught my English Lit class was unfamiliar with Eric Clapton lyrics!    😋

 

In elementary school I got called in to the teacher along with another kid (Bobby, I know you’re out there!). Somebody was cheating! Turns out my answer to a math question was SO FAR OFF, only one person could come up with it. That’s how Bobby got caught. I wish I’d done it on purpose....

 

Later in life I made cheat sheets with print so small I could never read it today!  Just making the cheat sheet usually was enough to make me remember it, so I never pulled them out.  As far as you know. 

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I missed the first ever in class exam I had in college because I was at my grandfather's funeral.  On my first day back on campus, the professor set up a time in the afternoon to take the exam.  That morning, I went to the weekly TA-lead discussion session that was a part of the class, not realizing they were passing out the grading exams.  I explained my situation to the random girl sitting next to me and she handed me her exam after the class.  It was a huge class, so the professor used 2 or 3 different exams.  The one she gave me wound up being the same one I got.  So yeah, I nailed that one.

 

And before anyone asks, I was too clueless at that stage in my life to realize that I could have nailed more than just the exam.

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When I was in high school, anybody taking a final exam were all put in the school gym. A teacher was telling me she saw a student copying the answers from another one, and it was glaringly obvious. At first, she was gonna say something. Then realized the idiot was copying from someone taking a different test, so just let it be and let the kid seal his own fate.

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It’s not cheating, per se, but who didn’t look for the used text books with wisdom from years gone by scribbled in the margins? I had one professor try to get me to change majors based upon my immense wisdom demonstrated day after day. Well, I HAD learned how to read, and the notes did seem to make sense, so.....

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For first year Psych it was a 40 question multiple choice every second Friday, 3 different tests randomly for the 12 classes

 

one residence member was sleeping with a TA and got all three copies the day before a test

 

even with six of us going at the tests open book there were 5 questions on each so ambiguous that it was infuriating 

 

memorizing the 120 answer key was harder than playing it straight and doing a half-effort as a student

 

and sitting there for 50 minutes when done in 2 and pretending wasn’t fun

 

 

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