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21 May 2009 @ 06:05 pm
Funny Things Heard on the Bus  
I've noticed others of my flist doing this, but today was the first time I've heard something worthy of repeating - from a group of students who are taking exams. It's that time of year at the university where I work, and one girl, obviously panicking, was explaining at loud volume to the group how she was too stressed to even cheat. Apparently yesterday she'd written the equations on the back of her earrings, but she'd actually written the wrong ones!

On the back of her earrings! I'd never have thought of that.
Lokiloki_dip on May 22nd, 2009 07:55 am (UTC)
*giggles* That's just not even clever. How could you even check them?

Plus, I do abhor cheating in exams anyway. If you actually succeed it makes those of us that worked hard look bad.
Valderys: Vila - another bad planvalderys on May 25th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
Apparently, she fiddled with her hair, then took the earring out as though it was hurting her, and realised they were the wrong equations! *boggles*
prochytesprochytes on May 23rd, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
While I still had to invigilate, I would occasionally work out hypothetical cheating strategies in my head, both for personal amusement and to be in a position to thwart them if they ever came up. It is a little worrying that one famous technique from fiction would actually have worked where I currently am until about three years ago. This is the "Scullion's Scholars" approach from Porterhouse Blue, where an entirely different person (usually a penniless grad student) turns up to sit the exam instead. It was a weight off my mind when the University finally started insisting that the candidates bring their photographic ID cards to every exam.
Valderysvalderys on May 25th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's been a plot for more than one book, I seem to recall - and yeah, they do that for my Uni too, you have to have your student card. It was a bugger for students who had lost theirs though, the first year they brought the rule in. There were tears.
lagolindarilagolindari on May 24th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Hello, pretty lady! I'm the Italian lady from the Merlin fandom, remember me (I was wearing a long hippie skirt and brown top at the expo)? :D Just letting you know that I finally got around to adding you!

Also, since you're lucky, someone put on youtube a video of the signing at the panel - and there's you in it *__*!
Valderys: Arthurvalderys on May 25th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
Oh dear god - it's because I was holding the line up, that's what it is. *is embarrassed* I know why, but they were pushing us through quite fast and I was determined to get my few seconds in!