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Opportunity To Cheat

Post by archers_angel » Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:33 pm

I have a load of massive exams coming up in January, and I'm really worried. I'm really far behind on my course, and dont know anything. etc etc



Anyway, today, my "teacher" had a class of 11 of us, and was talking to us about how the exams go, and mentioned that she had the questions in front of her. She then said she felt like a cigarette, so she was going outside to smoke, and would be back in 8mins. She left the questions on the desk, facing upwards.



We discussed whether she had done it intentionally- a teacher leaving in the middle of class to go for a smoke is completely unheard of, and she knew she was leaving the questions on the desk. Some of us decided she wanted us to cheat, so we did. (5 out of 11 of us, to be exact. The others refused)



I'm fully aware they might not be the 'real' questions, so I'll revsie anyway, but I dont feel guilty about what I've done.



What would you have done?

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Re: Opportunity To Cheat

Post by Paris In Flames » Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:31 pm

Hmmm...



You know what? I would do it. If somebody is stupid enough to leave the opportunity to do it, then why not, you know? I know I'm intelligent enough to pass any test that's placed in front of me as long as I've had the proper background in it, but a little extra help along the way...doesn't phase me.



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Re: Opportunity To Cheat

Post by Sam! » Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:33 pm

Or maybe.. it was a test to see how many of you would cheat and who was honorable. Hmmm.
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Post by archers_angel » Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:41 pm

Yeah, we thought it could be that. Funnily enough, the class I was in was called "morality and ethics". Amusing, huh?!

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Re: Opportunity To Cheat

Post by Sam! » Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:45 pm

I have a very big feeling that she did not intend for your to cheat in MORALITY AND ETHICS, she probably wanted to see who would. I'LL BET.. that THAT was your test. She told you there was a test coming up and she wanted to see who had actually learned anything.
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Post by archers_angel » Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:57 pm

Cute idea, but im at university, and this is like 80% of our final grade, so I doubt it would be that simple! Plus, theres over 600 people taking the course, but they split us into smaller groups for discussion, so they'd have to do that for everyone for that to be right, and I doubt the exam board would be impressed with their way of grading!

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Post by Cindy » Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:25 pm

I aure wouldn't. Normaly i would but that is just too odd.
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Re: Opportunity To Cheat

Post by SirPostAlot » Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:28 pm

Hmm...personally i wouldn't...

but i would ask others what the answers were about so i know what to focus my studies on...



I dunno...im not that big on cheating...it sorta depresses me if i cheat...



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Post by Shwynsh » Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:33 pm

Nah, I wouldn't do it. I'd feel too guilty- but the main reason is that I'd be PETRIFIED of getting caught.



And it seems like she was doing it just to see if you WOULD cheat- what teacher would leave out the answers like that?



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Post by CausticTears » Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:40 pm

I wouldn't do it either, I'd feel as if it was some sort of experiment she is doing. Like, she's spying on us students to see who'll take the risk. But yeah, I just wouldn't do it.
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Re: Opportunity To Cheat

Post by SirPostAlot » Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:26 pm

Yeah...i bet she would spy on yins...becuase if the test is that huge (80%) she wouldn't or at least shouldn't be that dumb...



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Re: Opportunity To Cheat

Post by archers_angel » Fri Nov 26, 2004 9:41 am

Ok, stop focusing on the "id get caught" aspect. Pretend there was NO CHANCE you'd get caught. Then would you do it?



(And for the record, this teacher is a friend of ours. We all go out the cinema together, and to the pub together after our seminar. She wouldn't try to get us caught, she was just trying to give us some help, because she knows how important this exam is to so many of us)

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Re: Opportunity To Cheat

Post by Sam! » Fri Nov 26, 2004 9:45 am

I think your teacher then did something fairly IMMORAL and that was facilitating cheating. If she thought you guys needed extra help, she should have spent time on concepts each of you needed to go over - not hand you the answers.



I would not look at them, honestly. It's wrong to cheat. Cheating, lying about important things, and stealing are all against my rules.
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Re: Opportunity To Cheat

Post by Beautiful » Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:46 pm

Alright, either your teacher is completly non-aware or shes doing it for a reason... I would have cheated... but thats just me :P
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Re: Opportunity To Cheat

Post by 5a5 » Sat Nov 27, 2004 1:57 am

ya that sounds wayyyy to easy, i'm in college too and they dont hand exam questions to us, huh idk maybe she was tryin to boost ur grades up a bit or just see how many of u would cheat or maybe she's just a lazy b$%$ and actually want u to cheat, idk hard to tell i'd study for that exam anyways if i were u
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Re: Opportunity To Cheat

Post by Spitfire » Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:52 pm

Thats kind of scary...in a weird way...like a test of morality itself. But I would prolly put down what I think is right, and then use the answer sheet to check my work. That way I'm only half cheating and at least putting effort into it.
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Re: Opportunity To Cheat

Post by archers_angel » Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:24 am

I dont have an answer sheet or anything- I just know the questions that will come up in the exam (four of them, and i have to choose one). So I still have to work my ass off revising for that one question!! So even cheating still leaves me with loads of work to do!

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Post by jess_617 » Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:20 pm

Id like to think that I wouldnt cheat..and I DEFINITELY wouldnt cheat in that situation. I might ask the others what the main focus of the test seemed to be. But I wouldnt cheat. Its just not fair to the others in the course and Im perfectly capable of passing on my own.
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Re: Opportunity To Cheat

Post by Doug » Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:57 pm

I had to chuckle when I read this because you are all way off the mark.



There was no "cheating." She most likely did intend for you to see the questions. However, seeing the questions is not cheating. Her intention was for you to see the questions, copy them down, then go home and study for the test. This was her way of getting you guys to really study for it. Some teachers have you write your answers on an index card, some email the questions to you (that's what my Philosophy professor does), and, while it's unorthodox, she decided to make you feel like you had a leg up on the competition.



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