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M48ortal  (Level: 248.2 - Posts: 3734)
Sun, 20th Sep '09 10:04 AM


I've had students who actually studied like this. If they spent as much time studying as they did developing a guessing system, they'd be straight-A.

Ladyvol  (Level: 202.9 - Posts: 5435)
Sun, 20th Sep '09 12:58 PM

I've seen kids study like this also...several of them at the high school in fact...

Wordster  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 892)
Sun, 20th Sep '09 5:51 PM

I once took some multiple choice tests with 5 possible answers a la Sploofus.
You got: 1 pt for a correct answer
-.25 pts for a wrong answer
0 pts for no answer
This eliminated wild guesses since if you guessed 5 times, you would expect to get 1 correct and 4 wrong statistically thereby scoring 0 pts for 5 wild guesses. So you were better off only answering the questions you were sure of.
(I think I've got those stats. right. No doubt someone will correct me if I'm wrong)

Salzypat  (Level: 154.4 - Posts: 5295)
Mon, 21st Sep '09 12:56 AM

OK, it's confession time. When I was in high school I found the questions to the semester test the home ec teacher was planning to give us. It was a series of true and false questions.

(I know this is shocking - I've not always been the Miss Goody Goody you think I am today! )

So I write T and F on my white tennis shoes, with a slight code as to whether the answer was T or F.

But the plot develops further. I also found an older student from another town to pose as my boyfriend, whose initials would be TF.

Now after all that effort, and the scared feeling of maybe getting caught, home ec tests were so easy, as a rule, I could have aced the test without cheating. I suppose if that's the worst thing I ever did in high school, I wasn't too bad.

'Course, there was the time when a carload of us skipped band practice and I forged my mom's name on my excuse..... but that's a story for another time.

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