Friday, February 18, 2005

whatta ya think about this?

i went to the "lie berry" to study for a US History test with my friend Jody. The main object of our attention that night was two old tests that Jody's roommate had. We looked over them until we thought we had a firm idea of what the tests would cover, and what they would be like.

The next morning I was amazed to see that the test I was given was almost identical to the one that I had looked over the night before, save about five questions. Me and Jody finished the test in less than 10 minutes. I finished so quick that I regretted not sitting around and killing time for a while so as not attract suspicion. I am pretty certain of an A. I told this joyous event to a friend who questioned if it was cheating. So what do you think: good fortune or cheating? Leave a comment.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not cheating... it's using your resources!! ;-)

10:47 PM  
Blogger Ricardo Grande said...

Well, I'd say it depends on how the tests were originally obtained. If they were just returned by the professor in a previous semester or whatever, it's fair game. The professor should change his/her tests if he/she doesn't want them studied from.
If, however, they were taken from class and were not supposed to be, then the owner is guilty, and you would be to guilty too if you knew that. Anyway, hope that soothes your conscience. :)

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Bojangles said...

The fact that you AND another person finished that fast might seem kinda fishy. If it was just you, you'd just look smart... sort of. As smart as you could look.


8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, I don't really think that is cheating. You were preparing for your own test, simple as that!

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Uncle Jon said...

Regarding the importance of names, Shakespeare referred to roses smelling sweetly and inferred that names are irrelevent. Human olfaction is such that one can, in a very short period of time, lose sensitivity to strong odors. For example, you'll notice that if you spend some time in an environment with an extremely offensive odor, it won't be long before you won't even notice the stench. At that point, you can't be sure whether or not the odor dissipated. The only thing you know for sure is that you can't tell the difference.

11:57 AM  

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