In our high school, we used exam booklets to hold stamped, official paper which was distributed in single sheets at the beginning of the exam. During a test just like in Physics or Chemistry for example, if I had absolutely no idea what the answer was for the last few questions, usually the most difficult ones, I used two pieces of paper for the first few questions and then started the last question on the last few lines. But instead of then getting a new sheet, I simply started correcting my other answers. 10 minutes before the exam was over, I numbered the other pages from 1 to 3, 2 to 3, but there was no page 3 to 3. It was really simple and absolutely brilliant at the same time. The teacher would notice during grading and thought that a page had been lost. Later the teacher would let me know and say how sorry he or she was, and I said that it wasn't a big deal, that the question was very simple and say what the answer was. Of course, I got the answer from classmates after the exam, so 6 to 8 different times I got all the points for questions I never answered. I would like to confess that I was somewhat sorry to see some teachers so desperate and begging my forgiveness. It wasn't directed at them.
Posted on 19.11.2012, 06:15:57 CET