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Teachers Share the Most Creative Ways of Cheating They Have Ever Seen

Students are capable of so many things when they want to avoid the heavy burden of studying for exams and tests. It gets to the point where even teachers admire their cunning techniques and sometimes they can’t help but give them credit for their creativity.

Bright Side found 16 stories where laziness was the motivation to work harder so as not to get caught.

  • A classmate broke the screen and keyboard of his calculator and hid his cellphone in it, so it couldn’t be seen from the teacher’s position. The teacher approached him from behind and caught him though.
    torbotoj_ / Reddit
  • A student noticed that the syllabus allowed for a “3×5 crib sheet” and didn’t mention any units, so she created a 3-foot by 5-foot poster will all her notes on it. The professor let it stand because she was right, he hadn’t specified 3×5 inches.
    astrakhan42 / Reddit
  • I was grading a written assignment that had a 1,000-word count minimum, and one particular paper just felt really short to me despite Word telling me it had 1,100 words. I hit CTRL-A, and sure enough, after the paper concluded there was a lot of white nonsense text on a white background.
    Chaps_and_salsa / Reddit
  • In school we had to write a paragraph each week featuring all the vocabulary words included in that unit. One clever kid wrote something along these lines: “One day kid’s name had to write a paragraph for English class. He sat down, picked up a pen and used these words in it: proceeds to list out all the words.” The teacher only let it go once because she had never seen that happen until then.
    lukeydukey / Reddit
  • College physics, the girl with a really intricate tattoo on her leg wrote formulas in between the tattoo lines. Even looking closely you couldn’t tell unless you knew what you were looking for. You could tell it was test day because she wore shorts.
    ScarthMoonblane / Reddit
  • There was a class that allowed you to bring one sheet of handwritten notes to exams. I knew a guy that created a font of his own handwriting and used to print the entire study guide onto a piece of notebook paper. He even set the font color to pencil grey and managed to get the margins and spacing exactly right to look like it’d been handwritten.
    gmacWV / Reddit
  • My girlfriend works for a dental exam company which are obviously super high stakes exams. Since the exams are worldwide they have actually found people from one-time zone paying people from another time zone to email questions to them right before the exam starts.
    atticusfinch1973 / Reddit
  • High school kids recreated a Snapple label where the nutrition panel on the back had all the answers, formulas, etc. only got caught because I’d never seen the flavor before and wanted to see how much sugar was in it.
    alave / Reddit
  • My professor had a student plagiarize on a major essay once. The essay was around 10 pages long and the guy didn’t bother to read the whole thing. At least I don’t think he did because around page 8 it shared a personal experience on giving birth.
    ash3420 / Reddit
  • A student was taking an ungodly number of classes per semester. People were very confused by how he could even do this, but then he didn’t seem to make many friends. Turns out he wasn’t one guy. He was a twin brother team, and they were getting one degree fast and on the cheap. When they were found out, they were expelled.
    Admiral_Narcissus / Reddit
  • My teacher shared a story with us about how, since she allowed eating during her tests, one person pulled out a giant bag of M&Ms and ate a specific color corresponding to A/B/C/D. It was a 2-student duo, and they only got caught when another student ratted them out.
    babydragon0 / Reddit

How did you cheat during tests/exams? Did you ever get caught?

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