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Cheatin' Neighbor. [Aug. 7th, 2007|01:06 pm]
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The registrar of Nigeria's university entrance exams reported in May that almost 2,000 of the students had been caught in cheating scams. [Agence France-Presse, 6-1-07]



Okay, so that amused me just because I wonder how many of those 2000 are now sending emails out with important business matters.

Poll #1035062 Have you ever cheated in school?

Have you cheated in school?

I refuse to answer!


And Neighbours! I love this video.

[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-08-07 06:23 pm (UTC)
In Science in 9th grade, I was so sick of the stupidity (or whatever) of some of the kids sitting right around me that I started giving them some of the answers during quizzes and such.  I wish I hadn't.  I guess it counts as cheating.

But, for some reason, I like to look at your poll as asking whether I've cheated off someone else—and the answer is No.  There were times in elementary and high school when I was tempted—but it felt gross, I would never just whisperingly ask someone for answers, and I wasn't going to start craning my eyes and neck around to get answers.

In college, I never cheated off anyone else—but I just now remembered that I did give way too much help to a girlfriend when she was writing papers.  She was such a slacker and liar (I say that without malice; and the second part is, I'm sad to say, hugely true, because of her borderline-personality disorder), who manipulated her way to 'success'; and I wish I hadn't done what I did.  I suppose, in that sense, I sort of feel she doesn't deserve her Bachelor's degree—and so maybe I'm glad she's never received it, because (at least as she tells it) a single professor refuses to graduate her because of her refusal to take a certain required music class (and she's a music major).  ...  Yet, the university let her 'walk' at the graduation ceremony.

[/confessional, ranting babble]
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-07 06:37 pm (UTC)
Woooow. She sounds like a REAL winner! My goodness!!

Reminds me of my college roomate who would call her Mommy sobbing, and convince her Mom to read all of the textbooks, novels, etc that she had to read for school, and actually write her papers for her. I'm not even exaggerating. It was the most disgusting thing I've ever seen.
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[User Picture]From: sixstringcat
2007-08-07 11:10 pm (UTC)
Holy shit, that upsets me as an educator.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-07 11:16 pm (UTC)
We're talking everything. Even like news articles. lol. She'd make her Mom track them down. It was just.. insanity.
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From: lovesucker
2007-08-08 01:36 am (UTC)
my own mother does that for my pathetic sister who can't even graduate high school. It's so painfully sad. My heart breaks when I see how it pains my mom to know that her other daughter is a total fuck up.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-08 01:37 am (UTC)
:( That's really sad.
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