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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by EEJ, Mar 9, 2004.
Nope I wouldnt and if somone said somthing I would have said I didn't notice either.
probably would have...but all too often my teachers screw things up and mark too many wrong..
Honesty is the best policy. You never know, everything in university is a test.
Can't say I'm ever placed in that situation. My friends who have had that happen to them though say the professor just lets them have the points because it was the professor's mistake. Not really fair the rest of the class, though. Since I started classes in my major, it hasn't happened to anyone that I know of once. The professors are pretty thorough graders.
Me: What mistakes? I don't see any of them?
Besides, I'm always right, so if I got a 99, I would have to go beat of the teacher for being stupid.... :yep:
i wouldn't tell the teacher.
It's a choice:
You can be a faceless student with a 99 on a single test.
Or you can be a student with 96.5 on a single test who also stands out in the professor's memory as a person who matches hard work with honesty.
It's not that hard a choice, really.
Screw that. If the professor misses them then that's his fault and my gain. Yay for me. Besides, if you realized that they were wrong, then you learned something, right? So the goal is still achieved.
Edit: Durf, except that professor equating you with hard work, etc. etc. means absolutely nothing. Likely after that semester you'll never see him/her again.
That's by no means certain. Maybe this is your favorite class; maybe this professor is one who'll be writing you a letter of recommendation for grad school.
Why pass up the chance to trade 3% off the highest test score in the class for a shot at some good publicity?
You need a recommendation letter in the U.S. for grad school? You don't need that here.
If I were getting all 99% in that class, I'm fairly certain my professors would take notice of me. Besides, all of my professors at U of O have made an effort to get to know each student. Most of them knew all of us by first name.
It depends on the grad school. There are employers that like to see recommendations too, though. The point I'm trying to make is that this is a 3% difference in a single test score and it's a foot in the door, so to speak, to build a more memorable relationship with the teacher.
I might have told him, one of my friends got this assignment back and got way higher on it than he expected, we were all like "wtf? You did that in like 3 minutes" and then later on the teacher said that the thing wasn't worth the mark, and he was just testing him to see if he would own up to the high mark. :grrr:
Bah! You can still properly suck up and get a good relationship with the profs and keep the 3%. That's what I did. :teeth:
Now I've got one of them working on getting me a position at CSIS.
You would already have that position if you had been honest, young Pinocchio! Also, your trout would be three inches longer and far shinier.
All i ever do is look at my percentage. And shrug it off.
Once again, logic escapes you, young grasshopper. It takes a long time to get into CSIS and I've only been trying for a month. My trout can't get much bigger without tearing the fabric of reality itself.
I'd tell him right away, and I have done that before. Sometimes it costs me a large part of a grade. But I didn't really earn it.
I'd rather have what I earn. my integrity is worth more than 3% on some test
Mulguller, as long as I retain your support for my run at the White House this coming November, then my friend... you can do whatever you wish.
EDIT: Besides... a 96.5% is still a solid A... so if you feel better about it and retained your A... then all is well with your soul.
I'm with Durf.
Though I was in liberal arts and had essays, I still did it.
The best response I ever got was from a religion prof who said, "You were predestined to get an A-. That would totally muck up your karma." The fact that he was a *** really hammered the humour home.