Cheats never prosper
My term finished today after a week and a half of exams. As usual, some of the students tried their luck at cheating - such as this tiny essay hidden under a student's desk, spotted by me within two minutes of the exam starting. In the past I reported this sort of thing to the University authorities. They reluctantly made the students concerned take a resit exam the following term (which I was told they "had" to pass). And this meant me having to write a whole new exam for just a couple of lazy miscreants. So these days I just dispose of the cheating evidence and make the student continue to write the essay unaided. A lot less hassle for everyone. So now, after I've marked about 150, holidays beckon.
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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