Common Ways Students Cheat on Exams

Common Ways Students Cheat on Exams

College Students share their ingenious cheating hacks on exams online

Students share their ingenious cheating hacks on exams online – including maths equations etched onto their nails and mobile phones hidden in calculators. Sophisticated ways modern students CHEAT in exams – including using ultra-violet pens, flesh-coloured earphones and Mission Impossible-style glasses.

Sophisticated ways modern students CHEAT in exams

Sophisticated ways modern students CHEAT in exams

How College Students Cheat On In-Class Examinations: Creativity, Strain, and Techniques of Innovation. From equations disguised as nail art to hints hidden under plasters, these cheating hacks shared by milkha prove students don’t miss a trick when it comes to cheating. Students have been sharing their hacks for sneaking answers into an exam room, including writing answers on the thigh and even on their nails.

Crafty student turns vital maths equations into nail art for exam

Crafty student turns vital maths equations into nail art for exam

There is adequate consensus among researchers that cheating is widely practiced by students and poses a serious problem across college campuses. Previous studies of academic dishonesty have systematically identified the psychological and social variables correlated to cheating, but how students actually cheat has often been overlooked. Using in-depth narratives from 119 students enrolled in an introductory criminology class, this paper examines the variety of creative tactics that students use to cheat during in-class examinations. Findings indicate that students manipulate variables such as the psychological and behavioral profiles of their professors, unwitting accomplices, technology, peers, spatial environments, and their own bodies, to negotiate the contingent intricacies and dialectics of academic dishonesty.

New ways students cheat on tests. A cheating scheme just uncovered in New York in which a college student took the SAT exam for younger teens — for a fee — is bringing new calls for increased test security and questions about whether cheating is on the rise in the era of high-stakes tests.

A lot of my Chinese friends who studied at Uni were allowed to take an English-Chinese dictionary to exams. They would write notes in Chinese amongst the definitions. Almost impossible to find at a glance. I just don’t understand why they were allowed a dictionary because they were international students.

Mostly, students feel that their teachers give them a hard time when they have to take a test. Their teachers always give them problems that are too difficult. It seems like they don’t want their students to pass the tests. Therefore, it is very common that most students find ways to help them pass the exams or change their grades from “F” to “A”. Here are some common cheating methods that some students use.

The VERY inventive ways students cheat in exams – including maths equations etched onto their nails and mobile phones hidden in calculators.

Students have shared their clever ways of sneaking answers into an exam room. Several have used water bottle or pen labels to hide their notes for answers. Others have gone as far as to use nail art to conceal maths equations

New ways students cheat on tests

New ways students cheat on tests

Besides these methods, they still find other ways. Actually, their cheating method will always change once their teachers know how they cheat. However, if everybody would study hard and concentrate on their studies, I am sure that they wouldn’t need any cheating methods because the exam questions over the lessons they study can not be too complicated. Let’s stop cheating and pay attention to our studies. You won’t need to change your grades from “F” to “A” because you are going to get only “A’s” and “B’s”, or at least “C’s”. That’s it. It’s an easy solution.

Nice story, except none of these work – smart watches are banned from exams, water bottles must have no labels, calculators must have their cases removed, hands must be clean, you’re not allowed to dismantle equipment, and the invigilators tend to notice when examinees start to peel off bandages or shine UV torches around. All of these methods have been seen so many times, the invigilators are trained to spot them.

Valerie: What I categorize as “updated classic” methods are now added to the arsenal:

* Notes inside brim of baseball caps

* Notes inside label of water bottles

* Fake “Coke” bottle labels with notes printed where ingredients, etc. should be printed

* Having another student take exam in their place (easier now with larger class sizes)

* “Clickers” (sometimes used in class for quizzes, attendance, etc.) – students who skip class give their clickers to others so they get credit

* There are many videos on YouTube which provide step-by-step cheating techniques, so that in itself is yet another method!

However, the new “high tech” methods include:

* Distracting teacher and pulling out cell phone and taking photo of exam

* Texting someone in/outside class for answers

* Google-ing for answers

* Organized groups of students working together to “memorize” a question or two and collaborating to recreate the exam

* The Internet also enables access to lots of material that can make plagiarism much easier.

As for which of the above are the most popular, my guess is that it’s whichever they think they can get away with! The most amazing thing to me is the effort that some students go through to cheat. If they just spent that much time studying the material instead, they would probably do fine!

I always used to write answers on my thigh under my skirt. Hitch it up under the exam desk to look at them! No need for hi tec! I also used to write on the calculator, but not nearly as much as in the picture though

The thighs the limit! I’d fail if I had to take an exam seated next to that. Not really, I’d just blackmail her, one Lewinsky would be the price. One per day.

What about you?