Meet the student that ruined it for all of us…but you gotta give this young co-ed. They listened to what the teacher say and took it literally.
When preparing for a test in Reb Beatty’s accounting class at Anne Arundel Community College, the Professor told the students that they could bring notes on a “3 by 5 notecard” to use for the exam…and that is exactly what Elijah Bowen did.
You see, the Professor didn’t specify the unit of measure that 3×5 was meant to be used. So, let’s go with that…while everyone else in class used “inches” as a unit of measure, Elijah get the Gold Star for using “FEET”. While anyone could use a typical 3″x 5″ index card, a 3′ x 5′ posterboard (as it uses the same paper stock) does qualify, as it had notes on it and it was made from cardstock.
First test day of the semester and as always, I allow a 3×5 notecard. Today, a student shows up with this. Sure…
Now, this has been getting a lot of attention online and with the school, but if you reach the whole explanation, Professor Beatty does say that the amount of notes on Elijah’s “notecard” took a lot of preparation and in-depth studying to contain what could be needed for harder questions on the test, which is why he allowed it.
No word on what grade Elijah got, but props to him for outsmarting the teacher…and getting away with it!