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What do you do?

  • Ignore it and go about your own business

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  • Tell the professor discreetly

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  • Ask out loud passive-aggressivel (and somewhat self-deprecatingly) "Is this open or closed book?"

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If you were in a closed book exam, and the person sitting in the row in front of you had book, notes, and articles open during the exam... <b>and the class is graded on a curve</b>, what would you do?<br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">dang it. spelyng mistayks in polz suk...</span>
 

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Ah, then it's a Stats class <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I'd make it an exciting thing like, "OMG, I didn't realize we get to use the book and our notes! YAY!!" <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br><br><br>
Or I'd play the confused role and ask, "Wow, is it really open book?" while pointing at the cheater and make sure I have that innocent, yet dumb <span style="font-size:xx-small;">(shut up, ilene)</span> look on my face.
 

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I'd have to bring it to the attention of the prof. Only for the simple fact of the curve element. Otherwise, I wouldn't care.
 

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So did a student call you out or what?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="tongue1.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/tongue1.gif">
 

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The teacher should know so they can keep an eye on these people...sometimes its hard to keep track of an entire room...at least it was for me when I was teaching in grad school. It is unlikely the guy will get in trouble because in my experience even when you know someone is cheating its a PITA for the professor to formally accuse them.
 

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Not strictly, but pretty much <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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<snort><br><br>
I was just thinking the very same thing with an evil look on my face! <img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif">
 

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I figured that dropping my calculator over his shoulder and onto his book would be WAY subtle...but would still get my point across...
 

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I wouldn't worry about the curve so much. I'd obliterate the curve myself and then make a big deal out of rubbing the cheater's nose in it.<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">clearly I have issues</span>
 

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Raise your hand and ask to switch places with the person sitting next to the dude with the open notebook.
 

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I missed the part about the curve. I guess I might say something then. I'd really want to know if I missed the memo that the test was open-book, tho!<br><br>
We had a teacher who told us the final was open book/note. When we got there, the teacher was gone and a sub was there. She said it was against school policy for an open book/note test. So we all had to take our final that way, even tho we'd prepped for an open book/note test. I was ticked. But luckily I'm a good BS'er so I did fine. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I like the passive-agressive approach in this case. It just doesn't feel quite to tattle-taley. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 
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