Say you had an exam today you were not ready for..

RichardE

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at all, and it was worth 30% of your overall mark. Since you finish classes 2 weeks earlier than everyone else though, its possible to rewrite it next week. Would you rewrite the exam and pretend to be sick today?
 

skace

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Depends what is required to "pretend to be sick" some professors are pretty strict.
 

RichardE

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Originally posted by: skace
Depends what is required to "pretend to be sick" some professors are pretty strict.

I could get a doctors note easily enough...
 

Itchrelief

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Originally posted by: RichardE
Originally posted by: skace
Depends what is required to "pretend to be sick" some professors are pretty strict.

I could get a doctors note easily enough...

You should send in that ambulance pic for further proof.
 

RichardE

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Originally posted by: Itchrelief
Originally posted by: RichardE
Originally posted by: skace
Depends what is required to "pretend to be sick" some professors are pretty strict.

I could get a doctors note easily enough...

You should send in that ambulance pic for further proof.

"Yes Professor...the bunnies gave my a heart attack and the oompa loopas dressed me in that and threw a fat suit on me, the chloroform is wrecking havoc on me today...yes sir monday I should be fine, thank you. " :laugh:
 
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I had my A+ cert exam (if I didn't pass it I failed the class), and my CCNA 2 final exam written part (which I had to get 60% on or I failed the class even though I have an 84% in the class overall).

I didn't think I was ready for either, but passed both. CCNA2 passed with an 83% and I was just hoping for a 61%.
 

RichardE

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Originally posted by: DisgruntledVirus
I had my A+ cert exam (if I didn't pass it I failed the class), and my CCNA 2 final exam written part (which I had to get 60% on or I failed the class even though I have an 84% in the class overall).

I didn't think I was ready for either, but passed both. CCNA2 passed with an 83% and I was just hoping for a 61%.

Your right, its not till 2pm, I have one exam between now and than I'm ready for. I should just bust my balls studying and do that I can. I need a 82 to keep my 3.9
 

moshquerade

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I would stop playing around on the internet so I could study and be ready for the test.
 

RKS

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The only times I have had permission to take a makeup test was a death in the family (exam was 100% of the final grade) and when my face broke my windshield a day before the exam (35% of the final grade).
 

destrekor

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Originally posted by: moshquerade
I would stop playing around on the internet so I could study and be ready for the test.

Easier said than done for me people.
Me, procrastination is like a terrible gift that just feels so right, and it's an art for me, I'm just go damn good at it I wish I could be tested on it. :p

Happened last night, wasted a lot more time on ATOT than I had planned instead of studying for a final this morning. Bad idea as I found out. sigh
 

SandEagle

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glad i'm done with school... forgot how much i hated studying for exams...especially the ones that i know i'm not prepared for... no more gut-wrenching, butterflies-in-the-stomach feelings for me:) yay
 

MercenaryYoureFired

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Originally posted by: RichardE
Originally posted by: DisgruntledVirus
I had my A+ cert exam (if I didn't pass it I failed the class), and my CCNA 2 final exam written part (which I had to get 60% on or I failed the class even though I have an 84% in the class overall).

I didn't think I was ready for either, but passed both. CCNA2 passed with an 83% and I was just hoping for a 61%.

Your right, its not till 2pm, I have one exam between now and than I'm ready for. I should just bust my balls studying and do that I can. I need a 82 to keep my 3.9

Wait, you're in a Ph.D. program and misuse words like "Your" and "There"? Not only that but you're still procrastinating enough to not be prepared for important exams, but still manage to carry a 3.9? Okay yeah nothing suspicious about that.
 

RichardE

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Originally posted by: MercenaryYoureFired
Originally posted by: RichardE
Originally posted by: DisgruntledVirus
I had my A+ cert exam (if I didn't pass it I failed the class), and my CCNA 2 final exam written part (which I had to get 60% on or I failed the class even though I have an 84% in the class overall).

I didn't think I was ready for either, but passed both. CCNA2 passed with an 83% and I was just hoping for a 61%.

Your right, its not till 2pm, I have one exam between now and than I'm ready for. I should just bust my balls studying and do that I can. I need a 82 to keep my 3.9

Wait, you're in a Ph.D. program and misuse words like "Your" and "There"? Not only that but you're still procrastinating enough to not be prepared for important exams, but still manage to carry a 3.9? Okay yeah nothing suspicious about that.

I never said I was, I'm still in second year :p my friends are. I also get English major friends to assist me with proofreading essays ;) I help them with science and math homework.

Witting the exam in 2 hours :)
 

looker001

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If you got extra time to study for exam, would you really study for it? Sounds like you should study for it now and take it today instead of putting it off.
 

CountZero

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Originally posted by: looker001
If you got extra time to study for exam, would you really study for it? Sounds like you should study for it now and take it today instead of putting it off.

This.

At least for me any exam I wasn't ready for I'd never be ready for so any scheme to get out of it was really just a waste of time.
 

Tiamat

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After all the studying from the previous weeks, if i were still not ready for the hypothetical exam today, I wouldn't be ready for it in a week either. In fact, I'd probably have to retake the class.