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Exactly, it shouldn't be hard to explain why you finished first, and honesty is the best policy here.

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I have had similar things happen but the difference between me and here is that I actually study and also had an anxiety attack during a test. I have had times where I had to go back to the professor during office hours and ask for an oral exam so that I may pass the test. Not to get more study time, but to prove to the teacher that I knew the material. Op should try it for a better grade if the professor would allow it.

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Honesty is always the best. No matter what you do you be honest and it will help you in the future.

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That's okay, people make mistakes. OP should tell the truth anyway & just learn from it for next time he has a big exam.

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"And this right here is the angular velocity of the momentum's acceleration to purportuate the incline's trepidacious curtanominy. All you have to do is carry the one. Understand?"

YDI, I've had exams like that before; where I didn't understand how to do a lot of problems. However, I always tried my hardest and stayed all 3 hours. Next time don't be a quitter.

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#4 how do you see not sitting for 2 hours doing nothing as quitting she new she was gonna fail and just turned in what she knew. sounds like you and op need to study more before a test. it's ok blame Canada lol

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And did you suddenly and miraculously remember how to do the problems by sitting in a silent hall for an extra hour or so? If you simply know you don't know the information, wasting time by staying until the end is pretty pointless.

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Why waste an extra 2 hours on an exam you know you're not going to do well on? OP said she couldn't answer most of the questions. She's going to fail whether she stayed or not. I doubt the answers would have magically come to her. Best she can do is try and be more prepared for her next future exams. Personally, I always did better the second time around once I was able to learn the professor's style of quizzes.

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When in doubt, bullshit your way out! C'mon! Even if you don't know a single thing, trying is better than giving up..

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Not all schools (or teachers) have the same exam policy. For many, there's no second chance -- I'm guessing most three-hour exams are one-shots, because for second chances the teacher would have to prepare an equivalent exam and spend at least another three hours administering it. And for many, the final grade is calculated not from letter grades but from the actual scores -- so 50% would be a lot better than 30%, even though both would get an F. So I guess it depends on the system. If the

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Yeah, but what if there's a test on the quadratic equation and you don't know/remember what it is? Seems pretty damn pointless to stay 2.5 hours if you can't answer ANY of the questions. I mean, quadratic equation isn't a great example because there are other ways of finding out the answer, but what I'm trying to say is that if you're lacking information and there isn't any other way to solve a problem, then why stay? Also, what if the test was history? Remembering names, dates, places, that so

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You're an idiot for assuming OP didn't try. Not everyone has to work until time is up. Have you even considered that OP already went over the questions at least twice before deciding he didn't understand them?

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