By me - 14/04/2016 17:33 - United States - Katy

Today, we had a surprise test at school. I was totally unprepared for any of it, so I BSd the whole thing and turned it in. A few minutes later, our teacher said we were allowed to use our notes to finish the test. FML
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Why would she not tell you that in the beginning when she passed it out????


sounds like a waste of time. why would you sit there if you didn't know anything else?

To see if any more bullshit comes to mind of course!

tantanpanda 26

Because you have to sit there anyway. This seems like high school because universities don't have surprise tests. If you're forced to be there anyway, why not use all the time you have to reason it out?

HeadlessSparrow 20

Universities may not have have a surprise test but they do have surprise quizzes!

I pretty much used the same technique when I was in school myself #42. It's much better if you have a multiple choice or short answer type of test/quiz because if you just keep staring at it, you will inevitably start second guessing your answers. And once that happens, your score has a very high probability of going down the drain.

This sounds like high school, and most of the time teachers let you do other stuff once you're done.

At my school you can use your phone or you can read after you hand in a test.

If I don't know the material, I'll turn it in as soon as I'm done bs-ing it that way I have less time to second guess my gut.

Why would she not tell you that in the beginning when she passed it out????

bearbear120 27

Maybe she didn't want them to relay fully on there notes.

I remember teachers would do this all the time, all I did was check the answers I bs'd with my notes and finish. Giving out access to notes was a godsend that was always relied on.

They wanted to see their students squirm a little.

She saw OPs paper and realised her class knew **** all so let them use their notes. OP took one for the team - well done!

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It says it was a surprise test, so they couldn't have really studied for it.

Shit yeah, my bad. Still, he should at least be somewhat familiar with the material of notes were taken...

@27 I get what you're saying, and you're probably right; I'd bet that OP was at least familiar with the test material. But that isn't the same as being prepared at all, which was the wording that OP used. If I had a surprise test over the unit we're going over in differential calculus, I'd be familiar enough with the material to bullshit my way through to an extent, but I certainly wouldn't be prepared to earn a grade that was up to par with my potential performance. I know the gap between familiarity and preparedness can widen or narrow depending on the subject matter, but there is a distinction between experiencing something once, and studying and learning it in a thorough and concentrated fashion.

I made an 80 on it, but if I had the notes I definitely would of made a 100. It's no big deal though! :)

Did she not say it before the test or were you not listening?

She waited until the last 5 minutes of class to tell us so everyone could try their best before using the notes. It's okay though I still passed lol

hmm.. im struggling to find a reason why you didn't study for your surprise test.

No stock knowledge, OP? Seems you slept throughot the lecture. YDI

Then you should have went up, gotten your test back, and used your notes.

I saw this one in moderation. They tried, but the teacher wouldn't let them.

Then that teacher should be body slammed by the school's police officer.