People Shared The Most Elaborate Ways They Cheated On An Exam Because Studying Is For Suckers

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Thanks to “Ask Reddit” we’ve learned unethical ways to save money, crazy loopholes and some possibly illegal and definitely unethical life hacks.

Now, thanks to Redditor jorahzo we get to find out some of the most elaborate ways people have ever cheated on an exam.

I’d say get ready to take notes, but that’s something these people obviously failed to do in class or else they wouldn’t have had to cheat, so it doesn’t seem appropriate here.

I took German in high school and my friends and I always goofed off and got yelled at by our natural born German teacher. However we all suspiciously made 95’s and 100’s on all of our tests and quizzes. She would stare at us like a hawk during exams and it really pissed her off that we were making perfect scores. One day during a vocab quiz, she pulled a desk up and sat directly behind the three of us waiting to catch us checking our phone or looking at each others papers. She couldn’t see anything.

What she didn’t know was that we had all the vocab words printed off in size 6 font on a piece of paper about 1″X2′” and we would put it on the chair and cross one leg over the other making a perfect space by your crotch where all the answers were. So it looked like we were all staring at our papers but really just looking at all the answers by our crotch. This went on for about 3 years.

One day after a quiz we had all thrown away our cheat sheets and before the bell rang she made us all stay after class and take the exact quiz again. We didn’t have our cheat sheets and we all bombed it of course. She knew we cheated but couldn’t prove anything, however, she called us chicken shits in front of the whole class and started yelling in German. Good times. ~ proxy69

I had a terrible Physical Science teacher in high school, and only a few really smart honor students knew anything on his tests, (which were all 5 questions and multiple choice, but very complicated answers) so we came up with this group system where we would glance at one another and scratch our face with three fingers indicate problem number 3, and then cough if the answer was A, tap the desk for B, etc. The entire classroom was in on it, and if we all got good grades on the test we would buy the genius kids ala carte at lunch. ~ Phylosophers_Anon

Answers written all over my thighs, short skirt, dark tights that you can see through when you stretch them.

Because what’s a prof going to do? Tell a girl to take off her clothes? ~ Gluttony4

I’m German and I did an english-bilingual A-level, so I had all kinds of subjects in English (History, Biology, Politics etc.). During exams we were allowed to use the school’s dictionaries, there were mostly new ones but one of them was particularily old and fucked up. The day before the exam I would go to the library and taped all the information I needed into the dictionary.

When the exam started the teacher would roll in the table with all the dictionaries – everyone rushed to get a new one, while I chilled and always got my prepared piece of crap. Since the dictionaries came from the teacher, they would never expect I cheat with their material. Never got caught in the 5 years I did this. ~ weisswurstseeadler

I walked up to ask a question after she handed them out, put my test on top of an already graded test on her desk, then walked away with both tests and copied it. Not super complicated, easy to be caught. But hey I’ve never been caught doing obvious shit like that. ~ PurpleFanto

In first grade we had spelling tests. We were told to put up binders so nobody would cheat off our papers. I wrote the hardest words down on the inside of the binder and made it to the spelling bee where I failed spectacularly. ~ IAmTheToastGod

Wrote formulas on a tiny piece of paper and laminated it with tape so I can crumble it up in my hand but still be legible when I opened it up. Good thing I did that cause I had to hold in my mouth for a good 10 minutes once to avoid being caught. ~ nonyobiz

So in one class at uni we were required to take a two hour written final, supplying our own “blue book.” something you buy at the book store. Well the professor decided to give us our topic question in order to better prepare for this two hour write sesh. Bought two blue books, perfected one at home and brought a blank to class. I drew pictures in class for two hours, put it in my backpack and when walking to the front of the class to turn in I pulled my extremely revised blue book out and turned it in. ~ hollowm00n

Our weekly spelling tests when I was about 10-11 would have 20 words. A friend and I would print out the words in small font on a small piece of paper and I would hide mine inside my pencil case which I would leave open so I could still see it. I got caught once and the teacher grabbed my cheat sheet, sellotaped it to my test copy book writing ‘CHEATING’ on the page and told me to get my mother to sign it. I was so embarrassed I got an older student to forge my mothers signature which worked. ~ garryd11

I flattened out a paper clip and taped it to my forearm. Mounted a piece of Bristol board with formulas and notes on it with tape and string which allowed it to slide along the length of my arm. Attached a little handle to the side of the paper closest to my palm and shoved a little metal hook made out of a paper clip to my pencil eraser. The contraption was nicely concealed under my baggy sweater. I Was able to slide it out using my eraser hook to my palm and push it back in when needed. It took the duration of an hour during lunch break to make this in which time I could have just memorized the formulas. I was just really intrigued by this idea. Didn’t work as great as I expected but gave me a solid pass on the test. ~ Qwertyqwertk

Typed physics notes and theory onto a programmable calculator. Could access notes if I needed a little extra help. ~ jpjp67

I’d “write” the number of the question with my finger on the back of my friend who sat in front of me and he would tap his elbow 1 time for A two times for B three times for C and so on.. he was our Valedictorian and I got 100% on my Bio IB 2/Psychology IB exams. Thanks buddy! ~ Patteyeson28

When I was in school everybody carried those notebooks with clear pockets on the outside, decorated with pictures of friends and whatnot. On exam days I would create secret codes, acronyms, etc that served as ways to remember the answers and disguise them as quotes/inside jokes with friends, and write them all decoratively so they looked like notebook decorations. Hidden in plain sight. ~ gazebo_kiss

Since 6th grade all the way through college I used a UV pen, I wrote everything on the apparently blank papers and just used the small flashlight to see the writing. Sometimes I would submit the test with the actual invisible ink on it. ~ enginner-

My teacher was a dumbass lol he showed us the test for 1 minute the day before, while my classmates were trying to memorize the test layout, I just memorized the number and the website where the dude get the test. So I just go online, find the test and copy the answers on a small long peace of paper. Then on test day I wear a long sleeve shirt and hide the answers under the sleeve. ~ ThisIsMySaladBitch

And, drumroll, here was the top response…

Studied for hours and memorized the things that were going to be covered. ~ fat_mance_rayder

Smartass.

Check out the rest of the creative ways people cheated on exams over at Reddit.

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