25 Creative Ways Students Have Cheated On Tests

Posted by , Updated on May 14, 2018


With every test, it’s tempting for a student to take the easy way out and cheat. Usually, students look at another student’s answers or write them on the palm of their hand. Over time, students have become much more sophisticated in their cheating techniques. With the advancement of technology, cheating has become much easier. Computers, smartphones, and smartwatches are all new tools to look up answers. However, you might be surprised of all the other ways students have cheated. Of course, in the end, cheating is wrong and no one should ever do it. It’s not worth it. But, it doesn’t hurt to see what others have done. Here are 25 Creative Ways Students Have Cheated On Tests.

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pencil tappinSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2efpbg/teachers_or_professors_of_reddit_what_is_the_most/cjz4q0j

A friend sat behind one Redditor and would tap him on the back if he needed an answer. His friend would tap the side of his head to give him the multiple choice answers. 1 tap was A, 2 taps B, etc… In return, if he needed an answer, he’d hold the pen to his head and his friend would give him the answer by tapping him on the back. They never got caught.


Cleared Calculator Screen

graph calcSource :https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-particularly-creative-ways-that-students-cheat/answer/Tyler-Brown-55

In high school, since most math teachers asked their students to hold up their calculators with a “cleared screen,” Tyler Brown programmed his to have the same screen when it really wasn’t cleared. Then, he’d use his calculator like normal with all the programmed formulas built in.


Econometrics Letter

mailSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2efpbg/teachers_or_professors_of_reddit_what_is_the_most/cjz1yw2/

A guy with his masters in Econometrics who did consulting work for various forms of government got a letter offering work but asking tons of hypothetical questions. He soon realized the questions were from a take-home exam; a student had mailed him for the answers. In turn, the guy messaged the surrounding universities about it. He got a letter back from a professor saying to do the work, as usual, cash the check, and put very specific answers on the test. Two weeks later, the professor wrote back saying they busted the student.



gumSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2efpbg/teachers_or_professors_of_reddit_what_is_the_most/cjz3lrc/

One Redditor claimed a Biology student wrote down all of his notes in tiny letters on the gum and then ate the evidence. They must have eaten a lot of gum.



screenshotSource: https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-particularly-creative-ways-that-students-cheat/answer/Erika-Chen-2

Ever wonder why cell phones are no longer allowed in testing centers? One student’s method, if they were taking tests on a computer, was to take screenshots of the test as they took it and send them to friends who were going to take the test later.

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