Funny exam fails…
Here are some of this years university exam fails…
As you may know I also lecture at a couple of Universities (Oxford, Cardiff and Oxford Brookes) on a regular basis. I also mark exam papers and theses in these and a couple of other universities. I thought you might like to see some of the errors we get to see….
When the pressure is on students are often a little too quick to end the experience rather than checking over their papers.
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This particular business course has just moved to electronic submission and it appears proofreading has gone out of the window. The curse of the auto spell will leave a few with red faces as we explore some of this years exam fails.
The exam fail howlers so far this year include:
“The company is completely circumcised”
“The manager is on the game”
“The innovation was the ball and pointy penis” (meant I suspect to be ‘the innovation of the ball point pen is …’)
“The owner of the yoga business bent over backwards …”
“The airline crashed”
“She got a return she wasn’t expecting on her bottom.” This I suspect was about an increased bottom-line.
“They have a sexy policy” (I assume this was meant to be an anti-sexism policy.)
“They were looking for a prophet but were disappointed.” As this is a school of business I suspect they were looking for a different profit, but you never know.
“They were trapped by their bits” – your guess is as good as mine.
One student included a note at the end of his assignment (all word processed and submitted on-line, which I suspect wasn’t meant to be submitted somehow.) “Reminder – Carol owes me a blow job”. Like you’d forget.
Finally my favourite: A note left on a paper … “I must not repeat myself. I must not repeat myself. I must not repeat myself. I must not repeat myself.”
At least exam fails help with the tedium of marking… at times!
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