Need an excuse to tell my professor

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by RemixDeluxe, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. RemixDeluxe
    OP

    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,584
    1,349
    Nov 23, 2010
    United States
    I have my finals for 5 classes this semester. 3 of them on thursday, 1 on friday, and 1 on the following tuesday. I really dont wanna wait 4 days to take a single test.

    Can anyone give me a good excuse to use to take this test earlier?
     
  2. Dangy

    Dangy GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,406
    15
    Apr 5, 2009
    United States
    To be honest, there are a lot of students who have this same way of thinking. He'll probably realize this, but there is really nothing he can do against a photoshopped doctors note or funeral slip.

    I reccomend a kidney stone or grandparent.
     
  3. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    17,294
    7,875
    Oct 27, 2002
    France
    Engine room, learning
    I recommend telling the truth.
    Why do people needs to go against the system by telling lies?

    This is only the beginning of your life, and you will not be able to do all as you pleased. Sometime you don't make the rules, and you need to conform to it.
    Society is fucked up, everyone lies to everyone to advance :(
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

    Member
    2,785
    368
    Jun 23, 2009
    ...
    You are dying, and will not live that long.
     
  5. Saken

    Saken GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    347
    21
    Sep 12, 2009
    Say that you know for a fact that the world will end in 4 days.
     
  6. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

    Member
    2,785
    368
    Jun 23, 2009
    ...
    Then there will be no time to mark the test...
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

    Member
    7,973
    11,496
    Jan 28, 2009
    London
    You're having your essential penis transplant on Thursday to cure your erectile dysfunction.
     
    3 people like this.
  8. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Member
    2,786
    208
    Sep 9, 2006
    Senegal
    Gather a huge group of like minded people or a petition, tell him the truth and hope for the best

    If you're asking your professor to set the test earlier for everyone else, it just might work.

    If you're asking your professor to personally sit for the test earlier than everyone else, I strongly doubt that will happen.

    Lying doesn't solve anything, even if it makes sense some times
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

    Global Moderator
    6,181
    4,802
    Aug 29, 2008
    United States
    Las Vegas, NV
    Just saying, if I were told my study time for the test was cut 4 days short, I would be pissed to the point of finding out who wanted to take the test early and doing something not-so-nice to them.
     
  10. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Member
    2,786
    208
    Sep 9, 2006
    Senegal
    Hence the previous statement of "Gather a huge group of like minded people or a petition...", it is all in the assumption that this is desired by the majority.
     
  11. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    22,905
    8,567
    Nov 21, 2005
    In this day and age it is almost certain to be an all or nothing thing and given that even if you do not have an exam the others might* not to mention the chances of finding a suitable room and invigilators (proctors the US term?) in exam periods are somewhat slim for most places.

    *4 days is a good amount of time for revision/recovery and I could see people resenting being deprived of the extra days even allowing for the time, place and people being available. Were I running it any one person said "no I need the days/I had planned it out" (even on the spot, without evidence of said plan or evidence of them doing it to spite you/others) it would immediately prevent any such changes (US tertiary education operates strictly on the CYA principle) and in a class bigger than five the probably of that happening is about as close to 100% as you will ever get.

    As for doing it by yourself it comes back to the in this day and age bit- what is to stop you walking out of the exam early and blabbing the contents (intentionally or not) to the others taking it*? There might even be legal issues here as well (straight up statutes about papers being opened early and stuff and doubly so if your course goes to a trade competency).

    *"I wouldn't put myself at a disadvantage" would not fly for a second around anyone even half competent (you might only need to pass where others might need to do well, you might take it and take money for the questions and then if indeed the curve is screwed up your profits more than allow for a retake if necessary).

    If indeed you did have to vanish for a funeral, illness or some such it would probably then get you in for a retake for nothing, your coursework/labs/attendance and maybe an interview taken into consideration and called a final grade well before any early exam or you getting to retake the class/sections thereof next semester.
     
  12. DCG

    DCG GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    639
    52
    Jan 1, 2010
    Netherlands
    Schiedam
    If it's a final.
    Bad luck, here in holland those things are scheduled for the entire school, one person or group cant take it at another time.
    This is because it would give the ones who would take the test later more time to learn the specific questions asked (there is only one test).

    I don't know how it is done in the US, but I don't think you'll succeed
     
  13. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Member
    10,254
    17,403
    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Protest the exam schedule by setting yourself on fire.

    You avoid taking them altogether and become the center of school discussions. Horrific wounds and death aside, that's a win-win.
     
    2 people like this.