Every semester there are some students who look for old tests for a given class or professor, either to enhance their learning (Pollyanna view) or to memorize mindlessly to get an undeservedly higher grade (cynical view). Today a student posted the following to a local news group: |> If anyone has old tests for [course number] I'm willing to take them |> of your hands. In particular I'm looking for tests from Mr. [instructor's |> first name]. I've got a range of old tests myself if anyone wants to trade. |> |> [lists courses and professors] |> |> Please respond to [student's e-mail address]. |> The instructor posted the following reply: |> I have quite a few of the old tests. You should be advised that oft times |> the questions stay the same, but the answers are changed. |> Plus some faculty actually read news groups. |> See ya.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)