In college, when a professor announced we'd get to use a notecard while taking a test, it was like the clouds parted and a host of angels started singing. Good times.
Last week a college student named Elijah Bowen, outsmarted the system by picking up on a technicality most students had missed ... that I had also missed as well. Professor Reb Beatty, who I had for accounting years ago, is a business administration professor at Anne Arundel Community College. Every year he allows students to bring in a "3-by-5" note card for the first exam of the semester, and failed to specify the units. Bowen skirted by his rule by bringing in a 3x5 foot cheat sheet instead! Man, why didn't I think of that?!
“As precise as I am, apparently I never specified inches and therefore yes, it was allowed,” Beatty wrote on Facebook alongside an image of Bowen with his enormous poster board. “Well played and lesson learned for me.”