Photos: Five ingenuous ways modern students cheat

Photos: Five ingenuous ways modern students cheat

Have you wondered how cheating has evolved in recent times? Have you sought to know the cheating methods that are in vogue now?

Photos: Five ingenuous ways modern students cheat

One student wrote the answers on the back of a calculator with a pencil

Well, some Quora users have shared some insight into the latest cheating techniques.

Quora is a question-and-answer website where questions are asked, answered, edited and organised by its community of users.

Here are five ingenuous ways students cheat in order to secure an advantage in examinations.

1. Invisible Light:

Photos: Five ingenuous ways modern students cheat

ultra-violet pens are perfect for writing secret messages, although you do need a torch to read them

A user by name Manish John, who described himself as a gamer, said as a student, he would enter the exam hall before the exams started and use an invisible pen to write down cheats on the table and the wall.

He said when the teacher was not looking during the exams, he used the light to see the cheats.

According to Manish, the technique was not that effective because some writings would go off.

2. Storing cheats onto calculator: 

Photos: Five ingenuous ways modern students cheat

Calculator screens with memory functions have been employed to conceal answers

The same user stated that he used to have a calculator which could store text files in it via a USB cable. He said it was also not a reliable plan because some invigilators knew that that particular calculator model was not allowed.

3. Smart devices

Camille Ferré wrote that some students attempting to enter a medical university in Thailand recently, employed smart devices in their bid to outwit invigilators.

He said: "A student went in the classroom with a camera integrated inside his glasses. The video was directly sent to other students that weren't taking the exam, therefore giving them all the questions. Those students then looked for and wrote down all the answers, and sent them to some other students that were actually taking the test, directly on their apple watch.

"The whole exam got cancelled and all the students have to take it again. The students that got caught are forbidden from ever trying to enter medical university again."

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3,000 students had their exams into medical university cancelled after some students were caught cheating with smart watches and hi-tech glasses

Photos: Five ingenuous ways modern students cheat

Three students who tried to cheat using the hi-tech specs have been blacklisted by the university involved

 4. Writing notes on wattle bottle

Morgan Evans, who describes himself as a haking the wrapper off a water bottle, writing answers or notes on the inside of it, and taping it back on. According to him, the water water bottle would be placed on their desk during exams for easy access to cheats.

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Some students write the answers on the inside of a water bottle label

He said students could also write answers on an eraser or their their arm, hand or bottom of their foot.

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One student put minute algebraic answers on their nail

5. Pasting notes on water bottles

Kim Ly also stated that another technique was to print  revision notes on a water bottle label.

Photos: Five ingenuous ways modern students cheat

"This is probably pretty easy to get away with because even standardized tests allow water bottles on your testing area," she wrote.

Note: Cheating may have severe consequences if you get caught. The techniques shared here for entertainment purposes only.

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