Post here any stories you might have about stupid things you/your classmates/your students did!
I'm spawning this thread as a continuation of an off-topic conversation appearing in a different thread where a student wanted us to solve his homework for him:
[...] next time we get a "please solve problem X", we could turn it into an Obfuscated Coding challenge for all our regulars. We could provide the code the user needed in a manner they can never turn in.
Anyway, you'd be surprised what people turn in. One of my teachers told me about a time that a girl copied and pasted a Wikipedia article and turned that in as her paper. Problem is, she didn't remove the hyperlinks... FAIL.
I actually had a girl who did the extra credit assignment for a different class. I gave her a 0, her mom flipped out. I finally relented and read it, and saw an odd reference to her ACTUAL topic. That got me curious. She had copied two articles and stitched them together. She still got a 0.
I had another student leave in hyperlinks, too.
Edited by dargueta, 16 February 2015 - 11:52 AM.