In the days where standardized tests and driver’s license exams are given on computers, it would not seem that pencils would come up in rules or regulations. But our friend Alcarwen writes about an instance in a university where one professor is no fan of graphite:
“Yesterday, during an exam, I was tempted to take it in pencil; maybe it would help the ideas flow better or something. I had some vague idea that perhaps our Prof would disapprove, so I opted for Gel Ink instead. Two classmates went the pencil route.
At the end of the exam, our Prof heartily expressed her disapproval of the pencil route. She told us that someone might erase the answers.
Erase the answers?
Has academic dishonesty gotten that bad? That someone might sneak into an office and erase someone else’s exam? Or a prof could change a student’s answer in order to fail them? Yikes!”
Read the rest of this great post here.
[Text and image, Alcarwen. Used with permission.]