Unfiltered Story #32473

Unfiltered | September 6, 2016

A class of Civil Engineering students handed in an assignment. As I start grading them, I realise that one is identical to a previous (and incorrect) lab assignment. So I write “See Abbott”. I reach another one, just like the previous two. I write “See Abbott and Jones”. Eventually, I reached 6 in total that all had the same incorrect answer. I gave them all 0, and noted that if they are going to copy, it helps to copy a correct answer. A wrong answer is almost always unique in the way the answer is wrong. Six at once defies the laws of probability.