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Red5LSU
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re: LSU Finals Week Stories
Most of my finals in grad school were either take home or open book.

One final, the professor emailed the exam the day before our scheduled test date. Everyone in the class got together and we took the exam together, except this one guy. He was the loner of the group, so no one had his number. The exam took more than two hours, which is why it was take home. We finished most of it the night before and finished the rest in the morning and then that guy comes in and asked if we were ready to take the exam. We were all like, it was take home and it's due in an hour. I think one of us let him make a copy of their exam and he went to the professor and explained he didn't know the test was take home. The professor gave him to the end of the day to finish it.


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TheFonz
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re: LSU Finals Week Stories
Nothing really funny. Just spent a lot of time playing pool at the Union when I should have been studying for my finals. Knew enough to just scrape by.


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Jor Jor The Dinosaur
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Straight up missed a final once. The syllabus said it was on Thursday but had the date for Tuesday. A buddy messaged me Tuesday afternoon asking where I had been, and I figured he was just pulling my leg and was really reaching out to ask if I wanted to study.

Apparently the error was noticed and corrected during a class that I missed. Luckily I had an A in the class and knew the instructor fairly well, so he was understanding and let me take it Thursday in his office.

Also walked home in the rain from a final my soph year and left my student ID in my pants when I tossed them in the dryer. It was shaped like a parenthese for the next two and a half years.


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crazyLSUstudent
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re: LSU Finals Week Stories
And now i am crying about how much I miss LSU


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boxcarbarney
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I had to reschedule a final because it was at the same time as another exam. The professor was this flaming arse gay man. Me and some other students were supposed to meet him in front of Middleton on Saturday.

We wait for 45 minutes, and he's a no show. One of the students calls him, and the professor couldn't make it because he had a flat tire. "Oh my God," he said "this is the worst thing to ever happen. I don't know how to change a tire, and I'm just completely exhausted from worry. Pass the phone around to everyone so I can get their names. Everyone who is there gets an A on the exam. I just can't deal with this."

Easiest exam I ever had.


Kraut Dawg
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On the night of the final a guy walks into class toward the end & I was one of the last people in there. The professor says that he's going to give him a zero & that he should've shown up on time.

Apparently the guy then pulls out some paperwork to support his story. He'd been robbed at gunpoint a few hours earlier near the MARTA Five Points station on the way to class.

I remember the professor apologizing & letting him take it.


crazyLSUstudent
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That is disgusting but also funny


Jim Rockford
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Geology final, don't remember which course. Somebody stole the test the night before, the department found out, so they made up a whole new test and wrote it on the blackboard.


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BLIZZAKE7
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I'll never forget driving in the snow to take a final in December 2008. I'm pretty sure LSU was the only institution that didn't cancel school that day.


boxcarbarney
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One year I took Military Science 1010 as an elective. It was target shooting with pistols and rifles, run by some sergeants from the ROTC. They normally didn't have a written exam, but that year the University made them test us.

I completely forgot about it. I show up for class, and everyone is taking a test that I didn't study for. I take a look at the test, realize I don't know a damn thing on it, and bring it up to the sergeant.

"Sergeant Brown? I don't think I adequately prepared for this exam"

The sergeant takes a look at me, looks at my blank exam and says "You really fricked up here, didn't you. I tell you what; your a good shot and you show up for class everyday. You get an A."

Second easiest exam I ever took .


Jor Jor The Dinosaur
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I'll never forget driving in the snow to take a final in December 2008

this was the day I referenced above. Snowing when I went into the final, raining when I left.


BayouBengals03
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I took a zero on an exam and made an F in a class, just so I could remain a full-time student so I could get tickets to the national championship game against Alabama.

Turns out LSU also got a zero in that game.


jlovel7
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I took a zero on an exam and made an F in a class, just so I could remain a full-time student so I could get tickets to the national championship game against Alabama.

Turns out LSU also got a zero in that game.


A true man of LSU. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.


DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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re: LSU Finals Week Stories
Got another one.


I was a student eq manager for the football team and we were all on athletic scholarships (same as the players). Well, because of that, our supervisor and compliance got our transcripts after finals as we had to comply with the same GPA req's and shite.

So one day during bowl season after practice, our supervisor asks one of us (R), why he failed ENGLISH 1001. R was a senior, it was his last semester. He had an A or a B in every other course. R is like what the frick? I din't fail English 1001, I didn't even take that class. Supervisor is like, well compliance says you failed it, and their pissed. Maybe talk to the dean. R schedules appointment with the dean and the professor that teaches that class. Nothing, not a single grade, assignment, attendance. Nothing. R did not show up for one single thing. He tried explaining, like look guys why the frick would I do this? Look at all my other grades. This class doesn't even count towards anything for me. It is obviously a screw up on the Bursars dept. They would hear none of it. Made him take the F.

So he literally lived that stress dream we all have about signing up for a class and forgetting about it all semester, and failing
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boxcarbarney
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So he literally lived that stress dream we all have about signing up for a class and forgetting about it all semester, and failing


Jesus, so it does happen in real life. I'm 40 goddamn years old, and I still occasionally have that dream.


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c on z
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re: LSU Finals Week Stories
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I'll never forget driving in the snow to take a final in December 2008. I'm pretty sure LSU was the only institution that didn't cancel school that day.



I was fortunate to be done with Finals early on that day.


KG6
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I've got 3 that stick out.

1) During my pledge semester, I was a less than ideal student. I NEVER went to any classes. But, I actually had the ability to pass 2 classes by acing the final, which was possible. Well, I didn't realize those two finals were departmental, and would not be in the classroom we typically met in. 2 times in a row, I sat in a class and didn't realize I wasn't in the right place until the test was handed out. I mean, I had no clue what the other students looked like since I never went. I passed one class that semester, a lab worth one hour. That's a bad feeling just walking around a building seeing if you recognize someone from the class you've only been to on exam days.

2)Had a professor forget about an exam. We are all in Dodson hall waiting and he doesn't show. About 2 hours later, he shows up in shorts and a t-shirt red in the face. He forgot, tried to speed to get there and got a ticket. Let us take whatever grade we already had, take the test right there, or come back the next day. I took the grade I had. It was the last day of finals and I hadn't had an exam in days. I could have been at the fishing camp.

3)Snow day. This is the one where there was a lot of snow that stayed on the ground. Get to the classroom early and am studying with other people in the class. We hear a thud on the window. ONe of the other students in the class threw a snowball. No biggie. Well the other guy with him threw a snowball right after.....that one shattered the window . Teacher showed up after it all happened. They had pulled down the blinds. We all took the test and teacher never noticed (at least while I was there).


Matisyeezy
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Had that happen in grad school. It was a hybrid course, met 3 times a semester, the rest was online. They didn’t have my online stuff set up because I was a late enrollee. After a few weeks I got pissed and said screw it, then withdrew from the course. I thought.

I never got an email. No communication from the school. I got a letter in January saying I was on probation because I “earned” an F in a course I thought I dropped. I was not happy. Some bull shite. Whatever. That year sucked anyway.
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fjlee90
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re: LSU Finals Week Stories
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quote:
I'll never forget driving in the snow to take a final in December 2008

this was the day I referenced above. Snowing when I went into the final, raining when I left.


This was my first semester at LSU. I get an email from my music appreciation teacher stating that we could keep whatever our grade was before the final if we were uncomfortable with driving in the snow.

So I roll over in my dorm bed, email him that I was uncomfortable, and go right back to sleep.

Still got a B...


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DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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re: LSU Finals Week Stories
Construction Materials - we'd pass the tests around the class and copy answers all semester. Nobody ever said anything or got caught......until the Final.

Professor shows up with about 15 TA's. She goes "I brought these extra TA's today to monitor the Final. I know all of you have been cheating all semester. Not only did you have the same answers, you had the same spelling and grammar mistakes on the word problems. Good luck with the Final. Everyone's is completely different."

Whole class failed the frick out of the final. Still ended up passing the class with a B or C though


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