How far would you be willing to go in order to avoid a bad grade for missing a deadline?
A TikTok user has offered a solution to those procrastinators who struggle to hand in homework on time - but it’s not exactly the most ethical of options.
TikTok account, @easya_app shares a video showing viewers offer the perfect hack to avoid both missing the deadline or doing any of the actual work.
You can watch the full video here.
A man’s voice narrating over the video said: “If you’ve got a deadline that you just can’t hit please just admit it”, before warning people not to do this trick.”
The clip has text over the top as it plays, beginning with “Your teachers actually don’t want you to know this.”
And we can understand why.
The footage shows that you can use a tool called: “Corrupt My File” by googling this phrase and clicking on the first link.
Once the website is opened, you simply upload your essay and the file will then not work for the teacher who tries to open it.
Then when question the video says to “pretend to your teacher that the file is broken” to avoid punishment.
Seems simple enough.
The TikTok has since been viewed over 7.2 million times, with 870,000 likes and thousands of comments.
It has certainly divided people on the app, with some praising how ingenious the tool is and admitting that they have used this hack before.
One person said: “I did this before and my teach was so lazy that he gave me a B.”
“I’ve been doing that for a while,” someone else wrote.
Another person replied: “I’ve done this throughout high school/college and it’s a lifesaver.”
“I did this so much over lockdown,” a fourth person replied.
While others were not so impressed with the viral trick and shared their thoughts.
“As a teach I give zero credit for corrupted files. It’s the student’s responsibility to ensure it’s correct,” a teacher commented.
Another person wrote: “No because I do my work.”
“Or hear me out, maybe just do the work?,” someone else said.
A fourth person said: “I almost did it but I got too nervous. It’s not worth the risk.”
To be honest, we’re not sure whether we could take the risk either.