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Revision notes scribbled onto a water bottle labels, a phone held under the desk, copying the person next to you... Student tricks to get a better grade are rarely subtle nor clever.

But this pupil's ingenious workaround in order to succeed on his accountancy exam has impressed everybody, even his tutor.

Teacher Reb Beatty allowed his students a 3 x 5 note card to be taken into the exam - but he crucially failed to specify that the measurements should be in inches.

Cue one student making the very most of the loophole with an enormous 3 x 5 feet cheat sheet.

Here it is in all its glory.

In a Facebook post, Beatty explained why he allowed the "audacious" hack.

Using a 3x5 inch (or foot) card/poster in an accounting course is just as much - if not more - a preparatory tool than a test aid.

The approach is that the process itself will force the student ot organize his/her thoughts, put material into terminology that he/she understands, et cetera.

It is NOT cheating, or going easy on the students, or however you want to reference it. 

An accounting exam, designed effectively, requires application of concepts and proficiency in the material, most just regurgitating facts. 

HT BuzzFeed

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