As the saying goes: cheats never win. This is even more true when it comes to school, by cheating on a difficult exam, you will be cheating yourself and away from the opportunity to learn. Lack of honesty in your studies could get you in trouble with school, which could result in you being disapproved, suspended, or even expelled. However, at times when an important grade is at stake, it would be better to get it right. If you're clever enough, you'll be less likely to get caught with an answer sheet if you camouflage your notes in common school supplies like filing cabinets, calculators, and various stationery.
Method 1 of 3: Get by with a hidden blade
Step 1. Glue a small answer sheet to the inside of your shirt
When you get dressed on test day, choose a large shirt with a low, loose neckline. Write your notes on a note card or half of a notebook sheet, then use a few strips of masking tape to hold it in place on the inside front of the shirt. You can easily see it when you bend over to look.
For this tactic to work effectively, your handwriting has to be large enough to know what it says at a glance
Step 2. Hide large leaves under shorts
Record as much information as you can on a piece of paper. Next, stick the paper to your upper thigh and pull up a pair of long shorts. When a question occurs to you that you can't answer, slide the leg of the shorts up to take a look at your notes.
- If you prefer to wear a skirt or a dress, you can also do this if you use pantyhose to hold the paper face up against your leg and cover it with the hem of the garment.
- Hiding your notes in clothing is one of the safest cheating methods out there, as your teacher is unlikely to ask you to remove what you are wearing.
Step 3. Secretly trace the notes with a pencil
Just before the test, copy a few helpful clues onto a new sheet of paper with a sheet right underneath. He throws the top sheet in the trash and takes the bottom sheet, which is apparently blank, to the exam. Rubbing the tip of a pencil over the prints on the paper will reveal what was etched on it.
- When transcribing your notes, it is important to press the pencil or pen hard enough to leave deep grooves in the surface of the bottom sheet.
- Instead of frantically typing, pretend that you are simply scribbling on the blank page so as not to attract unwanted attention.
Step 4. Quickly correct your answers after the test is returned to you
This ruse is like a gamble, but requires nothing more than your own graded exam to succeed. As soon as the exam is returned to you, add or alter any of the incorrect answers and tell the teacher that you think they were wrong. Hopefully, they'll go over it one more time and give you the benefit of the doubt.
- Be sure to mark the test with the same type of pencil or pen that you used to write your answers initially. Otherwise, what you are trying to do will be obvious.
- Since this method requires you to wait until your test is corrected, it would be best to save it as a last minute effort to improve a failing grade.
The old check-and-return trick works best on math and science tests, where the correct answer could get lost in a tangle of numbers and equations.
Method 2 of 3: Hide Notes in Ordinary Classroom Accessories
Step 1. Slide a note card under the cover of your calculator
For math tests where calculators are allowed, an easy trick is to prepare an answer sheet and tuck it under the removable cover of the device. All you have to do is put the cover on the back of the calculator, slide it up far enough to see what you wrote, and then snap it back into place when the teacher is around.
- If trying to insert and remove a note card seems too risky, you can write directly on the calculator with a pencil. Since the pencil marks and calculator are dark, your notes will only be viewed from a particular angle.
- Don't forget that you can program formulas and equations in most graphing calculators. This is such an obvious advantage that it hardly counts as cheating.
Step 2. Put an answer sheet on the test inside a mechanical pencil
Write the information you need to survive the test on a piece of paper. Roll it up into a thin tube and slide it into the compartment of the mechanical pencil, preferably one that is not transparent. When it's time to get your notes back, just act like you're going to reload the mines.
An alternative is to write the notes vertically on a thin strip of paper, put it inside a transparent pencil and, whenever you are stuck, look at the body of the mechanical pencil to see the answer sheet
Step 3. Write the formulas and individual information on a large eraser
Most erasers won't be large enough to hold a lot of text (unless your handwriting is small), but they are the perfect size for writing key details that you might easily forget. A few shorthand formulas, dates, names, and sentences fit on the surface of a common eraser.
Flip the draft over while the teacher is passing to review and try not to act too obvious about what you are looking at
If you are in danger of being discovered, rub the eraser across the surface of your desk for a few seconds to literally erase the evidence of the violation.
Step 4. Create an answer sheet that does not need the Internet in a word processor
Today it is common to have computers in classrooms, but many schools do not allow the use of the Internet during exam periods. Despite this hurdle, you can still take advantage of the technology at your fingertips by putting together a detailed answer sheet in a word processor file and opening it from time to time while writing the essay you didn't study for.
- As long as you have internet access and relaxed supervision from teachers, cheating is as simple as starting a private Facebook group with a handful of trusted classmates and sharing their responses with each other.
- Some schools employ special navigation settings to prevent students from leaving the screen they are on once the online test has loaded. If this is the case, you are out of luck.
Method 3 of 3: Hide Answers Using Other Methods
Step 1. Turn a rubber band into a hidden answer sheet
Wrap a thick rubber band around a book and write on top of it when it's stretched out. What you type will look like any other design when it returns to its original size. Wait until no one is looking, then give the band a yank and watch your notes magically appear.
Make sure to write neat and small letters. This way, no one can tell what they are until you stretch the rubber band
Step 2. Print the notes on a water bottle label
Remove the label from a water bottle and scan it on your computer. Open the file in an image editor and replace all visible text with code notes. When you're done, print the fake label and adhere it to the bottle with a little glue.
- If you don't have a scanner or printer at your disposal, you can write on the inside of the label and reattach it with a little glue.
- To make the most of the space you have, try covering as much of the label as possible, including the areas where the product slogan, serving information, and ingredient list normally go.
Labels that have a lot of text are the ones that are least likely to generate suspicion about your notes.
Step 3. Write the exam answers in invisible ink
Write the answers directly on the desk (if you have a designated seat) or put them on a “blank” sheet of paper and keep it with you during the test. When the UV light from a keychain is pointed at them, they will glow, but the rest of the time they will be invisible to anyone passing by.
- You can buy invisible ink online or at most craft stores for about $ 10 a bottle.
- Another option is to look for a set of invisible ink pens. These usually come with a useful built-in UV flashlight.
Step 4. Make a graffiti in a bathroom stall with the answers from the test
Just before the test, make a list of things you don't understand and write them on the wall of one of the stalls in a bathroom. If things are not going well during the exam, tell the teacher that you need to go to the bathroom urgently and go check with your hidden treasure of knowledge.
- Leave your answers in off-the-beaten-path places where someone is unlikely to find them and delete them.
- It's also a good idea to use a pencil and washable marker so you don't get into more trouble if you get caught at some point.
- Don't try to share your notes with anyone else. Doing so will only increase your chances of being discovered.
- If you're worried about failing on an upcoming test, a better option might be to hire a private teacher or talk to your course teacher to see if you can stay after class for private lessons.