Do Oxford’s Elite Cheat? Or Are They Just Brain-Dead?


So sitting exams without having the books where all the answers can be found, sitting there beside you on your desk, is now beyond la creme de la creme, the golden youth of Oxford University?

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Exams without books and Google? They’re too hard, say university students…

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Oh, and the pathetic little wimps need Google Search too?

When I was at uni, not Oxford but a venerable alma mater none the less, I would do all-nighters, gallons of coffee, and STUDY…

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…for several weeks (or sometimes days, if the exams were in my fave subjects!) prior to The Big Day.

When you are in your teens and twenties, you can soak up pages of relevant material.

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Then you soak it down again – onto the exam papers handed out by stern invigilators.

Despite certain indications of weak-mindedness among current youth…

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…I don’t believe their brains are of different size shape or calibre than were ours.

The only difference is usage – we used ours, thinking for ourselves!

But why go on?

I’ll let Professor Alan Smithers, the director of the Centre for Education and Employment Research at Buckingham University, continue the thread of my argument.

‘In-person exams are by far the best means we have of assessing what a student actually knows, understands and can do.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10431407/Exams-without-books-Google-Theyre-hard-say-university-students.html

‘The protests give the game away – online exams open the door to manipulation and downright cheating. Universities should get back to proper exams straight away.

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