Yes, yes, time for a new entry. I have been rather busy of late which is the reason I haven’t had much time to post anything new of late.
So, during university many students get rather lazy and struggle to complete their allocated work. Some students however, just avoid doing it all together. Outsourcing assignments and exams are actually rather common at The University of Melbourne.
Yes, even exams..
A couple of years ago now, someone I know was rather screwed for this one subject. I will refer to him as Person A. Note, Person A is mathematically depleted and this subject requires some strong quantitative ability. Also Person A put in no effort to even turn up to any lectures or tutorials for this particular subject.
Anyway, around came exam time and Person A was genuinely screwed as he had no idea what to do. So instead of cramming or even trying to cram, he asks a friend of his, who I will refer to as Person B to complete the exam on Person A’s behalf. Person B completed this subject the previous semester but didn’t exactly do incredibly well in it, but passed. So after Person B agrees to do the exam, Person A passes his ID card to Person B (They don’t look really similar at all). The exam comes and goes and the invigilators don’t question Person B at all. If Person B did get busted he planned to run away from the Royal Exhibition Building anyway.
In the end, Person A passes the subject and Person B is remunerated accordingly. Standard outsourcing.
A funny outsourcing story which I heard from a friend a while back.
So, this one student fails an Accounting subject, and re-does it over summer and ends up passing (Like literally getting a Pass). This kid gets asked by one of his friends to sit his mid-semester exam for this subject. The guy asking to get his mid-semester test done knows that person he is persuading has failed the mid-semester test for this subject both times he did it, yet still asks him to do it for him. Baffling how lazy you can get!
Another story of outsourcing I heard from someone I know..
There’s this very rich international student who just decided not to rock up to university at all for a semester, so he paid someone more than $20,000 to:
A) Rock up to all lectures and tutorials
B) Hand in all relevant assessments
C) Complete all mid-semester tests and end of semester exams
In the end, it all went through worry-free, in this case however these students looked a little bit similar so that’s forgivable, right?
So next time, you’re tired, stressed or just can’t be bothered with university work, think about outsourcing!
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