Don't recall. I always believed in studying and honesty. Though at times I would look around to see if any answers could be gathered from the posters and things on classroom walls, trying to remember lessons.
Oh I suppose technically using our books once in a while for our college Culinary written tests was cheating as the Chef did not want us to. However we were never really told what material to study for a lot of these tests and questions would frequently be on stuff we were never told to read. For several months I did my best to take tests on my own memory until those kinds of questions started popping up.
I've never cheated not because I'm against it or anything (pff, it's not my problem if someone cheats and gets caught or not). I just don't cheat because I like to use exams to see how well I can actually do. Like a challenge I guess, but not in a way to gauge how well I understand the stuff. Sorta like a boss battle sorta thing? I don't know if I'm making sense, but anyways...
I've never cheated. I just can't. There was one time... I had a test that I didn't study for because I was really sick the few days before, so during the test I glanced at the kid next to me, to see what he put down (he was a genius) and put down a couple of his answers, because I was so worried. But in the end, I just could not do it, erased them, and put back my original answers.
Go ahead and call me nerdy or whatever, but I've never cheated, and it kinda ticks me off when people sitting in front of me so obviously turn around and look at my answers. >:I I mean, jeez, it couldn't be any more obvious that they're cheating, but the teachers just don't seem to care anymore. Ah well. Nothing I can change about other people. U^U;
Although studying does come at the price of free time. :'C
Honestly, quite often when it comes to certain things. Sometimes in my program you have to. For example, on my last bio homework, I wrote mine absolutely on my own, with only the book's help. I got a 65. A friend of mine copied directly from the IB website and got a 90. They set it up so you have to think freely to get good grades, but answer exactly as they want (without them telling you).
As far as exams, though, I usually keep a study sheet that, if I need it, I can uncover and peek at. But only if I feel safe, and only if it's like an outline or fact sheet for writing. I hate doing it, but I can't do academic probation this year.
The IB program. It's like...AP classes, but designed to give the entire world a single curriculum to study. So, kids in my class follow the same lesson plans as kids in, per say, Germany or Japan. It's also extremely advanced, and designed to break the usual classroom setting. That's why my art class is an IB art program.
Most times, we have our binders in-class. So I just kind of have it with me and pull it out. If not, like for some french tests, I write conjugation cheats on my arm just in case. It makes me feel more secure, even if I don't use it. If it's an examination, I don't cheat. We have heavy rules on cheating. But if I do feel the need to "Cheat," per say, I just study on the way to the exam and then write the answers on whatever documentation we have. Like, if I know a fact that I might forget before I get to the question.
Maybe it's not conventional cheating, but that's what IB calls getting an unfair advantage.
Yup. I had alot going on in my personal life, totally and completely spaced the exam and it was a majority of our grade so I got all the information i needed and made acronyms for everything and wrote them on my arm... i had slits cut in my sweater for my thumbs and i used that to see my answers.... Im not proud of it and turned out I didnt really need it much anyway but still...
Ah well I've never cheated, but not because I think it's overly horrible or very very bad to do. I just never cheated because I'm home schooled, and the way my final is set up.. I can't cheat, so it makes no sense for me to cheat myself out of studying earlier in the year if I'll just end up failing the test that matters. Besides, I would rather feel confident in knowing that I genuinely do know what I need to know.
Admittedly. It becomes a habit in high school >___> Not so much getting answers, but more of a reassurance that I was picking the right answer, haha. Sometimes my friends and I have signals for what we chose, or we both look at each other in wtfness at some questions. xD I never cheat on standardized tests though. Do that on the SAT and it's a penalty of death XD