Student asks Yahoo for answer to coursework, lecturer gets in touch

A student's attempt to be told answers to his chemistry pre-labs without doing any actual chemistry have been thwarted, after his chemistry lecturer got in touch on Yahoo answers.

The chemistry student stuck, on a chemistry question, asked Yahoo to calculate his answer for him, thinking that nobody at his university had the internet.

Before long, the internet came through for him and did all his homework, and even showed his working for him. All hail the internet.

Everything seemed to be going well. He'd cheated and he'd got his answer within minutes, and he could use the answer because he'd even got the working to "prove" that he came up with it himself.

Unfortunately for "James", however, the next person to get in touch was his lecturer.

His lecturer informed him that staff at the university have in fact heard of Yahoo Answers and cheating, and had taken special measures to stop this kind of thing specifically.

Unbeknownst to "James", the chemistry papers were tweaked to each individual, meaning that if any of the questions showed up on the internet, they would be able to track down which student had posted it.


There was nothing James could do, but downvote his lecturer and either delete the post or check out the disciplinary procedures he was about to face.

For some reason, he chose the latter, and the post remains on the internet.

Support has since poured in for the cheating chemistry student, largely calling Ryan the lecturer a douche.

Others were less kind, and called "James" an amateur:

"Amateur. Always switch the numbers. The answerer almost always gives you the working out anyway."

Kinder people suggested

"James should have asked Wolfram Alpha."

So next time, he'll be able to cheat like a professional.

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