This is a very old joke
, but I thought we should lighten the mood
a 'lil bit today after all the plagarism
crap that's been going on...
(we'll call him Bob) at Harvard
decides to take what is reputably the easiest class
offered, "European Social History". Everyone knows it's a joke class, and the football team
can often be seen in its entirety in the front row
. The teacher
is an old fart
just waiting to turn 65 and retire
, and she rarely gave any grade
lower than a B.
So the class is given an assignment
to write a paper about Louis XIV
. Bob goes on the Internet
and finds a great paper on the French maritime industry
of the early 19th century
. He knows it doesn't have much to do with Louis XIV, but it's a great paper nonetheless and he decides to use it. So, he adds a cover page
with a nice JPG
of a sailboat
, slaps his name on the front page
, adds a bogus bibliography
in back, and hands the paper in. He gets it back a week later: "Nice paper. A-"
So Bob's roommate
Steve decides to take the same class the next semester, and Bob fills him in on how easy the class is and how the teacher doesn't even care about obvious plagiarizing. The Louis XIV paper gets assigned again, and Bob gives Steve the French Maritime Industry paper to hand in. Bob retypes the first page so he can change the name
, replaces the last page since the grade was written on it, and hands it in. He gets it back a week later: "Nice paper: A-"
Steve's best friend
Joe ends up taking the class a year
later. Same deal ensues. The cover page was getting a little ratty
, so Joe just replaces it with a blank page
and scribbles a title on it. He replaces the page with the name on it and the bibliography, as usual, and hands the paper in. A week later...
"Nice paper. I liked it better with the sailboat. C+"