Students take on all sorts of strange body positions during exams.
Some hunch over their desk like a bomb is about to drop. Some turn their leg on like the Energizer bunny. I call those students the knee shakers and I know for a fact that it drives the students around them crazy. I’ve also seen chronic face rubbers, hair chewers and spaced out daydreamers.
The one test taking posture I find the strangest is:
‘the chuckler’ – that’s the student who giggles during the exam.
The chuckler struck again just last week and based on the class grades, it wasn’t a particularly funny test.
So what gives?
What’s so amusing about my tests?
I went over the last test to see what triggered the chuckler. I thought maybe the test had a typo that resulted in a side-splitting misspelling like:
“Booze the best answer’ or ‘Nun of the above’.
But then I realized academic lingo isn’t even funny when misspelled. Does anything actually rhyme with Final or Mid Term?
Then, I thought maybe the pattern of bubble answers resulted in a connect the dots diagram I wouldn’t want my grandmother to see. I went back and drew the lines in – totally G rated.
I’m fresh out ideas. So if you’re a test chuckler or know of chronic test chuckler, please voice your sober opinion here.