‘That’s odd,’ said UQ law students across TCB this week as they opened PDFs of their various take home exams.
‘I could swear this looks just like an assignment. Weird!’
The confusion was reportedly unanimous. Warnings about sneaky, 2500-word assignments masquerading as cute little baby take home exams have been circulated across the university for week.
These imposters, The Obiter has learned, make outrageously false claims such as ‘you will not need to perform extensive research’ or ‘you will not require the full 7 days to complete this task.’
‘Students need to be very careful,’ warned Bodger the Seat Detective, working outside of his jurisdiction for this particularly pressing case.
‘You might think you’ve opened up your laptop and met a cool, chill take home, when in reality you are walking into the trap of a task requiring more work than an assignment you’d usually be given three weeks to complete.
The Obiter has gathered a series of tips from investigators to assist identifying assignments:
Two separate questions requiring word counts that would usually warrant one whole assignment: don’t move – that’s an assignment.
An essay question centred around an area of the course that has legit 3-4 slides dedicated to it: don’t move – that’s an assignment.
Crying into a cold cup of tea at 3am listening to the Endgame soundtrack over a task that is supposedly meant to mirror a 90-minute display of knowledge in a group setting: don’t move – that’s definitely an assignment.
At press time, only the Asian Legal Systems take home has been accurately identified as an actual take home exam.
More to come.