Tuesday, October 19, 2010

He thought he was applying to UC San Quentin.

Student: So I don't have to be accurate in the SAT Essay?
Me: Nope.
Student: I could say Crime and Punishment was written by Jane Austen in 1980 and is about a boy on his raft with a runaway slave.
Me: Yup.
Student: What if I write something untrue about me? Is it legally binding?
Me: What do you mean?
Student: What if I wrote that I killed someone. Could they use it against me?
Me: You want to write a confession as your SAT Essay?
Student: What if I did, what would happen?
Me: You would get a zero for being off topic.
Student: But could it be used in court against me?
Me: Let me rephrase. You are forbidden to confess to murder in your SAT Essay.

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