The Gutsiest Things Students Have Done on an Assignment


What’s the gutsiest, riskiest thing you’ve done on a school assignment? Wrote poems/songs in the middle of the exam? Passed off a song as your own? These guys have done all that and more.

1. Quoted Dr Seuss

In sophomore English we had to memorize a work by an inspirational person. I went after people that did excerpts from MLK speeches and Presidents memoires, I memorized “There’s a wocket in my pocket” by Dr. Suess. I don’t remember my grade, but the looks on everyone’s face will always remain with me. [Sockfullofrocks]

2. Sang Eminem’s Lose Yourself in Poetry Class

Senior year of high school, a good friend of mine stood up in English class and recited the intro verse to Lose Yourself by Eminem in place of regular poetry we were supposed to be writing ourselves. Teacher thought it was about him wanting to be a stand up comedian and loved it. I’m still amazed to this day how the class collectively kept it together. [sonofherb]

3. Copied a Song for an Assignment

I copied some song that was playing on much music at the time for a poetry assignment. Teacher cried while reading it and thought I was suicidal and made me see the school councilor. Most fucked up part is I got a C because the imagery wasn’t strong enough….bitch it made you cry. [Falcorsc2]

4. Wrote an Iron Maiden Song for an Essay

We had to write an essay type thing about slavery from the point of view of a slave… Me and my ‘group’ simply wrote out the lyrics to an iron maiden song and spent the rest of the day chatting about runescape. The lyrics go something like this:
White man came across the sea He brought us pain and misery He killed our tribes killed our creed He took our game for his own need

We fought him hard we fought him well Out on the plains we gave him hell But many came too much for Cree Oh will we ever be set free?

Riding through dust clouds and barren wastes Galloping hard on the plains Chasing the redskins back to their holes Fighting them at their own game Murder for freedom the stab in the back Women and children are cowards attack

Run to the hills, run for your lives. [shughes96]

5. Submitted a Book Report on a Video Game

So when I was in 7th grade I played a ton of ps1 videogames. Anyways in my english class we were to do so many book reports on our choice of books. So instead of doing my reports on books, I did them on the video games I was playing like ff7 and resident evil. It worked they never seemed to notice. [last_picked]

6. Use Role Playing Game Stories in Mythology Class

In our Mythology class, we had to write our own myths related to what topics we were on, Creation, hero’s journey, Death, etc. My friends would just take videogame or roleplaying game stories and maybe change the names. One of my other friends would get so mad that they got the same grade as him after he spent hours writing his. [Tricky4279]

7. Inserted a Recipe for Cookies in an Essay

I inserted a recipe for cookies into an essay for grade 12 law class. I suspected the teacher didn’t read the middle bits, just the intro and conclusions. Suspicions were confirmed.

I almost handed in an essay in 2nd year university about Helen of Troy entitled Helen is a Whore, but that was an accident. I like to use fun working titles, and nearly forget to fix that one. [lizzehnator]

8. Wrote a Poem on Self-Pleasure

I wrote a poem about masturbation for our senior year English assignment. Got a 86% on the assignment, but was asked not to read it aloud to the class when everyone else did theirs. [dragonspectre]

9. Gave a Totally Unprepared ‘Meta’ Verbal Presentation

I went up intentionally unprepared to do a 10 minute verbal presentation on Lord of the Flies. My main point was “I’m struggling to give a presentation unprepared so what would it be like to be stranded on an island unprepared” I got an A-. [melmanthegiraffe]

10. Went Completely Ballistic and Artistic 

We had to make some sort of artistic representation of the phrase “Never Again” in relation to the holocaust. I decided to post extremely graphic picture of every genocide that had happened since the holocaust and painted the phrase “Never Again?” on top of it in my own blood.

Got and A+, a spot in the display case, and a trip to the dean, the principal and the guidance counsellor. [capsfan19]

11. Argued About Seinfeld and Roger Federer being the Best in an English Class

We had to write an argumentative paper for a college english class. Everyone wrote about things like abortion, medicinal marijuana, division of church and state. Basically very political arguments and serious topics. I argued that Seinfeld was the best sitcom of all time. Turns out when you end a paper with: “Yada yada yada, Seinfeld is the best sitcom of all time,” and the teacher is a closet Seinfeld fanatic, you get an A+.

Side note: the second paper, still everyone writing about serious things, I argued that Roger Federer is the greatest tennis player ever. Because the teacher always had a racquet in his backpack. I felt really good about those A+’s. [Filmrebel]

12. “Please Clap”

I had to give an Impromptu speech in class and all the topics had been written the night before and were given to you 2 minutes before your time to start. My topic read: is it time for Jeb bush to pull out of the race? He had pulled out the night before but the topic had been written and I guess the professor forgot. I stood up, read the topic, said “he already did” . Then I paused awkwardly for a few seconds and said “please clap”. [polio23]


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