SilverE2 wrote:tedalbany wrote:Damn now I'm kind of scared, did I cheat?
I got a hold of my professors past exams with model answers (officially released) from other schools (but not released to our school) and looked them over, and she used one of the exact same questions (fact pattern, the details were different - names and exact stuff, but the structure was almost entirely the same). This wasn't a huge benefit to me because I didn't even read the entire model answer, though I did remember and use some of the more creative arguments.
At many schools this is an honor code violation.
This happened to me and I immediately reported the problem, along with some of my classmates who had gone over the practice exam with me. I'd recommend you think about doing the same. It's your professors fault but if you take advantage of the situation then you're probably crossing the line. Also, we did not have a model answer which presumably makes your situation more serious. The school addressed the prob by not grading the Q, btw.