This Extra Credit Question Just Broke The Brains Of An Entire Unsuspecting University Class — PHOTO
I never got to the extra credit questions on tests, because ya know what? Tests were long. Really, really long. Like, how is it rational to have 8 essay questions and then put extra credit afterward? It always seemed a little bit excessive to me. Anyway, students are panicked about this extra credit question, which is an absolute mindf**k. I'd say they're trippin' but that simply doesn't seem excessive enough (and also, are we still saying "trippin'" or has that gone the way of "rad" and "psych"?) Anyway, Shahin Raikian, a rising junior at the University of Maryland, tweeted this professor's extra credit question because he was completely stunned.
Raikian's caption says, "WHAT KIND OF PROFESSOR DOES THIS?"
The question reads:
Here you have the opportunity to earn some extra credit on your final paper grade. Select whether you want 2 points or 6 points added onto your final paper grade. But there's a small catch: if more than 10% of the class selects 6 points, then no one gets any points. Your responses will be anonymous to the rest of the class, only I will see the responses.
I mean... it was a social psychology class. What did you expect? Overall though it still seems like a pretty crazy Matrix-ish experience.
Here's the tweet:
According to BuzzFeed News, the class failed and no one got the extra credit. They also identify the professor as Dylan Selterman, who has been giving each of his classes this extra credit question since 2008.
In Selterman's defense, at least he owned up to it:
I think I would've liked to take a class with him. At least he kept things interesting.
Images: The WB