A Modest Proposal Had To Defend An Impossible Sollution To A Chosen Problem, Like Swift's Modest Proposal (1st Year, University Of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

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There is a certain type of a situation, a deeply disturbing and a tormenting situation, which many students often find themselves in. It can occur at any given time during the school year: a teacher gives them a written assignment that must be handed in before the deadline; otherwise the student is bound to fail the course. Of course, the teacher also gives too little time to do it.I am not talking only of those slackers that always seem to run out of time as a result of having too much of an affection for other more important things than school or a tendency to leave everything for the last minute, although they are indeed in the majority, but also of those smart, diligent boys and girls, who wouldn't even think of taking a break from school-work. Sometimes you just can't do what is requested of you, not even if you do your best.As failing the course is not a desirable outcome for the student, he is forced to rely on his own ingenuity/resourcefulness to successfully come out the other end. An average mind would resort to plagiarising and copy the assignment off a fellow student. A more conniving one would approach the teacher with a lie, such as a fatal illness he has just gotten over or recent death of a close relative, and ask for an extension on the deadline. However, these two solutions are deficient in that they bear with them a high risk of getting caught, as teachers seem to have a sixth sense for plagiarism, or of not being convincing or pathetic enough. Some teachers have a heart of stone and won't make an exception in terms of deadlines even for someone who's just had a brush with death, caused by an exotic illness that annihilated most of the Arabic world. A highly optimistic student would hand in what he has managed to do in the given time, hope for the best and eventually fail the course.As we can see, none of the forementioned solutions are likely to work. Therefore, I propose a different approach, which has been, for reasons unknown, so far rarely put to use, even though it provides an effective solution.When everything else fails, there is only one thing left to do - and that is to beat up the...

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