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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 7. 11th April 1973



How do elves survive in our competitive degree factories? They play the game. That doesn't mean they compete — they cheat. Elves know that assessment is shit and energy can't be wasted on it. It is necessary to organise some good honest cheating. Why write new essays when it's all been done before? Good elves organise essay pools from last year's work; stereotyped questions deserve stereotyped answers.

Cheating is necessary to survive on. It's a counter — cheat; cheating against the system that cheats you. But don't drift into it. It must be a conscious decision because it must be a political decision. It gives you breathing space, and that is its only worth. This leads to the second step — collective work. This means refusing to be assessed as an individual; refusing to turn in individual work. All assignments will be a collective effort and must be assessed as such.

Drawing of an elf