Well, it seems that you’ve had an awesome party yesterday… and you’d rather not have classes this morning. If that’s the case, you could certainly use these tips on how to trick your tutors into thinking you were completely sober last night.
Answering Tricky Questions: Use Trustworthy Legends to Your Advantage
Of course, after a good party, your looks will leave much to be desired – and, of course, teachers can’t help noticing that. So you actually have two choices:
1) confess everything and listen to a shame-on-you lecture;
2) use a known legend to your advantage. In case you decide to go with the latter…
- “I have been studying all night long” (an excuse for A+ students);
- “I have been crying all night long. It’s personal” (an excuse for girls);
- “I think I’ve caught a cold and I don’t feel well” (an excuse for anyone).
However, a single question a teacher asks can blow your camouflage off. So check some more tips.
Tips for Sounding Completely Credible: James Bond Testing Starts Here
Here are some tips for a bulletproof legend use:
- Give concrete details, such as the time, place etc., to make your invented activity credible;
- Find someone to test your story on before going public with it. If even your friend says, “Dude, it’s lame,” you certainly need to make it more realistic.
- Important! Don’t try to completely whitewash yourself – it’s always more credible to confess a minor fault instead.
“I’ve been going to my aunt Lucy’s to Brookline and had to leave at 4 a.m.” is better than “I had to stay at my aunt’s till early morning.”
“I’ve been babysitting my one year old sister for the whole night” won’t do. “I was on the Internet till 2 a.m., because I lost track of time” is much better.
If you are still a bit unsure about that, hold on, there are some more pieces of advice to help you hide the signs of your yesterday’s partying.
Of course, after a party night, you won’t look like a basket of roses. And you’ll definitely have problems remembering the name of the tutor, not to mention today’s lecture. To minimize these problems, you should:
- Eat a slice of lemon before going out;
- Check the topics of today’s classes;
- Remember two main terms for each class topic.
Now it’s time to figure out how to behave in class to be on the safe side.
Developing Your Tactics: Remain in the Shadows, Act a Bit Down
After a night of partying, it will be most reasonable for you to stay out of the limelight. So, in your case, it would be a good idea to:
- sit in the back row (not in front!) to draw less attention to yourself;
- try not to be “over-active” – you won’t survive the stress;
- ask the teacher to give you time to think if (s)he asks you a question.
Remember – even the most complicated situation can be handled when you are resourceful enough!