[quote=“ski”]Can you spot a fake degree holder?
I think it can be done fairly easy.
Fake degree holders can’t recall the typical uni stories.
The proof is in the deatils.
Who was your advisor?
What do you study?
What was your GPA?
What was your worst class?
Where did you go after classes to chill? [/quote]
My freshman advisor was some guy who convinced me I could pick up French after fall semester, not knowing that the 300-level French courses were offered only once a year in sequential order so I had to wait an entire year to take French (which unexpectedly helped me be able to do the study abroad program as it was not offered my freshman year nor would I have had the grades to be accepted anyway). Both of my major advisors were tenured woman professors: my French advisor was Dr. Lois Vines who I took French film and French phonology with; my linguistics advisor was Dr. Beverly Flanigan under whom I did my directed research.
What did I study? First chemistry, but, after changing majors (cough, cough, flunked freshman chemistry, cough), French and then added linguistics my sophomore year.
My GPA? Well…somewhere between 2.67 and 3.34, with a range that included one quarter in academic probation and one quarter on dean’s list…in other words, not divulged unless I absolutely need to.
Worst class? Let’s see…the bowling class I flunked because I stopped showing up to it? The ice skating class where I fractured my left wrist right before finals week (I am left-handed)? The environmental geography class that involved walking around outside in the snow for an hour to look at a creek and didn’t even fulfill the gen. ed. requirement I thought it did? The environmental geology class that did fulfill the requirement, but was taught by a professor who was barely understandable because of her very strong Brazilian accent? or the Calculus class where I took my afternoon naps until the pissed off prof said “You might as well stay home if you’re only going to sleep” so I did for two weeks…out of ten (and obviously failed…with a 10% F)?
Where did I go after class? Band practice. Seven hours a week of rehearsals in the blistering sun, in the pouring rain, in the freezing snow, and with some of the biggest assholes on this planet…
Do I pass the test?
How do I spot fake degrees? I simply ask the 18-year-old girl I met at a bar in Taidong who had an MA in child psychology.
Definitely asking them about which course they thought benefited them the most and why is one way to weed them out.