How to make an invisible cheat sheet?


Almost all students use cheat sheets, as statistics show. The main goal is to correctly create a cheat sheet and use it effectively. There are some rules that can be taken into account when creating a cheat sheet:


  1. Collect only useful and hard-to-remember information. It is not worth trying to fit the answers to all the questions on a small sheet of paper. Limit yourself to basic data such as dates, formulas, last names, etc.
  2. Check the information on the cheat sheet: whether everything is clearly written, whether all the necessary information is collected.
  3. If you have a lot of cheat sheets, make a small guide that will help you quickly navigate through the content.
  4. Write the text on the cheat sheet in a structured way, using indents, formatting with different fonts or colors for easy orientation.


However, creating a cheat sheet is only part of the task. To successfully use the cheat sheet, it is important to determine exactly where you will hide it, so that the size of the paper corresponds to the place of storage. The imaginations of students about this are limitless, and each new stream of students comes up with something new and original, but the "good old classics" often help many students.


Where to hide the cheat sheet?


  1. Sticking paper with tape in the pocket of a jacket or pants. This helps to avoid rustling of the paper during use.
  2. Gluing the cheat sheet to the wrist with a plaster. This method allows you to conveniently hide information during the exam.
  3. Using an eraser to create a cheat sheet. This method involves fixing the paper on a rubber band, which can be easily hidden on the wrist when the teacher approaches.
  4. Using a wide pencil to glue strips of paper with hints. This method allows you to quickly review the necessary information during the exam.
  5. Gluing cheat sheets to the calculator. If the use of the calculator is allowed, this can be a convenient place to post useful information.
  6. Writing text between the lines of a book for use as methodical literature. This can help students navigate and use valuable information during the exam.
  7. Using technology such as phones, Bluetooth or wireless headphones. In cases where technical means allow, this can be an effective way to get extra support during the exam.


The student, of course, is responsible for observing the rules and ethical standards in educational institutions. Using cheat sheets in general leads to negative consequences for his studies and future career.


What to do if you get caught?


If you've been caught cheating, it's important to admit your mistake and take responsibility for your actions. Honesty in admitting mistakes can improve your standing and relationship with your teacher or institution. The next steps may be determined by your institution's policy, but it is important to take responsibility for the consequences and consider improving your learning skills and approaches.