There are times in our lives when we face the challenge of someone who holds authority over us. This challenge may not be totally fair — or even sensical — but it necessitates a response all the same. We then have a choice at that point, do we rise to the challenge? Or find another path?
This student decided to rise to their professor’s challenge when they were told that their paper wasn’t long enough, despite being within the required length range. When the time for the next paper rolled around, the student put in a ton of extra work in order to craft a 29-page essay. This essay was so comprehensive that it earned them top marks from the teacher, who then suggested that they submit it to a research journal.
The student clearly thinks they have executed glorious malicious compliance here. But have they really achieved malicious compliance if it was the teacher’s intention all along to get them to rise to the challenge?
Keep reading for screenshots of this thread; for more, check out this student who was accused by their professor of abusing the grading policy.