A verb describing the action of a group of engineers sitting in a row, the first student actively completing an assignment, acting as the "base link
", while the others
copy one by one, from
the student immediately to their left.
The base link
is rotated from
class to class, thus the responsibility is shared.
The activity not only builds
trust and facilitates bonding within
the chain group, but maximizes
laziness and opens free
time for drinking related activities.Teaching
assistants rarely catch on during marking, as each assignment is slightly different, similar to the changing
whispered message in the children's game of telephone.
Occasionally, the later students in the chain will receive a better grade than the earlier students, or even
the base link
of the chain, a phenomenon yet to be fully understood.
1: "Wow, that concrete assignment was so terrible, how did you solve question 4?"
2: "I don't know, we chained it"
1: "You are only
hurting yourself by chaining..."