He rushed to my room all excited. “Dooode! How was the exam? Did you do the last question?”
The exam in question was the final exam of a course on Technology and Business. It was a mostly objective paper and at the end there was one subjective question I think. Maybe there were more, but I only remember this one. I had returned to my room half an hour earlier.
“Yeah dude. I think I answered it pretty well”, I replied.
“I so cracked it. I found so many things. There were so many angles to the thing dude. I totally raped the question”, he said.
“Ah! Good you found so many things to the case. I just found one major point and just wrote that. Anyways, what took you so long?”
“Oh I totally cracked it. I used this framework that framework every framework I knew seemed to fit in. I took an additional answer booklet solely for this answer. Wrote some five pages”, he explained. (clearly, both of us were elated about cracking the exam)
“Ah! I should’ve thought of using all those fancy frameworks. Never occurred to me. I found one major point and just wrote that. Three paragraphs i think.? Maybe half a page”.
I ended up topping the course. He now works for McKinsey.