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Comment author: AndyC 09 November 2017 10:53:18AM *  0 points [-]

If it requires a round-trip of human speech through a professor (and thus the requisition of the attention of the entire class) then you can hardly say they are given as many opportunities to test as they'd like. A person of functioning social intelligence certainly has no more than 20 such round-trips available consecutively, and less conservatively even 4 might be pushing it for many.

Give them a computer program to interact with and <i>then</i> you can say they have as many opportunities to test as they'd like.