I'm currently facing a peculiar situation. I have an open book Algorithms exam tomorrow and on the professors website for the course he specifically says: "Open book (only original hardcopy of the textbook, no notes)". Now the problem is that I have small sticky tabs in the book that mark important pages. In my personal opinion these are not "notes" nor do they make the copy of the text anything but original. Therefore I must be allowed the text book with the stick tabs correct? Now here's where it gets a bit tricky, a friend of mine emailed the professor before our midterm examination (a couple of months ago) asking if we were allowed "stick tabs" to mark pages. The professor told him no, but failed to make the clarification public to the whole class and he still has yet to do so. Therefore I plan on taking my text book (with sticky tabs) into the exam. Now here's my real question:
If he confronts me about them is it wise to inform him that he never specifically stated that we are not allowed them?
Take them out, wasting my exam time, and folding all pages to mark them anyways?
P.S. He's a very stubborn professor, meaning he'll probably not be very happy to the idea of me telling him my sticky tabs are in fact not notes.