In English class today, I handed in a proposal for a text I wanted to discuss on the exam. The teacher looked at my proposal and said "so noted". What does this expression mean? Does this mean he accepts my choice of text or doesn't he?

Your sincerely, Pieter
Are you sure you just handed it to him without saying anything?

Usually that means that the person accepts your offering with some caveat.

Let's say, you present the paper a day late, with an explanation.

Okay, sorry, I get it.

You took the exam but wish to take exception to one of the questions. (You think it's wrong.)

It's like in court. As a lawyer, you make a motion to the court.
The judge says, "Motion denied."
You say, "Exception, your honor."
This means you wish to register a complaint that the judge has made an error in judgement.
He replies, "Exception noted." ("So noted." would mean "Noted thus," or "Noted as you say.")

That means that your complaint about his ruling has been duly recorded. (I used to watch Perry Mason.) Emotion: big smile
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I thought he accepted my choice of text and by "so noted" he meant something like "I will write down your name and your choice of text"
Hmmm, Let me read it again. Did I misread it twice? What you say certainly makes sense, if that's what you did.
Anonymousa proposal for a text I wanted to discuss on the exam.
Okay, you're right. You haven't taken the exam yet! I see.
I thought you wanted to discuss a text on the exam you had just taken.

Actually, what you wrote is perfectly clear, and your assumption about what he said is correct.

I get so used to reading things which make no sense that I immediately start reading between the lines.
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