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The Cheating Epidemic in America - Luke had always been the one student to cheat. Each time he had homework, he depended on his friends to get it completed. Every time he had to take a test, his desk partner or cheat sheet was always by his side. His grades were then much higher than average, and people expected so much of him. He had cheated so much during high school that it had become his daily routine. On graduation day, Luke graduated with high honors. He was accepted into one of the best universities in the state. When applying, he was asked to sign an honor pledge so he was able to get into the school....   [tags: Essays on Cheating]
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What's Wrong With Cheating? - In a poll taken at Iowa State University, 53% of the upper-class students cheated on a test or plagiarized a paper while at Iowa State, 91% know someone who has, and 18% know someone who has been punished for cheating. (Bishop) What is driving this increase in academic dishonesty, and what are the effects of an academic career that thrives on cheating. There are numerous reasons why people cheat, but, regardless of whether they get caught or not, there are negative consequences. The motives students have for cheating are varied....   [tags: Cheating Essays]
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Cheating to Pass the Test Experiment - During this experiment, we will be testing if children, grades 6th and 8th will be more tempted to cheat on a test if there is some type of reward involved for doing well. During this experiment we will be using candy as a reward if the participate gets a 80% or higher average. What exactly is ‘Cheating’. Well plagiarism, or cheating, is defined, by dictionary, “As an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting”....   [tags: cheating, plagiarism, exams, tests] 662 words
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Cheating: Helps or Hinders Learning - Cheating: Helps or Hinders Learning Though many people believe cheating hinders learning it’s not the only obstacle to learning. Grades rather than education have become more important than learning (Haffe, D 2014). The Educator “Cheating should be forbidden because it is wrong, not wrong because it is forbidden” (Kohn, 2007). Many People believe cheating hinders learning but it’s not the only obstacle students are facing. Grades rather than education has become more important than learning (Haffe, D 2014)....   [tags: Education, School, learning, Cheating, Students]
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Cheating Runs Rampant At Rocky University - Cheating Runs Rampant At Rocky University Universities and colleges across the country are struggling to get a handle on the widespread cheating epidemic that is sweeping the nation. It seems like more and more students are unwilling to put in the time and effort it takes to legitimately pass classes and earn their degrees and are now turning to cheating as a way out. This is a slap in the face to the individuals that spent countless hours and sleepless nights learning the necessary material to pass classes and earn their degrees....   [tags: widespread cheating epidemic]
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The West Point Cheating Scandal - The West Point Cheating Scandal Description: In April of 1976 it was found that there was a possibility that over half of the junior class at West Point Academy had violated the West Point honor code by cheating on a case assignment. The honor code states "A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do." This was by far the largest violation of the honor code in West Point history and presented some unusual challenges to the administration. As the year dragged on it was found that more and more students possibly had cheated on the assignment and was also becoming a public relations nightmare in the press and internally to the Army branch of the United States militar...   [tags: West Point Academy Cheating Essays]
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Cheating - Cheating There is an ever broadening problem spreading throughout colleges all across America: cheating. Is it a serious offence or just a harmless crime. Cheating is on the rise, but schools and colleges are not far behind with ways of dealing with it. Mark Clayton deals with this issue in his essay entitled “A Whole Lot of Cheatin’ Going On.” Clayton’s essay is heavily quoted along with an obvious absence of his ideas. The reader is supposed to believe that his quotes accurately represent his views on the matter at hand....   [tags: Education Cheating Cheater Essays] 1069 words
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Cheating - Cheating Cheating used to be considered an unmentionable sin. However, in this day and age, it has become more common and somewhat of a daily occurrence. Cheating is more widespread today than in the past. According to the article titled Education: The New Morality, cheating has not been an issue of values, but simply one of practicality. This shows that many view cheating as a mere occurrence and something that can often be skipped over. The reason cheating has become such a pervasive movement is because many students tend to rationalize their cheating behavior....   [tags: Academic Cheating Cheater Essays]
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Cheating and Technology: How Modern Technology Has Affected Education - Cheating and Technology: How Modern Technology Has Affected Education Isn’t technology a wonderful thing. Ask 100 people this question and you will probably get 100 different opinions. Most would agree that it is. However, as wonderful as it may be, it doesn’t always mean it is a good thing. There is no doubt technology has made our lives easier, more manageable, and most things can be done faster and in many cases simpler. Has technology also made it simpler for people to cheat. We might want to first follow that question with another question....   [tags: Education Cheating Plagiarism] 1924 words
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What is Cheating and Why Cheating is Bad? - ... student perception of being caught at cheating). Fewer students (35%) believed they would be caught copying a homework and larger percentage believed in possibility of getting caught cheating during exam (86%). The results were also affected by the perception of the punishment that would be handed out to the student caught cheating. More severe the punishment for given act of cheating was perceived, the less likely students were going to cheat. Educator’s Role in Cheating Teachers in the class room are in best position to play a dominant role in curbing the incidences of cheating....   [tags: academic dishonesty, ethics]
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The Downside of Cheating - Stanford University’s mechanical engineer David L. Jaffe and Professor Drew Nelson discovered that while about 20% of college students admitted to cheating in high school during the 1940s, today between 75 and 85 percent of college students surveyed each year reported having cheated in high school. (Jaffe, David L and Nelson, Professor Drew) Why do people cheat. The most dominant reason people cheat on tests is that they did not study. Some people think for them to pass they have to cheat; it is the only way out....   [tags: education, dishonesty]
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Cheating to Success - Today the world is much more connected by technology than ever before. Access to limitless information is all but a search away. Information ranging from how to cook a meal to the text of the declaration of independence with detailed annotations. Today the possibilities are limitless. Not only is it available in the household on the “old fashioned” home PC, but now due to smart phones access to information is anywhere and anytime. Is that ease of access affecting the learning process of today’s youth....   [tags: technology, education system, teachers]
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Cheating in College - The test is hard and it determines whether a student passes. No one is looking and the answer to the question is on the first page of the study guide that is peeking out of the students backpack. The professor is reading a book and will not notice if the individual cheats, what will he or she do. That is the question, to defy ethical beliefs and cheat or not. The thoughts that wander through individuals brains as they decide whether to cheat is a struggle. Ethics are a set of moral principles that dictate a person’s behavior....   [tags: Ethics, Technology, Definitions]
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College Students: Cheating and Morality - Introduction Academic dishonesty is a threat to every student and every institution of higher education. The very act runs contrary to the fundamental values of higher education (Bowers, 1964). Dishonesty compromises the integrity of the individual student as well as the reputation of the institution (Engler, Landau, & Epstein, 2008; Gallant, 2008). Many researchers have indicated that cheating is a serious problem on campuses (Bowers, 1964; Engler et al., 2008; Gallant, 2008; Leming, 1978; McCabe, Trevino, & Butterfield, 2001)....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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“Academic Cheating” Is it Worth It? - Take out your sticky notes, electronic devices, or the magic markers to write with on the palms of your hands. Look over at your classmate’s paper and copy the “correct” answers for the quiz questions one through ten. Hand in your quiz into your teacher early, and then lay your head on your desk and go to sleep. Does that ring a bell. The topic being focused on is cheating. Not the type of cheating where you break your boyfriend, or girlfriend’s heart. This discussion is based on the cheating a lot of students practice in class, “academic cheating” to be precise....   [tags: learning, integrity, laziness]
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Cheating in the Game of Baseball - Cheating in Baseball Ever since the beginning of baseball players have been trying to bend the rules in order to give themselves a competitive edge over their opponent. Even people who do not watch baseball know about players 10 years ago using steroids and players just this year using biogenesis, but not many people realize that there is still cheating going on. Gambling has been part of baseball ever since it was invented, but sometimes, unfortunately, it is done by active players or managers, not just the fans....   [tags: rules, competitiove, bat, spitball, gambling] 534 words
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The Physics of Cheating in Baseball - My science report is about whether a corked aluminum bat hits a ball farther than a regular aluminum bat. But first before I get into that boring science stuff, I’ll tell you about the history of baseball. Baseball originated in American before the Civil War (1861-1865) the game was called rounders and was played in sand lots. The first professional team was founded in Cincinnati in 1869. During the 1950’s and 60’s the MLB really took off, it was a time for expansion for the American league and National league....   [tags: bat, corking, distance]
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Cheating is Against The Rules - I only have two hours to study for tomorrow’s math midterm due to the additional three essays and two presentations I have to turn in for my other classes. I have divided my available hours and for this exam, I could either study for two hours and not get a good grade, or break the rules by using the notes during the exam, therefore getting a guaranteed A. What should I do. Cheating is against the rules of all corporations, institutions, and life. It is not viewed as morally correct because as one cheats, one is taking the easy way out and disrespecting those who work hard for the same outcome, therefore breaking binding contract of respecting others around you....   [tags: moral action, immanuel kant] 1032 words
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Standardized Testing and Teacher Cheating - In the contemporary American education system high-stakes standardized testing has resulted in a focus on extensive test preparation, as well as a large increase in the numbers of teachers cheating by alternating their students' test scores. Both these phenomena are a direct consequence of the incentives and punishments directly linked to standardized test results. Many teachers have taken acceptable measures in improving their students’ scores, such as simply “teaching to the test”, and taking class time to teach test taking techniques and procedures often resulting in a significant loss in time for other important standards and benchmarks that are not tested on....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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Is Cheating Always Unethical? - First of all, is it ethical to cheat. That question can not be answered with a simple yes or no, there are more things that come into play such as, what are they cheating on, is it simply cut and pasted or did they make it there own. Cheating is not as big of a deal as people make it out to be, it is just a means to an end. Nothing anyone ever will do, no rules any university would make will change this fact. People will cheat and a majority of them will get away with it never thinking twice about it....   [tags: Ethics] 1289 words
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Cheating and Academic Learning - ... Collier informs the reader in his article, “Students cheat because the relief of stress to pass is taken off of them and little do they know, us as instructors notice this,” (Collier 1). Students pretend they understand the concept, but as soon as a test is handed to them they realize the mistake of not preparing, thus causing the stress. To relieve this burden off their shoulders they use their classmates as a source for information and answers, but the downfall to this method is you learn nothing and your grade falters if you get caught causing an even greater stress....   [tags: stress, plagiarism, college students] 841 words
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Why Cheating Is Unethical - When referring to the concept of cheating, there are many definitions that a person may think of. According to Dictionary.com, there are three ways of viewing the term and thus three corresponding definitions. Nevertheless, the unified theme in the idea of cheating is the use of fraud, deception, and dishonesty (Random House Dictionary). Unfortunately, this is a notion that is continually acknowledged as acceptable. One scenario that is commonly concentrated on is the act of cheating in education....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Cheating on College Exams - Cheating on exams is a violation of college standards; it is a misrepresentation of the student’s true capabilities. Cheating can be the worst form of deception, it is considered to be unethical, and it is the opposite of honesty. Forms of academic dishonesty may include copying from the test of someone within eyesight, crib sheets or swapping papers. Likewise because of technological advances, such as the I-phone some of these devices may be used to cheat as well. For instance an exam could be photographed and e-mailed to another student....   [tags: Academic Dishonesty] 772 words
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The Damages of Cheating - The Damages of Cheating There are many meanings of the word cheat the meaning that sticks out the most to me is, to be unfaithful to somebody, to have a sexual relationship with somebody other than a spouse or regular sexual partner says MS Encarta. Relationships end everyday due to cheating and the emotional scares of cheating or being cheated on can stay with a person forever. Not only does cheating effect the person that has been cheated on, but it also affects the cheater, friends, and family members as well....   [tags: Papers] 519 words
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Cheating is an unfair and Unethical Thing to Do - ... I'm numb to it already. I'll cheat to get by” (http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=132376). At school cheating has become the usual. Me personally the second I walk into my first period class I have at least 3 students ask me for homework so that they can copy it. Its amazing that students don’t even feel it is wrong anymore its just what everyone does so they do it to. Since some classes are graded on a curve students feel more pressure to cheat so they keep up to the cheaters. As one anonymous student put it "There's other people getting better grades than me and they're cheating....   [tags: school, education, teachers] 685 words
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Exploring the Different Forms and Aspects of Cheating - You can cheat everyone for some time and someone for all time but you cannot cheat everyone every time. Cheating characteristically is employed to create an unfair advantage, usually in one's own interest, and often at the expense of others, this is what the dictionary says. But the real meaning is far tough to explain. However the definition of cheating is not enough to understand its true nature and its extent in our life and the way it has become a part of our everyday life. Right from the smallest of the kids to the oldest of the men everyone has or have cheated at some point in their lives, the reason for doing so being irrelevant....   [tags: exploratory, ethics] 809 words
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Cheating in American Schools - A National Disgrace - Cheating in American Schools - A National Disgrace Cheating by students in American schools has become a serious and growing problem. A 2005 poll of 12,000 college graduates in the contiguous United States with a 62% response rate showed the following: 45% of all students cheated on an examination that counted toward 10-20% of their grade and 51% cheated on an exam that counted toward 33-50% of their final grade. When asked why they cheated, 70% of cheaters stated that they did not fear failing the exams on which they cheated and that cheating for a "higher grade" was the primary motive....   [tags: Education issues, plagiarism,] 642 words
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Cheating in Academics Is an Acceptable Thing to Do - ... It is true that the way students get their good grades might be a bit sneaky and inappropriate, but saying students do not put effort into their work is unfair. Student cheat not because they do not study or they feel they cannot pass the test; the truth is cheating is a safe and better choice. Certainly, people assume that cheaters cannot learn anything from the course materials. On the other hand, I believe cheating is also a way to learn and maintain good grades in class. Teachers always assign homework....   [tags: a way to learn, secures good grades]
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The Levels of Academics Integrity: Plagiarism and Cheating - Integrity, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “the quality of being honest and fair, and the state of being complete or whole” (Merriam-Webster). At Rutgers, this quality is expected of each and every student in regards to their academics. All students must be honest with their studies, and in turn, honest with themselves as well as their professors and piers. Lack of academic integrity will always result in some form of disciplinary action. At Rutgers, there a different levels of dishonesty in regards to academics, as well as different levels of disciplines....   [tags: ethics, criminal activities, dishonesty] 1044 words
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Anorexia: The Cheating Disorder, by Richard Murphy - “Anorexia: The Cheating Disorder” by Richard Murphy discusses two instances the author was suspicious of students plagiarizing their work, as well as the damage plagiarism can cause to everyone involved. Murphy was an associate English professor at Radford University (898) and has experienced many attempts at plagiarism, describing it as “a thin wood splinter in the edge of one’s thumb” (899). That feeling is irritating and can’t be ignored until it is removed, so the author is obsessive about discovering the sources of plagiarism....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays]
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Cheating With Technology - Cheating in an Academic Environment Pressures from society to obtain a successful career require achieving an education in most cases. In today's economy having a thriving career could depend on our educational background as part of the ingredient to fuel our lifestyles. Students attending high school or college can relate to the pressures of sustaining adequate grades. Students who are overwhelmed with trying to maintain higher GPA standards push the academic barriers using technology to cheat....   [tags: Academic Dishonesty] 1930 words
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Technology and Cheating - Technology and Cheating "Technology really is a double-edged sword when it comes to cheating. The means for detecting cheating are catching up with the means for cheating." “There are many definitions of cheating, but the one that most accurately applies to the school environment is this one from Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, to violate rules dishonestly.”[1] With that definition, “A recent survey of more than 1,000 Choices readers shows that cheating among teenagers is a huge problem....   [tags: essays papers]
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Cheating in Sports - Cheating in Sports Sports are governed by sets of rules or customs and often, competition. Sports have always been a way to connect us to our past and to build optimism about the future. Sport’s a way to bond the people despite differences in race, age and gender. However, today the game that is supposed to teach character, discipline and team work is teaching cheating. And in today’s world, with fame, endorsement, drugs and so much to gain, it is not surprising that athletes are cheating in sports....   [tags: Sports Athletics] 1409 words
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Cheating in School Versus Cheating in the Real World - Cheating in School Versus Cheating in the Real World Cheating has been a major concern for institutions of higher learning. Institutions fear cheating because of the reputation dishonest people will establish for that institution. After a student has learned several successful ways to cheat and not be caught, is he or she more likely to employ the same tactics in his or her workplace. The student will use those tactics, but in the real world, such acts are not called “cheating tactics,” but “business strategy.” Several years ago, Clemson University was approached by a perspective employer....   [tags: Business] 628 words
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Cheating and Plagiarism - The Plague of Plagiarism - The Plague of Plagiarism       Simply defined, the word plagiarism means "the unauthorized use of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own" ("Plagiarism").  While many students understand and comprehend the first clause of this definition, many encounter problems with the second part - the thoughts part.  Many students in today's educational system are frequently unable to develop their own thoughts, opinions, and ideas relating to the subject matter that they are studying.  However, when people at a university are educated according to the ways set forth by John Henry Newman in "The Idea of a University," their ability to create ori...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Cheating has Become a Larger Problem with Techology - ... It has come to the conclusion there are four main causes on why cheating occurs. They are as followed being afraid of failing, not having the capability to take the test, the urge to take the risk, and unfair teachers/loyalty to classmates The contents of this paper will explain each cause that forces students to cheat. The roots of cheating start out in the house of the cheater. Being afraid of failing is one of the core cause to cheat. Todays society puts pressure on the youth to get good grades instead of getting an education....   [tags: education, confidence, students] 535 words
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How to Reduce Cheating and Plagiarism - How to Reduce Cheating and Plagiarism Early in the fall semester, a professor of American studies at Cornell found a three-page paper on the Internet analyzing a poem by Anne Bradstreet. A student in his course had just handed in that very paper. Accused of plagiarism, the student confessed that she had taken the paper from an Anne Bradstreet Web site. She had locked herself out of her apartment the night before the paper was due, she said, and without access to her notes had panicked. Two weeks later, the professor's wife, who teaches psychology, gave an examination to her advanced class....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 1345 words
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Cheating - ~~~~~~ Cheating ~~~~~~ Cheating, We've all done it at least once in our lives, in all types of situations. Its human nature to want to win, and some of us will go against the rules to do so. It can be harmless, but in many cases it is annoying, or even hurtful. So, why was cheating and certain zone hacks become such a large problem in the Age games. Anonymity plays a big part in this. Behind the buffer zone of a computer screen and several hundred miles of telephone wire, people don't have to worry about upsetting someone else by playing unfairly, cheating, or exploiting bugs....   [tags: essays research papers] 2168 words
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Plagiarism, Cheating and the Internet - Plagiarism, Cheating and the Internet Cyber cheating is defined as “the use of technology tools in inappropriate ways for academic work.”(Conradson & Hernandez- Ramos, 2004, p1) Although technology has dramatically advanced our society in many positive ways, one negative aspect of technology is its effects on student cheating. Many believe that the internet is the “number one sociable force which leads students to plagiarize.” (Mayfield, 2001, p1) There is an increasing number of online cheating websites which students use....   [tags: Plagiarism Online]
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Ethics and the Cheating Epidemic - Ethics and the Current Cheating Epidemic There is an epidemic of cheating in American universities. Students are finding easier and more efficient ways to cheat. Morals and morality are changing. Students, members of the younger generation, and teachers, members of the older generation, differ on what is cheating. Morality even differs amongst students. Some students still adhere to the traditional sense of morality, and find what other students do an abhorration of morality. This essay is a mostly a pathos and ethos argument that attempts to appeal to the reader’s sense of right and wrong by using so-called “authorities.” The first section is filled with pathos arguments designed to m...   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays] 781 words
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The Cheating Hearts of Men - The Cheating Hearts of Men In writing this paper, I am setting out to answer a question that has been plaguing women for many years. Why do men cheat on us. Is it something us women do that causes it. Is it something they are taught is ok somewhere along the way. Does it have to do with the fact that their genitalia are on the outside. Or is there no logical explanation in the universe for it. (I’m leaning towards the last one, but hey, that’s just me.) Men always seem to have an explanation for their behavior, or more likely, an excuse....   [tags: Relationships Affairs Boyfriends Essays]
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Cheating in Academic Institutions - Cheating in Academic Institutions Cheating has always been a problem in the history of academics. Academic institutions continue to develop new ways to prevent cheating from happening; while at the same time cheaters come up with even better ways to cheat. This conflict brings up many moral issues as well. To settle these issues, academic institutions create honor codes that show students that cheating is unacceptable and morally wrong; however, some students come up with their own reasons for getting around that code....   [tags: Education Morals Essays] 902 words
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Plagiarism: The Problem of Cheating Your Way Through - ... Turning in the same paper for more than one assignment. Taking important ideas from sources and including into your paper as if you thought it up. Buying a paper from a commercial source and submitting it as your own, taking a paper from a classmate, friend, sibling, or anyone else and submitting it as if you wrote it. Also letting someone write some or all of your paper. Turning in a plagiarized paper is unfair to the other students who actually did their work. It isn’t fair to the people who actually work hard to get good grades for you to turn in a paper that you didn’t do and get the same or even a better grade than them....   [tags: stealing, hurting, learning, people] 574 words
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Cyber Cheating - The clock is ticking and you are staring at the screen of your laptop blankly with no thoughts going through your head and your eyelids slowly closing. Your 10 page report is due in 5 hours and you have not a single clue what you are going to write about. Many students would put some foolish words together and pass it in. Some would say "the hell with it" and go to bed. However, the increasingly common solution that more and more students are using is- cyber cheating. David Abel of the Boston Globe argues whether the "internet has created more cheaters or more skillful ones." The answer to that is more skillful ones....   [tags: Ethics] 518 words
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High Tech Cheating - Academic misconduct is notion that encompasses multiple forms of academic deviance from cheating on a test and plagiarism to inappropriate collaboration. In today’s society, education is the key to every door; everyone needs it and will go by any means to obtain it. Furthermore, with advancements in technology and the internet, cheating for today’s aspiring student has become more accessible, portable and it has completely desensitized the concept of academic integrity. With this ever growing problem, educators are struggling to combat this academic deviance....   [tags: Academic Dishonesty Ethics] 1562 words
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Our Cheating Hearts by Robert Wright - “Our Cheating Hearts” by Robert Wright was the most intriguing of the three articles, and it tried to enlighten the reader on the complex and sometimes confusing issue of human relationships. Wright is an evolutionary psychologist who feels that the brain like any other organ has changed throughout the evolution of time. Just as any other animal, a human’s main objective in life is to pass on our genes, and if we cannot do this with our significant other than many humans will deem cheating as a viable option....   [tags: essays research papers] 2540 words
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Cheating and Plagiarism - The Path to Self-destruction - Plagiarism - The Path to Self-destruction Why do so many people use 123HelpMe.com simply to plagiarize other people's writing. Is it even possible that someone cannot write their own essay, or that someone cannot read a book of any length. If you plagiarize, aren't you sentencing yourself to failure. And if you cannot gather information, aren't you opening yourself to attacks from the System. I know many students who use sites such as 123HelpMe.com to "gather research" - steal other people's ideas and papers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 448 words
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Expectations Fulfilled (cheating) - Expectations Fulfilled When one hears stories about cheating, automatically the first response that the individual will have is that the person who cheated is heartless. Oftentimes people have mistakenly misjudged the person who has cheated on their loved one. There is always another disclosed side of the story of the deceitful person. For instance, in “The Bridges of Madison County,” Francesca Johnson is a woman who has encountered a non-intimacy life and lacks exoticness in her marriage with Richard....   [tags: essays research papers] 586 words
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Infidelity and the Science of Cheating by Sharon Begley - Infidelity and the Science of Cheating by Sharon Begley Through research psychologists and other researchers have claimed that sexual infidelity effects both men and women differently. In addition, their beliefs on sexual infidelity differ. There have been many theories about the occurrence of infidelity, and most researchers have different opinions about these theories. Researchers from the article Infidelity and the Science of Cheating, written by Sharon Begley, have asked the following question to different ethnic groups of all ages and of both sexes: what distresses them more, emotional infidelity or sexual betrayal....   [tags: essays research papers] 893 words
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Where's the Honor in Honor's Kids?(cheating habits of students) - Where's the Honor in Honor's Kids?(cheating habits of students) Contrary to popular belief, honors students cheat just as much or more than students in regular classes do. Honors students are assumed to be hardworking, responsible, and honest. Yet these “above average” students are frequently taking part in the same dishonest conduct of the ordinary students, performing the task better and getting away with it more than the regular students. Explaining why honors students are better at cheating is difficult because every cheating student follows the same unwritten process to guide him to victory....   [tags: social issues] 1000 words
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There's No Cheating Fate - The splashing of rain as well as the rumbling of distant thunder made Gryphus Riddle sigh. It was Sunday evening and his pile of schoolbooks stared accusingly at him from the table. Scowling slightly, he picked up his planner and began rifling through the pages. Pause. What was that. In trepidation, he double checked to make sure all the dates were right. Oh god, he was in major trouble. He cursed to himself quietly, quickly grabbing his textbooks and straightening out his desk. Midterms were two weeks away, and it had completely slipped his mind that he had a major workload to compensate for....   [tags: short story] 783 words
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