A High school student fells the pressure to get in to the best college and they see that cheating is the easy way out. Donald L. McCabe, a professor at the Rutgers University business school and a leading researcher on cheating said that students have become more competitive and under more pressure, and that led them to cheat. He also said that there have always been struggle students who cheat to survive, but more and more, there are student at the top who cheat to be more successful. Grads become more a major focus for student rather... ... middle of paper ... ... around for a long time. What do we have to do to reduce the number of students who cheat both in high school and college is that to reduce the pressure among students to force them to get good grades to get in to a good college and for college students to prevent the comparativeness between students who wants to be at the top.
University of Illinois music teacher Rick Murphy says, “The personalities of many students cause them to be perfectionists, thus causing them to worry their grades aren’t good enough or that they need to get in to the best college” (qtd. in Powell). High school students have a mindset that their entire high school career is concentrated on being admitted into college and not necessarily learning and comprehending material or improving creativity and problem solving skills. The desire to achieve an “A” can lead to cheating, a practice that begins as early as elementary school. Barbara Palmer at Stanford University argues that cheating has become a part of the culture in high school.
In the first place, Marty Nemko, a writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education stated, “Majority of students dropping out from college admits that they are underprepared for college-level work” (1). These dropouts never anticipated that their new independence comes more responsibilities in their college schedule. They get burnt-out and discouraged, and so they quit. For instance, only 23 percent of the 1.3 million high-school graduates in 2007 who took the American College Test (ACT) were ready for college work because they knew the basic subjects in English, Math, Reading, and Science. Also, the writer stated, “That the costs of tuition fees continue to increase, and scholarships or grants are not always readily available” (2).
In a Challenge Success Survey, 67 percent of high school students said that they were often or always stressed about school. This stress has horrible side effects, such as depression and suicide (Rubin). In some extreme cases, it can even lead to bomb threats, as in the case of Eldo Kim (Lavoie). An article by Denise Lavoie, describes how the Harvard student was so stressed about his schoolwork that he used a bomb threat to avoid a final exam. Although event... ... middle of paper ... ...3 Feb. 2014.
Not going directly to college after high school gives one a chance to breathe and not think about school. High school can be a lot to handle for a teenager. During those four years, teachers and other adult figures are shoving the idea of college into your head. They practically make you a drone and force you to do your best in school, because if you don’t you’re not going to be accepted in college. College is a huge dream for a decent amount of students, but these individuals that we, students, look up to through-out this career make us terrified of the thought.
This can cause all sorts of problem for said person. There is nothing that a senior in high school loves more than to just absolutely cut down a freshman who walks around and thinks that they are all that and a bag of chips. So if you know any graduating 8th graders this year just take a second and remind them that next year they are in fact at the bottom of the totem pole again. Mistake #2. This next mistake comes as an attribute given to most high school students... Laziness.
Heading to a university is terrifying, yet earning any type of degree will lead students to success. According to the National Dropout Prevention CenterNetwork, 24% of high school drop outs end up homeless due to not attending college. It is proven that young adults are well off with a Bachelor’s degree compared to a high school diploma; a degree will give young adults the opportunity to have a stable financial background (15). Since all occupations
Jennings dealt with more than the average high school turmoil in his four years at Frank W. Ballou Senior High School. He couldn't even accept his award for a year of perfect grades in fear that his life would be threatened: "Pride and such accomplishment is acceptable behavior for sterling students at high schools across the land, but at Ballou and other urban schools like it, something else is at work" (Suskind 17). This is the crab in the bucket syndrome (a phrase coined by educators, Suskind explains) where one crab pulls the other crab down, and keeps them from climbing out of the bucket. Though Cedric is aware of the jeers he receives from his classmates for his accomplishments, he continues to hold his head up high when he thinks of his "green light": to graduate from Ballou, and continue his education at an Ivy League school. As I read A Hope in the Unseen, I thought of the unfairness of the American ideal.
Today, more and more parents are forgetting what school is really about and they devote a lot of their time to their child playing AAU all year round. If we could get more teenagers to realize that sports are a privilege not a right, then they might come to realize the real reason they are in school. Our students ranking in education has a country has dropped dramatically. Obviously there are going to be kids that will go on to college on a scholarship and then make it to the professional level. The only problem with that is that the chances of that happening are slim to none.
At havard school in May 2012 a teaching mate noticed that approximately half the entire class had been cheating (Buchmann,2014). If the most prestigious school in the world (havard) contains cheating it is normal to assume that cheating happens in every college more than we could think and what motivate students to cheat is lack of understanding and lectures pressure. Teachers may put a lot of pressure on student in a way that makes the material confusing. Or Students may have other things and so they are so busy far from the lessons. In all cases, classmates should not commit plagiarism in the exams so they feel more honest and capable of making the right