Introduction - What is Cheating and Why Cheating is Bad? In this paper, we discuss how academic dishonesty in general and what role if any, the structure and teaching of courses – as a part of business management curriculum in particular – plays, in curbing that dishonesty. Cheating can be defined as any act of academic dishonesty and is encountered in various forms.
We might want to first follow that question with another question. What is cheating and why do so many people do it? Most people would agree that cheating is deceitful and one who obtains answers by cheating is not practicing good integrity. We could further add that cheating also prevents the student from having to put in long hours of studying and preparation. Recent technology has made this “time saving method” even more efficient.
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.”
In conclusion, cheating is a dishonest action, and its effects could tremendously impact other people around. Alerting authority figures about dishonesty actions can help motivate students to learn the subjects thoroughly and build meaningful life experiences. Although we might lose a friendship, but in the long run, friends will be thankful, since who knows if they are in a situation, where they actually need to use their knowledge, in the workforce they are
...ble to over come such a habit will undoubtedly give you greater control over your life. Understanding why students cheat and will help us better see the signs ahead of time and hopefully provide the individuals with the help and resources they need in order to really get the value of a college education. In the end cheating gets you nowhere and just lowers you ability to perform at a higher level.
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.
Situations of cheating have seemed to become more and more commonplace when the student is bored by the subject material, poor teaching and or feels they have no use for the knowledge. Kohn even states in his article, “cheating is more common when students experience the academic tasks they’ve been given as boring, irrelevant, or overwhelming.” This infers that if a student were attending a school interested in learning about art, the student maybe more inclined to cheat in a business accounting class due to the fact the student would find the subject material irrelevant to them and their future. Students seem to be less inclined to cheat and it “is relatively rare in classrooms where the learning is genuinely engaging and meaningful to students and where a commitment to exploring significant ideas hasn’t been eclipsed by a single-minded emphasis on “rigor”” (Kohn). To simplify everything mentioned above; students are inclined to cheat in school when they are disinterested in the subject material and or are overwhelmed by in assignment or finally the result in a poor teacher. Everyone who has attended school can relate to this in some way or another, most people do not want to retain knowledge they have no interest in or use for in their
Cheating is violating laws or rules to gain an advantage at something. People today cheat in many different ways –academically, professionally, and financially ¬¬– and for many different reasons. Americans are no exception. While some types of cheating may be more justifiable than others –stealing food, for example. There is no denying that cheating is common in America today. Americans are not only cheating in many areas but are not feeling guilty about it. Sadly, but true, cheating has become acceptable in American culture.
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. I believe it is relatively safe to assume if a person is going to cheat on college exams, they are likely to make similar choices in other areas of their life. The practice of cheating can contribute to the moral decline of the family and society. Perhaps their need to be right is stronger than wanting to do the right thing. However, we all know what it feels like when someone cheats us; the cheater may not think that their actions affect anyone, however their can be unintended consequences. Consequently doing the right thing usually requires more time and hard work so the cheater typically rationalizes they do it because they did not have enough time to study.
Cheating is a break of a rule or a law by acting dishonestly and unfairly to gain an advantage. It occurs in various forms, physical, emotional, and many more. Therefore, cheating in the educational field between students is the most common form at any level of education. in school, college, and even university students.