Cheating can possibly affect an individual outside of the classroom. When cheating, one sacrifices their own reputation. In higher levels of education like college, when one gets caught cheating, it could carry on in their life. Teachers and future employers could become aware of one’s academic dishonesty and see that as an issue. Future employers do not want a member part of their team that may lack work ethic.
The educational process allows various opportunities for students to receive good grades and excel. In order to meet these accomplishments of success, some students feel encouraged to take shortcuts. The most common shortcut that educators see some students take is cheating. Many students view cheating as a crime, while others feel cheating is necessary and cannot imagine passing their exam without the help of someone else or notes. The effects of cheating are long term, but the causes and effects of cheating vary.
Academic Dishonesty: Applying Technology to Cheat Defined as any "theft of ideas and other forms of intellectual property whether they are published or not" (Jones, et al, 2001), academic dishonesty occurs often, usually in the form of cheating or plagiarizing. Students face temptations to cheat and plagiarize throughout their academic career. Unlike past generations, the majority of modern students are taking advantage of unethical, academically dishonest opportunities. Since technology is evolving continually, students are engineering methods to apply technological innovations to cheat or plagiarize – academically cheating themselves from the education provided by the academic community. Cheating Cheating is defined as to "deceive by trickery" or "to act dishonestly, practicing fraud."
In contrast, cheating in academic can help a lot for students. Cheating does have its positive side if people give it a second thought. Cheating in academic is an acceptable act to do. People blame students are the one at fault because they want to get good grades without putting effort into it or they cheat because they feel like they cannot pass the test (Lyness, 2013). It is wrong to blame the students at fault.
Introduction According to Cabaulgh and rozycky (20010, plagiarism is academic dishonesty and it is on the increase, especially among students. These students tend to draw the line between right and wrong to suit their situation, although they might genuinely be unaware of the repercussions of plagiarism. Scholars define the word plagiarism as simply stealing other people’s ideas or works, in a word, cheating. However, this can have serious effects and sometimes lead to heavy legal penalties. This widespread behavior starts from as early as the primary level through to university, leaving teachers wondering on the best way to curb plagiarism.
Regardless of the fact that students know about the risks linked to cheating, some decide to continue with this activity and complete their work in a dishonest way. There is a variety of reasons why students decide to cheat, but prioritizing the value of a grade over the importance of learning, the stress caused by procrastination, and not having a complete understanding of the material being handled are the principal reasons why students decide to cheat. First of all, students have acquired the idea that higher grades indicate that they are more successful even if they are not learning the material being presented in the classroom. I believe that acquiring knowledge is the ultimate goal of education, and I agree that a transcript with high grades looks outstanding. However, if these grades are earned through the use of dishonest techniques, and if there is no knowledge attained, the entire purpose of education would be defeated.
Students who stride onto graduating school, may face professors who know that they have cheated, and these professors may tell other people about the cheating that occured in his/her classroom. The consequences of cheating can be hard for a teen to understand. Without the ability to see the long-term effects, students may have the feeling that the pros outweigh any of the negatives that might come to mind. Cheating lowers undergraduates self-respect and confidence. If others see an individual cheating, they will lose their respect and trust that they may have.
According to At Issue from the SIRS data base, cheating can be a problem at many learning institutions. Within a show of studies, ninety-five percent of high school students admit to have cheated at a certain point in their education. Having access to technology affects how students cheat on assignments. They are able to use their media devices to locate answers. A main concern that people claim why students cheat is because of the ideas featured
In the real world, if you don’t show up for work regularly, you’re going to be fired. If scholars get into the habit of not showing up for class with no real repercussions, what lesson does that teach? Significant lessons that students need to learn is self-discipline, and by requiring students attend lectures, colleges should include strong incentives such attendance percentages accumulated in the final results for being disciplined. The third argument in favor of mandatory attendance is that students perform better in class if they turn up. In classes where class exercises are a major part of the learning experience –like public speaking or creative writing–low attendance may lead to a failing grade.
Cheating effects me because when I study, someone else may do better than me because they cheated. This may ruin the curve for the class. And that is not fair because I could have gotten a better score. With that, sometimes I feel taken advantage of when someone kind of glances over at my paper. I don't always cover it up, but sometimes I do.