The Cheating Epidemic in America

analytical Essay
1841 words
1841 words

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. When summer break was over, he packed his things and moved into his new dorm room at college. When his classes started, he got loads of homework. Luke was thankful to have most of his classes with his roommate, so that he was able to cheat off of him. Luke made it through most of the semester by cheating on each worksheet or paper that he had to complete. At the end of the semester, he had many tests that he had to do. Luke made cheat sheets that he planned on using during the tests, but each one was observed closely. He suddenly realized how difficult it was to complete each test when he knew none of the information. Each one he completed, he scored low on it, making his final grade much lower than people had expected him to get. On his final test, he understood none of the material, so he decided to take the risk and get his cheat sheet out when he thought that the college professor was not looking. Unfortunately for Luke, he was caught. He was asked to leave the classroom and later found out that he was kicked out of the class. People were surprised that Luke was caught cheating, because most had thought better of him. Luke made the poor decision to cheat on one test and was caught, getting him into trouble that he would remember for the rest of his life. Luke’s future could possibly be affected by his decision to cheat, and cheating is a decision that he would not choose to make again. Luke’s future needs to be sustainable, but will his future be sustained if he makes the poor decision to cheat?

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how luke cheated during high school and was accepted into one of the best universities in the state. luke's future could be affected by his decision to cheat.
  • Explains the formal definition of sustainability as being able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed. sustainability in the social setting means an increased awareness in that area.
  • Analyzes how the principal's meeting with a reporter proves that cheating happens in his school, and how lisa came up with an idea to stop cheaters.
  • Analyzes how the simpsons episode "yolo" argues that cheating has become a major problem in america's schools, and methods to stop it from happening are not always effective.
  • Opines that cheating is a major problem in america's schools, but more needs to be done to eliminate it.
  • Opines that unless people in authority are willing to go the extra mile by setting a proper example, doing extra work, and enforcing rules, cheating will not come to an end.
  • Explains that sustainability creates social responsibility, morals/ethics, and continual improvement.
  • Explains angelis, angelo, ely, jason j., linda henderson, and yoav wachsman. "testing the effectiveness of the university honor code." academy of educational leadership journal.
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