What Is Student Cheating?

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Student cheating has become a large problem in our education system and is thriving in today’s technologically advancing society. In fact, a study conducted by the Center for Academic Integrity (CAI) found that, “more than 75 percent of students on most campuses admit to some cheating,” (Hutton). While this study was limited to students on college campuses, it is a relevant problem in all levels of education. The issue of student cheating is such a strong issue because it limits the amount of learning that a student can reach. When cheating, a student is neglecting all of the work, whether it be reading, calculating or writing, that the assignment would have required. In this process, they also lose all of the knowledge and experience that…show more content…
Teachers become more of a cheating police than an educator. In the words of Daniel Lee, “However, policing is not enough. We must go beyond policing to change the culture of the classroom in ways that discourage cheating. This includes doing a better job of explaining why cheating is unacceptable, structuring exams and writing assignments in ways that make it difficult for students to cheat, and fostering an environment of mutual respect in the classroom that encourages students to buy into the educational process, rather than attempt to subvert it” (Lee). He continues to further explain these techniques to change the course of student cheating. Rather than simply punishing students for cheating, it must be explained. A majority of students do not even realize why cheating is wrong. In order for them to stop cheating, they first have to understand why it is a problem. It is also important to create an environment where cheating is more difficult than the actual assignment. The students should want to learn and better themselves. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Therefore, it is the job of a teacher to instill a love for learning in their students and that will naturally decrease the amount of cheating the occurs in the

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