People tend to blame students for being lazy and do not take school seriously. However, they do not understand the pressure that students have to face and dealing with. To conclude, cheating in academic is not a bad thing. Majority say it is wrong to do, but to some extent, they should realize and consider about cheating. It is a way to learn and to secure good grades.
To relieve this burden off their shoulders they use their classmates as a source for information and answers, but the downfall to this method is you learn nothing and y... ... middle of paper ... ...t had stated a student feels, “Cheating takes students to put forth some effort,” (ANI 2). However some can see it as putting effort, I feel that anyone can copy down words that were not written by them. If one continues to cheat the downfall is that on a test where no one can help you, you will most likely fail which will show your teacher of your dishonest act and will look back to see if your work is really yours. I feel through this process of writing this essay that cheating will get you nowhere except to a sheet of paper saying you have failed when there is no others around you that can help you. Cheating can be caused by the wealth of others, the pressure one feels, and just by looking over at someone’s paper.
In College, high school, and middle school cheating has become a common occurrence on assignments of all types and varying difficulty by students in all levels and types of classes. So how exactly do all these students cheat? Even more curious, why do so many of them go on to cheat even though they understand that it is wrong and could have dire consequences if they are caught. What are the consequences of cheating other than those that are disciplinary? The four types of cheaters can be classified as “addicts”, “desperados”, “bandwagoners”, and “subconscious”.
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.
He told the author he cheated “because the grade [he]would have otherwise been given was not reflective of [his] true learning” (Lahey). In other words, he felt the teachers were giving him exams that were not accurate representations of the material he had learned. If students are giving themselves excuses for their cheating, that feeling of guilt will subside, and they will not view the action as wrong. Many think they are not at fault if they do not get caught or because they are just trying to keep up with their classmates who are cheating as well. These are the students that contribute to the statistics, the ones who are adding to
Grades rather than education has become more important than learning (Haffe, D 2014). There are many arguments that there’s a connection between cheating and grades and that it gives those students an unfair advantage (Boulville, 2009). Teachers take cheating personally and take it as an insult (Drake, 1941). When students cheat, teachers don’t realize that they might have to change their style of teaching for that particular subject or assignment for that group of students to understand the material. This is a great example how cheating hinders learning.
Despite knowing that they may get caught, many students still choose to cheat. In a study done by Northumbria Leaning over half of the respondents supported the use of anti-plagiarism software but still thought that they could get away with it (Lagerkvist, 2006). Cheating has blossomed in pace with technology. With all the answers at their fingertips, how will today’s students learn the consequences of cheating? Students today cheat for a number of different reasons.
They have found much kind of reasons why students feel the necessity to commit fraud. “ According to Gary Niels ’ most young people cheat at least once in their high school career’,3 Top Reasons Why Students Cheat”. Primary, most of the students who cheat by copying from other students, they do not do it because of lack of knowledge .They do it because they do not want to put enough effort in their studies or just because they don’t have enough time to prepare for the exam. So when a student is caught cheating it can cause them to lose all credibility with the professor and most of the time an “F” automatically. Sometimes the professor don’t follow the institution policy and bring the students another opportunity.
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
...Almost every student nowadays can admit to cheating at some point in their educational career, but motives as to why they cheat vary and can’t be narrowed down to one reason. There are many excuses as to why all levels of students chose to cheat no matter how wrong or unexpected it is. Cheating is a large problem, but members of universities and schools can discourage it and try to prevent it as much as possible. Not only should it be frowned upon, but it also should be a priority to make it next to impossible to do. Advisers can reduce the temptation of cheating by significantly decreasing the amount of true and false and multiple choice questions on exams and quizzes.