Fifty percent have cheated on exams, and 34 percent have cheated on more than one test. Research indicates similar trends among college students and even graduate students. The reason why student cheating worsen over the last decade is because of pressure from parents and teachers, technology, and school and parents failing to explain more about cheating. One of the reason students cheat on school is that too much pressure from their parents and teacher to get is the best school. These pressures lead them to cheat.
Some students want to get ahead of others no matter what the cost. They feel pressure to get good grades, and go to a good college from their parents, but they don’t want to take the time to study. Technology has made cheating worse in this aspect because students would rather spend time on their computers and game devices rather than study for exams. A lot of college students claim to cheat because they have issues going on in their personal lives; such as, working full time to pay for school or playing sports for the school. I think the biggest reason students cheat is because teachers h... ... middle of paper ... ...eat.
Throughout the education system in the United States, many students are trying to land ahead. Whether it be forming study groups, staying up late studying, or even cheating; students will consider doing whatever it takes to make their GPAs the best they can be. With the pressure of balancing other classes, maintaining a social life, and trying to accepted into an exceptional college, students nowadays take the shortcut of cheating to ahead. Cheating within education has become a big problem with current students because of the lenience of teachers and the modern technology, it has become easier than ever to away with academic fraud. Students in high school and/or college, mainly cheat due to the fact that they either need an excellent grade
Through the events of cheating a student’s education will suffer and have numerous negative consequences which are caused by various situations. Resulting from the numerous pressures from high school, they feel as if cheating both relieves and adds stress onto students. To begin with, student’s emotions and lack of morals prompt a student to cheat to receive an acceptable grade. Stated in the article, “One kid at school was desperate and paid about 2,000 dollars,” (SCS 2) this shows the desperation and lack of intelligence this student contains. Analyzing through the article Sally Rubenstone informs us, “The pressure these kids feel to do well on tests… make students feel it’s necessary,” (SCS 2).
The four types of cheaters can be classified as “addicts”, “desperados”, “bandwagoners”, and “subconscious”. The addicts are those students who cheat on every assignment, whether it is homework, tests, quizzes, or papers. They will resort to looking at other students, getting papers from former students, and anything else it takes to pass the assignment and consequently the class. They are driven to do this as they don’t care enough to do the work themselves and spend their time doing what they want to. These students are typically in lower level classes and are dishonest, deceitful, and untrustworthy.
Some students cheat because of pressure their parents put on them along with their parent’s high expectations they are expected to fulfill. The student cheats as a result of their fear of not being able to fulfill their parent’s expectations and in their eyes see no other option, other than to cheat because of their low self confidence that they cannot do well on their own. According to Tom Keana of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, parents affect the children by constantly badgering and questioning about how well they are doing. Tom says: “They cheat because sometimes the penalties of not doing so appea... ... middle of paper ... ...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.
Cheating, though, is a problem almost everywhere and everyone at one time or another has cheated. But why is cheating so widespread? Even if it is a way of getting higher grades at school, is it really worth it? Why do people cheat? To justify the practice, some students claim that school is boring and that they prefer to spend their time on things that really interest them instead of studying.
This makes students and parents very angry. Students who have had high passing grades throughout high school do not understand why they cannot pass exit exams. Sometimes the student blames him or herself by thinking that he or she did not learn enough, when in fact there is nothing wrong without heir knowledge. These students do not realize that they lack good test taking skills. Parents are angry that their child was kept from graduating because of a single test, even though the child had all the he credits required.
Because these tests are placed in such a way that intense preparation is required for succeeding in this test, students from underprivileged families have a difficulty to access prep courses to do well on the exams. Therefore, the SAT and ACT exam scores should not be considered as a criteria for college admissions. The SAT and ACT’s have made many high school students nervous and scared about the aptitude tests they have to take and their results. More people spend more time worrying about the test than taking it. If... ... middle of paper ... ...money, there is a good amount of students who cannot afford this preparation, which makes these aptitude tests unfair for these people.
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