Cheaters Never Win. Or Do They Numerous studies have shown that both high school and college students often cheat and lie. There are different methods and severalties of both offenses. I believe any incidents of cheating or lying is wrong and unacceptable, but unfortunately it is becoming more and more accepted by students as time goes on. A study was done by the California-based Josephson Institute of ethics. This study interviewed 8, 965 young people throughout the nation.
The results of the study shows that people between the ages of fifteen to thirty are more likely to be dishonest and irresponsible than those in other age groups. Thirty-three percent of high school students and sixteen percent of college students admitted to cheating on an exam. I could only speculate how many students lied on these surveys and did not admit to cheating. Also, students have admitted to having paid another student to take the test for them. This method is obviously used more frequently in a university setting where teachers are not familiar with every one of their students.
There are students who get caught cheating, but more time than not they are good enough liars to get themselves out of trouble. There are students who have admitted that they are ashamed of cheating, however they claim thatthe pressure they receive to make good grades is worth the guilt. One obvious question would be: Why not study to earn the good grades The answer seems simple to the students of today, why spend all that time studying when they can cheat and get an A Cheating is wrong and it is definitely getting out of hand. The very reason students go to school is to learn the materials required to earn a degree which will pg. 2 eventually help them to secure a job. If they cheat their way through the material it will, inthe long run, only hurt themselves and the entire workforce as a whole.
The first thing to realize is that we all have cheated at one time or another, be it on a game, a test, an exam, or a quiz. The question is why do some students do it? Do they do it for the fun of it, the thrill? Most people, both young and old say that cheating is immoral, but yet they have done it at one time. Some students cheat on their tests because they did not study, fear of failing, or the ...
The leaders of the future will be less educated and more ignorant about the world around them. Statistics from the University of Wisconsin show the increasing rate of creating into day s schools. During the 1988-89 school year the university officials tracked 51 cases of cheating. The numbers from the 1990-91 school year were tracked at 71 cases.
The method of cheating is growing and becoming increasingly more prevalent on high school and college campuses. I think very little can be done by school officials concerning cheating. I believe the solution lies within the individuals themselves. Students of today have to become more responsible and honest for the problem of cheating to diminish. Yes, of course official scan raise the penalties for cheating to be more severe. Some students will not cheat if the risks are too high.
Other precautions could be taken to prevent cheating as well. However, I firmly believe that the only way society will ever escape the claws of cheating is for students to realize that cheating will get them nowhere in the long run. They need to develop their morals and raise their levels of maturity above the walls of cheating.