A Memo to Students on Cheating
Every students follows the same college life. Institutions or colleges make several rules and policies, but it is up to the student whether they wanted to follow it or not. Cheating is the one important aspect of college students that remains uncontrolled. The more you will ask them to remain honest; more they will create weird behavior and situations in classrooms and examinations. It is not the matter of debate because this is the personal choice of the student, but it is more important to make them realize that cheating hurts them in multiple ways. Most of the students feel that the consequences of cheating will only remain up to getting caught. Despite knowing that cheating is the wrong practice, many students still do that. A research has been conducted which shows that most of the student consider cheating as like a speeding. There is a matter of getting caught, but they think that the risk associated with it is very low. Under mentioned are some of the important reasons which shows that how cheating could harm an individual.
- When a student cheats on exams, it looks like they know the content. It means that when a student is confronted with that material, you need to fake it. Knowledge in most fields is cumulative. It builds on previous knowledge. If you don’t understand the prerequisite content, you can’t learn the new stuff—so later you’ll either need to do double-duty learning.
- When you cheat, important skill sets those things employers assume college graduates possess, remain undeveloped or underdeveloped. Your abilities to think critically, analyze arguments, and speak persuasively all develop when you do them, not when you parrot the thinking, arguments, and persuasive ploys of others.
- Cheating in college sets you up for cheating in life. Maybe you’re telling yourself you’ll stop when you graduate. The research says otherwise. Those who cheated in college are more likely to cheat their employers or employees, fudge on their taxes, and use unethical business practices. It becomes a lifetime habit right along with the lying that covers it up.
- Cheating puts your personal integrity at risk. It will make your personality at risk and reduce the chances of achieving desired outcomes. The actions taken now are defining who you are and will likely become.
- You can accomplish what you need to without cheating. Some students cheat because it’s easier than working for the grades.
- Then there are the students who cheat because they don’t think they have the smarts to get the good grades they need. Success in college is much more a function of your study habits than your brain size. Start with one course and see if short, regular study times alone and with a buddy, regular class attendance, and keeping up with the homework make a difference.
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