(Issue 13) examines the issue of at school
March 3, 2009
Cheating is a Negative Thing
As long as there have been schools, colleges, universities, tests, and homework. Some students always found ways to cheat during test. Educators said that some students have a new attitude is cheating is at an all-time high schools and colleges.
In my opinion, I think this is not a good idea to use cheat during test because you have learn for nothing in your whole life. If I were you, I have a goal is I want to become successful life and make my family proud of myself so I should not use way to cheat during test.
I understand there are many reasons why they do like this but you will not feel proud of yourself if you use way to cheat however, no one can knows that you use way to cheat during test.
For example, if you always say that you are going to become lawyer, so you have to study seriously and it makes you improve your writing skill and reading skill in English. When you become successful life, people may respect you because you are a smart person who often studies hard without using way to cheat.
If you want to use way to cheat, that is fine for you but the negative thing is you have never feel proud yourself. Will you please aware of yourself if you know this is a not good idea? If you donít know how to answer yourself, take your time to think about that. When you get a job, you may understand and answer yourself about your past life. That is so late but that is good to get a experience then you can give kid good advice in future. If you are always honest to be studying, you may be successful life. This is very positive thing than using way to cheat.
Let me tell you a thing. You want kid to use way to cheat during test? Or you want kid to become successful life without using way to cheat? You know you use common sense in making decision in your whole life. Why donít you ask your parent if they have used to way cheat during test?
Ng Soon Leong, Malaysia
March 3, 2009
Actually, cheating is an ignorant act. if someone try to cheat in
order to get a good grade, that means he or she gives people a false
impression. people will take offense.
Li Ping Wu, China
March 3, 2009
In my opinion, I think that cheating is dishonest. For example, if students cheat on their exams, they will not improve their education. It is not good.
I think that students have to cheat on their exams because it is very hard for them to study for their exams. Can students study for their exams very hard? I think that some students may struggle that their exams are very hard. Therefore, they will not be successful.
I think that people have to get jobs, so they must cheat on their exams.
Sonam Jain, India
March 3, 2009
I think that cheating isn't good idea because if you cheat, it is fine. But in final exam, how do you will pass the test if you hadn't never learn it? It is the best chance to fail.
The cheat can be used once but no many times because if often cheat, the risk to be catched by teachers will be increased and the consequences is you will get the worst amrk and dissapoint your parents in same time.
I had experienced to cheat but it didn't bring me a positive way because my brain isn't improve from that. The best way to improve is to learn. It doesn't have another solution.
Martin Dayan, France
March 3, 2009
In my opinion, cheat has become more and more in everywhere in high school and college. I understand that some students struggle with any topic or they donít know how to answer that is why they want to cheat via internet rather than writing their own but I know that it is very wrong to cheat. If students continue to cheat so might later they will have a lot of problem in the future. They never know that someday teacher will caught them so what students do with the teacher? That is very big shame!
Abdul Al-Makura, Nigeria
March 3, 2009
Some students like to get high score for their general test even important test by cheating. I don't like it, it is not a good way. It can hurt some good students who don't cheat because sometimes the people who had cheated get a geat score in the test, then they proud of what they do although the high score is false. Thus, it is not fair to the other people who get truth mark. Some people want to cheat for getting a good score to let them or their family happy. Or cheating for achieving a college they dream of.
Tong Song, China
March 3, 2009
In the high school and universities, I think cheating is a very serious problem in school. The people donít want to study hard and lost motivation their courses can use cheating for good grade. So, cheating is dishonest and foolish and when who will catch to cheating while exam. The high school and university would able take that student and suspended or not welcome to school anymore. And its nothing help them to learn everything. Also who is lost future or hard find the job.
Antonio Aguiar, Bermuda
it is because:
subject is boring and not too exciting to
attract the attention of
teacher is boring. He/she has no capability
to make it interesting.
book is not well written so students prefer
to cheat than to squeeze.
minds are problematic. (Some believe that the
content is not the truth!) Result: Have you
see for how many years there are student
strikes all around the world about the books
and education status.
time I have also help other fellow students to
cheat from my examination paper and at the end when
I saw that they had a good mark, I was very happy,
even if you call it cheat! I have also cheat from
my friend's paper. At the end who really worth will
be shown after years. Nothing
can be done! Students are clever enough to find new
ways to overcome the obstacles that
[others] are trying to impose upon them.
Free spirit is the better education.
think cheating is really a problem. It is unfair to
students who do not cheat. More and more students
begin to cheat during exams. They always think that
they can cheat in the exam, so they think that they
do not need to study in ordinary time. Therefore,
cheating has great harm to students and society.
my country, cheating is also a serious problem in
school, especially high schools and universities.
So there are lots of rules and methods to avoid it.
For instance, all students have their own number
when they tend to hava a exam. Sometimes they will
be given a card with a number and photo. If you are
caught, you will be punished seriously, and in some
univerisities you will even be expelled by school
just at the first time.
is either a good thing or a bad thing. The people
who say it is good sometimes are the ones who know
that it is never good. They are just trying to
justify themselves so that they do not feel guilty.
The people who say cheating is fine and that you
need to cheat to get by have some serious logic
problems. Sure there are a lot of cheaters out
there and they are making it hard for other people
to do well. If you don't cheat you are making life
easier for the other non-cheaters. I mean if only
one person in your class cheated, they probably
wouldn't do so well.
thing, smart kids who cheat to help their "friends"
have to figure out that their "friends" really are
not friends. Who wants a dishonest friend? When you
are being dishonest, it's the only kind of friend
you can make. Cheating is not honest, or moral, and
those who cheat lack integrity.
think cheating is very common in all schools,
everybody once in the life cheat.
is not a big problem, and sometimes it doesn't
depend on how the student worked in home, the
student just can't do the test.
a sure thing that a student who always cheats will
have future problems, but a student that doesn't do
this in all the tests is okay.
must study for all your tests, but if you need to
cheat once, go ahead!
think that cheating is not a big problem, but it
can harm your future!
"once a cheater, always a cheater" and then you
don´t learn nothing. You will have difficulty
in the examination test...consequently, you
don´t go to a university!
the best thing to do is study hard and you just
have win with this!
are some people who thinks that cheating's not a
ploblem, they say somethink like "C´mon,
It´s not that huge, I´m just cheating",
well, I have a story to tell, I was doing my
English test, when my friend asked me to exchange
the tests. It was my first time cheating, so we
tried, but we made a HUGE mistake. He took the
first page of the test and I took the second. When
the teacher turned to see what was going on, he saw
each of us holding one page of the test. We both
went to the principal´s office and got an 0
I learned with my mistakes...
you are used to cheating just some times, no
problem, but if you cheat all the time, it can harm
you. You won't be able to get in a good
people have to think twice before cheating!
general, I agree that cheating is dishonest and
foolish - we study in order to acquire some
knowledge, and I think it is not "cheating skills".
However, sometimes it is really difficult to avoid
it because literally everyone is doing it. The only
time I did not practise it on serious exam has been
entering the university: I knew that if I would be
caught nobody would listen my excuses.
was given an assignment in my Ethics class to write
a report on cheating. I think that cheating is bad,
but truthfully everyone has tried it in some shape
or form in their life. I personally have and
sometimes I am not successful, but most the times I
am. Cheating I think is wrong no matter what, if
you feel you have to hide and be secrative about
something it is wrong. This does not stop people
from cheating. Some people make a job cheating
people out of money and other things.
think frankly that cheating became a serious
problem in my country. The students have
misconceptions about cheating. They think that it
is a kind of helping friends.
we have to do is to take this issue seriously.
Kingdom of Saudi
is lying... and it eventually catches up with you.
It's terrible.. Ever so easy.. but again, it will
catch up with you and you will so regret it. It
will catch up with you by you getting caught, or
you not knowing stuff later when you just can't
cheat, having that guilt knowing you did it and
really don't know stuff... it's an endless
I dont think that the teachers should even care in
a boy or grl who cheats on a test is just hurting
their self. so i feel u should just let them, but I
do not think it is right 4 a teacher 2 say she seen
some one cheating because they happened 2 talk,
some teachers just need 2 chill and sit and get off
of our backs.
think cheating is a really not a good idea to all
students that doing it because its not gonna help
them to learn everything...
Good or Bad?
Bad: Some students cheat on an exams. I
asked them, "Why did you cheat?" Some students
answered me, "Because the exam is too difficult."
But, I don't think so, I think they're lazy so they
school there are so many good students too. They
study very hard to get an "A". Some good students
even hate the cheating students. They must study
very hard to get an "A" but, the cheating student
Who doesn't study can get it. They feel it isn't
answer is very simple. Because "It's not the
problem whether you did cheating or not. The
problem is you couldn't learn anything from
cheating. If you pass the test by cheating someone
else's paper, another more difficult class is
waiting for you.
Good: I think so, because inside the class
there are too many people. Sometimes the teacher
can't teach me anything. In my class they have 30
people inside. So usually they can't study a lot.
When the test comes in they feel afraid. We are
afraid that we will fail. Then our families won't
be happy. They will blame us, maybe we will be hit.
So we cheat.
Jin Kim, Korea
reply to: may opinion cheating is so risky bad
habit. But, I dont care if I see a person
cheating during the test. My advice is dont
do that. One mans trash is another mans
treasure because is easy to get at good degree but
what goes up must come down because what goes
around must come down.
think that cheating is common in schools and very
understandable. This is because teachers give too
much work and a lot of hard tests that force you
into cheating. Therefore I think that teachers
should STOP giving so much work and tests or else
cheating is cool with me. I also think that
teachers and people who work at school are bad at
catching cheaters(that is a good thing) and that
cheating is completely necessary at this current
time. :) CHEAT ON!
think cheating is the way to go if it is the right
kind of test. I was known as one of the best
cheaters in my class and am proud of it. It made my
life a lot easier when it came to tests. I just
developed a system around seventh grade and have
been using it to get in the top ten percent of my
class. I won't dicuss how I cheat but I have to say
it is fun to make up your system and try it.
have to ready for failure but just try again. Now I
don't cheat on everything but only when I feel it
is necessary. Sometimes teachers just expect to
much and you have to study tremendous amounts of
time to be prepared so why not cheat.
tell you this. It feels a lot better to outsmart
the teacher than to just to earn a good grade. I
earned my fair share of A's by studying but some
had to be earned by cheating. Cheating isn't
something that should be abused but cherished and
colleges and universities address the issue of
academic dishonesty through an honor system.
Students are on their honor not to engage in any
form of cheating-plagiarism, copying on tests, crib
notes, etc. The second requirement of an honor
system is that any students who are aware of
another students cheating must report it or
be subject to the same penalties as the students
who cheat, including expulsion. Why is the second
provision considered essential to an honor
students from IS3, and we think cheating´s a
bad choice. Because people don´t really learn,
and someday they will need this knowledge they have
missed and then they will realize they have done a
stupid thing. Probably you won´t be able to
apply for a job if you didn´t have that
cultural base you should have had when you were in
cheating seems good and easy by the moment you are
doing it, it may ruin students who behave like
this. People are used to cheating because sometimes
they are insecure, iresponsable or addicted. Some
of them know the subject, but want to be sure they
won´t "forget". We believe it´s quite the
same. Those things seldom change.
Jucinara and Paula (Yázigi),
Online, Would just like to commend you on your
article about cheating on exams. We are from
http://www.netcheats.com and it is sad to see how
many news stories only see the negative in
cheating. This article left it more open ended, and
allowed people to decide for themselves. Just
saying good job on the writing. If you ever need
other info on cheating, let us know.
think cheating is wrong, because all you do is look
at answers and you do not learn nothing. Plus you
will probably get them wrong anyways, and cheating
means that you are a bad person so you do not want
to cheat. Thank you,
uncheating AJ man,
think cheating on tests is very common in my
country. I guess almost everyone has the experience
to be dishonest. The only difference between cheat
is one gives and one takes. I don't encourage
anyone to do that because this is quite unfair for
those who have prepared for a long time. I think
the purpose of tests is to let ourselves know if we
understand what we have learned. So, just be honest
and responsible for yourselves.
may be an easy way to do well in school. However,
when you really need to show your knowledge (not on
a test) , you may not do as good as you did on a
test. Unless you want to check your answers in the
test by cheating you can get good grades and know
the subject at the same time. Sometimes cheating
may not be worthwhile. For instance: if you cheat
in university and be caught, you take the risk of
being expelled. Therefore,it's no use cheating,
even if you are just checking or getting complete
César and Fernando,
in school is not the best way to get good grades,
sometimes it`s necessary, though. If you didn't
study for a test and you ended up cheating, you are
lying to yourself, because you are not learning
anything from it. In addition to this, In your
future you will need this knowledge that you
didn't`t get in school. So, on the long terms you
will regret. We all don't think it is a big deal as
long as we just check the answer.
Nicole and Ricardo,
is big problem to people who want to grow up in
life. When you're in college, you can't cheat,
'cause you don't learn the subjects. So when you
need your knowledge you don't have in your mind, a
kind of it. Besides, the purpose of being college
is studying and learning, so that you can't cheat,
or you're against your principles. So you choose,
cheat and don't learn, or study and grow up in your
am writing because I think that it is good subject
for all students. Cheating sometimes is a good away
for you pass the exam, but in all cases you do a
bad thing for you, therefore sometimes you must not
do it because you can not use it in your
the Cheating Experience
When I took an English program test at the end of a
session as a routine. I was taking the test, and I
saw one of the students brought a recorder and
taped the listening part during the test. Honestly,
I discovered this method and joked with my friends
who wanted to boost their grades; however, it's
still hard to picture someone took that action.
made another unbelievable discovery. I found out
this student not only made the recording, but was
also in possession of the Celt text instruction
book hidden under the desk and folded under his/her
legs. Although I am not certain that the book was
the same as we had in the test. I am sure that the
book had the identical format in terms of its
reason I am writing this letter is to show how
students value the test, but not the real knowledge
they have. I still remember teachers in Taiwan who
got their master's degrees in America but couldn't
speak English when they encountered native English
speakers. In our society, people admire the
particular group who have degrees from the western
world and are supposed to speak fluent English.
Sadly, people are fooled by these tricky guys who
are good at the TOEFL test, so I hope the TOEFL
test will be computerized in Taiwan as soon as
possible so that the fairer standard can testify to
our English ability.
really don't want to condemn that student who
cheated, but I do feel angry about those guys who
make a fake image and deceive other people who
don't know English much and think they are the
experts just because they once studied in America.
I urge these impostors to use their recorder in the
class, not at the tests, and to spend money to buy
useful study materials or reference books, but not
the official test book.
Chen, Republic of
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