Cheating the Future One of the most detrimental mistakes a student can make during his school career is cheating. Though often times the students know it is wrong, they are still compelled to cheat because of the pressures of making good grades. Because students are never taught the result of their actions until it is too late, cheating has become a commonplace in schools today. David Vesler, the author of “The One Minute Case Against Cheating”, presents a logical argument to dissuade students from cheating.
Jiamin Huang With an increasing competition of atmosphere and a culture in this 21 Century, most of the people looking for an accelerated way of doing or achieve something which is called shortcuts. There is one type of shortcuts-cheating. According the article “Colleges Chase as Cheats shift to Higher Tech” written by Jonathan D. Glater reports that two- thirds of the students admitted to cheating in a survey of nearly 62,000 undergraduates on 96 campuses. That is surprising me cheating on every campus much more frequently than I think. So why cheating become prevalent?
“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so, Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something (Thoreau).” Many college students look to get through college by any means even breaking the concept of academic integrity. Few students strive to go beyond the pathways of cheating even if it is morally wrong.
The student author of the editorial seems to respect the honor code Groveton expects from its students, yet the author assumes the code itself is solely responsible for the alleged reduction in cheating at the school. Citing a survey to further empahsize the aforementioned assumption, the author only invites more speculation on the topic rather than providing further evidence as intended. While cheating is a frowned upon topic in all universities, this editorial is rife with assumptions and fallacious deduction, rendering the argument weak and unconvincing. First, the reporting system for Groveton 's novel honor code and the "old-fashioned" system it replaced both relyed solely on a human witness for reporting. Teachers used to monitor students and the new protocol calls for students to monitor each other and report any instances of cheating.
A number of high schools, colleges, and universities have adopted an honor code to cultivate integrity amongst students at their institution. These principles vary from cheating to tardiness, to plagiarism and have garnered praise from multiple outlets for apparently being successful in preventing cheating and enforcing punishment for those who break the rules. However, others like myself, criticize the honor code due to skepticism in its abilities to prevent such rule breaking, its success in being enforced, and whether it would actually convince a student to not cheat. If Windham High School were to establish an honor code, it would be a failure given that it would not encourage students to abstain from breaking it. Academic institutions
Jawedullah Khushzad Professor Silva MGMT-3614-02 January 15, 2018 ASSIGNMENT Week 3 Chapter 6 PERCEPTION AND INDIVIDUAL DECISION MAKING ETHICAL DILEMMA PAGE 198 CHEATING IS A DECISION Questions 6-11) Do you know classmates who have cheated in school? Have you ever cheated?
Define cheat. Cheat as a verb is defined as deceiving and fraud. Plagiarism, the act of taking someone else’s work and putting your name on it saying it is your own, academic dishonesty. Most cheating falls under plagiarism. Stealing someone else hard work and using it for their own benefit.
It has come to my concern that the Oak Hills school is considering lifting the strict no cell phone policy at school. Many people say that cell phones can be used as a teaching tool and that students need to use them correctly. I think cell phones should be banned from school because not all the students have cell phones, they can be used inappropriately, and they are negatively affecting student’s grades. Not every one of the students at Oak Hills have cell phones. In fact, several students at Oak Hills do not have cell phones.
As children, we were taught by our parents that it is wrong to lie, cheat, and steal. As we grow up and enter into the real world with some knowledge of right and wrong, we see, first hand, the importance of ethics as well as its complexity. The role of ethics in our society and in an individual’s life is very necessary because it has a large influence on today, as well as the future. We need to learn about good ethics because they guide our decisions, make us who we are, and determine our future.
Academic Integrity “Cheating in colleges and universities is perhaps the least openly discussed crisis in higher education”(Keith). Academic Integrity is taken very serious in college, therefore, cheating in colleges should be discussed. The definition of academic integrity is, “ holding oneself to the highest ethical standard in all academic pursuits – doing all individual work alone, relying on one’s own knowledge during assessments, engaging truthfully with others, following all university policies and procedures, and encouraging this behavior in fellow students”(Handbook). There are several different types of cheating, these range from performance concerns, unfair professors, to external pressures, etc. (Reasons).