Module Three Rough Draft One of the most common problems in our schooling system is that students cheat. This happens a lot with older students who struggle with the topic that their assignment is on. In “The Shadow Scholar” by Ed Dante, and “Introduction: Fraud and Fundamental Misunderstandings” by Shane Borrowman shows how students cheat to move on in their education. In both of these texts the authors tell their first-hand stories of their different students cheating.
In 2013, Aaron Bacall proposed a joke stating “recent research has shown that a spycam can greatly improve the honor code.” An honor code is based on integrity and honesty, and a “spycam” only reflects a bad connotation. School-wide academic honesty should be achieved in an honest and acceptable manner. Unfortunately, cheating still occurs occasionally even “where honor is so well defined and policed by an elite student committee” (Kahn, 2013). Consequently, some level of technology should be used to evaluate assigned homework.
However, those attending Harvard question the validity of the system and are skeptical of its effectiveness, saying, “critics – especially Harvard students – are skeptical that signing a piece of paper will suddenly cause a cheater to change his ways.” Essentially, the only thing that will determine a student’s behavior and integrity (or lack thereof) is whether they choose to conduct themselves in a proper manner, not the honor code. In addition, the article also suggests that if an “honest” student was surrounded by “cheater” students, the dishonest culture would advocate for the the student to also partake in illicit behavior due to pressure from peers. From my perspective, this wouldn’t just fail to effectively promote virtue across Windham High School’s student body, but the practice of encouraging an honors system would lead to unfortunate implications as student’s will conduct themselves in a stealthier manner as they attempt to evade authority and punishment in their efforts break rules. A decision such as this one made at Windham High School would also be subjected to this similar criticism as this culture of honesty vs integrity when discussing cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of rule breaking can also be seen here at Windham High
The results show that 65 highschool students cheated . With the non athletes 60 cheat” (Project Fact File 161). This shows that Athletes cheat more so they don 't fail the class. Therefore if there wasn’t a “No pass no play” rule Athletes wouldn’t cheat as much. Some may differ and think that the reason why kids cheat is that of all the
An honor code can be so effective that “many schools with academic honor codes allow students to take their exams without proctors present, relying on peer monitoring to control cheating” (Source F). Despite this system, there is research that “indicates that the significantly lower levels cheating” (Source F) at schools with honor codes. This is possible because there is a peer culture that denounces cheating, making kids embarrassed to commit academic dishonesty. Such a peer culture was formed by educating the students about the value of academic dishonesty.
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.
The nature of cheating originates from the common misconception of helping others and a student’s lack of self-confidence. Plagiarism, not so different from cheating, disperses from the broad range of information on today’s technology. Through an authentic study, it has been revealed that teachers have established many students who have cheated their way through complexed assignments. Even misleading students who have kept a high grade point average has been found as participants of academic dishonesty. Today, professors seek to find different measures that should be taken to decrease cheating and plagiarism.
“Since “everyone else” is cheating, they have no choice but to do the same to remain competitive. And there is growing evidence many students take these habits with them to college.” (McCabe, Donald and Pavela). More and more colleges are using the honor codes. The honor code has helped to prevent cheating.
Many Schools and institutes of higher learning have implemented an honor code or honor system, with the purpose being to lower the rate of dishonest behavior, mainly cheating, stealing, and plagiarizing. These honor codes do not always prove effective, there are still those who cheat and the proof that honor codes change anything is minimal. These flaws show that schools need to revise their honor code or honor system. Many times Honor codes are disagreeable to the student body.
A lot of students don’t want to do something that can get them suspended or expelled from school. Those students choose to follow the rules and just do the work no matter how hard it is. As much as many students want to be honest, some students struggle so much in a class they feel the only way to pass is to cheat. Sadly. there are many people who can be paid off to write a paper or
In the article “Studies Find More Students Cheating, With High Achievers No Exception,” Richard Pérez-Peña explains the increase in cheating among high achieving students and how they are being enabled. Initially, Pérez-Peña suggests that new technology has made cheating easier by allowing the student to obtain the answers at a click of a button. Technology allows students to instantly connect to the internet and other students to communicate answers (Pérez-Peña 1). This indicates that it is unchallenging for students to use technology to secure an ample grade. Furthermore, in disregards to ethics, parents have become enablers to students cheating in recent years.
Cheating is nothing new to society. It has been seen over the years in schools and in life. Today, however, the cheating epidemic is out of control. In an essay written by Richard Perez-penasept, he shows us the facts of how cheating is out of control, and how a new set of rules on how to deal with cheating might be necessary. New competitive mindsets, easier access to online sources, and lack of integrity are reasons why schools should have more strict penalties against cheaters.
College is the time in your life when you are told you get to mess up and make mistakes, but what if that mistake happened in your life before you got to school and it had severe real world repercussions. In the article “Creeps on Campus” Dawn Mackeen suggests that colleges should not disqualify students based on criminal or moral history. Mackeens article focus of a man named David Cash, who while on a weekend trip to Las Vegas with his best friend, witnessed his friend drag a seven year old girl into the bathroom where he went on to molest and strangle her. While Cash was not officially charged with anything, and at there the time there were no laws stating you had to report a crime or a suspected crime, he had already been accepted into
Now, in college, cheating will place an academic warning on your official transcript, making it visible to other institutions. I am going to come clean, about cheating in the far past. I am taking, full responsibility that cheat is a unethical habit. Most students decide to cheat, because they want high grades, without much effort. I can’t remember the exact incident, that occured cheating, although I have.
Grades are said to drive students to push themselves even more, yet it is not entirely true. Some students cheat, causing their grades to fly high, and that doesn’t reflect wit at all. In a survey of 24,000 students at 70 high schools, Donald McCabe (Rutgers University) found that 64 percent of students admitted to cheating on a test, 58 percent for plagiarism, and 95 percent for some other form of cheating. (Facts) This proves that grades are more likely to cause students to cheat than to motivate