After reading Dudley Delvin’s essay, “Plagiarism in America,” I have come to realize the great extent of plagiarism in American institutions. More often than one might assume, plagiarism occurs within students’ assignments. Delvin highlights the issue and presents a logical solution; however, to fully solve the epidemic, some alterations need to be made to his plan. The modern day student does not fully understand the negative consequences that plagiarism produces. In order for the high levels of cheating to decrease, students must have appropriate punishments that are enforced after each incident, surveillance of assignments, and education about plagiarism and its consequences.
A seriously addressed and dealt with critical issue that has been developed in the United States and all over the world is plagiarism. Plagiarism is someone stealing someone else's words and pretending they were originally theirs. One example of plagiarism is someone reading a speech that someone else told before, like if it is their own speech. People notice most plagiarism being used in student’s essays or research papers, they get lazy, or they don't know what to say, so they try to copy off of someone else's work. Plagiarism is used by many people and there should be a serious consequence to the use of it.
With an honor code enacted trust between teacher and student will form. A situation like the one depicted in source A would not happen. Source A is stating the irony of saying that spycams improve honor codes. There is no trust in that honor system. Source F also states that “many schools with academic honor codes allow students to take their exams without proctors present, relying on peer monitoring to control cheating”.
Many of the high schoolers feel that it is unfair to let one test determine if you are going to graduate or not. Especially knowing that you did a good job throughout the school year but if you failed that exam none of it would matter. Implementing high school exit exams is detrimental because it decreases the graduation rate, reduces students’ chances of getting into college and places special needs students at a
Paying student for good grades is an issue because it doesn't do any motives in learning, only trying. Learning is the student job, not the parent to bride their children to do well. Paying student for good grades can give pressure to inflate their grades, external motivators that may be affective and well intended, and kids should be satisfied with their own accomplishment to success. Many parents bribe their children to do well in school by paying them. Bridging children should be illegal and banned in every country.
Teaching the students self-control is important and takes time. Students will make mistakes but teaches need to make the mistake a learning tool by teaching the students a better way to conduct themselves. He writes “When we are unreasonable with students and humiliate them into submission, the benefit is really for the teacher and not the students”, this really hit home for me, I have seen that happen and the student shut down and he had a miserable rest of his year. We need to instill confidence in our students not talk poorly to them. Chapter Five-The Quiet Man (76-89) As I was reading this I was thinking that it was written just for me.
School Suspension- Is It Worth the Trouble? Is suspending students for their behaviors effective? Are they learning their lesson? When a student is suspended from school for their behaviors, they are sent home and are not allowed to come to school for a given period of time, that is based on how bad their action was. Although students shall be punished for their actions, schools should not suspend students for their bad behaviors, they shall be punished in other ways, because they like not having to go to school so they will act up more, they will miss a lot of important lessons in their classes, and parents would have to figure out a plan for their child to stay home all day while they are at work.
This movement has become very popular with both parents and students. The idea is that if everybody continues to opt out from test eventually schools will realize that testing is not working and they will change the ‘norm’ of education. However, the only issue is that they do not provide a good alternative method, their main objective is to raise awareness on how stressful test situations are not the answer. They are on the right track but you can’t just wipe out testing and expect students to magically do better. The solution I am proposing is a whole new school system.
What corrupts the change/ advancement is the treatment of it by the people.The internet was an attempt at transforming communication which was needed at that stage . The myriad purposes ( illegal ones) it is being used for now is the abuse of change.This also extends to the aspects of latent and manifest functions where the manifest function is that a number of visible positive has come from internet.On the flipside, the latent functions have 1.Made human life too digital 2.Created a superstructure of ‘surveillance’.What struck me further is that deviance in any society is resultant of the discovery of sex ,art, books and the like that people consider “material culture”.It becomes inevitable at this point to not draw parallels with the Indian society and the constant struggle we face between deciding which is our indigenous (greater/go-to culture) and what is the influenced westernised(deviant/non-normative ).There is an underlying assumption that material culture
“To Kill A Mockingbird” is very popular among American high school required reading lists because the coexistence of good and evil is a lesson that everyone should learn. In America’s culture today, many high school students are on social media sites where you have to be careful about what you say and post in order to be safe. If you send a harmful message to another person, you have been evil towards them. If you realize what you have done is wrong and proceed to apologize to the person, then your good has overruled your evil. With their being an abundant amount of situations similar to this in the American culture today, the coincidence of good and evil is something everyone should hear and
Thus, they will effectively create a barrier to discourage the offenders from getting to class or going back home. My solution may not be popular with some students, but I think it may raise students’ grade point averages who will get to class on time, and thus gain valuable instruction time. Fewer hallway traffic jams will also result in fewer tardies by clearing the hallways for students who believe passing periods if for travelling to other classes, not engaging in long conversations with friends or checking your phone while blocking the hallway. Let’s eliminate hallway traffic jams, as we must focus on our future and not
Zero-tolerance policies will teach children how society works - when you make bad choices, you will have bad outcomes. Parents and administrative claim that it’s important to keep these policies in schools because they help maintain a safe environment, while teaching students unacceptable behavior is (Sellors). “ Zero-tolerance policies remove difficult students quickly,” said Sellors. After these students are removed from a schools, it is harder for them to get into another school. Although some students who are expelled from school are offered an alternative education at disciplinary schools, those schools fail to provide a “meaningful education” (ACLU).
The punishment serves as a reminder of those facts and helps students come to realize that cheating hinders your education. Later in life you will not be able to simply copy another person or look to the internet to answer all your problems. If you go down that route you run the risk of your employer firing you based on your inability to complete the assigned task. Pelton’s punishment was necessary because in a way it is similar to the consequences you might receive on a job later in life. Within the student handbook for the Piper School District it clearly specifies that the punishment for plagiarism will be an immediate zero on the given assignment.
The honor code also states that if you see a fellow classmate cheating your suppose to tell the professor or your not obeying the honor code. When I say cheating I mean as in asking someone for help when you don’t understand, getting someone to revise an essay and more. If Fairmont was to establish an honor code kids will continue to cheat, kids will not snitch on one another and finally they won’t obed by the rules because they have no interest