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.
Not so long ago, the honor code system was brought up to the U.S. Senate whether if it’s best to have it input schools to lessen cheating behaviors from students. It was not welcomed at first for those that were against the honor codes and as well of the people in the Senate. Even though after all the revisions and such, some voted to agree to have the codes set in place that would be good enough to have around in school; albeit honor codes don’t always work around schools, and cheating or some type of academic dishonesty will always happen— it’s inevitable. It seems by having these honor codes set in place, it would oppose the cheating and consequences against students. As the ones who have voted for the honor code wanted that safe, confidential, and knowing that their hard work and knowledge wasn’t used against them.
Windham High School should establish an honor code. There is an abundance of cheating, stealing, and plagiarizing that happens here and not many get punished for it. Although, if WHS did establish and honor code I don’t believe it would work. Too many of the students here rely on cheating. More students than not cheat so, I don’t believe many students would report others cheating.
The Fundamental Standard of Stanford University focuses on personal conduct, and jointly with the Stanford Honor Code, explains the usual “community standards” to which all Stanford students are to follow. It says, “that students at Stanford are expected to show both within and without the University such respect for order, morality, personal honor and the rights of others as is demanded of good
There is an ongoing debate about whether or not the honor code, a code that obliges students to report academic dishonesty of their fellow peers, is strict enough, with many students claiming they feel that their privacy is being violated, and others worrying that requiring reporting cheating to superiors will cause friction amongst the student body. Others claim that with the abundance of recent statistics of high level cheating and plagiarism, a stricter honor code is a necessity. While it is important to respect the student’s privacy, and maintain an ideal learning environment, the fact remains that the honor code, as it is currently, is underperforming, and that stricter measures need to be taken, for the sake of a fairer learning environment. The main contention of the test takers seems to be that being closely watched and supervised make them feel uncomfortable and invalidated.
Though signing a piece of paper will most likely not result in the immediate adoption of such qualities, an honor code should seek to remind students of the morals they have promised their school, their friends and their family to live by. It is necessary to have an honor code as it reminds students not of the consequences that come with cheating, but of the importance of the morals and the values that they have promised to
Student’s value their social lives and professors value their work. This is not to be said that students do not care about their education and classes, students do try to get good grades, but will do the minimum to attain it. For this exact reason cheating to get ahead is extremely
Honor codes are an important and controversial topics on the universities on America. Many professor and students defend honor codes, by saying that are creating a culture of trust, and are they are also created to stop plagiarisms. At the same time many professor and students are against honor codes by saying that, honor codes are outdated and that is not including the new culture that students behold and has not increase plagiarize Lynn Morton is a professor at Queens University, in charge of giving a speech ` `Choosing Honor`for the new students of the class of 2008. She starts her speech by welcoming them and telling them that she has a college student daughter, and why she is related to honor codes. During her speech she explains why honor codes are one of the most important topics at the Queen University and why does she believes that
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.
The honor code or honor systems is known by educators across the nation. The honor code is used to keep students from making bad decisions educational wise, for example, cheating and plagiarism, therefore, the honor is used to keep students inside the behavioral codes that the honor code has to offer. The honor code is very controversial because of the codes that the system delivers. The system is very influential to the students and creates a behavioral impact that allows the students to follow by the codes and to have complete freedom. The process of the honor code should be maintained due to the honesty and pledges of the students to increase their success.
An honor code or honor system is a set of rules or principles governing a community based on a set of rules or ideals that define what constitutes honorable behavior within that community. An honor code implements a set code that specifies certain rules in their school. An honor code doesn’t benefit students trust in their school system. An honor code can end up making students engage in mistrust, create misuse of the code, and can cause students to be at odds with each other. When students are forced to commit to an honor code, every student isn’t going to be 100% honest.
The students who use the honor codes become good citizens in the future. Honor codes are helpful because there are expectations, no more cheating and social codes. Honor codes can only work if the school has expectations for their students. To begin, some say that because of our culture that the schools can not expect student to tell their peers for cheating (Fleischmann 113). Well if the honor code is in place, teachers and their peers
Introduction Academic Integrity is an essential component of third level education because it is the fundamental building block in which we derive our professional ethics and integrity from. It sets a pattern for life long integrity in all areas of life. Our job as students is to construct knowledge honestly and fairly. A culture of honesty earns a great deal of respect. Integrity is fundamental to everything we do in college, I don’t think we can have genuine learning without integrity.
Study shows that one reason why students cheat is because they feel as if they almost have to because of their peers. In their article, “Source Is Important When Developing A Social Norms Campaign to Combat Academic Dishonesty”, Jennifer N. Engler and Joshua D. Landau maintains that “By this account, students cheat because they believe that their peers