Cheating is a persistent problem in many schools all accross the world. School administrators have tried many systems to promote academic integrity with the hope of keeping grades fair for all students. Honor codes have been a popular way of trying to prevent cheating. An honor code is a system in which students agree not to cheat on assignments, and also report any other students they may see cheating, however although students agree they do not always follow through causing problems and allowing cheating to continue. Although honor codes are a noble idea in theory, their lack of effectiveness and practicality raises problems that can not be overlooked by school administrators; therefore, I urge my school not to adopt an honor code system
Students on honor code campuses come to view cheating as socially unacceptable so people “embarrassed to have other students find out they were cheating” (McCabe and Pavela) and wanting to maintain the appearance of being an honest student will no longer lie, copy, or steal due to the threat of being branded a cheater. Peer culture that develops from having an honor code promotes academic integrity as a social norm that individuals are not willing to
Classrooms may also involve more fluidity in collaboration as every student would learn to trust each other within the same room. If an honor code is established at WHS, it should also be student enforced. As strong as peer pressure can be, the elevated expectations everyone would hold for each other based off of a non-stealing honor code would bind everyone together on the same mindset and trust. As Dirmeyer and Cartwright indicate in their commentary, “... students at colleges with honor codes-typically student-enforced--cheat less than their counterparts elsewhere do.”(Jennifer & Cartwright) While honor codes against plagiarism and cheating would also be nice to institute, WHS should first start with a non-stealing honor code as it relates heavily to human integrity both inside and outside the classroom. If a whole school could manage to
It is Barthel’s belief that technology is at the root of the cheating issue and the best way to fix this problem is by instilling an honor code. I concur with this belief and think technology is there to help students, but it becomes an issue when students lose their sense of integrity. Therefore, I agree that the best solution to solve the cheating issue is to create an honor code system at every college. To begin with, most people don’t understand what constitutes as cheating or how often that it occurs. I believe that increasing the awareness of cheating will help instill greater integrity in the college students in turn lowering the rate of cheating.
If the teacher seems like he or she is mad then the student will want to fix it so he or she will not get yelled at. Teachers also though have to be careful on what they say even though they need to be tough. The articles main point is to describe why tough teachers get good results. I do agree on everything the article said especially this “now I 'm not calling for abuse; I 'd be the first to complain if a teacher called my kids names”. Teachers can still be tough without being abusive, teachers just need to be strict.
Future College 101 Student Dear future college 101 student, the four following ground rules I am going to talk about are going to help you be successful in college 101. First, show up to class, the instructors understand if you cannot be there under emergency circumstances, but not showing up because of laziness is absolutely no excuse and shows little maturity. Showing up to class is the easiest part and instructors appreciate having all of their students present. Furthermore, students need to participate actively in order to receive participation points. Be respectful to other student’s opinions and views, not everyone will have the same opinion on a subject that some students do.
The students of Lawrence Academy, when presented with an honor code mandating that they must write out the code on every assignment as well as report anyone they find cheating or face punishment themselves, were afraid that “a mandate to confront peers would create friction” and that “a subsequent report could not easily be kept confidential” (B). The honor code should not spark the fears of honest
Oyster Adams students are always risk-taking and trying out new ways to push the boundaries. Due to this behaviour, Oyster Adams should follow the confucianism philosophy of respect of respect, teach and reward to make sure students behave appropriately in our school. Demonstrated by Confucianism,the leader must lead by example so others can be encouraged to do the good thing. “If you govern the people with laws and regulate them with penalties, the people will try to do no wrong, but they will lose the sense of shame. If you govern the people with virtue and rules of poverty, the people will have a better sense of shame and reform themselves.” Confucianism acknowledges that the best way to make people behave is to govern them with virtue
According to MacLeod, these teachers become “agents of repression” where they sake on this role because they understand that “conformity to mainstream cultural norms is required of minority or low income students for success in school and in the wider society.” Teachers are placed in this role of teaching, but for bBack students this also means protecting their students from the powers at bay that they do not necessary have control over. This problem is very multifaceted and complex, meaning that solutions need to be very intentional. The ultimate solution would be dismantalling white supremacy and institutional racism because then the repercussions for the deviant behaviors would not be an issue. Society should stop criminalizing the Black body and Black culture. By decriminalizing these behaviors, teachers could focus on restorative justice and academic success, instead of policing these behaviors.
Keeping strict dress codes seems practical especially when people are told that they are installed to have a focused educational environment, and everyone wants that, but reasoning is not a valid one. The solution presented actually makes sense. It makes sense that it’s about changing a way of thinking, because sexism is a way of thinking but not a good one. Conclusion Convincing people that dress code sexism exists will start the battle and end it. With recognizing the problem, taking action by being vocal, educating people, and teaching students how to act if they are attracted to someone else, girls will no longer be a victim.
Laurel high School is an academic establishment that has it’s fair share of rules concerning academic integrity. However, the honor codes on certain practice, particularly cheating, are not thoroughly enforced. I propose that my school should revise its policies on cheating to ensure that students are earning the grades they deserve and not achieving through academic dishonesty. As aforementioned, Laurel already has an honor code for cheating. The general policy is that as a consequence, the students involved should be punished and their grades put in jeopardy.
Having an Honor Code will fracture the trust that students have with teachers. Would the honor Code really be worth all the examples of division among student body and faculty that I talked about. The answer is No, it wouldn’t be, because Fairmont Heights need a balance and it has it. Students keep to themselves and let other students do their own thing and deal with their own problems. The balance is key to the continuation of Fairmont Heights social order and without it, things would be much worse in the the eyes of students like
I think they shouldn’t take away sports in high schools because it encourages the players to do well in class. The students will have to work hard to play the sport and have good grades so they can play. I believe that high schools shouldn’t take away sports because they will be encouraged to do well in class. If you play a sport in high school it could help you get a better job with good pay. In article 2 it
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
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.