Since a young age, teachers, even our parents, told us that cheating is a very bad thing to do. “You are not only hurting others, you are hurting yourself”, they say. As children gradually ascend from middle school to high school, they are logically more mature and understand consequences better than a third grader. However, out of my own personal experience, cheating became a huge issue as I entered high school. I caught classmates glancing over my shoulders during quizzes, passing little notes, making gestures at me to give them an answer. Half of the time I brushed them off since I did not want to get in trouble myself., but as the days progressed, and I went from being a tiny freshman to a sophomore, I started to notice that cheating happened basically in every classroom, and for the most part, teachers would allow it. Despite some people thinking that cheating does not seem that much of a big deal, the educational system should implement a better system where teachers reasonably challenge their students and punished them mercilessly for cheating. Cheating ,or academic …show more content…
In a short essay by Mary Sherry, “In Praise Of the F Word”, she emphasises the need for teachers to instill the healthy fear of failure into their students. As she works in an adult literacy program, she discovered that many of her students were exposed to “bad experiences”(Sherry) with the educational system. They all agree that they wished for their teachers to have motivated them to care about school, instead of “partying” or such. Similarly, students that cheat their way through high school will probably also have wished for their teachers to make them care. Teachers are held responsible since they are initially the only ones that can input effort to actually teach unwilling students. In short, if the educational system does not do anything, neither will the
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Tommy Raskin in Cheating Students (2013) suggests that cheating isn’t an isolated problem, but an issue that comes about when a multitude of symptoms come together to ultimately make organic learning undesirable. Raskin carries his claims by emphasizing that the issue will continue to persist, until Educational systems change their overall method of engaging with students. These changes would require the following adjustments: moving away from postmodern educational systems, redesigning an educational system that adheres to modern day societies, learning to put an emphasis on student engagement as opposed to student disciplinary actions, developing a new and pristine way of standardized testing; and finally, creating a society which promotes
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.
When these students plagiarize others work they render themselves unable to truly understand the material. The purpose of going to school is to prepare students for life and give them the necessary knowledge they need to succeed. If you simply copy someone 's work, it eliminates the whole learning aspect because none of the work is your own doing. Along with that, you lose the potential knowledge and skills that could help you later in life. The punishment serves as a reminder of those facts and helps students come to realize that cheating hinders your education.
Elona Kalaja Professor Eleni Saltourides ENG 101 Critical Analysis Paper February 21, 2018 Flunking vs Students In the article, “In Praise of the F Word” Mary Sherry argues that flunking students is a method that has been effective in the past and is still effective todays day, and anyone needs to see is as a positive teaching tool. Sherry indicates that flunking students is a method that motivates students to study more and to be more responsible for what is their responsibility. Students challenge is not to get an A or B, but to succeed or to fail.
The F Word (Season 6 Episode 3) is the title of a fifty three minute tv show created by Paul Abbott. The series depicts the dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher, a single father of six children in which he spends his days on the use of drugs or having misadventures in the city while his kids learn to take care of themselves and to survive. In all the episodes, each character use many satire and comedy devices to get their point across in a way. There are themes of poverty, society, and parenthood in which is shown through the devices of verbal irony, dramatic irony and understatement. The F Word episode addresses the comedy or satire aspects of the piece and the targets of each example also how it ties the piece’s message as a whole.
Iranian writer, Firoozeh Dumas, in her narrative essay, “The F Word,”illustrates the challenges of having a different name in America. Dumas’ purpose is to represent the importance of accepting one’s identity and other’s. Having a different name brought her a great challenge to fit in with her peers. Through the story, she learned how to accept her own name and how should others accept people’s differences. She portrays this idea in a humorous way.
In Carl Singleton’s article, “What Our Education System Needs is More F’s,” he argues that students aren’t receiving the failing grades they deserve. School systems are to blame for the lack of quality in America’s education. No other recommendation for improvement will succeed. The only way to fix the American education system is to fail more students. According to Singleton, the real root of the issue is with the parents.
The essay “The F Word” was written by Firoozeh Dumas who was a young Iranian girl when she and her family moved to America. She has written this essay due to justify the way American people see foreigners. She expresses in depth the troubles she went through when she was a child growing up with an Iranian name. She explains the thoughts that the other kids had and she gives examples of how these kids made fun of her other Iranian friends and siblings. Her reason for writing this essay was to bring attention to what growing up as foreigner with a different type of name is like in America.
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.
There is too much to teach, and all people in the world are students. There is no person that understands everything in the world. The quote that “It is downright irrational to persist in assigning school a function that is defined in relation to and relies on home's educational agency while denying the existence of that very agency: brings to question the institution that is tasked with ensuring students are responsible.” This quote states that society tends to place emphasis on schools to shape the future of children in reliance to parents while at the same time placing blame on schools in case they fail in the process (Martin, 1996). People choose this notion even though when the same students complete their school courses,
Sherry goes on and explains why we think it is right to sometimes excuse students who cheat the system because they come from terrible environments, but then goes on to conclude that “most kids don’t put school first on their list unless they perceive something else is at stake.” I think this is why there is a UIL rule at a lot of schools with a “no pass no play” policy. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities then have a reason to strive to pass. Sherry believes that “people of all ages can rise above their problems, but they need a reason to do so.”
In school, there are always those who do not understand the content in class, but get by with passing grades. In Mary Sherry’s essay, “In Praise of the F Word”, she writes about how in the American school system students get passed along without any consideration for their pace or skill level (Sherry, 564-566). Sherry also discusses how unprepared the American public is after high school and college (Sherry, 564). In, “In Praise of the F word”, Sherry also discusses her own son and one of his experiences in his high school (Sherry, 565). The content of “In Praise of the F word” was very persuasive, as Sherry effectively utilizes the aristotelian appeals.
Cheating is not something to be proud of, here are 10 reasons why cheating is wrong. Cheating in American high schools is widespread. A recent ABCNews poll of 12- to 17-year-olds provided these statistics: •70% of teens say at least some kids in their school cheat on tests. •60% have friends who have cheated.
According to a confidential survey taken in 2002 of 12,000 students, 74 percent admitted to cheating on a test at least once in the last year. This is an appalling number. College students are in the mindset now, because so many people are doing it, that cheating is not wrong so they are doing it regularly. Are people even learning anything in college anymore, or are they just there to learn how to beat the system?