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In False Of The F Word Analysis

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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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