Is cheating in school right? Everyday at school, I can see more and more people cheating off others, whether it be at lunch, over messaging, or even at the beginning of some classes. First off, cheating can break the code of conduct in many ways, like disrespecting others rights (i.e. teachers and/or other students), or by breaking general school policy. Secondly, cheating is specifically mentioned in the school guidelines and how it is considered “falsification” .
The effects of cheating on college students can be long term and crucial to their education. Hongyan Jane, Ma Guofang Wan and Eric Yong Lu, authors of “Digital Cheating and Plagiarism in Schools” state a 2002 study found that on most campuses, 70% of the students admitted to some cheating in the past years . The authors are insisting that cheating is more common now days because of technology. Many college students are now used to touching a screen in order to learn instead of flipping a page. The laziness of cheating can drag onto more years of schooling if not stopped
Student ethics have diminished ever since more technology has been produced including the creation of the smartphone. The amount of cheating has increased over the years and will probably increases as the years go on. Students improperly using technology in the classroom is detrimental because it can encourage students to be academically dishonest. One reason why that students cheat is that there is a lot of competition for high class rank which can push students to take varying actions in order to achieve their goals. Tovani states “students can always find ways to cheat”(Tovani 4).
According to my research, many students cheat for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons may be because students, especially college students, are very stressed out. Many students are emotionally affected when it comes to their studies because of family issues. Students may also be depressed because they have been ostracized and bullied. If students are just given a chance to improve their grades then they can accept that challenge, proving teachers that they are capable of enough to work harder.
All students want in school is to get good grades and sometimes they will get desperate and being desperate leads to cheating. When students cheat all they think about is getting a good grade most of the time. Other students don’t care about school and they cheat. This can affect not only the student his/her self if they get caught but it can affect the class and how other students learn, because if one student sends out a test or homework than other students will have it and then pretty soon most students will have it and not have learned anything. There’s is no conclusion to cheating, because no matter what, students will cheat weather they know if it 's right or wrong.
Cheating during examination is not the new phenomena in education field and usually happen at school and university. In the era of technology, there are so many tricks that student use to cheating during the examination. So this situation make the teacher felt hard to detect the student that cheating in examination. For example, some student in secondary school copy the examination answer from his or her friend. Bryce Buchman(2014) found approximately 75 percent of university student confess suggesting that probably even more than three quarters of university students have done something against the policy of examination to improve their grades.
Cheating is not only an issue in the classroom, but outside of it as well. Cheating has become one of the top reasons relationships have tended to last much shorter spans in contrast to previous times. Consequently, cheating hinders more than just a person’s ability to learn, but it also negatively affects their character. If you asked an average high school student to give you reasons for cheating in school, I am certain the list would be never ending - from reasons as simple as being too lazy to complete the tasks, to some students just flat out not understanding their assignments. Jones suggest that, “The reasons students engage in academic dishonesty vary, but as commonly understood, the overriding reason is performance” (144).
A reason for this is because students have easy access to the internet and their cell phones are on them 24/7. High school students are harder to study because of parental permission and the selective information the school will give out. But college students are easier to study and it 's easier to find out if their “work” is really theirs or if it 's something they bought on the internet. In the article “Academic Dishonesty among Gifted and High-Achieving Student” Kimberly Geddes states “Neutralizing attitudes refer to rationalizations such as ‘no one else is hurt if i cheat,’” (52). Students don’t have the time they need to study so they find it easier to just cheat and assume they will be fine but in life doesn’t work that way.
With online college students being introduced to technology in the school system, many try to take the easy way out by cheating. Cheating in online environments can include looking up answers during a test, plagiarism, or any form of using another 's work without proper credit. Faculty in the school system are doing everything possible to decrease the frequency of cheating, because it has negative effects on both the students and staff. According to “Why we cheat” by Ferric .C Fang and Arturo Casadevall, it is explained that “Humans are surprisingly quick to cheat.”( Ferric .C Fang, Arturo Casadevall 34) when given a motive to cheat many students do so. In a study done by Dan Ariely students were told if they completed a set of math problems they would get a cash reward.
Students are more influenced and encouraged to do what everyone else does and how society handles certain situations. With cheating, it starts off in high school and repeatedly doing so to maintain good grades. Through a survey of 70 high schools, McCabe found out within 24,000 students more than half have admitted in plagiarism, cheating through a test, and copying homework. Cheating in high school is continued to cheat in college up to 70%, the surveys are stabled throughout the years that follow common behaviors as to why students cheat. Which brings out the high school education such as not teaching students how to do their own research and paraphrasing other’s work, leading student to just copy and paste straight from the internet because they lack confidence of their own thoughts so