Students when getting caught cheating always have an excuse to why. In the article,“Cheating Perceptions and Prevalence Across Academic Settings” by Kelly Honz says,” Students often blame their cheating on teachers’ failure to explain cheating adequately.” Honz explains that students will make up anything than to say the truth. Honz also explains that students feel that the teacher doesn’t give them a good understanding towards the teachers ways in academic dishonesty. As cheating continues in U.S. Schools, the aftereffects are starting to greatly take on. In Today’s age, The effects of cheating go further than a couple of assignments.
Jane Ma Hongyan, Guofang Wan, and Eric Long Yu explain in their article, Digital Cheating and Plagiarism in Schools, how cheating is not a new thing in schools, but the way students cheat now is way different from how it used to be, explain how it is not just high school students that plagiarize but college students as well, and why students choose to cheat. Cheating in the classroom has become more and more common through cellular devices and other technology and is among students of all grades. Students decide to cheat because they feel as if they cannot achieve within a brief period of time, meaning the students felt that their time limit was too short. Cheating and plagiarizing is a nationwide epidemic that can be found in most schools.
Plagiarism is considered a form of cheating. The punishment has changed from a zero grade to expulsion. A lot of students who cheat, are only fooling themselves. Now, in college, cheating will place an academic warning on your official transcript, making it visible to other institutions. I am going to come clean, about cheating in the far past.
The authors conducted a survey research study to examine the relationship between academic performance and cheating. They hypothesized that the inverse relationship between academic performance and cheating is moderated by school identification and academic self-efficacy. The results show that cheating is more likely among lower achieving students when they do not identify with school and among higher achieving students with low levels of academic self-efficacy. Past research on academic cheating has been dominated by college samples and has excluded the study of any similarities and differences between teachers and students in their perceptions of cheating problems. Accordingly, various perceptions were examined by studying a sample of middle and senior high school students and their teachers in four different schools.
In the article Nurturing Ethical Collaboration, the author Alexis Brooke Redding justifies why students cheat in high school and college courses. Redding claims “Students cheat because of academic pressure of being accepted to an excellent college and the grades they need to obtain to even be considered to go to that college”(Redding 3). She justifies her claim by explaining the students who are unprepared to take an exam begin to fear of failure, so they then decide to take another way to approach this problem which is by cheating. She also states students who are academically challenged struggle more than the other kids because of the curriculum they are learning. The author claims “students who cheat in school expect they can cheat their way in life”(Redding 3).
“If I cheat and don’t get caught, the reward is an ‘A’ in the class”. Cheating is a getaway for everyone beginning from high school to college up to graduate and professional schools. Which leads to students participating to an academic dishonesty, a violation to any educational environment with any form of cheating or participating of any kind of sharing information to others for homework, tests, and papers. It has become so common for students that cheating has branched out to different type of styles such as plagiarism, turning in someone’s work as their own, copying without proper credit, allowing others to copy off their own work, fabricating data, to cheating off a test with their phones, handwritten notecards, written information on personal erasers etc. Today in society cheating is not a thought-out plan to do before hand, but more like a last minute save my grade instinct to avoid failure.
Cheating is a substantial problem in the education system across America, but not many people realize the necessary measures we must all accomplish for the sake of America’s future. 95% of students claimed to have participated in any form of cheating, whether it was on a test, plagiarism, or copying homework. Cheating has become an ever present problem in high school and college students across America as students are finding it easier to cheat while disregarding the effects it has on themselves in addition to the punishments they may face due to their actions. Students cheat for a variety of reasons. It can be an intentionally calculated decision in order to prosper, repeatedly motivated by the path to success they see around them.
These results paint a grim picture of today 's youth, and it makes many wonder whether the students who are willing to cheat are willing to commit other unethical deeds to get ahead in life. The main problem causes the students cheat in exams is stress and the effort to overcome the problem is to motivate students play an important role in their studies. Stress is the main problem to cause the students cheat in exams. Some students do not
Students gain a thrill or a surge of pleasure from getting away with an immoral deed. Many students may suffer from social anxiety or feel left out, and to compensate, they cheat on exams. As reference in Source 3 the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology students feel that cheating may “trigger positive feelings”. As a fellow classmate sees just a single student gets away with cheating, that person may be inclined to cheat as well. The classmate may see how effective cheating is and try to mimic it.
Charles Sturt University in there survey found out that only 57% of students have read the University Student Academic Misconduct statement (Wilkinson). With over half of the student body not knowing what could happen to them if they violate the statement, students do not see how big and terrible cheating actually is. Schools should have the consequences for academic dishonesty more available and open so that students will be lessinclinded to cheat and participate in academic misconduct because they would know the repercussions to their actions. The advancements of technology is leading students to academic dishonesty because of how easy access is to