Commentary: Cheating on tests

Working hard and failing is better than cheating to succeed

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Commentary: Cheating on tests

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Julia Golovey

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I know students that cheat all the time, and I can’t help but try to figure out why. 

I’m one of those students that spends a lot of time studying for a test and still ends up failing, and I know several people that struggle with the same issue. Except in their case, to avoid the punishment they would get for receiving a bad grade, they start to get creative and end up cheating just to get an A.

It’s frustrating knowing that I put in the time and work and still fail, when there are other students that put in little effort and just cheat their way through the class and end up succeeding. After a while, it becomes tempting to do it yourself. 

It’s frustrating knowing that I put in the time and work and still fail, when there are other students that put in little effort and just cheat their way through the class and end up succeeding.”

— Julia Golovey

But I’d rather take my failing grade any day than become a cheater, because right now they may pass that test, quiz, or whatever assignment it may be, but I don’t think they see the big picture. The point is to obtain what you learn, and to be able to understand the information.

And yes, I may be one of those students who doesn’t exactly do well on their math test, but at least I’m aware of that and I am constantly trying to improve and work towards a better grade.

I would much rather understand the curriculum than cheat and have no idea what’s happening in that class.

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