Academic Plagiarism And Academic Dishonesty

932 Words Dec 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Have you ever shown up to class totally forgetting to look over the notes and study guide for the chapter test that day? Lack of preparation is a huge contributor to academic dishonesty. Forgetting to study can cause those who would not usually cheat to stoop low and look at someone else 's work. Some students rely on cheating to make their way through high school or college. Academic dishonesty is a way lazy students take advantage of hard working students. Whether the academic dishonesty is caused because of the lack of preparation, a poor work ethic, or by having a poor home life; it usually leads to violating academic dishonesty school policies and leading to short term and long term effects. One day I showed up to my government class, my first block of the day. I did not believe we had any assignments, so I had not brought home any class materials the day before. I walked into the classroom and asked the teacher what the day 's plan was. He immediately raised his eyebrows and said, ‘Well, we have our chapter 3 test today.’ Immediately shocked, I panicked. This situation is how many students fall into the cheating trap. This panic has caused plenty of students to wander their eyes to surrounding test looking for answers. Thankfully I knew that cheating was not the answer. I respectfully told my teacher what had happened and he allowed me to briefly review my notes before I took the test. My lack of preparation could have caused me to very easily cheat off of my…
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