Cheating Is A Word?

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Cheating is a word that no one wants to have attached to their name, because it comes attached with a load of negative stigma. What exactly is the definition of cheating? According to Oxford Dictionaries, the definition of the word “cheat” is as follows: “Act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage, especially in a game or examination.” As one can adhere through this definition, when someone cheats they are acting in a dishonest way that deprives others of the truth. There are many types of cheating, but one thing that they all have in common is that it is nothing one should aspire to. In this essay we will discuss cheating in the classroom, ways that students cheat, and how I will utilize this knowledge to avoid cheating in the future. Academic dishonesty happens when students cheat in any way, shape, or form that does not represent their true knowledge or work. The Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities at SDSU (San Diego State University) defines cheating in the classroom as follows: “Cheating is defined as the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for academic work by the use of dishonest, deceptive, or fraud- ulent means.” They give many examples of cheating on their website including working with others on something that will be graded without permission of the instructor, submitting work that was used for another class, and obtaining a copy of any course material without the permission of the instructor. It is important to be well
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