Essay on Is Cheating Always Unethical?

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First of all, is it ethical to cheat? That question can not be answered with a simple yes or no, there are more things that come into play such as, what are they cheating on, is it simply cut and pasted or did they make it there own. Cheating is not as big of a deal as people make it out to be, it is just a means to an end. Nothing anyone ever will do, no rules any university would make will change this fact. People will cheat and a majority of them will get away with it never thinking twice about it. Cheating does not harm anyone, including the person cheating, as much as it is made out to be, everyone cheats in life at some point , cheating is just getting students ready for the real world. The only type of cheating that is bad in …show more content…
If a person cheats and cheats well they would probably get a better understanding of the material then they would if they were to write the paper all by themselves. Cheating also teaches people how to work with others, how to ease a heavy work load so a better job can get done. Learning how to cheat is a great thing to learn and the notion that colleges and high schools have that it is bad is understandable but a misreading of human nature. Yes, cheating and plagiarism can be a terrible thing if the student does not know the topic and is just cheating to get the paper written not even understanding the meaning of the particular thing he or she stole. Cheating is just a negative connotation for using ones resources. “ Cheating is an answer, it might not be the best answer, but none the less it is an answer( 198).” Cheating needs to stop being seen as such a horrible thing and people need to start seeing it how it truly is, a skillful way of expressing to point one wishes to display but cannot find the words for. 80% of students admit to cheating the number is probably higher somewhere in the high 90’s or maybe even 100%. People will always find ways to make it easier to do something, to make and easier work load. High school is a high pressure atmosphere were your G.P.A can mean whether or not you can go to college there or not. Yes, since a majority if not all
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