Is There a Solution? Essay

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It is 2:15 a.m., and you have just finished creating a paper for your English class. Your eyelids are drooping, so you decide you will drag yourself to bed for a few hours of sleep. You no more than fall asleep (it feels) and your alarm clocks goes off. It is 7:00 a.m. and you think, "I'll just lay here for five more minutes." Next thing you know, it is 7:45 a.m., you are just getting up, and you have class at 8:00 a.m. You rush around and make it to school on time, but realize that you forgot to do your physics and calculus homework because you were so focused on your English paper. You would have had time for all your homework if your basketball practice had not run so late! All of your friends can tell you are very upset about …show more content…
He, unlike other writers, does not see morals as the major cause of cheating, although he does not discount the fact that they do play a part. Staples, while talking to a physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was told, "The big sleeping dog here is not the moral issue. The problem is that kids don't learn if they don't do the work" (Staples). So to put it simply, Staples does not think that morally our students are lacking. He thinks that the real problem is that our students do not want to learn. A friend of Staples, a professor at a well-known university who was interviewed for his article, had an eye opening experience with a student. One of his students blatantly plagiarized and then said that he would be ashamed to "go home to his family with an F " (Staples). However, he did not once say that he was remorseful. The professor stated, "This represents a shift away from the view of education as the process of intellectual engagement…toward the view of education as mere training." He goes on to say that in training, it does not matter how you come to the right answer, as long as you do, while in education, you are supposed to think critically and improve your mind (Staples). This seems to ring true in today's society. The world is changing, and the line of what is plagiarism and what is not plagiarism

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