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Persuasive Essay About Cheating In School

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“Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else”- James E. Faust. Being rob of education is not what school is for, but to learn to be ready for the future. In the television show Freak and Geeks, by Paul Feig, the protagonist, Lindsay gets caught up in a scandal of cheating when trying to help a classmate.
Cheating can be spotted from a mile away and happens more frequently than one would suspect. Lindsay being a straight-A student decides to tutor Daniel for his math test, so he doesn’t repeat a year. Little did she know, tutoring him was more difficult than she expected. Daniel ends up stealing the test for Lindsay to complete and tells her “I'm not gonna be hitting you up every time I have a math test”(Feig). Therefore, Lindsay tries to tell Daniel that if he actually tries he could do well on the test, but later on she ends up giving in to the pressure and helps Daniel cheat on the test. In comparison, I was cheated off of and it almost cost me my grade. Sharing answers for homework was considered cheating, but students thought of it as nothing. However, when someone takes credit for your work, you feel ripped off your hard work. At the time I didn’t realize the person cheated off of me until the teacher pulls me out and the student in the hallway to talk about why are answers were similar. My heart sank not knowing how the situation would turn out, but I knew I
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