Student Cheating Is Not The Right Thing, But When No One Is Watching

935 WordsJul 17, 20154 Pages
Lewis once said, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching”. However, there is a profusion of different actions that is considered as academically irresponsible. Academic integrity helps students to understand precise standards and rules that help to avoid dishonesty. There were enough surveys that argue about different reasons why students don’t pursue the truthful way to accomplish an assignment. It can be the pursuit of prestige, a self- interest or ambiguous attitude. The most conventional here is plagiarism. However, let’s look at the more positive sides of Academic Integrity, and we can see such words as “truth, honesty and responsibility.” The most vivid example of academic dishonesty is student cheating. Each student once felt the temptation to cheat at some point in life. The article states “75% of college students admit to cheating” (Buchmann). It can be an improper collaboration, academic misconduct in online courses, fabrication, forgery and so on. For many students cheating is a shortcut to achieve any goal. I thought so when I was in school. I was obliged to take class that I was not so particularly interested in to fulfill my degree requirements. The teacher gave us the project in economic class and he warned us that we should begin to work as early as possible because the project was very long and tedious. I tried to use his advice and started my project early. However, I could not figure out various parts of the project, and I was
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