Essay The Pressure Put on Students to Get Good Grades

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“I didn’t study for the test. Do you think you could send me a picture of the answers” This one single line has been heard in schools everywhere. The pressure on students to get good grades leaves a negative effect on students. The pressure starts while they are young and builds up as students get older. Students can only take so much pressure until they go through a burn out. This is what often leads to some students dropping out of high school. The pressure that is put on students to get good grades often leads to depression, anger, and cheating.

Cheating is a method that is commonly used when students want to receive a good grade on a test. They often resort to cheating because it is highly effective and their effort is no*t necessary. Cheating holds a big risk if the student gets caught. Students do not contemplate what can happen if they are caught cheating. “School isn’t about education anymore; it’s about getting good grades and that increases pressure”. (Ho 1) The amount of academic cheating has drastically risen within the last 50 years among students all around the world. Technology has also advanced to the point where a click of a touchscreen can share answers to the most recent test or even the actual test. Another way that students choose to cheat is by taking brain performance-enhancing drugs. Adderall is one of those brain performance-enhancing drugs. It allows the mind to focus extensively for a certain amount of time. Students from K to 12th grade use this…