The Pros And Cons Of Cheating

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Cheating is more common in schools nowadays than teachers think. According to a study done by Donald McCabe, “64 percent of students admitted to cheating on a test, 58 percent admitted to plagiarism and 95 percent said they participated in some form of cheating, whether it was on a test, plagiarism or copying homework”. There are various ways to cheat. Whether it be looking at another student’s paper during a test or getting someone to send their homework answers, students do it constantly. The school can not catch everyone that cheats and students are so desperate to maintain a good GPA that cheating is not seen as something bad in student’s eyes. The way that the school system is now is students would rather do whatever it takes to make a good grade than to learn the material. It is not just one specific grade of students that cheat or one particular group that does either. Cheating ranges from freshmen to seniors and various different school organizations that students are involved in. I have seen kids on the football team send screenshots of their math homework and even students in IB classes do the same exact thing. Every kid has a different reason for cheating, but they all connect to the same thing which is trying to make a good grade. Some students may be too lazy to do their own homework and have a friend that is willing to send them the homework answers every night. All they have to do is copy the answers down and they make a perfect grade

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