Friday, September 21, 2012

Why we Cheat


 Cheating is out there and it is almost impossible not to cheat some times. The internet and friends and the technology is making it better for us to share, copy, and paste things. Everyone has access to internet now and can Google answers and notes. We all know how to copy and paste other peoples work on the internet. Cheating is going on all around us because kids find it easier to copy someone else work than put the context into their own words. It is a serious offense because we don't learn what we are doing we just copy what others said or did. I think schools do not do enough to stop cheating and plagiarizing. Students can tell others what is on the tests and answers for some questions. With computers, now people can share and copy others assignments for a good grade. I feel that part of the reason for the cheating is the parents and how we are raised now a days. The article talks about how parents have shifted away from honor and respect and now they just promote their child’s happiness and success. Technology has changed and made it harder for tests but easier ways to get answers. We are expected to get the best grade we can get so some will cheat by over using the technology around us.

5 comments:

  1. Dalton, I like how you touched on the fact that we don't learn from copying other people's work. Most of the kids who do copy other people's work usually don't know how to think on their own, or they think that taking the time to think is too much work, and sometimes, kids who cheat like to take credit for other people's work.

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  2. I really like that you pointed out how parents today are trying to keep their kids happy. It's very true.

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  3. Sometimes consulting with friends about how you think a test went after you have already taken it, or telling others what a general area to study is, would be considered cheating. The fact that this is basic human interaction at it's finest does make cheating almost impossible not to partake in and therefore I agree with you.

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  4. I agree when you talk about how easy it is to search Google for answers. With paper tests we can't search Google. Now with teachers trying to conserve paper, they create online tests that students can easily cheat on in many different ways.

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  5. You bring up a good point when you say that students don't learn the material from cheating. Not only does it affect our integrity, it can affect our test scores.

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