As a college student, you will be tempted to cheat in order to make a higher grade. But the thing that most students forget is that college misconduct is nothing like high school tardy policies.
You will be asking yourself a lot of questions. Do I cheat to get a higher grade? Why not everybody is doing it? Do I copy this information or paper from the Internet? If I cheat I can have better grades and I can get a better job! What if I just copy someone’s homework instead and not cheat on a test ? What if I just lie to the the instructor and say I was sick so I can have more time to study?
What will you do when nobody is looking? You are the only one who knows.
Making the right the decisions is about understanding who you are as a person. If you don’t care, if you don’t have integrity you might as well be walking on the dark because you belong to the cheating behavior of college students club. Yes there is one and one in out of ten students at some point in their lives will feel the need to cheat. Why? As a college student you will see many people do things that are not right. You are the only one who decides what is right for you and do what is right no matter what others think, no matter what others may be doing. Just because “everyone is doing it” doesn’t make it right for you. Do you want to lose your scholarship? Or worst, get kick out of school. The consequences of a college student cheating on exams go beyond the classroom. The habit of cheating is likely to carry over into the work place and relationships. Even if you don’t get caught cheating, you lose.
It is very important to know what are some of the offenses most colleges consider academic misconduct.
Looking on another person’s test paper for answers.
Giving another student answers on tests, lab projects even homework.
Using any kind of cheat sheets on tests.
Using computer, calculators, notes, dictionary, books when not approved.
Using drugs to get through a test.
stealing another student’s class notes.
Having tutors doing your homework for you.
Assisting others with dishonest acts.
Bribing a student for help or answers to test or assignments.
Plagiarism and yes this includes the Internet.
If you cheat you, personally will pay the price. How will you feel if your family knew about your bad decision, would they be proud of you? How would you feel about being expelled from school for this action?
The student who is harm the most by cheating is the one who does it. Whether you want it or not, cheating will always come back to haunt you. Is cheating worth the stress, the risk, what if your actions appear in the headlines of the newspapers tomorrow morning, or breaking news!