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(January 24, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Have you ever read your school handbook? I did the other day (still not sure why) and noticed something interesting. If Iím caught cheating, Iíll get a zero and can be expelled or sent to alternative educational facilities. Is it just me or does that seem like a pretty serious consequence to cheating? The zero I understand, but kicked out for jotting some notes on the side of the desk before the test? Is that really even cheating?

Whatís Cheating?

Reading about cheating made me want to research it. If you can be expelled for cheating the same as you would for bringing a weapon to school, cheating must be pretty bad. But what actually constitutes cheating anyway? I guess the cheating that springs to mind is hiding answers to a quiz on your hand, your phone, or the corner of your desk while you are taking it. So rather than learn the material, you are able to get a good grade by ďhelpingĒ yourself along.

Cheating is Against the Rules Ė Right?

So obviously cheating is against the rules. The teacher says no cheating, so you canít cheat. But what if the teacher doesnít mean it? Sometimes I know a teacher is watching someone in the classroom cheat. Iíve seen one just sit there amused while another student snuck out his calculator to check his work on a test.

If cheating is so terrible, shouldnít the teacher have collected the test, calculator and student and whisked them away to the office for swift punishment? That didnít happen. The teacher accepted the paper from the kid and a few days later, the cheater earned his A without the teacher ever saying a thing. So was that cheating?

Is it Cheating?

Here are a few more cheating scenarios to think about:

- You can use a calculator on your final, but not on regular tests in math. If you can use it one the big test, why shouldnít you use a calculator on all tests? Very logical if you ask me, and possibly why I see so many cell phone calculators out secretly the day of the test. I should mention that my phone is not among the others since Iím too chicken (and maybe even too ethical) to even try to cheat a little.

- You make flashcards to help you study for vocabulary. You work hard to memorize the cards, but struggle with a word or two. What happens if you just keep the flashcards by your desk discretely flipping through while taking the quiz? After all, when will you ever have to use memorized words and spelling in real life (besides all the time!)?

- Your teacher lets you make a note card with formulas for this test. You create a wonderful card and then pull it out again for the next test, too. If you made a ďcheat sheetĒ with permission, can you use it on other tests and quizzes, too? Should you just add a few new formulas every time you come across one for the next big test?

- If your friend happens to whisper answers in your direction and you accidentally hear what she is saying, are you cheating? You didnít ask for help, but it was provided. Is having one crazy friend enough to get you kicked out of school? In some areas it may very well be!


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babydoll1997

24/Female
Lock Haven, PA
Posted On: January 25, 2008
i just like making comment i know im retarded and stupid no mean commments please

♥Lexi
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babydoll1997

24/Female
Lock Haven, PA
Posted On: January 25, 2008
Ah yes cheating. I cheated onceand then i got couaght...Wooh . it was horriable and embarresing so little youngsters out there dont cheat or your get caught o_o

♥ Lexi
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never_more

22/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: January 25, 2008
garh! i work really hard to study and everything for all the tests i take! but in my math class, we are allowed calculators on the tests. but really, i despise it when people cheat! it's demeaning to the rest of us who actually want to do good enough to actually study!
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Lia3220

23/Female
Japan
Posted On: January 25, 2008
Isn't cheating also looking at other people's answers?I have always considered that cheating and I think that looking at what others chose or put down is like using their brain to do the work for you. Plus they could be wrong anyways.

Besides that, Great Article!
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CRIMESCENE_

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: January 25, 2008
Eh.

I've cheated once or twice; just the usual 'flipping through notebooks, peering over neighbour's shoulder' thing. And for some reason, most of the time I still get the answers wrong. Not saying I'm dumb or anything, but if I'm really struggling on something, I probably WILL cheat.

...Then again, who won't? :]

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Izzy_zy_Rocker

20/Female
Netherlands, The
Posted On: January 25, 2008
Cani, WHAT, may I ask, is THAT supposed to mean?

If you are suggesting that I am an evil, heartless little girl, then I'll have you know that you are absolutely right. xD
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: January 25, 2008
Wow, Kat Has Put A Lot Of Effort In Her Comments!

Intelligent Girl!

-Kayley,x
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kitkat02

24/Female
Posted On: January 24, 2008
*continued*

Such a concept will be enscribed into our very DNA. It will become human nature to break the rules. We will have no government, no economy. Mankind will fail. Your own children, grandchildren, great-great-great grandchildren etc, will be monsters.

Of course you don't think that something like this could ever happen because of just this article or cheating. But the fact that this article was written suggests the future to be as grim as described. Do you not see the change that has occured in this world? Nearly all of the people that have commented beleive cheating is okay. They beleive that breaking the rules and ultimately laws is all right.

I hope I have proven something to you. This article shows us the unhappy truth of our world. How very, very unfortunate.

Long live the sanity of mankind.

With all due respect,

Kat
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kitkat02

24/Female
Posted On: January 24, 2008
*continued from previous comment*

You do not learn a thing. Because of your purposeful self-induced lack of education, you end up working at a fast food restaurant with minimum wage. Perhaps you don't even have a job. You have no education and fall behind, disappearing from the population of consistantly growing learners.

So by saying cheating is against the rules, but then saying it is okay to cheat, this article says that it is okay to break the rules. So put this into the minds of every student and every person on the Earth, or even a few thousand humans. What do you think will happen? Ever heard of a chain-reaction? The domino effect? Apply that to this situation. Our generation will grow into one that abides by no rules, wreckless wanderers with no place to go. We will not care for laws because we think that it is okay to break the rules. Of coruse we will not think directly, "Lets go break the law!" Subconciously, however, our brain is thinking that.

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kitkat02

24/Female
Posted On: January 24, 2008
And everyone is saying that cheating is not that bad. Even the article says it is all right. This incenses me. What is this world coming to? A place where one can slack off and get all credit for it? Yes, what if an architect DID cheat? The bridge would collapse, and innocent people would lose their LIVES. Families would mourn. Perhaps it would be your family, your younger brother in the car. He would be whisked away from you, mangled and drowning in a mess of concrete.

Of course it's gruesome, and you wonder, well this isn't cheating? It's a bridge. Well, let's say your parent decided to slack off at work. He copied part of a report from one he found on the internet. His boss scanned it and found out about his plagiarism. He loses his job. And then you cannot pay for food, the house, and you are on the streets.

Still not realistic enough for you? Let's try THIS. You cheat. You get credit for work you never did. You retain no information.

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kitkat02

24/Female
Posted On: January 24, 2008
Ahh, yes. Cheating. One the more popular ways amongst students to accomplish asssignments. But let it be known that, though cheating may seem like a miracle to some, it is, in many instances, against the law. Let's take plagiarism, for example. For those that don't know, plagiarism is, to put it lightly, taking the work of another (this can even be a close friend), copying it, and calling it your own. Yes, my friends, this is ILLEGAL.

Not only is this illegal, but no college on this planet will accept one that has plagiarized, even once. In many schools, if you plagiarize in one class, you fail it and are forced to drop it. Colleges are warned about this, and will not accept any student who has plagiarized.

Cheating is not something to be overlooked. It is serious and very much against certain laws. Not only does this make you and others feel terrible, but it can also land you in jail.

Please, think twice before you attempt that actionj so exorbitantly performed. Don't cheat.

Kat
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whiteskyewarri

21/Female
Canada
Posted On: January 24, 2008
this is a good article. but i think cheating is one of those rules where the school says it takes things seriously, but doesnt really care. they just say it for the benefit of the parents, or the school council or something like that. i mean i wouldnt ever cheat, and its annoying when someone is sneaking a look at your test paper, but i gotta say, i just dont think cheating is such a serious crime.
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Rose36

110/Female
Long Grove, IL
Posted On: January 24, 2008
Oh please, don't cheat >< Just do the work! I get SO riled up when people cheat and cut corners. We don't want our architects to cut corners, do we? Then the building or bridge collapses. If you cheat, then people get hurt.

Please take this article off the website- what kind of example are you trying to set for young women and girls everywhere?
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Ellie_Emo_xD

20/Female
Australia
Posted On: January 24, 2008
hmmm

your country expells you for cheating????

wow, i dont think my school has that

but they do give you an afternoon detention for having electronics in class and we arn't allowed to have our mobile phones on during class.

I've cheated only when im desperate, face it, everyone has cheated once in their life.

and izzy are you dutch, me dutch too. but havent learned my language, sinta clasca puncha is that how you spell it, other people its part of a song my family sing at xmas eve.

anyway, cheating is bad but my old year 4 math teacher told us if we cheat its us with the guilty consious and not seeing our proper grade.
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babytink199

106/Female
Japan
Posted On: January 24, 2008
Cheating? Psh!

Come on, cheating isn't that serious- it could get you kicked out in clubs and activity groups, but I mean, seriously.

The tests we take are sometimes hard. So why not take a break, when we did our homework, get it graded and understand it (even a little).

Let me ask you: In real life, do we often ask ourselves, "What variable in (eg. the ecosystem of the Amazon River) affect (eg. the population of alligators) when it changes or its gone?" Or, "What is the angle of this paper? Is it 90Āč?" We can get through life without this, unless you're super-genious scientist. Which is very unlikely.

So think about it- Cheating is bad, it could get you in trouble, but why are we taking this crappy test in the first place? It makes US cheat, meaning its not our fault, its the test maker's fault.

That is what i think anyways.

Eli*~
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