Is there a solution ? : Academic Dishonesty In this day and time academic dishonesty is no rarity, it mostly occurs in the school settings. When we are in school, we come into hard situations with homework assignments or test. As a result to that students look towards cheating. With cheating we are putting ourselves at risk for plagiarism. No matter the rules and regulation academic dishonesty is still occurring all over. They truly need to enforce the regulations on academic dishonesty, because if they do not there will never be a solution if they do not act upon it now.
Regulation on academic dishonesty needs to be enforced more because students will continue to lie, cheat, and steal their way through their academic career. No one can say that they have never cheated on a homework assignment or test. The truth is that all of us have or has been a part of academic dishonesty. With all of this cheating going on, students are slowly but surely destroying their ability to do work on their own.
In the United States, studies show that 20% of students started cheating in the first grade. October 1998, John Smolik student at University Of Texas received an e-mail about a debate on academic cheating on campus. Plenty of the multiple student messages dispute that academic deceivers only hurt themselves. The way I look at it is that students just try to find the easy way out of doing an assignment/pass a test they did not study for. Being a student myself there has been countless times where I have cheated on a homework assignment/test. The result of that was because I made the choice of not wanting to study or not actually doing the work myself. In 1963 researched verified that 26 percent of the students on nine campuses, neither of them had a code of conduct, acquiesce copying another student on a test or exam. 30 years later, the percentage had risen to 52. Adding to that was a quadruple increase in the use of crib notes, which was from 6 to 27 percent.
Accustomed to this increase in cheating, it would be a good idea for administrative officials to decrease the code of conduct and also carefully monitor exams when they are taken. Another example is approximately half of the students William Bower surveyed on seventeen campuses with no code of conduct, reported only of one or more austere of cheating on tests or exam. What made it even more breathtaking was the students who admitted to cheat on a test or exam more than 3 times. There may be systems that may or may not work on all campuses which already have steady codes of conduct, there’s not much that helps those who don’t have.
While I was attending my previous school I witnessed countless times where my friends did prepare for a test or exam, so they had to resort to cheating. From firsthand I saw that cheating wasn’t going to get me anywhere. Even though I realized cheating wasn’t doing anything for me I still continued to do it. I recall a time when I got caught cheating on a final exam for my psychology class back in high school. As a result of that the code of conduct was enhanced more to the point where if any student was to caught cheating again they would be dealing with the principal.
Many students in this day and time cheat mainly because of their attitudes towards school. The reason why they act like that is because they simply have no interest in furthering their academic career. To be specific from middle school on up to college wish to just go to school and expect to have a great time and not do any work. Mainly in high schools intellectual theft is committed frequently. Its despairing how teachers do not notice that their students are stealing work the their classmates. In a way teachers are allowing for other students to plagiarize, because they are not doing their job. It is not only a teachers job to teach but also to keep track of your students while they are working in the classroom. Parents also play big part in academic dishonesty, they should be the ones telling their child do not plagiarize and etc.……(for those who in middle school to high school). As a parent they are not doing their job because your child is a reflection of you, so when teachers look at your child they assume this was they were taught.
Which is to lie, cheat, and steal. Academic dishonesty takes on many different forms, as we all know it can be copying answers from a classmate, taking exams for others, having others do your homework assignments, take home exams, and purchasing research papers online. The less conventional dispositions accommodate, getting test papers prior to taking it, and fabrication of quotes and other spoken written materials. Kenneth C. Petress astir absorption in plagiarism over the years, has raised a issue in ethics, persuasion, and interpersonal communication for courses as a vehicle of instruction. When students are approached with the subject of cheating/plagiarizing they tend to deny the fact that they have actually cheated before. It is rare for a student to admit that they cheated or plagiarized.
Students use plagiarizing as a way of doing good work so they will get a good praise. Some students are afraid of what the reality would be if they did the work on their own, that’s why they cheat or plagiarize because they want a good image of themselves in their academic career. As an outcome when they get away with it once they will continue to do it, and perhaps if they pass on to a higher level of education they will proceed to their ways of cheating there. All in all I look at it this way if there isn’t a bill or law passed I believe that the percentage of plagiarism will continue to rise, either way students will find a way to get around the rules and regulations to commit intellectual theft.
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