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In the changing world of technology students are finding other means of cheating throughout their academic years starting in elementary school ending at college. Many students cheat for many reasons ranging from different backgrounds and motives to cheat.
Why do students cheat? What are their motives? Dishonesty in academics is very common from grade school through college. The desire for students to cheat seems to increase as they get older and progress in grades. Some students don't understand what cheating consists of. Fraternities, Sororities, Athletes and students who consume alcohol are more likely to cheat than other students. Dishonesty in academics is and has been a problem for decades. A test and survey of students done by Ohio State University indicated that one third of students in grade school admit that they have cheated in some way (Cizek, 1999).
60% percent of middle school students say cheating at their school is a serious problem (Evans & Craig, 1999). The percentage of students who have admitted to cheating on tests and written homework assignments in high school is 74%. High school cheating and plagiarism is the worst. Students with a higher GPA are less likely to cheat but students who know other students who cheat are also more likely to cheat on tests and written assignments.
Reasons for cheating were found to be from different social upbringings which could change the way they feel about cheating. The meaning of cheating is "to deprive of something valuable by the use of deceit or fraud." Some students parents might look at cheating differently and that could be learned by the student making them accept cheating more easily. Most cheating...