The future of this world

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Sankeerth Talabathula

Dr.Paul Lee

English 1301-11


The Future of this World

The will of an individual to excel in life is indisputable; however, the question is weather the individual exceling truthfully or not? Due to the high expectations and high pressure on students, students tend to lack authenticity. In current society every aspect of a student success is based on placement tests and GPA. This approach is profound if the tests are only in the area of the student's interest, however, students currently are supposed to tackle all kind of attributes. The pressure on students to get high score on SAT is immense due to the SAT playing a pivotal role for college admission. This pressure, as Kadaroo refers in the article "SAT cheating scandal", encourages students to cheat. There are also other reasons why student cheat. As Ed Dante argues that "English-as-second-language student; the hopelessly deficient student" have no skill in writing essays therefore they cheat in order to keep up with the course.

Both articles talk about students cheating neither of the articles argue cheating is acceptable or not but some of the reasons might make one believe cheating is tolerable. However it questions the authenticity of an individual. To survive cheating might seem forgivable, but there is no originality in the work, no fairness and it affects the society in the future. This is a potential problem because the people that shape the future are the current students, therefore, if the current students are lacking authenticity then what is the conditions of the future?

Competition in today's world is massive, when it comes to college admissions students are in great amount of pressure. Tests such as SAT, ACT and others play essential role not only in getting accepted "but also on the type of grants...