High school is a place where young teens learn to become mature and
responsible. It is a place where students get trained to take on bigger challenges in life.
Obstacles such as college. From my own personal experiences, high school didn't seem
that way. Students were more concerned about getting a passing grade then about what
they were taught. They would even cheat their way out of high school. This would
prepare them for college.
My freshman year of high school, I was in a totally different place and it seemed
quite interesting and fascinating at first. As the year passed by, I started to notice the
techniques students were using to pass classes. It was something I didn't see while I was
in junior high school. Students were cheating on almost all the tests. They would bring
little print-out cheat sheets to class to use on the tests.
Hardly anyone got caught by the
teacher. When students did get caught, all they would do is deny and usually the teacher
would just let them get away with it. As Casey Banas wrote in "Why Students Are
Turned Off?" "I sometimes estimated that half to two-thirds of a class cheated on a
given test,' Glanz said. 'Worse, I've encountered students who feel no remorse about
cheating but are annoyed that a teacher has confronted them on their actions" (Banas
659). Cheating seemed like the popular thing to do and if you didn't cheat you would be
considered real foolish.. Everyone in the class knew what was going on and it was
basically a whole class effort to cheat. Students would discuss what the answers were
before taking the test and give each other opinions on how to cheat safely. When the test
came back, every student...