high school life

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"High School"

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...