Wayward Academics

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Wayward Academics

Studying is the process of learning and developing skills of integrity and values central to scholarship. This is the meaning of study, yet this is only the formal meaning. Many people think study is only an inconsequential impediment that must be crossed in order for the student to receive an A. Due to today's colleges making A's pretty much mandatory, all students must receive A's if they want a life of wealth and prosperity. However not all students can receive an A by themselves, so some choose a path of academic cheating. Students feel inclined to perform above average in school. Low self-esteem and a lack of morals prompt a student to cheat to maintain an acceptable grade. Now, as students perform less and less, they sink to obtain good grades by cheating. This method to acquire the desired grades will only harm the student, instead of the imagined result.

This includes plagiarism (taking credit for others work), receiving unauthorized information of quizzes, tests, etc; copying work of others, possession of unauthorized materials during examination (Ex: calculators, dictionaries, etc), Deception in the classroom about tests or any other issue that might lead to a raise in grade, and forgery.

A teacher at a school caught a student doing something wrong and used the tried and true method of having the student write out 100 times "I will not do...." The student asked if she could type it, and the teacher said, "Yes." The student sat down at the computer and within 30 seconds had completed the task by simply typing the line once and then copying and pasting it down the page and printing it out. The cleverness of the student, made the teacher understand that students will go to any length to get out of an...