Essay about Academic Plagiarism Of Academic Cheating

768 Words Dec 6th, 2016 4 Pages
School can be stressful and overwhelming to student regardless of the academic level. Many students, who abandon the idea of studying, can succumb to the method of academic cheating. Academic cheating is a problem. Young adults, especially in high school, will or have already cheated, “In a survey of 24,000 students at 70 high schools, Donald McCabe (Rutgers University) found that 64 percent of students admitted to cheating on a test, 58 percent admitted to plagiarism and 95 percent said they participated in some form of cheating, whether it was on a test, plagiarism, or copying homework” (Facts & Stats). Rajani Dahiya and Dr. Sarita, a Research Scholar and an Assistant Professor-II in the Department of Education at M.D.U., both state that academic dishonesty includes plagiarism, sabotage, deception, and fabrication. Examples of cheating include: specific body movements, answers written on the body and other objects, looking over a peer’s shoulders, and making distinct noises (Dahiya and Sarita). What causes adolescents to cheat? Is it idleness or simply a matter of forgetfulness? Though these two assumptions may be correct, they are not the main cause. The main cause of academic dishonesty is pressure. The source of academic cheating, pressure, comes in a few different forms: pressure from peers, pressure from parents, and pressure from the person who is cheating. According to Dictionary.com, pressure is the application of force on an individual to feel…

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