Argumentative Essay On Cheating And Plagiarism

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“All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy (Scott Alexander).” In the same way, plagiarism and technology also make life much easier. “In a survey of 24,000 students at 70 high schools, 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 (Donald McCabe).” Cheating and plagiarism have become so prevalent in today’s education system that both words have multiple connotations. With around 95 percent of students professing to cheating, it is an epidemic for education and America’s future prosperity as a whole. The definition of cheating, as seen on Dictionary.com, is an unfair or …show more content…
Cheating always has some connection to technology. My whole statistics class was in a group message, so we could all relay our work and answers back and forth like an assembly line. Calculators can store answers, phones can text and easily access the internet to search for answers. In two clicks of the mouse you can effortlessly steal someone else’s work off the internet. “The World Wide Web has simplified plagiarism on take-home essay exams and papers, with numerous Web sites that will provide any sort of assignment for a price, and large volumes of easily accessible information that can be plagiarized (Beauchamp).” Cheaters have seemingly infinite potential to cheat with technology today. However, as technology advances so does cheating prevention. Many college campuses have started incorporating cheating prevention techniques into everyday procedures like text-matching software, biometric equipment and cheat-proof tests. Campuses like the University of Central Florida and Rutgers have some of the most extensive techniques to prevent cheating, even as far as recording students as they test. There is still plenty of unconventional technology and techniques to be discovered that can be used to reduce the impact of

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