Essay on Cause and Effect

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Cause and Effect of Cheating on a College Exam

This paper will explain the cause and effect on cheating while taking an exam. College students believe professors ignore the fact that students cheat, but in fact they do. There have been many tests on how many people do in-fact cheat while taking an exam and also before they even get to college.

Cause and Effect of Cheating on College Exams In college many students are to partake in an exam. Statistics show that students who are in a higher educated class may cheat on an exam. For example, students who are in business have a higher percentage of cheating than people who are in an engineering class. McCabe had collected data saying that “from 1,946 undergraduates at 16
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It is also said that students who have cheated in high school will cheat at least once in high school.
College students who cheat believe that if they do so they won’t get caught and don’t think about the serious consequences that may happen. Some of the serious consequences that may occur are the students, or students, that have cheated could get a failing grade. The teacher will sometimes let the student(s) to redue the exam but on his or her time. Another consequence that may occur is that a student could get kicked out of the class, depending on what type of situation it may be. Another consequence is that the student s grade can be lowered by the teacher. Some students who cheat feel like they shouldn’t say anything because he or she feels embarrassed of their actions, if they were to get caught. Bottom line is that cheating on a college exam is wrong. Students who cheat should know that it is not fair to others who do their own work. Students should know that when they do get caught they should learn from their mistakes and to never do it again.

Resources: Elliott S. Levy and Carter C. Rakovski (2006) “ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: A Zero Tolerance
Professor and Student Registration Choices”
Wilson, Robin (1999) “Colleges Urged to Better Define Academic Integrity and to Stress Its

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