Essay about Should Cheating Be A Difficult Subject For Me?

1405 Words Jun 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Math has always been a difficult subject for me; I have always struggled with it and needed a little extra help. Although I am very aware that cheating is wrong I let frustration get the better of me and I found myself taking a picture of someone else 's test answers. On top of that when confronted about cheating I decided to lie and say I was taking a picture of someones notes. In 2010 The Josephson Institute Center for Youth Ethics " Surveyed 43,000 high school students and found that over half (59%) cheated on a test that year, and 34% cheated more than twice. In addition one-third used the internet to plagiarize an essay ("2010 Report Card"). In another survey Donald McCabe of Rutgers University "found that 64% of students admitted to cheating on a test, 58% admitted to plagiarism, and 95% they participated in some form of cheating, whether it was on a test, plagiarism, or on homework"(McCabe).That 's a lot! By looking at the definition of academic dishonesty the people it affects and its consequences I have developed a clearer understanding of the issue. To begin understanding academic dishonesty one must know the definition of the term and examples of it. Berkeley City college quotes wikipedia in there definition: " Academic
Dishonesty or academic misconduct is any type of cheating that occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise"("Academic Dishonesty"). Forms of this include: plagiarism, fabrication, deception, cheating, sabotage ("Academic Dishonesty").…

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