Essay on Cheating in the Academic Setting

779 Words Sep 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
Carlos Andrés Muñiz
Mr. Moore
AP English Language and Composition
12 August 15
Cheating in the Academic Setting It seems like it was too long ago when kids actually realized the importance of learning. Although now a days it seems like every student isn’t interested in learning, he or she is interested in the reward that comes along with it. Being in the top ten percent of your class, being valedictorian, or getting accepted into the college of your dreams, that’s what passes off as important in school now. Sure, it kind of is, but if you don’t learn anything, then you’re cheating yourself and just wasting your time. The point of going to school isn’t to get good grades, or be the most popular kid, or be even be the smartest…we
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Sure, they will say something like,” Oh I was just having a bad day, I cheated on one little test, it’s not like I’m going to do it again.” That’s the thing we all know that if you get away with it once you’re most likely to do it again or at least try to. There are so many things that need to be done about this epidemic, but the problem is no one wants to take the first step. Teachers are some of the busiest people in the world. They juggle the work of up to 150+ students at a time, dealing with a low paying job, being seriously underappreciated for their hard work, and not to mention the children they have to deal with on a daily basis. You would be surprised how often students are actually cheating and not a single teacher realizes it, where’s the proof you say? Simple, high school students who can’t read, they’ve obviously skipped a few grades, or have an amazing way to slide from grade to grade unnoticed. One of the most disappointing things about cheating is that it will continue on to college if it is not put to an end immediately. Think about it from a parent’s point of view…paid thousands upon thousands of dollars to send little Jimmy to get his medical degree, and what do you know he graduates, gets hired, then out of the blue you get a call that little Jimmy doesn’t have a clue what he is doing at all. Cheating left him totally unprepared for the real world, he’s a complete mess at work, and worse of all, you paid 30 grand for him to learn

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