The consequences of cheating
Nowadays cheating takes place among pupils almost in every school. It even occurs in universities. According to statistics, one out of nine students will cheat on a test before graduating from high school. So we are talking about habits that are learned while young are hard to break while older – academic dishonesty. While cheating may seem like the best option, people who cheat ignore the negative effects of it. So what are the negative consequences of cheating?
First of all, let me define the significant effects of cheating. As for me, there are three major bad consequences: habits formation, punishment and failure to learn. If you cheat, there is a big possibility of being caught. So, academic punishment can lead to an automatic failing grade, bad reputation in front of your teacher and peers, and even to expulsion. However, everyone knows these kinds of academic punishments, but not everyone realizes its dire consequences.
On the other hand, the person who cheats could get away with cheating several times, but it does not mean that he will always do. Also, it is worth noting that cheating for once is abnormal. Because cheating once usually lead to cheating again. By this, you can develop the cheating habit that can make it hard to stop cheating. Without cheating, you become easily non-confident and afraid of failure. For instance, even the simple tasks that you could cope with them by yourself will seems like impossible to solve. So you will see just one solution – cheating.
In addition, cheating leads to being behind among your peers academically. Because tests, exams are given, in order to realize how much you have learned the material that allows you to focus on problem areas for future exams or courses. Let me give example, cheating in a physics class can prevent you from clarifying some formulas that you will need in future exams. So if you do not learn the given...