Why students cheat
Cheating, we have all done it at one time or another. So whats the reasoning behind it? Laziness? Scared of failing? Maybe even because time is in a bind and a rushed feeling is felt. All of these are reasons for cheating and none of them are right.
Cheating has come a long way over the years; in the old days, maybe it was just passing a note with the answers drawn in a small font. But these days, students go as far as taking pictures of the teachers answer sheet before the test and sending the photo via message to the whole class the day before a test.
Many people have different views on cheating but I personally believe that cheating is a terrible thing to do and will hurt you in the long run. When you cheat on a homework assignment, quiz, or test, you are only cheating yourself. You should be honorable enough to take a bad grade and admit that you don't know everything. It shows that you don't care about your integrity or your morals.
When you cheat in school, you are just getting by, you aren't actually
learning. Later in life, this can really hurt you. When you grow up and have a
job, there will be no one to copy. Not one of the wise employers will want you if
you can't do acceptable work, meaning your work is undesirable. Many parents say they are headed for a dead-end job like flipping burgers. Cheating is also dishonest and dishonorable to yourself and other people, causing you to lose your self respect and the respect of others.
Cheaters never really win, they only fool themselves.
For these reasons, I believe that cheating is a terrible thing to do.
It may get you a grade, but that grade sure won't help you in life. Meanwhile, learning to respect yourself and others is what will get you by in the long run.