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Cheating on a exam

Beth07220Beth07220 0 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1 New Member
So at college there has been romours from 6 or more students that a person has cheated on a exam and another erson has told me today that in a different exam the same person showed her a shirt with the answers on which she wore in the exam under a jacket. She only saw it because the girl was bragging about ijt to her and a boy who in are in my class. Well the girl who saw the shirt wants to report the cheating girl and has asked me to come with her to our tutor as she is scared to what will happen. We have been told by some people what of one person is caught cheating them we all have to resit. Which we don't want to unless we have to so what should we do? Keep quite and let the girl pass the course or tell someone?
Yes I know people will say keep out and it's too much hastle but i belive in doing the right thing but I don't wanna ruin it for every one els in my class who has worked hard to pass our exams tk have to resit.
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  • mademoiselle2308mademoiselle2308 417 replies7 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 424 Member
    What does your school's honor code say? Some schools' honor codes stipulate that not informing the school of an honor code violation someone else committed is itself an honor code violation.
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  • LindagafLindagaf 8848 replies473 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 9,321 Senior Member
    edited May 30
    The only necessary thing for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

    You need to do the right thing, which is to inform the prof.
    Edit. Should clarify that this poster should go with the girl who saw the cheater. I think this needs to be reported.
    edited May 30
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  • GoatGirl19GoatGirl19 282 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 286 Junior Member
    Can you email the prof saying something like, "I heard from X and Y that a student may have been cheating on an exam. I'm not sure what the circumstances were but you may want to follow up with them." ? That way the prof knows that you don't have firsthand knowledge of the event but they have someone who may be able to file a formal complaint.
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  • noname87noname87 1200 replies20 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,220 Senior Member
    This is a serious offense that can result in the person ending up in a world of hurt. It will likely lead to a zero on the test or a F for the course or possiblabally being kicked out. Even if she is innocent, this will make her life difficult.

    For these reasons, I have issues with people acting on rumours. If you have FIRST hand knowledge, then you should bring to the attention of the professor. If your knowledge is second hand then encourage the person who saw it to do the right thing.

    I know some schools might have a strict honor code requiring any person with any knowledge even second hand to report. If that is the type of school that you signed up for then you have a duty to report.
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  • bjkmombjkmom 7837 replies153 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 7,990 Senior Member
    All you know is what people have told you-- have you seen this girl cheat? Do you have any first hand knowledge beyond what others have told you?

    If so, then you should consider reporting it.

    If not, then you could be part of bullying or something else. It would be the first time that a bunch of kids ganged up on another for a reason that had nothing to do with moral integrity.

    Tell those who actually know something to either report it, or stop spreading rumors.
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  • damon30damon30 1147 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,152 Senior Member
    I'm with those who say the OP should take no action. All she heard were rumors, and so has nothing to report.
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  • International DadInternational Dad 274 replies6 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 280 Junior Member
    If You choose make a report, You must go with the girl who saw the cheater, not alone.When the prof will to make questions, the girl who saw the cheater can be afraid and denied everything.
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