<p>Have any of you ever cheated big time on a test or schoolwork? Did you get caught or get away with it? There are three times that come to my mind:</p>
<p>-When I was in fourth grade, almost everybody in my class failed a test except me, which I got an A on. My friend wanted me to help them, so I agreed that if the question was true, I would shake my head yes, and if it was false, I would shake my head no. The teacher caught me, we both got zeros, and she called our parents.</p>
<p>-I was absent in math class, but I knew about a test that I was supposed to take when I came back. I did not study for the test, and I did not want to mess up my grade in there. So when the teacher was not looking, I folded up my test, stuck it in my backpack, and I never had to take it again. </p>
<p>-I studied really hard for an advanced chemistry test, but once I got the test, I completely blanked out - I had no idea what to do. I was almost to the point of crying. So I stuck the test in the formula sheet stack, and when the teacher had graded and given everybody's test back a couple of days later, I acted like I was absent and took the test again.</p>
<p>I know I shouldn't cheat and I have tried not to do it this year, because I feel awful when I do. But sometimes, I feel like the pressure to get the best grade is really intense. Does anybody else feel this way?</p>
<p>Having to study for math…rofl</p>
<p>Nah, I have some dignity.</p>
<p>everyone has cheated at some point . even just “glancing” in the other direction . most people wont admit though. but anyway, that chem story happened to me once ! not that i cheated but i blanked out on a pre-calc test and i just wanted to cry my eyes out .</p>
Actually, that’s just the defense of someone who cheats.</p>
<p>oh my i cheated once in 7th grade . crucify me.</p>
<p>7th grade science class. Vocabulary test. -____-</p>
<p>The teacher said we could use our defined vocab words to help us. So I was like, k cool -pulls out vocab words on index cards-. My friend had done the same thing, but she left off part of a definition to a word so I let her see the card for like half a second.</p>
<p>Then the teacher saw and “forgot” that she allowed us to use the vocab words for the test, even though the entire class said she was wrong. She gave my friend a 0 and me a 50. Then we both got detention for cheating.
She handed me my detention slip in the middle of band practice, lawl.</p>
<p>4 years later, and I still hate that ***** of a teacher.</p>
<p>Honestly, I do it all the time.
Everyone at my school does, even teachers don’t care. Like in my marketing class me and about three other people have within like a .01% of each others grade, which is about a 98.
The teachers know it goes on too. Yesterday, I told my english teacher “Can you tell that someone from your last semester helped me with this?” because like the work had their handwriting on it, and she just laughed and said “God, your a mess”
Also, in my math classs the teacher knows that like only a few people do the homework everynight and it gets passed around through picture mail/copying everyday.
I don’t really do it on tests, I make cheat sheets for my French tests, but that’s more of for security. I know enough to do really good on tests by myself, so usually on tests I don’t really do too much cheating except giving out a few answers. Usually if I cheat on tests, it’s only asking people what answers are. But cheating is definitely pretty severe at my school. No one really thinks it’s morally wrong, even the future valedictorians that are perfect children and go to church every Sunday and Wednesday do it, or give out answers.</p>
<p>Well I’m done, I just felt like I should share my story, because it really isn’t a big deal at my school even though it goes on in every single class every single day more than once.</p>
<p>@jonnathan Do that in college and see what happens.</p>
<p>I cheated in the seventh grade on a reading quiz when we were reading the Witch of Blackbird Pond. I didn’t read and I freaked out, because I was so overly stressed with transferring from an easy public school to a really amped up academic private school. Anyways, I only copied one answer and it was “blueberry pie”. It kept me from getting a 0 on that quiz. I don’t think I’ve cheated since then.</p>
<p>I’m also now on my school’s Honor Council. Cheating is bad and terrible and should never be done. I still feel absolutely HORRIBLE about cheating in the 7th grade and that was five years ago.</p>
I honestly don’t even consider looking over at someone’s test for their answer cheating. And everyone at my school does it so often that I don’t even think it’s that bad. From taking pictures of the tests, making cheat sheets, copying work, asking for answers, it’s all done everyday. I only don’t cheat on Standardized tests. but that’s pretty much it.
Also, I know this sounds bad, but most teachers on multiple choice tests will give me answers if I ask. </p>
<p>And I knoww I’m in for a rude awakening when it comes to going to college, but I guess that’s just something I’ll have to learnn eventually. And it’s SOO hard for me to not cheat when it’s so easy and the opportunity’s always there.</p>
<p>I’ve gotten caught once, and like I made a 0 on the quiz, but the teacher didn’t really do anything else. she didn’t write me up and or call my parents and I still made a 96 in the class.</p>
<p>I really can’t understand how some people view cheating as so horrible. That’s really admirable of you guys.</p>
<p>I find the use of “honestly” in the above sentence rather ironic.</p>
Because unless I actually take the answer and use it as my own, then it’s just looking at someone’s reponse.</p>
I’m sorry, to me cheating isn’t dishonest. especially if it’s on busy work assignments, i know the stuff, i’m just not gonna waste my time doing all the work that teachers assign. even some teachers recognize it and don’t care when they see people copying other’s work.</p>
<p>and i’m sorry if i’m coming off as a ******, but in high school, i don’t think it’s as big of a deal as the people on here like to make it out to be.</p>
<p>OK, since your moral compass is a little bit broken, let’s see if I can explain this to you. First, let’s look at your assertion that “cheating isn’t dishonest.” Well, when you copy other people’s work and then turn it in as your own, there’s an implicit assumption that that work is YOUR work. If, in fact, it is someone else’s working, but you pass it off as your own, that’s called lying. If you turn in a test for which you looked at your neighbor’s answers, the teacher will assume that that test represents your studying and hard work. But it doesn’t; yet again, you are lying. There’s also the issue of fairness and equity. Is it fair that some kid studied for four hours last night while you were playing super mario, and now you essentially steal his work and get the same grade as him? It’s completely unfair to honest, hard-working kids that you cheat and slack off and get the same–or even better–grades. It’s especially bad if you cheat and get a higher grade than you otherwise would have on a test that’s curved–you could actually be lowering some other kid’s grade.</p>
<p>Here’s another source you might look at if that didn’t clear things up for you: <a href=“http://dsa.csupomona.edu/judicialaffairs/whatswrong.asp[/url]”>http://dsa.csupomona.edu/judicialaffairs/whatswrong.asp</a></p>
<p>It is. At my school, if you get caught cheating, you have to go before the Honor Council. If you don’t show remorse (basically have the attitude you do), then you’re going to get in HUGE trouble the first time.</p>
<p>If you get caught once, you usually have to write a letter of apology to the teacher, and you get a 0 on the assignment. You can also get detentions or anything else. If you get caught twice, it can be placed in your permanent record and you usually get a )+ ISS. If you get caught three times, you’re almost definitely expelled.</p>
<p>You do NOT want any of that on your record when applying to colleges.</p>
<p>In my school some kids cheat a lot. Some kids get away without ever doing homework or ever taking a test without cheating. But, it’s none of my business b/c I’m not giving them answers so I don’t really care. And we don’t grade on a curve anyway. But that doesn’t matter b/c the kids who cheat usually get C’s anyway.</p>
That might be why I don’t think it’s such a big deal. At our school cheating isn’t dealt with that seriously at all. A lot of teachers will walk by you copying someones paper and just laugh, or completely ignore it. I’ve had some teachers jokingly put a sad smiley on my paper when they saw me copying a paper. There have been tests where teachers walk by us blatantly giving each other answers and all they do is say “Do your own work” and walk by.
The ONLY time I’ve gotten in trouble for cheating was when a substitute teacher that’s known as the biggest butt on earth walked by and picked it up, and the teacher gave me a zero on the quiz but that’s it.</p>
Okay, I don’t think the issue about morals is something that I really care about to be honest, so I’ll just go on to the one about fairness and equity. I NEVER get answers from someone who isn’t willing to give me them. Usually when cheating goes on, it’s mutual, and both me and the other person/people are involved. If the whole class wasn’t doing it, then I wouldn’t do it, but since I really can’t think of anyone who does there own work in any of my classes, that isn’t an issue either. and we don’t get curves on tests.</p>
<p>But I do have respect for everyone that does their own work, even when they don’t get the best results.</p>
<p>I admit, sometimes I copy homework. But then again, I let other people copy my homework. Give a little, get a little.</p>
<p>I’ve cheated occasionally on menial homework, not because it’s hard, but I’m lazy (but I do this very infrequently). As far as tests are concerned, I don’t trust anyone else enough to cheat of someone, and as far as letting someone else cheat off me, I’m not that nice. However I’m too lazy to put in a big effort in preventing cheating either.</p>
<p>There was one instance a while back where I let someone cheat once, and got caught. I wasn’t in high school yet, but I was taking an algebra class with a bunch of dumb juniors. Because I’m a shy person, I was intimidated enough to let one of them cheat off me, but she got caught, we got in trouble, and I never let it happen again.</p>
<p>Hahahah, someone just texted me asking for a picture of my math homework :D</p>
<p>and I agree with @tipa891. I don’t do much cheating on tests because usually if i do my own work, I’ll get a better grade. Only on busy work.</p>