I cheated on 3 exams last semester. I got caught in one subject and I will receive a failing grade for the class. I know I am stupid for cheating. Stupid for using Chegg thinking I would not get caught because everyone else seems to post. I have no excuse, I am dumb. And its scary to think that if I was not caught, I’d probably think of this lightly and might continue doing this for the next semester. So I’m glad I got caught but at the same time so afraid of the consequence I might face.
I was academically honest the whole time before that sem… My friends from high school to college can attest to that. But now, that doesn’t matter. I feel like because I cheated that semester, I feel like all my hard work from the previous years and from now onwards is invalid, that no one will ever believe in me, that people would not recognize my efforts for the good grades that I have because I cheated that semester. I am so ashamed and I know this is one of the consequence I must face because I cheated.
I want to hide from embarrassment. I want to transfer school and even want to stop studying for a while to reassess my values in life. Because I don’t think I can do this. I am so ashamed of myself. I don’t know what to do.