Have you ever COPIEd homework, test or anything when you were in school?

United States
June 1, 2011 12:00am CST
Obviously cheating is not allowed what so ever but have you ever copied on homework, test or anything in school before? Truthfully, I have but most of my friends copied my work more than I copied my friends. But, the reason was I totally forgot we had homework and if I didn't turn it in, it'd result in a F for homework and I can't get an F though it's my fault and obviously I don't copy in front of the teacher, I do it on my spare time (lunch time, break) I would never copy in front of a teacher -__- Have you? Ever been caught?
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@salonga (27963)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
Actually my classmates were the ones who were trying to copy from me but never did I allow them. I could share things with them but not my homework. I could even lend them money but I could not just let them copy from me during quizzes or examinations. I never encourage cheating or laziness in school. I was a serious student then and I labored hard to earn my degree. I wanted all others to do the same. If I'd just share with them my work, then how could they learn? This is the reason why many graduates lack knowledge. They graduated because they cheated. In the end they found themselves to be the real losers.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
5 Jun 11
If it is a homework or a research, me and my classmates usually share the answers. We are just going to paraphrase the sentences. But during exams, I never cheat, I never had "codigo" and I'm so proud of that. One reason is I have poor eyesight, so it is useless to check other papers. I usually tell my friends, "don't ask me during the exam". That is because I have poor hearing, I won't be able to understand their whispers. But I tell them after wards that I'm going to make sure I will write the answers clearly, big enough for them to see and I will make sure that they can see my answers well.
@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
1 Jun 11
Yes, it was a time of real fun and I was scared of it. Many of my class mates and others were tried. I used to copy the formulas from mathematics and some times the poetry. But it was silly and just for fund and I couldn't get a high score or marks from it. I tried, that is all. But not caught, ever. Thank-s
• United States
3 Jun 11
Thanks for sharing and I agree w/ you!
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Of course. Not that I am proud of it, but who didn't do that? I think every student has gone through that. Be it on major test or just a seatwork. I think it's a part of student life. Though I am not promoting it because it still is not good.
• United States
3 Jun 11
I agree lol! But so far 1 person responded have not in their life =P
@emerillus (477)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Yes, I think all of us have copied homework or tests at school. In my elementary days, my work was the one usually copied on, in high school no one copies my work and in college I was the one always copying. It would always homework I copy, not tests because it would be horrible to be caught.
• United States
3 Jun 11
Yeah homework is ok, tests is a no no and risky too. Thanks for sharing & I am sure everyone had this stage of copying as well.
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Of course I copied several times and got caught too during high school but when i was in college, i really did not cheat that much anymore. I guess i really wanted to learn everything about my course that's why. But tell you now, i don't thinkg you'll find anyone who has not cheated during school.
• United States
3 Jun 11
Yeah I don't think so either Im sure everyone passed this stage however, I got 1 response so far that they said they haven't.
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
yes, did. several times. but with different (valid) reasons. but anyway, i always see to it that i have understood what i'd copied. i have never been caught. or at least the teacher(s) never told me outright that they noticed anything.
• United States
3 Jun 11
Lol thanks for sharing & I could relate to you =) Everyone has passed this stage before so you'r enot the only one!
@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Honestly..yes, but very seldom. And it was only assignment but never in exams. I did copied our assignments for the reason that I got sick for a week then, and to cope up and make sure that I can make it to our exam, I borrowed my friends complete notes and studied thoroughly. Fortunately, I made it despite of my weeks of absence in class. And mind you, it's Math, that's why I want to make sure..because it's Math, if not, I would probably not copied anything. I'm not conceited but I'm in principle of honestly will lead you the right way as always. That's only how I remember that. Happy mylotting.
• United States
3 Jun 11
I am sure a lot of us have =P we've passed this stage now tho
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
1 Jun 11
I am happy to say in all honesty that i was not a copier in school. there were some classmates of mine that would not take the time and effort to try to do their own worlk and would try to copy off my paper. Deterring them from this was often more difficult than you can imagine. i was always holding my hand over my work, i didn't want teacher to think i was helping them to copy.
• United States
3 Jun 11
Thank you for sharing and that is good you never copied!
@lady1993 (18691)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Of course.. we're quite the same- I am usually the one who's copied from by my classmates and we do it before start of classes- but when it comes to Physics I sometimes copy from others. But usually we have a study group and crowd on the person who has the right answers and he or she teaches how he or she answered it.
• United States
3 Jun 11
I see we can relate, lol. Thanks for sharing =)
@manubla (474)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
I've had my share but only a few times and it's only on assignments. I'm not really comfortable copying others' work since I don't feel a sense of accomplishment. I only did it during desperate times when I really don't know the answers to it after spending all my free time in the library . Like you, what happens more often is that classmates copy from me. I don't like it but sometimes I give in. At other times (during college), what I do is to just arrive on time in my class so that there won't be no more time for others to copy, or if they have, they won't be able to copy everything . I think this is common in school but I still encourage students to do their share in doing their assignments and reviewing for their exams. Besides, these are their obligations as students.
• United States
2 Jun 11
Same =) I come on time too when I know someone wants to copy lol! And I never copy them, thats what pisses me off more =P
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
haha! I remember my college days! We were notorious cheaters during my first year. it's not really something to be proud of but at that time we thought it was fun. It lasted for a few exams and we eventually outgrew it --- thankfully To those who are still in school... cheating is not advisable. i didnt learn as much as i needed to because of it. and there would come a situation when you have to do and answer things on you. if you copy all the time... you will have to make adjustments... big time
• United States
2 Jun 11
Yeah I agree but I think everyone passes through this stage tho =P Ty for sharing
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
ahm....it is more worth if you study and dont rely on others ... mind your own ..buseness
• United States
2 Jun 11
Thanks for sharing..
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
27 Jun 11
hi, of course yes,this thing never ever gone in a high school and college life,sometimes we enjoyed it and sometimes because we really badly need it because we were unprepared,and the important is each of us were give and take.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
5 Jun 11
Hi! Yeah, I've done it. But like you, I'm more of a lender than a borrower. Most of the time, it was my friends who borrowed my notes and assignment and copied them. I rarely copy assignments when I was a student. The one time I copied an assignment was a really unpleasant experience. I felt so ashamed of myself for copying and for not doing my own. What's okay for me is letting my friends and classmates copy assignment from me although it's bad, too. We were never caught, by the way. We're quick to hide everything when the teacher comes in the room.
• United States
2 Jun 11
Back in high school in accounting I would copy my friend's assignments then she would copy the terms we had to do from me.
• China
2 Jun 11
I can say I have never copied on anything when I was in school from primary school to high school,and after I had a job,I began my self-taught study.But each time when I had to take an exam,I used to attend the exam without any books or any others related to the exam.I don't like peeping during an exam at all.
@macayadann (1235)
• Philippines
2 Jun 11
Yes, proudly I did. All experiences I have had based on copying is now my unforgettable stories that as I reminisce I can not avoid to hide my laughters. Copying and cheating are part of all successes in ones career.
@amitgune (877)
• India
2 Jun 11
Well, I always copied homework during lunch breaks or just before school began. It was, because I somehow managed to forget to do the homework or that I was busy playing the day before. So yeah I have done that many a times.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
2 Jun 11
Well, I was a student. I sometimes copied homework of my classmates if not doing mind. But that is normal for a student..because not all people is not intelligence as the others...
@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
2 Jun 11
I would have copied the homework when I would have found it too difficult to handle or answer or when I would have forgot to solve it at my leisure.