Some of my Classmates Cheat in Examinations

Philippines
January 12, 2007 9:24am CST
i have some classmates who cheat in examinations. they bring "codigos" or small papers with answers on them. what's worst is that they even have the guts to open their books even though the professor is just infront of the class. (but normally only our professor's secretaries or PA conduct the exam). How do they do that? well, they are skilled at it. they have mastered the art of cheating. i find this very unfair. when most of the students take time to study, stay awake at night till dawn, there are these select few who get good scores and grades without a sweat. some of our professors have learned of this cheating thing and most of them try to really conduct the examinations themselves.
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89 responses
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
That's a part of school life. I see no problems about that, I also did that during my high school days!;) I used to put notes inside my bag and hung to a chair in front of me while I put a knee on the bag so that the instructor can see that it's closed. And when our intructor's far from me, I let go of my knee and take a peak on the answers that I have inside!;) It's fun but better be more careful when doing it..
@eseomame (1146)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Wow, you sound like a real expert. Anywayz, you are right. It's very much part of school life and people that get upset about it, I'm sorry to say, will keep getting upset for no just cause. He he.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
Let them think what they want to think about, I have nothing to prove to others. Who knows, they must be hiding something else that is more worst than what I've said. For me, what I said what just for pure, clean fun..LOL
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• United States
12 Jan 07
It's not "clean fun" Raijin, it's wrong. And it develops into bad habits later in life. Cheating on an exam can easily become cheating on taxes--which can land you in jail. Cheating is a form of lying and stealing. You're stealing the high positions in the class list from people who've actually earned them, and you're lying by telling everyone you know this stuff when you don't. That can easily become lying and stealing at work--a wrong number on a time card, incorrect change, fudged numbers, cooked books...that sort of thing. Remember the Enron scandal? They were cheating. It quickly gets a lot bigger than a letter grade on a report card.
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@inboy987 (50)
• India
12 Jan 07
it really is a very sickening habit, but you cant help it, you go to the proffessors and then these students start to go for your life
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
i dont report them. i let them do what they like to do. am sure they will reap teh consequences of their actions sooner or later.
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@Phlamingho (7834)
• Denmark
12 Jan 07
Sure it's not exactly fair, but you have to admire the guts and the skills it takes to cheat on an exam. :-) I would never dare to cheat at an exam, but I wouldn't vare if someone in my class did.
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• Philippines
12 Jan 07
i did not complain about them cheating. but many knew of it, so they now have a bad reputation at school which THEY DON'T MIND!
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@rajee2007 (331)
• India
12 Jan 07
it's some one's happit, we can't stop it.
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• United States
12 Jan 07
To each their own is what I say. If someone wants to be bold enough to cheat then hey what can you do. And even if they dont get caught then still what can you do. The way I look at it is I will take care of me and what I am doing and let them worry about themselves.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
12 Jan 07
i know its very unfair but it always pays in the end.
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@pam3636 (24)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I've found that the cheaters are the ones that will not succeed in life. Sure, you may get ok grades on tests by cheating, but in the real world there is no cheating. In the workplace, the people who don't carry their weight are noticed, and are dealt with accordingly. It isn't fair in the classroom, but have satisfaction in knowing that those cheaters will have their actions come back to haunt them in some form or another some day.
@seenoreen (562)
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
I know what you mean. I was an honest student and I studied hard enough to gain honors in college. I truly feel sorry for these cheaters because after graduating, they really didn't learn anything. Also, they tend to carry this bad practice in their jobs, worst they will have difficulty in getting a job because they didn't really know their course. Well, we really can't change things and this is already a common practice in schools. I hope they come up with something to prevent this from happening but I doubt it.
@centurian (453)
• India
12 Jan 07
dont worry u just b true to yourself that's it
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@kfg20012003 (1037)
• India
12 Jan 07
it is found in every school child ,when you dont know the answer you just peep into some others paper or get out a bit paper..thats child tendancy and you cant change it
• United States
12 Jan 07
many students in their tenage life tend to fall on wrong path and want to do things in the shortest and easiest possible way. Its wrong thing to do still I would say its a learning process for you as you know it hurts the students who work hard with their studies to obtain good grades so you will never do that and will always follow right path.
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• India
18 Jan 07
You cant make everyone honest, people will do cheating if they have the fear of getting a bad score in the examination, i myself used to cheat a lot during the examinations. You just need to be a little courageous to be able to cheat.
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
thanks yourssaket. yes we just cant make everyone honest..
• India
14 Jan 07
well its all a part of student life..all know is u have to pass and get out of college so u can go and work and earn money,...usually the cheaters are those who get the lowest grades, so why would the clever guys be cross, let them cheat and pass rather then repeating the same year, but if they get caught then they will have to pay
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
if they get caught.. oftentimes they dont get caught.
• United States
14 Jan 07
This is what happens at my local school too. It's not fair because these kids who cheat get ahead even past those who work so hard to get the grades and studies that they do. Even the teachers turn a blind eye to the problem of cheating because they don't want to get into the mess of reporting the behavior and arguing with parents, principals, etc. If a student is caught and reported, they won't be able to go to college basically because no one will want to accept them, so teachers are afraid of messing up students' records. This is very unfair since it just encourages more cheating since students know that they will get away with it.
• United States
14 Jan 07
This may be one of the worst aspects of it at my school. I go to a private school, and the principal is too afraid to make any of the parents angry. He is always begging for money, so he has to tell the teachers to strictly prevent cheating with a zero tolerance policy, and then excuse all the rich kids with a slap on the wrist. Men like him really disgust me, and I have no respect for him at all. I wouldn't have as much of a problem with it, but he constantly harps about everyone fighting against cheating, yet we see people get away with it everyday. For example, a girl in my class tried to cheat on the German exam. Our teacher saw her talking to another classmate, so he went over to take her test, as a joke (They were both to bad at German to be sharing answers :] ). When he pulled her test away, a ton of cheat notes fell out on the floor, and he publicly kicked her out of the exam room. She did not get kicked out of school, and she even passed the class. Why, because her Grandfather is a businessman in our small town, and he is on the school board.
@cutieissa (413)
• Philippines
13 Jan 07
from your word "codigo", i take it your from the philippines. im from there too kababayan =) yes, it is a sad fact that many students cheat and sometime get bigger scores than the ones who studied the whole night for the exam. unfair yes, but life is unfair and the only thing left of you is your integrity when the world will step down on you. i dont mean to preach and be a hypocrite, but honestly, i have never cheated in my entire life
• Philippines
13 Jan 07
good for you cutiessa.
• India
13 Jan 07
there is no problem in doing so it would be thrilling doing so i used to do it during my school days and some times i used to show my paper to my friends also in during my exams it is bad but at the same time it is thrilling and funny doing so
• Philippines
13 Jan 07
nothing justifies a bad thing for me.
@ride54toi (406)
• Philippines
13 Jan 07
Cheating is not a crime. I believe it's just normal to all students. I've been cheating all college years. But be sure not be caught by your terrible professors. You know what? let them cheat. They know what they are doing. It's their risks anyway. Don't be a sample of crab mentality.
• India
13 Jan 07
cheating is a crime.what is simple cheating here may result in the same ppl commiting actual crimes when they grow up.but on the other hand i agree with you its their choice if they want to cheat or not
@drashima (225)
• United States
18 Jan 07
hey its ok , relax, if it offends you, you dont do it, but most of the students do it. its a part and parcel of school life.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
life is really unfair, those who find means to survive tops them all. its an integrity issue. im not saying i have never cheated in my entire life. and i have to admit i have had my fair share in the success of me and my classmate's cheating. we as classmates helped each other back then.
@Rahleah (187)
• United States
17 Jan 07
At some universities, just being "aware" of other students cheating and not taking responsibility for turning them in can make you be held accountable and disciplined. That's something to think about, right? I think when instructors are really on the ball and pay attention, there is no way for cheating to happen. Most of them are too complacent to really get up and monitor the room properly. I know, they probably believe they shouldn't have to, because the students should not be cheating ... and I see their point. But, as you point out, many students are cheating, and teachers need to realize how unfair this practice is to the students who studied their hind ends off to pass.