Cheating has become a more and more serious problem at school. No matter whether you cheat at your primary school, high school or university, you will get serious punishment — especially at a university.
Because of the worsening problem, it’s natural for us to ask: Why do so many students try to cheat?
In my opinion, there are three primary reasons.
First, students can cheat because of parents’ pressure and teachers’ expectations. Parents and teachers wish for us to get high marks that can open doors into good universities. But their pressure can be so strong that it leads to students cheating when they don’t have the expected abilities.
Second, some students can’t stick to their faith and are influenced by others. These students feel unhappy when they realize that other students’ marks are higher than theirs by means of cheating.
Last but not least, students can cheat because of influence from society. Nowadays, more and more fake academic products appear in China markets, which can have a bad influence on students.
How to get rid of cheating? The way out is to punish more seriously and teach all students that cheating is a very shameful thing.
If someone is caught cheating on an exam, he or she should get more serious punishment or even be kicked out of school. Moreover, any cheating or copying should be made known to the public, then other people would lose trust and confidence in him or her, which would cause the student to lose friends and face.
To sum up, honesty has become more and more important in our increasingly developed society. So let us say loudly: “Stop cheating!”
According to Oxford English Dictionary, “cheat” defined as act dishonesty or unfair in order to gain an advantages. Whereas exam cheating refers to the situation where students break exam room rules and behave dishonest to their exam paper with the purpose of achieving a good result in the examination. Nowadays, students cheating during the examination become a social issue in our country. There are some reasons why students cheating during examination.
First and foremost, students cheat during examination because they want to get a good score in their examination. They are cheating in order to get a good score so their friends and relatives will not looking down on them. For example, a student cheating during the examination with the aim of getting good result so he will not isolated by his friend. Students want to get result in examination because they don’t want to be punished or scolded by their parents. Moreover the students want to get good result in order to fulfill their vanity.
They want the people around them to praise and feel good to them. Besides that, students cheat during examination because they are lack of high self-esteem. For students who with low self-esteem only dare to cheat during exam time. Students with high self-esteem will feel ashamed to cheat on the exam. However, students with low self-esteem do not feel embarrassed and do not feel anything wrong with their cheating behavior. These students even will feel proud with their good marks as a result from cheating during examination.
They choose the way of cheating during exam instead of trying to study hard and do revision as much as possible. In addition, peer influence is also one of the reasons why students cheating during examination. Peer is the most important factor that might influence the behavior of a teenager. Teenager likes to follow up with their friends so they are not isolated by the group. When students see their friends getting good result by cheating, they will follow the action.
They will think that there is no point for them to study so hard since their friend can get a good result by cheating. As a conclusion, there are many reasons why students cheating during examination. It includes the wish of getting a good result in exam, lack of self-esteem and peer influence. Exam cheating will influence the quality and fairness of examination in our country. Thus, relative authorities should be planning a good strategy to reduce the problem of students cheating during the exam.