FOUNDATION STUDIES DEPARTMENT
Teacher: Tran Thuy Hang
Student: Pham Xuan Hoang
Course: EAP – Writing
Date: May 30, 2007
Academic cheating is a serious problem in Vietnam nowadays. This paper, based on secondary research, discusses three questions of how students cheat, why so many students engage in cheating and what steps have been taken to solve this matter. Particularly, academic cheating in Vietnam has developed remarkably in both popularity in complicatedness due to many reasons, which come from both students and teachers alike. However, many effective measures have been taken to put an end to cheating. Finally, the paper draws the conclusion that although academic cheating is still popular at the present, there is actually hope that it can be eliminated in the future.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction 1
2. Discussion of findings 1
2.1. How Vietnamese students cheat nowadays 1
2.2. Why students cheat 2
2.3. What have been done to solve academic cheating 4
3. Conclusion 4
Academic cheating, or in other words, academic dishonesty, is hardly a new problem in the world today. Especially in Vietnam, this matter has long become a national issue, a burden for all the educators across the country. In fact, there are well enough reasons to worry as academic cheating in Vietnam has over the years developed rapidly in both popularity and complicatedness. A survey among 2,000 students, which was carried out by The Ministry of Education and Training’s inspectors in 2006, resulted in 89% admitted having cheated at some point in their studies (Huong, 2006). The Quan Doi Nhan Dan online also gave examples of many “suspiciously” outstanding results in many examination sites after the 2006 High School Graduation Exam, among which there was a room... [continues]
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