Cheating at School

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Why Cheat?
What would make a person want to cheat? Do students cheat to do better in a particular class? To make them appear smarter? Is it just a lack of judgment in their character? No matter the reason, cheating is wrong. It is deceitful, dishonest, and hurtful to yourself and possibly those around you. Cheating can be anything from peeking at another students work during a quiz or exam to plagiarizing, to having someone else do assigned work for you. Whether a cheaters reasoning seems appropriate to them at the time, cheating is wrong under any circumstances. Anyone who cheats will have to suffer the effects when they are caught. Cheating can hurt your future and can also hurt the futures of others that may have been involved.

Why is cheating wrong? It is not your work. A cheater is taking away from their abilities and the people you are cheating off of. It is lying. A cheater is more than likely lying to themselves and the people around them. A person can only go so far before their lies catch up to them, begin to overlap, and start to betray you.

For every action there is a reaction. With cheating come consequences. A cheater may get kicked out of their college or university. Your transcripts will then show that you were caught cheating. This can have a huge effect on other schools deciding to accept you as a student. Along with being kicked out, a cheater may lose all financial help they have received. Cheaters could also be stuck paying back any financial aid they have already received. The person or persons that the cheater used to cheat may get in trouble too. Even if this person was not aware they were being cheated off of. These are things that should be considered before a person decides to cheat.

To do well in school you need to work hard, study hard, and do your own work. People attend college to further their education so they can have a better job, which may lead to a better life. If a person is cheating they are not receiving the...
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