The Real Situation of Cheating in the Exam in High School

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I.Background
In high schools, obviously, students must take the exam to check out the knowledge they have learnt in school. However, we are facing up to fraud in the examination of students which has been increasingly in recent years. According to the report of the Institute of Journalism and Communication and the Institute of Traditional Research and Development in Viet Nam, in 2008, around 63.4% of students said that they had cheated in the exams at least one time. This actual situation can lead to adverse impacts on the quality of learning in students and the quality of teaching in schools. Cheating refers to an immoral way of achieving a goal. To illustrate, it is generally known as breaking of rules in school to gain high mark in a competitive situation. It can take various of forms: from sharing another's work to purchasing a term paper or test questions in advance, to paying another to take a test or do the work for them and so on. Cheating is seen by many as a means to a profitable end, a way to obtain the highest grades in order to gain admission to the best universities. Students who do not cheat are not only get disadvantages, but also can be viewed as fools for not playing the system, a system that has grown with lack of suitable punishments. This system continues to place more and more emphasis on getting the grade by any means possible. The benefits of self-studying are no longer seen as a goal or focus. It is so dangerous with this situation for young people and all society.
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