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Why Some Students Cheat in Exam

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The problem of cheating in exams is not a new problem. This problem may origin from the students' ability to cheat during exams. There are many reasons for cheating. I am going to discuss three main reasons for cheating.

First of all, the main reason which leads students to cheat on the tests is that they want to get good grades. Most of students are under pressure from their family, their friends and their teachers. They are afraid that, if they get bad marks, their parents will ground them; their friends will laugh at them. They imagine a dark future, with no good jobs, no good life. On the other hand, if they see their classmates get high mark, and they want that fame, too. So they do cheating as well. As a result they can get good marks but they cannot achieve a proper knowledge. Having no ability for doing the exams is the second reasons that cause some students do cheating. From one side, students don’t have their own self-confidences, some cannot do the exams because they are too difficult for them, and some students believe that they are not well enough to pass the exams. Instead of studying hard, paying attention to classes, reviewing lessons, and doing exercises, they try to cheat in exams. On the other side, many students don’t have enough time for reviewing, perhaps they get ill, and they have several different reasons.

The final reasons why some students cheat on their exams is because they get lack of self- respect. Students with high self-respect will never cheat. They feel really embarrassed by cheating. Instead of this, they try to review the lessons as best as they can. So they get high grades. In contrast, students with low self-respect don’t feel ashamed of cheating on the tests. To get good marks, they cheat as much as possible they can. They do not feel anything wrong, and only think about the result that they can get if the teacher find out his cheating. In conclusion, being under pressure for expressive scores, having no ability for...

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