Cheating

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Cheating The issue of cheating in schools is more prevalent and relevant than ever in today’s culture. Many students turn to cheating in order to complete certain courses, exams, or homework because competition and the pressure from parents to get good grades in order to get accepted into the best colleges and universities are too high for a growing number of students. Not all students see this issue the same way. To some It’s okay and acceptable as long as you don't make a habit out of it. The students who believe that in some circumstances it is okay to cheat are the same students who are cheating. On the other hand the students who believe that there is no place for cheating in an academic setting are usually the ones who are following all of the rules and regulations. The College of DuPage defines Academic dishonesty as cheating of any kind, including misrepresenting one's own work, taking credit for the work of others without crediting them and without appropriate authorization, and the fabrication of information(www.cod.edu). Every person has their own moral stance on cheating in the classroom, but to me cheating is and will always be wrong. It is an example of Moral absolutism. Moral absolutism is the ethical view that certain actions are absolutely right or wrong, regardless of other contexts such as their consequences or the intentions behind them (Thiroux, Krasemann). When presented with the hypothetical situation of some fellow classmates that somehow obtained a copy of an upcoming exam and then asked me to drop it off to another student who is currently struggling in the class. There is only one ethical, logical, and morally correct answer that I can see. To anonymously turn the test into the teacher or professor. Academic integrity is a basic value upon which colleges, universities, and schools are built on. I myself study very hard for my…...

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