Cheating to Get a Better Grade

You can get better grades by cheating. But is it worth it? You may be under pressure to get good grades in school that causes you to consider cheating on your homework and tests. If you cheat but are lucky enough not to get caught, you may possible get the good grades you seek. But getting caught cheating may also result in being disqualified. Plus there are the long-term consequences of not learning and moral decline. It is a decision you must make.

A person who copies the work of others, whether it is plagiarizing material from books or the Internet, or it is copying the homework of another student, ends up not having to work very hard for a passing or even good grade. It is like getting something for nothing. In fact, in some colleges, there are people who sell homework and test answers. They make money and the student gets a good grade with little work. Everyone is happy.

Getting caught cheating on a test or copying someone else's material for homework can result in a lowered grade and even expulsion from school. If you don't get caught, there is still the problem that you haven't learned the material. That ignorance may come to haunt you down the road, when you are required to apply what you've learned. In either case, there is also the moral stigma that you subconsciously hold inside of you that you didn't deserve the grade you got and that you are a cheater. Such a person may go far in life, but he or she will never be a champion.

This is a dilemma. On one hand, if you just take the test and try to do your best, you may fail or get a poor grade. But on the other hand, if you cheat, you can be pretty sure you will pass with a good grade. And the chances of getting caught are slim.The best bet is to take the test and do as well as you can. If you don't pass or get a good grade, so be it. You can't make believe you are what you aren't.

Realize that you have the potential to get good grades without cheating.


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