Academic dishonesty in classrooms, is it morally wrong? Academic dishonesty among schools and colleges is so common.
It includes behaviours such as cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, abuse of academic materials, deception and misrepresentation, multiple submissionsl , carelessness, and facilitating the act. The purpose of attending school is to learn. Cheating, plagiarizing, and other acts of dishonesty do not contribute to learning.They are, rather, attempts to avoid learning that defeat the very urpose of education. Due to different beliefs of society, it is ensuing to ask: Is it wrong? Why does cheating2 seem right? Why does being involved in the acts Of academic dishonesty become common to students? In a student’s point of view, studying for a long test seems like a waste of time, as test materials only get answered once, and students know that not all lessons that have been reviewed by them appear in exams. However, doing well on tests will have a profound impact on a students future.Naturally, grades are oncretely used as a measure of what students know and can do, which is in turn, used as a measure of what students may be able to do in the future. 3 If students do well on their tests, whether they cheated or not, they will likely be accepted into better colleges.
Grades do not define a student’s future success, but somewhat predict them. In general, high school grades are used as a requirement before being accepted to universities; undergraduate grades for graduate school, law school grades to infer how good a lawyer the tudent will be.Students engage in the acts of academic dishonesty for a variety of reasons. These include the demands of getting high grades, having to take the easy way out, and because majority of the people does it. The problem is that students are likely to carry the behaviours they learn in the classroom into the workplace. 4 The reason why people commit acts of dishonesty and the reason why they think of it as something good is because, as mentioned before, they feel that the end results are all that matter, and he long process of learning and studying means nothing.The problem with this kind of mentality is that, if students cheat their way to earning a good grade, they will never develop any respect for people who devote their time for working hard.
For students who cheat in this generation, it is a question to ask whether cheating is right or wrong and when do we justify it, because as far as what researchers know about, the morality of it still has not been answered and needs to be evaluated according to the norms and ethics of the society.