Now many university teachers are troubled by students' cheating on exams. No matter how hard they try to persuade and to prevent it from happening, this phenomenon seems to be on the increase. In the past, only students poor at study would try to cheat, but now those good students are joining this team. What's more, students who are caught seldom regret their behavior; they only complain about their bad luck. This is really hard to understand for teachers and administrators. The website of a university has started an online discussion about why students cheat on exams, and you are expected to write an article of about 400 words to join this discussion. You can decide the title for your article.
In the first pact of your writing you should present your thesis statement, and in the second part you should support the thesis statement with appropriate details. In tire last part you should bring what you have written to a natural conclusion or a summary.
Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriateness. Failure to follow the above instructions may result in a loss of marks.
What Have Turned Us into Cheaters?
"The writing topic for this year's CET6 was revealed again before the day of testing." "A student has been expelled due to misbehavior in final examinations." This kind of titles has been very popular these days, and all these lead to a public secret: cheating on exams. This behavior, which was denounced by almost all, is spreading at high rate, and this puzzled not only teachers but also the whole society. Then why do students cheat on exams? In my understanding, there are mainly three reasons. (namely unscientific testing, competition for scholarship, and pressure from future job hunting.
Some students cheat on exams to pretest against the improper testing format. / The purpose of university education should be teaching students to use knowledge to solve problems, therefore, exams and tests should test students' ability to use certain knowledge to solve same problems. But most tests in China just test understanding instead of application, and some exams are even worse because they only test students' memory. Some students think it unnecessary to spend time and effort to prepare for such exams, so they just cheat in order to get a decent figure, which in their mind, means nothing. / Dr. Wang, who specializes in education assessment, supported this view in one paper, and he said that teachers should blame themselves because they forced students to cheat.
More students cheat on exams in order to struggle for scholarship. As universities are collecting tuition from students, they also increase the amount of scholarship. 'This money of course is very attractive to students, who have virtually no income. As scholarship is mostly decided by examination scores, students willing to get the money will by every means possible./In a recent survey, some goad students admit that they cheat on exams because "if most students are cheating, it is unfair when you choose not to." This probably represents a breach of traditional ethics, and is a more important reason than conscientious protest against improper tests.
The most important reason, in my mind, should be the pressure from job hunting. In the past few years tile situation in the job market is deteriorating, and this forces students to prepare as early as possible. Due to its importance, students naturally want to make their report more attractive, one way to which is cheating. / As a student said in a news report, students are aware of the cast of being caught, Gut the profit of not being caught is too much, so many of them just ”go ahead". Maybe it is not unreasonable to say that it is the society that makes students cheaters.
To sum up, the desires to get a good job, a high scholarship, or simply to signal a protest in current education, these have forced us students to copy in exams. / It is undeniable that same suffer from weak moral principles, bin it is wrong to blame them only. Only when the society and the university find the real source of the problem and deal with it can we restart the tradition criticism against cheating.