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Academic Integrity Why Students Cheat Surveys say that 25 to 70 percent of all college students cheat according to William Shropshires article Of Being Getting Academic Honesty The motivations behind why students cheat are the root of the problem of the dishonesty Shropshire finds that the main reason students choose to cheat is they weigh out the benefits and see that it would help them to get ahead Cheating has a low-risk factor and many students feel that cheating on one test will not matter and will give them the boost they need to get ahead Students spend their entire lives trying to get into a good college Once they get in they spend their time trying to get into a good graduate school or get the best job The students who cheat without getting caught have better grades and get chosen before those who were honest The future benefits out-weigh the risks so the student puts their greed before their moral obligations to decide to cheat Shropshire suggests that a conversation is the most honest way of testing a student The student cannot cheat during a conversation because they are put on the spot and do not know what question is about to be asked Since most students cheat it will be very hard to eliminate cheating because most students do not see anything wrong with getting ahead at any cost Cheating is not a new problem Currently in the real world 25 to 70 percent of our doctors lawyers and teachers cheated when they were in school The world is still here and will continue to be here long after the current generation of cheaters retire Shropshire did not do a good job of persuading He just stated the problem and assumed everyone thinks that cheating is so reprehensible that he did not state the effects of cheating A problem with Shropshires article is that he is trying to introduce ways to
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