Why do Students Cheat?

The reasons behind cheating in schools.

Cheating in schools is considered an extremely bad habit because the students who do cheating not learn but waste their time and money of their parents. Cheating may lead them to unsuccessful life. Students who are cheaters develop the habit of deceiving so they never learn how to work on their own “ Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we cost on the efforts and scholarships of someone else” (James F Faust).

There are many causes of cheating at the school level. One of the causes is performing anxiety that students feel because of pressure from parents and also from school. “Cheating occurs when a student obtains or attempts to obtain some advantage or extra marks by any dishonest or deceptive means” because everyone is running behind grades and marks and we are teaching our children to do the same (Northumbria University). So it does not matter what someone wants to become, parents, wish to see their children as a doctor or an engineer. The ones who are unable to perform well and meet the requirements get support from cheating.

There is another reason of cheating that everyone is not born to study hard. They may have their natural talents like painting or designing or something else. As Erica Jong says “everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent”. No matter studying is necessary nowadays to exist in the world, but getting average grades is enough for students. Some parents compare their children in a matter of grades and they don’t know “inside every child is a rainbow waiting to shine” (Pink tulip creations). As a result, they suppress the natural quality of their children and make them a machine whose work is only to study. To tackle this situation many students take help from cheating.

Another cause behind cheating is a lack of understanding about the consequences of this evil job. Students have not been taught the temporary advantages but permanent disadvantages of cheating by parents or teachers. Students waste their time playing video games, sports, watching dramas, etc., and don’t focus on their studies. When examinations are held, they get panic and in the last cheat to pass the course.

In conclusion, it is ultimate that the cheating has no repentance. Students don’t build their character and remain unsuccessful in their coming life because of this dishonesty. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom” and at least a student should be an honest personality (Thomas Jefferson). Cheating is because of performing anxiety, and lack of understanding of the consequences of it. Once it’s developed in your children it is difficult to eliminate from their personalities. The parents should develop their children in a better way, and make sure that their children in the future will not cause any harm to society.



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