Academic CHeating Essay

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Academic CHeating

Academic knowledge is the basis on which future prosperity, and financial security has
been determined. As a consequence, students feel inclined to perform above average in
school. Now, as students perform less and less, they sink to obtain good grades by
cheating. This method to acquire the desired grades will only harm the student, instead of
the imagined result. Prompted by a child's inability to perform basic tasks throughout his
education , academic cheating spawns numerous negative consequences.

Resulting from the numerous pressures of high school, academic cheating places a large
amount of stress on the minds of American teens. To begin with, low self-esteem and a lack
of morals prompt a student to cheat to maintain an acceptable grade. When students pick on
a less academically inclined student, the unfortunate student will loose confidence in
himself and resort to cheating, cheating that will begin a downward spiral of negative
effects. Furthermore, if failing grades persist and plague the student, one will cheat to
halt the continuation of unacceptable grades. Secondly, loving parental pressure will
generate the need to cheat in school. For example, a child, who is a good student, will
cheat, to prove to their parents that they are smart, and that they can achieve their
goals throughout their schooling. Additionally, parents want their children to follow in
their footsteps in the aspect of the education that they received; therefore, more
pressure will be enforced on the children. Lastly, failure to study, due to a lack of
motivation, contributes to academic cheating. A student, cheating to make up for their
lack of knowledge, will do so because one did not study for a test. In addition, a
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