Today’s students cheat for a variety of reasons. As students get older the pressure to get good grades and the pressure from friend’s increases leading them to cheat. Then some think that cheating is not a big deal or that it is not wrong. Schools and teachers should work together with students to help them feel more secure and to show them that cheating is not acceptable and that they will only be hurting themselves in the long run. Younger children believe that cheating is wrong but that it is acceptable in some instances.
REASONS FOR CHEATING: In some cases, students may cheat simply to satisfy their parents’ expectations. Parental pressure can easily lead to cheating. Parents often pressurize their children with horror stories how they will never succeed in life without good grades and good college education. These well-meaning parents tend to get carried away a little bit, expecting nothing but straight A's on their child's transcript. They overlook the possibility that their ‘’very motivational and
She states multiple times that the children within the education system are being cheated every day because they are not being forced to read more difficult books. “Such benefits are denied to the young reader exposed only to books with banal, simple-minded moral equations as well as to the student encouraged to come up with reductive, wrong-headed readings of mulitlayered texts” (Prose 97). The reader can blatantly see that Prose thinks negatively of the high school curriculum that today's students face. It seems clear that Prose does not want to hide her personal view or feelings, so she starts her essay out in a way that we do not have to read between the lines to get a sense of how she feels about what she is writing. She uses more emotional language when she says, "The intense loyalty adults harbor for books first encountered in youth is one probable reason for the otherwise baffling longevity of vintage mediocre novels, books that teachers may themselves have read in adolescence"(Prose
Edward makes a good impression and even falls in love with Peg's high school daughter Kim, but after a robbery with a framed Edward as the culprit, things in his life begin to go downhill. David and Edward have similar qualities in their personalities; in the way they address their challenges and social life. Through their curiosity to learn and understand they cope with the challenges in which they face. Each text shows different challenges, different ways to cope with their challenges but both bring the character to discover truth, and become wiser, stronger people. The texts uses different techniques to show emotion and the difficulty in faces these challenges, but each teach the same lesson of getting through their challenges, to go on with life, and learn from past
Nathan Nguyen Professor Mary Composition I 14 September 2012 In the article “The Case Against Grades,” Alfie Kohn argues that grades make students afraid of explore new things; tests and quizzes are not the ways to measure knowledge .“Assessment-based grading” creates an allusion on how well are students doing in a numerical way. The effects of grading can come in numerous ways. Kohn indicates three crucial conclusions of grading: decrease in self-motivation, diminish in taking scholarly risk and “reduce in quality of students’ thinking”. Don’t on the students, they’re only listening to the message; they’re rational. For many years, adults have send them the message success is more important than learning.
This is considered pathos because it is a great amount of pressure writing a paper and can be very tedious. She wants her audience to feel a sense of liberation, and she also wants her audience to understand that she too knows how it feels to be put under pressure. Another point Alonso uses in pathos is when she supposed “Examinations can indeed deal with trivia, they can be badly conceived and thus can cause needless anxiety in the students who struggle to make sense out of poorly-written or poorly-focused questions”(198). She is saying she wants to show other people that exams are the biggest test a student can take and the struggle students have to face during exam time and or writing a paper for final exams. A final point Alonso speaks is “Most damaging of all, perhaps, is the fact that professors are human beings and therefore they will sometimes grade examinations unfairly” (198).
Instead of learning some actual useful information, teachers fret over the test rather than about how much that student is actually absorbing into their head. It has become a practice to ‘teach the test’ in today’s teaching world. Tests like SAT, ACT and AP have you pay quite a bit and don’t even show you what you did wrong, blocking out the possibility of even trying to learn from your mistakes. It is believed to be a clever tactic used to gain more profit, students keep coming back to prove they are worth more with those silly numbers. They stress day and night over these overrated tests, like previously stated channeling out the imagination, curiosity and good will.
NCLB was established so that students were not held back in a grade and were promoted to the next grade. I think this is a political aspect that is failing our students. If a student is not understanding the material or doesn’t pass the tests showing that they understand and can retain the information, I don’t believe that they should be promoted. I believe that it only hurts the students because they get more behind as they advance through the levels. The ethical issues that regard the high stakes testing is that it could be unfair to some students.
As a student, there are many events that test your integrity in the classrooms. Taking a test is a great example. Although sometimes it may be simple to cheat, it is so much more rewarding to have earned the “A” yourself. Proving to yourself that you have learned what you know, and that cheating is superfluous. Clara Rivera of the Los Angeles Times stated “Some high schools act on their own to punish students whose scores (SAT scores) have been canceled, sometimes with suspension if they admit to cheating.” (Rivera 3.)
However, how could she measure the effort? Does the time students spend reveal it? Or does the long essay show that the students study really hard? To grade students according to the efforts could be so subjective that it gives the teacher too much work and stress. On the other hand, it’s much more objective and accurate to give scores based on the achievements of the student.