The benefits of cheating are apparent, also improved grades in an environment where failure is not a learning opportunity. When students do poorly in a test, there is no reason for students to review their responses. As a result, the students will likely never be questioned about the same thing ever again.
The test itself is essentially random and often not meaningful for students. Therefore, cheating on exams can result in meaningful outcomes for the student who cheats on exams. If you are caught cheating, you may be banned from the university for a year or semester, you may be refused the right to take the exam at other universities, and you will annual your exam from the course in which you copied.
One of the essential features of all public schools is the importance of grades. Because the stages are the currency and sole quality of any primary school, they are used to motivate and punish students. Exams are a significant component of a student’s portfolio (Exam Status) and can potentially impact their future. Professors might try to stress the students and the value of “learning” over grades, but that is a complete farce.
It’s essential to keep in mind that students prepare for exams to retain the material just long enough to take the exam status and then forget most of what they learned soon after that. This is how completely ruins the purpose and value of exams. Furthermore, advocates of testing who denigrate Exam cheating easily fail to accept this. Exam demands that students view knowledge as a disposable commodity that is only fit when it is tested. Even this adds to the process of reevaluating education.
Some Examples Of Cheating Are….
The below list is not exhaustive.
- He/she is presenting someone else’s work fully or partially as the student’s own, i.e., plagiarism, including lack of reference to sources and clear marking of quotes from sources on the web, other people’s theses or assignments, textbooks, and articles, etc.
- Taking an answer paper from the Internet, etc. and submitting all or part of it as one’s work
- Presenting one’s previous work without any reference (self-plagiarism)
- Submitting work of a sound or creative nature created by someone other than the student
- Unofficial cooperation or communication between participants or groups
- Replacing an answer paper after submitting it
- Using or having access to unauthorized aids during the relevant examination
Cheating on Online exams
COVID-19 has made in-person exam proctoring impossible, and so legal protection has disappeared. And report as the university students across Pakistan mourning the use of unfair means by their class fellows during exams. Upon combining these complaints with universities and adding in my own online teaching experience, a frighteningly dismal picture emerges.
Almost every university student in this country cheats. Maybe the actual figure is lower (80-90 percent), but it’s hard to tell. Many students say they are uncertain and would opt for honesty if there was a level playing field. But practicing virtue brings terrible grades or even failure.
A system full of holes is easy to beat. Not regarded as a significant moral crime, cheating in Exam status was enough to even in the days of in-person classes. But with online exams, the bottom has dropped out. Knowing their paychecks will be unaffected, many teachers don’t care what their students do or not. If one is somehow caught, cheating can always be deemed the student’s loss, not the teachers.