Making a permanent impression since 1994
September 19, 2005
Cheaters risk their future
By John Elfed Hughes
high school you will have to take many exams that aim to see how well you know
what the teachers have taught you.
have already taken many exams, but in high school you are going to have to
continuously revise material you have gone over in class if you are to succeed.
you prepare a timetable and follow it well in advance, you shouldn’t have any
problems come the day of the exams.
in the last days before that deadly geography exam, don’t cram in everything
at the last minute because you will confuse yourself. It is a recipe for
come the morning of the exam you have failed to revise your work, whatever you
do – do not cheat.
might think you can get away with scribbling down some important points on the
inside of your pencil case, or use your watch as a calculator for that tricky
you didn’t remember an important quote that could come in handy in that
English exam? Instead, you decide to write it on the desk before you begin –
once again, please don’t.
will take your final grades with you for the rest of your life and most often
you will need to show them when you are applying for work.
would you feel if you had an A for an exam you completely cheated on?
that quote you scribbled down before the English exam secured you an A by a
mark, and now your employer can be impressed and hire you for that dream job?
think it is a petty thing to do, because cheating can have very serious
would your employer think if he found out he employed a cheating trickster?
you want to impress your family with the straight As you had?
is far better to have a weak grade – and disappoint your family – knowing
you honestly tried your best than to have a top grade by cheating.
a teacher catches you cheating, your exam will most likely be ripped up, you
will be given a mark of zero, not only for the paper you cheated in, but for all
could even face suspension.
Was it worth the risk?
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