I need help creating a thesis and an outline on What Causes Students to Cheat. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The issue of exam cheating depicts a moral drawback on the side of the students as one of the basic teachings in college or institution is integrity. When one tries to use other measures rather than reading to pass the examination, it warrants a question on their integrity. Though many students are aware that it’s wrong to cheat, they would rather face the punishment of cheating in the examination rather than face the situation of a failed examination. We are living in a world where exams are used to judge the bright from the rest and so for the students who may not have a very good memory, failing to use such methods would mean that they would be viewed as failures in society. Therefore, exam cheating is a question of ethics versus the pressure from the society one is living in. As Gregg (1989), puts it, exam cheating should not be tolerated (p. 235).
Students will be ready to pass the examination at any cost regardless of the cost. If one, therefore, feels that the preparation made prior to the exam is not enough, he may opt to cheat to ensure that he gets the points needed to pass. As indicated earlier, the measures put in place are strict but the idea of failing is worse off. .In the job market, the competition forces or dictates that one has appealing results that will attract the employers earning him/her the job. Unfortunately, with the college environment, that appealing exam result transcript may not be guaranteed. With the efforts needed to attain the high scores, some students result in cheating to bridge the gap from the actual scores they could get to the score they wish to get.
This forms the major reason why student ends up cheating in an examination. Take an example where the parent is too strict and eve threatens the student that failure to pass the examination may lead to a withdrawal of his financial support.