Cheating at Canadian Universities Reminder to stay honest
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I want to say to the kids in school, going to college/uni that cheating is not worth it, want to remind students here to stay honest
I can share that at my University cheating was quite rampant, the atmosphere eventually affects all the students, and I eventually let my guard down and I was booked for Academic Misconduct for committing "group attendance fraud" resulting in forfeiting 15% of my mark in a course. Really got to remind yourself every morning to not cheat...when everyone else seems to be doing it and getting away with it, which is the hardest thing.
As for some families buying advantages for their kids, its unfair but has been going on and will continue to go on even after this scandal, they will just find better ways of hiding it.
To those who have been forced into "cheated" to survive the academic pressures of school, and gotten away with it, know that you are also both a perp and victim, professional dishonesty eventually will catch up with you, either now or later in the workforce / business.
Thanks for all the many likes in this post, thinking back, a lot of crazy stuff goes on in schools, didn't get to mention another brazen exam cheating route that went around back 10 years ago, was some kids (international students of a certain ethnic group) hired contractors/upper years to write their exams for them, which was crazy, back in the day fake IDs weren't even used, they just assumed everyone looked the same to the TAs... well like another poster indicated, they got away with it somehow and lived to tell others about it. From the recent US college admission scam, this kind of stuff goes on all the time as well for SATs, MCATs, GREs, another shot in the gut for honest hard working suckers.
Pulling fire alarms during exams was a huge thing back in the day too, with masked hoodlums going into exam halls and pulling the alarm and clearing out the building, happened twice to me and it benefited a lot of the students, myself was beneficiary as well because it gave us 1 extra day to study + practice exam. Second time fire alarm didn't help, material was hard, I didn't know what I was doing, was a miracle I passed anyways...
Yep, remember what I unscrupulous tard I was back then and still is today.