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09/04/2019

How often do you think people cheat on tests in a college or university?

QUESTION
How often do you think people cheat on tests in a college or university?
How about high school or grade school? I already have my own semi-concluded theory to this since having discussed this with enough university degree holding students and friends. The general consensus is pretty high, a shii t load of students cheat in some way or manner, to what degree is a different story.

I’m not asking if you’ve cheated on a test, god forbid anyone on YA would cheat on a test, so I’m asking what you think of *other people*.

ANSWER
In college, I found it a lot scarier and harder to cheat on tests. Even though I went to a school where a lot of my classes/ tests were in rooms with 100+ people, the idea of cheating didn’t cross my mind. It was also sort of like “I worked my *** off to study, so you better not think of looking at my paper” and most of the time I didn’t trust other people enough to cheat off them. Plus my classes (other than GE) were humanities and social sciences so it’s almost impossible to cheat on an essay exam.

In high school however, cheating was practically the norm. We would all do AP Econ homework together at lunch, and my physics tests were a team effort. The teachers didn’t seem to care, and it was almost more fun to find ways to cheat than to find ways to study. No one did things like steal answer keys or hack computer systems to change grades, but it was very normal for you to tap your best friend to see if #4 is A or B.