If you cheat in exams:
1. You are without shame
2. Obviously you didn't study
3. You don't deserve the marks you get
SHAME ON YOU!
A few weeks ago I sat for the final exam of Engineering Graphics. I struggled to focus, to try to remember what I've revised but I was frustrated because people were whispering around, asking their buddies for the answer, their buddies were whispering the answer back & I turned into a very tense, pissed off exam candidate. It didn't soothe my soul to know the lecturer was giving hints to students.
Copying in tests is something I've come to tolerate, perhaps not accept. But this is the FINAL EXAM. At least have some decency to uphold the basic rule of exams: NO CHEATING. I guess it was very hard for the students & the lecturer to uphold that principle.
Where is the integrity of the university?
I've always thought of university as the realm where I'll be pitted with other students, challenging each other on wit & guile. Yes I know not everyone will be brilliant students but I did not expect such callousness. Where is the integrity of the university if it can give degrees to students who cheat on the exams? Where is the value of its education that its sworn to give?
Have you no shame for copying? Have you no shame knowing that your answers, your results aren't a true reflection of your abilities? Have you no curiosity to know, after hours & hours of studying, how you fare against yourself, if not against others?
Is it so hard to do self revision before the exam?
I've always believed that everyone should be judged by his/her abilities. Cheating isn't an abilities, my friends. It's a display of weakness, low integrity, less shame & perhaps stupidity.
I don't care if any of my viewers are insulted by this post, if anything, this should remind you that cheating is a dirty, lowly thing to do. If you feel shame, then good for you. If you feel anger, then damn you coz you're nothing but a copycat. Fix your attitude, work hard & go into the exam waiting to know how much you've gained from your classes & revision.
Change your mindset, study together if you must
There, I feel better. Hopefully in the upcoming final exams, & other tests, there will be less copying & I, as a student, will feel more peace in sitting for the exams. Good luck.