Have you had those times in class where you were absolutely not prepared for a test? Either you stayed up too late the night before, didn’t study or something major was on your mind.
Prepared or not, that test wasn’t going away and there was nothing you could do about it. Or was there?
There is perhaps the thought of cheating. I mean after all, it would help you out tremendously, and this way you have a less chance of failing, right?
If you think cheating on a test will benefit you, you’re sadly mistaken…
Consequences of Cheating on a Test
You could get caught – It might not seem as scary now, but if you ever do get caught, you’ll understand what I mean. It’s not a good feeling, not to mention it’s embarrassing as heck.
I remember when I cheated in college for a test I wasn’t prepared for. Even though I didn’t get caught, I looked guilty the whole entire time.
I was nervous and worried about getting caught so I naturally looked suspicious. Not to mention I had to keep looking up to make sure that my instructor wasn’t watching me.
That was the last time I ever cheated. I didn’t like the feeling during or after I took the test. Did I probably do better on the test because I cheated; probably so. However, I gave up something way more important… my morals.
You cheat yourself – I know it may sound a tad cliché but it’s true. When you cheat, who’s really winning? Well we already know it’s not you.
Tests are set to test what you know. If you have to cheat, then that means you don’t know the material that’s set to help you in life. You’re setting your own self up for failure.
You can get expelled for cheating and more – It’s very much possible that if you’re caught cheating, it’ll be the last time you cheat in that class.
Whether you know this or not, many schools take cheating very seriously. They can expel you, put a bad mark in your file and even make it tough for you to go to a new school.
These actions are more common once you hit college. Cheating is a Huge No No and they’ll do what they can to make an example out of you. Do you think it’s worth all of that?
You insult the person you cheat off of – If you plan on cheating off someone else, then think again. You’re actually insulting that person by doing this. While they’ve spent their time studying in order to get a good grade, you want to take the easy route and cheat off of them.
I remember this one guy in my college class was trying to cheat off of me. The teacher had left the room which gave him the perfect opportunity to cheat.
He kept looking over at my paper and when I would look at him, he would quickly turn his head. If he was trying to cheat, he wasn’t doing a good job at it. He was the worse cheater I had ever come across.
I wanted to call him out so bad, but I didn’t. Instead, I just hovered over my paper until I was done taking my test. I tried never to sit by him again, lol. The next time I wasn’t going to be so nice.
So, if you’re trying to figure out how to cheat on a test… don’t. It’s certainly not worth the drama and humiliation if you’re caught.
Taking the route of actually studying and doing your best on the test is a heck of a lot better than risking getting caught.
Have you ever cheated on a test before? How did you feel? Have you ever gotten caught? Share your comments below and let’s talk.