The Cheat Sheet
We sent surveys to a bunch of Campus Life readers and here's how they responded:
Which of the following would you consider as "cheating"?
|Looking at someone else's answers during a test||100%|
|Taking a "cheat sheet" in to a test||99%|
|Having someone do your homework||98%|
|Copying someone else's homework||92%|
|Taking drugs to enhance athletic performance||85%|
|Breaking a rule while playing sports||70%|
|Exaggerating accomplishments on scholarship application||65%|
|Getting help with homework you were instructed to do alone||64%|
|Using a sorce without citing it||64%|
|Asking a student who's already taken a test what's on the test||51%|
|Staying home "sick" to study or work on a project||39%|
Which of the following have you done?
|Asked a student who's already taken a test what's on the test||62%|
|Copied someone else's homework||55%|
|Stayed home "sick" to study or work on a project||36%|
|Got help with homework you were instructed to do alone||35%|
|Looked at someone else's answers during a test||35%|
|Broke a rule while playing sports||19%|
|Took a "cheat sheet" in to a test||13%|
|Exaggerated accomplishments on scholarship application||10%|
|Used a sorce without citing it||8%|
|Had someone do your homework||8%|
|Took drugs to enhance athletic performance||1%|
Which of the following is the main reason NOT to cheat?
|God says it's wrong||73%|
|It goes against my personal beliefs or values||14%|
|It will cause me trouble in the future||6%|
|I wouldn't want to disappoint people who trust me||5%|
|I might get caught||2%|
If you have cheated in school, how did you feel afterward?*
If you have cheated in school, what was the main reason?
Why do you think students cheat in school?*
Overall, how many students at your school do you think cheat on tests or homework assignments?
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