Since time immemorial, students have been cheating on assignments and exams at all stages of their education. Instead of trying to catch them at cheating, it is better to discover the reasons why this is happening. Cheating has long become a disease of the modern times and it is probably quite impossible to eradicate this problem completely. Nowadays, students manage to cheat even in the course of online learning. The development of technologies has helped students to find more elaborate ways of cheating on assignments and exams. Although teachers and instructors are trying to combat the problem of cheating, their efforts in most cases come to null so that students continue to cheat in various circumstances and for a wide range of reasons. It is therefore important to analyze why students tend to cheat on assignments and exams. The paper below will examine a few top reasons why students cannot avoid cheating especially during the exams.
To conclude, there may be listed many other reasons of cheating apart from those mentioned above. In any case, the problem of cheating remains and this problem should be tackled by the educational authorities to make sure that all students achieve the best results based on their knowledge and abilities, but not because they cheat. Teachers and parents should make efforts to solve the problem of cheating in the classroom environment. This has become harder to accomplish with the on-going technological advancement. However, if proper measures are taken, the problem can be at least mitigated, if not solved entirely.