Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cheaters Cheaters! (by anon)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the IMF, earned 2 million a year, that's 166,000 per month. He cheated and got busted! Tiger Woods cheated and got busted. Along with losing his wife and kids, he lost millions of dollars in endorsements. Former presidential candidate, John Edwards, and now the terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, cheated and got busted. "The Governator" an animated cartoon show has become the latest victim of the former governor's fathering a child outside his marriage. It was terminated!  From Barry Bonds to Jesse James, and now Lance Armstrong, people think they can cheat and get away with it.  So lets bring this more closer to home. Cheating is rampant on college campuses. Profs spend an inordinate amount of time tracking down student cheaters who continue to find more and more ingenious ways to beat the system. They write answers to test on their hands or on cell phones. This semester I busted a cheating scheme in one of my classes. Ten students either purchased or lifted their papers from the Internet. Only their tears, and confessions, saved them from being sent to Gitmo and water boarded.  You should be aware that the penalty for  getting busted for cheating is an automatic failure in the class, or a lowering of the final grade, even a complete dismissal from the University may be implemented. So the bottom line is to do you own work and cite your sources. Ignorance of the rules is no excuse. If you do not know the rules, then learn them or pay later. Get a copy of A Manual for Writers, Turabian, use it and stay out of the cross hairs, because if you cheat you will get busted! A one way ticket to Gitmo and all the water you can drink awaits you!

1 comment:

  1. I agree that cheating is wrong. Always. Completely.

    However, I am appalled at your use of "Gitmo" and water boarding here. You're a professor? Seriously? I realize you are trying to show the severity of the situation, but this goes too far.