"Anyone who has declared someone else to be an idiot, a bad apple, is annoyed when it turns out in the end that he isn't" - Frederich Nietzche

Friday, March 25, 2011

sextus decimus: cheating.

This method is called "Toyol". And now you know.

Hamlet's famous soliloquy comes to mind when I'm writing this. So here's a parody of the original monologue that I made up myself:

"To cheat or not to cheat, that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sneak a peek while answering a test, or to take arms against a thousand examination invigilators. To cheat, be afraid no more. Thus invigilators does not make cowards of us all"

Well, this being a blog viewed by lecturers and all, I'd say that cheating's wrong. And whoever caught cheating during an exam should be expelled from the university because it's a serious offence. The point of an exam is to test your understanding of the subject, not your ability to cheat.

But why do students cheat? Well, this is because of a few factors. The first one is that some subjects are probably too hard and beyond the student's understanding, so they feel the need to cheat to get their grades up. Secondly, the students might not have studied for the test/exam so cheating's an easy way out. The third factor is that some students are just too lazy to open their books to study for an examination, so again, they cheat as an easy way to ace the tests.

Do you want to know how students usually cheat in the examinations? Well, I'd tell you, but it's a trade secret and I'm sworn to secrecy. You'd have to find out for yourself. Hahaha.

But cheating does not only apply to exams and tests. You can cheat in other areas of life. As for me, I cheat when playing video games to make gameplay easier when it gets too hard. This is socially acceptable to some degree.

But what's unacceptable is when people cheat on their spouses! Come on, people. Relationships are built on trust and being faithful is a fundamental key to every relationship. Cheating spouses destroys trust. Married couples having extramarital affairs breaks a family and is very detrimental to the children's well-being. :-(

I don't know why I'm being emotional all of a sudden. Sorry peeps, cheating's a touchy subject to me.

So that's my last topic as per the lecturers' instruction. But that doesn't mean I've stopped posting in this blog. See you guys later. It's been an awesome ride with you folks! Have a great life, folks!


Akmal Azeman said...

u did it!!! yeyy! i felt bad actually. sorry again! haha!

p/s: do update ur regular blog yeah? im bored mostly because my finals is almost here. haha