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21
Tell on them Ignore it
Debate Score:47
Arguments:22
Total Votes:70
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 Tell on them (13)
 
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If you know someone cheated on a test, do you tell on them or not?

Tell on them

Side Score: 26
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Ignore it

Side Score: 21
6 points

I think the behavior should be identified and the person should be reprimanded for their stupidity. Being the good student that I am, if I worked to get the right answers, there is no way I will let someone cheat off of the hard work I did.

5 years ago | Side: Tell on them
2 points

you have to. well not if it was a meaningless test. but if it was a BIG test and they got a higher score than you then you tell. no one who cheats deserves to get a good score.

5 years ago | Side: Tell on them
2 points

it's unfair for the person who got cheated because they didn't do anything bad but they got cheated

3 years ago | Side: Tell on them
1 point

The cheater might go into an awesome university with real soccer fields and huge basketball courts just for cheating, and you might go into a normal university with normal quality things just for not cheating.

3 years ago | Side: Tell on them
1 point

It matters if its a friend then you can talk to em and not tell but if u hate em then tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years ago | Side: Tell on them
1 point

Depends on what that test is for. If it's just an in-house test I generally wouldn't care. But if it is one that will decide whether or not you get a qualification, I would definitely tell if I found out someone was cheating.

Society depends a lot on the accuracy of exam scores and certificates to tell who is capable of doing what - falsifying this information undermines the system. Would you feel safe if your doctor cheated to pass his medical exams? If your food is prepared by someone who cheated on the food safety course? Would you be satisfied if customer service was operated by someone who doesn't know the product they're providing support for?

3 years ago | Side: Tell on them
1 point

If you put in all of the hard work, they should not get a better grade. For every one that says that it don't hurt any one except them, you are wrong it hurts the other student for many reasons, like trying to get into college and scholarships, and even who gets the job later in life. Cheating affects every one.

74 days ago | Side: Tell on them
0 points

your actually helping that person who cheated! What if the person you cheated on doesn't like you? Besides, telling on someone doesn't always break your relationship with him or her.

3 years ago | Side: Tell on them
0 points

Cheating ruins one's life, so you should warn that person by telling on him/her because they cheat because they don't know that cheating ruins their lives

3 years ago | Side: Tell on them
0 points

you should tell on them because they did something that didn't help others, only themselves.

3 years ago | Side: Tell on them
-1 points

only if its a big test! O.o. this guy in my class cheated in a fitness test (ok hes fat :)) and im waiting to tell the teachers. it goes on our reports :(. make sure u pick the right moment to tell cos only weak people cheat and they cheat only cos they cant stand up to the truth about how dumb/fat/stupid they are. if u tell teachers, make sure its in front of the class or something so it really hits them hard. but NEVER do it if their ur friend or if they hate u. and dont do it if ur class is full of goodygoodies. and DO NOT do it if the cheater is a loner. most ppl feel sorry for loners so if u humiliate them even more ur just stooping down to their level

3 years ago | Side: humiliate them
2 points

No one likes a rat.

Also, the learning is the valuable thing, not the grade.

5 years ago | Side: Ignore it
ladybug369 Disputed
1 point

but the grade helps you get into a better college or graduate school and if they cheat they never learn anything so we get doctors and other professionals that don't know what they are doing.

74 days ago | Side: Tell on them

There's always someone that will cheat on a test but even though they'll get a passing grade on it...they'll fail somewhere else along the line. You know you got yours honestly and they fully realize they did no such thing. Their passing a test takes nothing away from what you got honestly and by studying. Keep doing what you're doing and leave the rest.

The only other thing you might do is ask that person if they need some help in that class because you've noticed the test was hard for them! Bet they'll never cheat off of you again!

5 years ago | Side: Ignore it
altarion(1933) Disputed
4 points

See, I completely and wholeheartedly disagree. I think that when this person eventually does slip up it will be too far down the line for me to see and relish in the karma. Knowing that I got mine honestly means nothing as long as someone got a good score because they cheated. Cheaters deserve 0s on tests and those "blue cards" that kick them out of the advanced placement classes and hurt their chances to get into colleges.

I would be so pissed if a person I KNEW was cheating got into a better college than I did, even if they did flunk out later down the line. It is the principle that is being uphelp in this case by reporting the cheater, and it is not my job to let them learn a lesson on their own. Because if I hadn't reported said cheater than am I not just as bad for saying that cheating is acceptable because I didn't show the consequences to those who thought so?

5 years ago | Side: Tell on them
1 point

I don't think I could have the courage to talk to a teacher about it, but their cheating and making a better grade could mess up the curve (depending on how/if the teacher curves), which would affect your grade.

For myself, I try to "protect" my work on my tests by covering answers as I mark/write them.

5 years ago | Side: Ignore it
1 point

That is sooo true. If you have to cheat that means you didnt really learn so you will definetly fail on that skill somewhere in life.

3 years ago | Side: Ignore it
2 points

I would ignore the cheater and not tell the administration/teachers. Telling on the person can cause serious consequences and may even ruin their lives. I would never want to be responsible for that. I would talk to the cheater directly and tell him that his cheating has got to stop and I would tell him the ramifications of his actions as well as the risk and dishonesty. He/She would never get anywhere in life if they always took the dishonest/easy way out.

5 years ago | Side: Ignore it
2 points

Ignore it; none of your business. Who cares? They are the one cheating themselves out of learning.

4 years ago | Side: Ignore it
1 point

No one likes a tattle tale. Eventually, it'll catch up with them. There will come a point in life when they can't cheat - they'll need to call upon their knowledge base - either it's there or not.

5 years ago | Side: Ignore it
1 point

I'm goin on both sides because u don't wanna tell on friends soooooo yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years ago | Side: Ignore it
0 points

No! can you imagine how it would ruin their life? They are already taking a risk - it will catch up to them in karma. Can you imagine being caught, your life would be ruined (in the UK you are banned from doing all exams for a few years, so if you are in the middle of them you can't even finish high school / 6th form, you are banned from exam boards, it is on your permanent record, and you get a zero on all tests done before that!) can you imagine being the one responsible for utterly and wholly ruining someone's life? If they can take the risk of cheating in a very important exam such as A-levels or GCSEs then kudos to them, they are obviously cheating for a reason, it took a lot of planning and thought and if they could i am sure they would have revised. Forgive and forget, you know you would cheat if there was no chance of getting caught.

1 year ago | Side: Ignore it


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