If you know someone cheated on a test, do you tell on them or not?
Tell on them
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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.
1621 days ago | Side: Tell on them
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?
805 days ago | Side: Tell on them
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
806 days ago | Side: humiliate 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!
1621 days ago | Side: Ignore it
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?
1620 days ago | Side: Tell on them
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.
1620 days ago | Side: Ignore it
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.
1620 days ago | Side: Ignore it