Students Cheat on Homework at MIT

I always knew that cheating was rampant so I wasn’t the least bit surprised to read this story about cheating at MIT.

5 Comments on “Students Cheat on Homework at MIT”

  1. Jennifer says:

    I remember watching my fellow high school classmates cheat (not that I never cheated – I did my share in 10th grade geometry). Quite often they were the high achieving sort, the 4.0+ GPA students who joined National Honor Society, attended ivy leagues, etc. I remember thinking even then, “This is all just a game.” I do believe that the current system does promote “playing the game” over true learning. An unfortunate and disappointing loss!

    March 24th, 2010 at 8:32 am
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  2. Josh says:

    An interesting study, but it begs the question: did the students fail _because_ they were cheating? I.e. had they done the homework, would they have passed the class?
    From my personal experience, people who do homework for a class often do so because they enjoy the subject (and are good at it). Though I am not familiar with the details of this particular study, from what I’ve read it seems the researchers may have gotten the correlation backwards: is it that doing the homework makes for better students, or that better students correlates with greater effort on homework? My two cents.
    – A high schooler

    March 24th, 2010 at 8:04 pm
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  3. Dustin Siegfried says:

    how do i cheat at phyisic

    May 13th, 2010 at 1:06 am
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  4. Franziska says:

    I guess in my case, I was the one doing the cheating. I told my bofnrieyd all the time I was cheating on him but he never believed me. I was only cheating with one guy (who is now my husband). But is it really cheating if I kept telling him I wanted to date other people? Your the only one who can judge your relationship. In my case, I was young and I am so glad I got out of the relationship because he was abusive. Use your gut it’s usually right.

    August 26th, 2015 at 5:45 pm
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  5. says:

    Thinking like that shows an expert’s touch

    October 16th, 2015 at 6:50 am
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