Cheaters during a test!!!

  1. Hi everyone. I just wanted some opinions on this: my A&P1 class had a lecture exam yesterday, and there were these two girls who were cheating!!!!(One was sitting behind the other, and she was crouched down a bit behind the other girl's big hair).

    Several students saw them, but the instructor (I don't think) did.

    The thing that gets mad is that I bust my rump in that class to keep an A, and these girls can just cheat and still receive an A!!!!!

    I know that it will catch up with them eventually, but in the meantime, they're still getting A's (i think).

    Should one of us tell the instructor? or just let it catch up with them?
    Thanks for any input.
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  2. 74 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I'd put a bug in the instructors ear. Wouldn't mention any names, just that you saw people looking on other people's papers.
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Hey, you could always go to yahoo.com, or something and make an anonymous e-mail account.

    Send an e-mail to the instructor that it "looked" like they were cheating, but you are not certain.

    Ask him/her to keep an eye on those two because you are busting your rear for your grade, and it's only fair that everyone else do the same.

    If you don't want to do that, just know that you are EARNING your grade, and not cheating to get it.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    If the instructor is truly professional, an anonymous email address wouldn't be necesary.
  6. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    If the instructor is truly professional, an anonymous email address wouldn't be necesary.
    That is true, it shouldn't be necessary, but you never know. Pixie-dust must decide which option is better for her. Some people feel it's easier to discuss certain things anonymously.

    (Hence the reason there are anonymous comment boxes in many work places.)
  7. by   truern
    ummmm.....I always stand behind what I say personally. If you're going to accuse someone of something this serious, then have the gumption to take that stand. As always, jmho.
  8. by   HeartsOpenWide
    Think about this. Wouldn't you be mad if these girls get into the nursing program and you get on a waiting list?? More importantly, if they have to cheat in the basics of A&P what kind of nurses are they going to make?
    This happend in my past Physio class, but it was with three girls. They each studied one question and then when the teacher was not looking, traded papers....We told but did not give the names. Said that if it happened again we would give names (the head of the bio dept really wanted to know WHO it was) The teacher made an announcement that there was cheaters and it did not happen again.
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from pixie-dust37
    Hi everyone. I just wanted some opinions on this: my A&P1 class had a lecture exam yesterday, and there were these two girls who were cheating!!!!(One was sitting behind the other, and she was crouched down a bit behind the other girl's big hair).

    Several students saw them, but the instructor (I don't think) did.

    The thing that gets mad is that I bust my rump in that class to keep an A, and these girls can just cheat and still receive an A!!!!!

    I know that it will catch up with them eventually, but in the meantime, they're still getting A's (i think).

    Should one of us tell the instructor? or just let it catch up with them?
    Thanks for any input.
    Inform your instructor immediately!
    Our professor is so suspicious he looked under a lady's coke bottle
  10. by   BamaBound2bRN
    I called my brother, who is a Professor of Education, and he said he wish more students would stand up for "Academic Honesty" what ever the hell that means:beercuphe
  11. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from BamaBound2bRN
    I called my brother, who is a Professor of Education, and he said he wish more students would stand up for "Academic Honesty" what ever the hell that means:beercuphe
    Hey, here's my "Academic Honesty"....Chemistry's Gas Laws are a pain in the astroturf! :chuckle :chuckle
  12. by   hopefully
    Don't rat them out. You think you are going to save the whole friggen world if you rat them out? No, you are not. People cheat all the time in every aspect of life. You are not going to make a difference. Who cares if they cheat. You think these students who cheat are A students like you? Face reality and mind your own business.

    To me, a snitch, tattle tale is a scumbag.
    Last edit by hopefully on Oct 15, '05
  13. by   Super_RN
    Quote from hopefully
    Don't rat them out. You think you are going to save the whole friggen world if you rat them out? No, you are not. People cheat all the time in every aspect of life. You are not going to make a difference. Who cares if they cheat. You think these students who cheat are A students like you? Face reality and mind your own business.

    To me, a snitch, tattle tale is a scumbag.
    Sorry, but I disagree. Standing up for what is right is not snitching or being a tattle tale. No, she will not "save the whole friggen world" by informing the instructor of the suspicions, but it will make the instructor aware of what may be going on. Regardless of what type of students they are, cheating shouldn't be allowed. Sure, people cheat all the time in life, but if I know that someone is "cheating" then I will call them on it. I'm not afraid to speak my mind instead of letting someone get away with the same hardwork I've invested.
  14. by   nursealoha
    Well even if they can get away with it in school. Cheating won't work on the N-clex. You know the material because you are studying and doing the work. Just know YOU will probaly pass it on your first try and THEY will probably have to take it over and over because they never LEARNED the basics in class on their first test.

    Your'e doing the right thing the right way and that's what matters, not what they do. They will get caught next time, in one way or another.....Regardless of whether you choose to tattle on them or let it go. Their ethics aren't real good either and they will need those in real life too. You cheat or lie about charting or mistakes, or steal meds and you lose your license. Don't worry about them. The most important thing is you!!!
    Last edit by nursealoha on Oct 15, '05

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