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I’ve never understood students who cheat. I can honestly say that I have never cheated on a test or homework assignment all through my schooling, nor did I ever help anyone else to cheat. Because of my high grades, I had plenty of offers and could have made a lot of money helping others cheat, but I didn’t.

Quite often, students who shoot get caught and end up paying a much higher consequence than if they had done their own work and still failed a test or assignment.

This is the fate awaiting at least 83 students at Ohio State University whom school officials claim used the GroupMe app to cheat on graded assignments. The students face penalties up to expulsion from school.

For eons, students have found ways to cheat on exams and tests – looking at someone else’s test or paper, getting the answers beforehand or plagiarizing someone else’s work.

Now, in an age where technology is pervasive in every facet of life, some have been accused of using an app to help them cheat.

The Ohio State University has accused 83 of its students of cheating by using the GroupMe app to work on classwork together.

Ohio State University said the students abused the code of conduct, citing “unauthorized collaboration on graded assignments.” …

One of the sure fired ways to get caught cheating is for more than one person to make all the same mistakes or use the same wording on assignments and while the school is not saying what tipped them, it was reported by one professor who became suspicious after an assignment. In my book, cheating is no different than stealing or lying and as such, should not be tolerated in any way.

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