Thoughts on Cheating
By Kristi L. Mann
Each semester, I give my speech about cheating. “There is nothing I hate more than cheating, lying, and stealing,” I tell my students. They affectionately call me the “Cheat Nazi,” although I am sure they mean the new connotation of the word Nazi, meaning fanatic, and not a genocidal maniac. “I would rather be smacked in the face than to catch you cheating in my room,” I tell them. Yet I find an increasing number of students don’t see anything wrong with cheating at some level.