Saturday, April 11, 2009


I've never really cheated in my life, well there was this one incidence in 7th grade. I don't really consider it cheating since it was more like copying definitions out of the dictionary instead of writing my own sentences so I could watch Full House. I've been tempted to glance at other peoples tests over time not to copy their answer, but to see if I'm on the right track. I can honestly say I've never cheated on a test.

Until these do it yourself computer question banks came around that let you pick where the questions are coming from. It is so very easy to get an amazing score on a quiz that is composed of all your previous incorrect questions and bump up your percentage. It's not really cheating because you have done the questions once before, but its not really a correct assessment of your knowledge or skills because of the false inflation of your overall percentage. In the end the only cheating that is really happening is you cheating yourself. Which doesn't really help anyone.

Sometimes I wonder if the things I do are helping me in life or just keeping me behind.

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