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    What would you do?

    If you somehow found out a way in your school to access some teacher's computers and you can get the answers to some tests?
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    Would you just get the answers or just don't do it again and noticy the teachers of the security problem.
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    well, if the teacher had a copy I would delete the ones on the computer so that no one would be able to get them in the time it would take me to inform the teacher.
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    but what if it's not hurting anybody and you keep it to yourself?
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    let me put it this way:
    IF I did take the answers and get an A+ on the test then it would go down on record that I can do better then I really could.
    so I would then be expected to do really well in areas where I really can't.
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    I think it would boil down to what school level you are talking about.

    It would probably work against you for reasons you stated (people would start to expect more from you). However at the college/university level, you can just say you had a good semester and understood the material very well and it reflected in your grade.

    Personally, I'd take 'em and run. Not to cheat mind you, but more as a study guide.

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    What if it is a test that you can either pass it or fail it?
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    The morally correct answer is to tell your teacher about the problem and suggest that a new test is written.
    Many times a teacher is too lazy to write a new test, but at least an effort was made on your part and you might gain some respect from the teacher. Then again you might get a teacher that gets upset because you were able to obtain them in the first place.

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    what if it was more than test, for example like 2 more test that you knew you would have to eventually take?
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    How dumb are some of you people?!?!? Take the answers, miss one or two just to make sure you don't get caught, and DON'T TELL ANYONE. You aren't hurting anybody, you earned the answers. I do not have morals: I cheated on a football pool for the NFL playoffs a few years ago , so maybe I'm not the best one to ask. But if you don't get caught, whats the big deal. You get a good grade and that's the end of it.

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    I would hope that I would inform the teacher. I try to keep a moral and ethical standard, and that is beyond my standards.
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    The only big deal is the knowlege you don't gain for yourself. Sometimes the best way to remember something is to get it wrong a few times.

    I think that people that cheat are cowards. They are afraid to have the courage to learn the material on their own because they feel they are inadequate.

    Why do you need to cheat if you know the answers? My last quiz in my computer architecture course was a breeze for me. I studied hard and went through the test as if the answers were already written down on the test. I know the information forward and backwards.

    Suppose someone else got the same grade as me by cheating. Who really benefited?

    We may see on the following test that requires an excellent understanding of the material from the test prior.

    Someday it catches you... cheating is why I am tutoring freshman thru senior kids in things like rational division. My sister was doing it at seven years old.

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    can someone please start a thread that doesn't involve a high school drama or "important" question?

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    How dumb are some of you people?!?!? Take the answers, miss one or two just to make sure you don't get caught, and DON'T TELL ANYONE. You aren't hurting anybody, you earned the answers. I do not have morals: I cheated on a football pool for the NFL playoffs a few years ago , so maybe I'm not the best one to ask. But if you don't get caught, whats the big deal. You get a good grade and that's the end of it.
    Earned, perhaps, if you want to talk nihilistically, but I seriously doubt that any reasonable person would agree that you've earned those answers. The civilizations in history that would agree with you are no longer in existence (Sparta being the obvious example) and never contributed anything to human thought.

    You are hurting people: often tests are curved, and if not, you're still hurting yourself for both the reasons already mentioned in other posts and the fact that cheating is a slippery slope, you'll keep doing it, and if you keep doing it, you will get caught (and if you say you won't be caught then you're easily dismissed as being overly arrogant). Furthermore, you contradict yourself arguing that you would do it because it doesn't hurt people and then saying you have no morals.

    Cheap cynicism is a shield hiding a weak personality and narrow vision. Don't be absurd - or better yet, read Camus.

    Perhaps I should leave you with another quote from a website you seem to be rather fond of:
    "You are an intelligent human being. Your life is valuable for its own sake. You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind. You are not inherently evil -- you are inherently human, possessing the positive rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy. Trust yourself."
    I was born; I shall die. Between those two events there is life. I don't know why, and I don't question it; I merely live.

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    I think that people that cheat are cowards.
    Nope. We're just lazy and apathetic.

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