March 25, 2006

CHEATER'S what to do what to do.......

Well I start all my classes with a long and direct speech that is very clear on my position on cheating.... I don't tolerate it.

Well I just graded my second major exam for one of my classes and I was apaled by two things first, the number of students that just don't get it and don't care. When I was going to school and something came along that I didn't understand, boy I was right there in the instructors office asking questions.

My exams are usually in three parts: T/F and multiple choice, fill in the blank, and production. One student turned the Fill in the blank section BLANK... all he added to the paper was his name. I just don't understand. Then... I graded the production.

Well one student turned in the exact paper as another student... Same mistakes. And they made one major mistake... one students name was left on the bottom of the other students paper. I am just in a quandary as to what to do. They already both received ZERO for the exam but I am contemplating other action and not quite sure what to do.

Some students these day just don't care. They just don't care.