Tidbit Tuesday: The Cheating Crisis

This one might shock you. A survey by Rutgers University found a tremendous amount of academic dishonesty and outright cheating in our nation’s high schools. 24,000 students were surveyed from across the country, with over 70 schools participating. They found that 64% of students admitted to cheating on a test and 58% admitted to knowingly plagiarizing on a paper at least once in the previous 12 months. Overall, 95% of students admitted to at least some form of academic dishonesty, whether it be copying homework, looking up answers to a quiz on their phone, or any other method of cheating.

It’s not hard to understand why so many teens are cheating in school. Especially when students attend high-performance high-stress schools, there is pressure from teachers and fellow students to always do better. Oftentimes, between academics and extracurricular, a student will reach a point where they can’t prepare for that one test, or write that one essay. Unfortunately, if they are caught, that student can face an F, a mark in their record, or even suspension.

That’s where ConnectPrep comes in. We are here to ensure that your child has a support to lean on when they have trouble learning a new concept, or difficulty working through a paper. We help our students develop stress-reduction techniques and teach them how to best use their limited time to study their material, write their essays, and complete their assignments. We head off trouble before it hits.

To learn more about how we can help your child succeed, please visit us at www.ConnectPrep.com

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