Would they cheat?

Would our students cheat if they knew that they would make two letter grades lower on exams?

The Chronicle has an article on cheating research in physics classes.

Not surprisingly, the cheaters performed far worse than other students come test time. But the degree of impact surprised Mr. Pritchard—students who frequently copied their homework scored two letter grades lower on comparable material on the exam. More students cheated later in the semester than in the beginning, and many students surveyed said that time pressures led them to copy a friend’s work.

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