We’ve all had those school exams that no amount of studying can prepare you for. It’s the one test that can significantly boost your overall GPA, and yet fate seems dead set on going in the opposite direction.
Only a few months into my first year of college, that test was suddently on the horizon for me. It was an exam that I just wasn’t prepared for. A myriad of circumstances prevented me from fully understanding the content, including work, a teacher who was unwilling to help after school hours, and sheer laziness.
So when test day finally arrived, I cheated. Yes I’m ashamed of it, but I saw no other way out. I did what I felt I had to do to keep my future years in college alive.
Nothing was said to me on that day, but one week later when the professor handed back the scores, he followed it up with one final statement to the entire group before class ended. He said: “someone in this class cheated. If this person does not come forward by the end of the day today, I will proceed to have him expelled from the university.”
Long story short, I owned up to my mistake and did what I had to do to make it right. Thus allowing my college pursuit to continue. Cheating is NEVER a good idea.