How to NOT cheat on a test

April 9, 2007  |  General Tips

Yes, you heard me right, this is a guide to help you avoid cheating in college. According to a survey conducted by the Josephson Institute of Ethics, as much as 60% of students cheat on tests! The article further claims that athletes are more inclined to cheating (O’ Rly!) than other students. Anyhow, here is how to avoid cheating in two easy steps.

Avoid cheaters

Who you socialize with on your personal time is up to you, although I do recommend you to avoid cheaters in time of exams. By helping them, you’re not really helping them, rather the opposite. They learn nothing and you put your grades at stake, it’s not worth it!

Avoid yourself

Don’t listen to the little voice telling you to cheat, although it might seem as the simple way out it’s really not. Studying has a certain sweet taste, I believe it’s called dignity.

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ABDERISAK ADAM is an author, blog writer and a PhD candidate in the institution of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. He is also the owner and webmaster of, a website dedicated to the discussion of study techniques in the context of higher education. Adam is the author of a number of publications including 'The Study Guide PRO'. You can connect with him through Google+, Linkedin or by submitting a form.


  1. I know that cheating is wrong and I feel so guilty when I do. For some reason I just can’t help it!! I’ve been caught cheating already but it has been so addicting to me! Now I’m scared that if I get caught again I will be in an extremely huge mess! Please help me!

  2. It’s only addicting because we tend to think that cheating is helpful, in reality it’s bad for so many reasons. Once you feel the satisfaction of achieving high results without cheating, you’ll know why studying is even more addictive than cheating. 😀

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