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Unformatted text preview: An overly strict honor code clearly leads to heartbreak and hardship. Although a University of Virginia student’s innocence was clearly proven by his own teacher’s insistence that he did not cheat, the blood-thirsty honor committee pined after their own peculiar form of “justice” and demanded that the inquisition proceed. “Guilt and innocence didn’t matter to them. All they cared about was their system” (Hoover 37), said the student, in reference to the committee. This quotation is pointing out one of the many flaws of the honor committee. “Some students have charged that the honor system is racially biased and excessively harsh.” (Hoover 38). This points out more weaknesses in an extremely strict honor code. The quotations establish a foundation for the rest of my argument, which is that strict honor codes are hurtful to students and the universities Bryan Simmons PA 13 10/22/2007 reputation....
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- Fall '07
- Academia, Academic dishonesty, honour