Factors affecting MIT ChE Students (Batch 2009) to use of
Old Examination (OT)
Romero, Von Joby M.,
Macabale, Jonas A.
Student, School of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Material Science Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology;
Student, School of
Electrical, Electronics and Communications and Computer Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology
Jonas. This is your part.
People, sometimes, commit prohibited acts, such as
cheating, in order to be ahead or to advance on others. It
is a sinful manner, in a way, but considered to be an
option for those who need to do it.
Cheating is generally
described as the violation of rules to gain advantage over
a competitive situation. It can be also defined as a form of
corruption, act of deceiving, depriving by trickery, marital
infidelity, fooling others by illusion and so on.
according to Wikipedia, one thing in common among the
forms of cheating is that all of these misconducts and
violations to the customary rules are due to certain drives
and issues. This type of violation is then characterized to
be reasonable in the perspective of the offender because
of the presence of his reasons to the extent that he
assumes that it is practical.
On the other hand, the usual form of cheating is
It is define as an academic
misconduct that refers to acts committed by students that
deceive, mislead, or fool the teacher into thinking that the
academic work submitted by the student was a student’s
own work. Incidents of cheating are rampant in any
educational institutes which are sometimes neglected and
tolerated due to the fact that it is normal almost to
everyone. However, the unnoticed reasons of academic
cheating, seemingly generates the big question, “Why are
they forced to do so?” This report aims to determine the
factors affecting the students of Mapua Institute of
Technology to use OT (Old Examination) which is the
most common type of cheating medium at the mentioned
Definitely, students commit ‘academic cheating’ because
of various factors. At MIT, general influences which drive
the students to commit cheating are as follows:
repeated or recycled examinations
Recycled examinations allows the
student, to use OT instead of having a
full review. It drives the student to be
dependent on it.
absence of professor during