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Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:03:30 AM
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Allison, 
I like how you ask what exactly is cheating. In pre-cal we have a solutions manual that we use to check our answers. If there is a problem that I am not sure how to do I will look and see the steps that the manual has so I can do the next problem right. I wouldn't consider this cheating but I know that many people would. 
I do disagree with you, however, when you say that not all students understand what plagiarism or cheating is. We are already juniors in high school and have had to do multiple research papers at this point. We should all understand what plagiarism and cheating is. Yes, some peers might disagree on how to cite certain things but this does not mean that they are both the correct ways. 
You're right, integrity never goes out of style, and yes cheating is wrong. People make all kinds of excuses for it but it's simply wrong. When someone cheats they are not learning the material and it will hurt them later on in life.