"Aubrey, you should try it sometime. Everyone does it."
Those words were spoken to me a few weeks ago, during biology. In my biology class, you are able to retake a test as many times as you want as long as you do the "make up" assignment, which is only correcting the questions you originally missed on the test. Generally, most of the kids who retake the test write down the answers, both the ones they missed and didn't miss, on a separate piece of paper so that when they retake the test they can get an A on the retake.
Biology isn't my strength. I don't care a dime about learning how cells multiply and divide during mitosis. Heck, half the time I'm doodling with my Crayola markers, or writing a note to my best friend. Sure, that's probably not the best idea to do when you don't get the class anyway, but I still do it anyway.
Back to the story.
Our tests were being passed back (which I had missed a good portion of the notes from being sick and staying home, and of course my lab partner never ever takes notes) so I didn't do as well as I had hoped. Everyone started to talk about how easy the retake test would be because they'd cheat. I was talking about it with a girl, who told me she always cheats on the retakes. "Aubrey, you should try it sometime. Everyone does it."
To be honest, I have cheated on tests before. Let's just say I was tempted to cheat when I was fading in the gospel a few years ago, and unfortunately, I gave in. Thankfully, I have emotionally and spiritually pulled myself together so I'm not giving in anymore, plus, my CTR ring always is a great physical reminder during test day to choose the right.
So yet again, my peers are pressuring me to do something I do not want to do...and once again, I am going to prove them wrong. I will not cheat on tests. Why not just study harder the first test and not have to take a retake test at all? What if you got caught and recieved a zero--wouldn't your cheating go to waste then?
My standards are set, and cheating is not one of them.