Integrity, Leadership, and Sucks in Public Life

Integrity,Leadership, and Sucks in Public Life

Allstudents are required to observe integrity and assist preventdishonesty in the paper or during examination. Sometimes examinationscome with stress and pressure that tempts the student to cheat withthe aim of excelling highly with best grades. The essay addresses theconsequences that are involved when students engage in cheating, howit will affect their grades and how other students that are brightwill be affected. The essay therefore, ends by issuing theconsequences of academic dishonesty to the society.


Thefirst quote by Aristotle explains the relationship that existsbetween leadership, integrity and the success of an individual in thepublic life. A successful leader with integrity is supposed to betruly good and wise, and this will result in success as theAristotle`s General quote states. It is true that a good leader or astudent must observe all the qualities of integrity to attain successin his or her undertakings. The objective of every student whilestudying is to excel in life and their studies. Cheating in theexamination will degrade the values of individuals, and when foundengaging in unhealthy practices that does not show some integrity,the student faces disciplinary actions. An example of the actionsthat students are subjected to is that the student`s grade will belowered and this, therefore, implies that the chances of that studentto succeed in his or her education become minimal (Bishop, 2001,p.2). A good leader or student, therefore, should identify thehealthy activities with integrity as much as possible to excel in hisor her academics. He or she can be compared with &quota good generalwho makes the most strategic use of the troops at his disposal.&quotThe best shoemaker makes the best and quality shoe from the availableleather. The students have the best knowledge they have been taughtin the class and therefore they should not use other means to helpthem excel in the examinations in cheating will lower their integrity and therefore in mostcases they will end up getting lower grades in their examination. Itis therefore clear that integrity, leadership, and success arerelated and should go hand in hand if at all a student want to excelin public life or the schools.


A student that engages in academic dishonesty is a big burden to thesociety. A student may think that when he or she cheats inexamination or any paper his or her burden will be lifted. Thisimpression is very wrong because the cheating student will not belearning anything. This will be quite embarrassing to the societybecause the student will be unable to deliver back as required by thesociety. He or she may then end up to be a big burden to the societyas he or she may fail to be productive. A student who engages incheating will fail to comprehend the material or the assignment beingtested (Pavela, 1979, p.1). This is a big disadvantage to thatstudent since academic dishonesty limits the chances of him or herholding a job in any firm. That student will be unable to make majorand strategic decisions required for him or her in the firm that heor she will be working in. This implies that the chances of him orher being fired from the job are very high. Most of the firms preferemploying people who are productive in the society with the requiredcontent to run a particular task. Lack of integrity, therefore, is abig disgrace to the society as the society will not gain anythingfrom the dishonesty student, but rather it will realize some losses.This is because the resources that are invested in the student thatengages in the academic dishonesty will not be harnessed back(Pavela, 1979, p.1). Academic dishonesty, therefore, hurts thesociety rather than benefiting it as required by many. When theinstitution does not discover that the students are cheating in theexamination, and yet the same is discovered by the general public,the name of the institution will be tarnished and even those that arealready employed may end up losing their jobs due to the doubt oftheir value by the society.


I have noticed that it is healthy for the students to embraceacademic integrity and deal away with academic dishonesty for theirown benefits. This is because of the fact that academic dishonestymay facilitate the process of students obtaining good grades but atthe end of the study, the student would not have learned anything.They will then end up to be a big burden to the society instead ofhelping transform the society to the better state. I have alsorealized that the individual behavior can be a big setback to thesociety and therefore it is good for students to embrace positivebehavior while at school to create a good image for them and thesociety (Pavela, 1979, p.1).


Mypersonal and professional life objectives as a student taking mathmajor are to become the best mathematicians in the world and helpimprove the state of the society to the better. I want to apply whatI have learned at the University for the Betterment of the society.The changes that I will make include preparing adequately for mystudies and help other students engage in academic integrity todisplay a good name of the institution (Pavela, 1997, p.2). I willhelp the institution management to curb some of the ways that Iunderstand students use to cheat to help me achieve the set goals inlife.


Itis true that when students engage in academic dishonesty, the valueof education declines and they become a big burden to the society.Students should work hard in order to attain good grades and avoidparticipating in academic dishonesty but rather assist theinstitution to maintain integrity. They should therefore gather theirgoals and use the available resources in the institution to avoid thetemptation of cheating. Integrity ensures that students excel inacademics and in their job places.


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Pavela,G. (1979). Limiting the Pursuit of Perfect Justice on Campus: AProposed Code of Student Conduct. JC&amp UL,6,137.

Pavela,G. (1997). Applying the power of association on campus: A model codeof academic integrity. JC&amp UL,24,97.