Distractions are also another explanation of why students feel the need to heat. Some students prolong the preparation process because they feel that there are certain priorities that must be handled with instead. The desire to hang out with friends, to watch their favorite show, or to play video games becomes a greater priority than studying. The instantaneous satisfaction one gets from these activities is usually more appealing than the idea of studying long hours in hopes of getting the delayed satisfaction of a great grade.
The unfortunate reality is that distractions silently lead into a greater issue; procrastination. Procrastination is the leading cause for students of higher education to heat. The inability to prioritize assignments or better yet, determine between what necessity is and what is a luxury can be detrimental. Unfortunately, this usually leads to cramming. Cramming becomes the normal way of preparing for class, which leads to fatigue and anxiety. Leading a student to a time of desperation where a student will believe that cheating is the only option.
Don’t waste your time!
Order your assignment!
The voice in the mind telling students they have more opportunities or the false idea that the student has more time to prepare is what deceives them. The truth of the matter is, there is not enough time in the day to satisfy all the series of a human being. Scripture says there is a time for everything under the sun however, not all of them can be accomplished within a 24 hour period or more importantly, before the assignment is due. Another motive to cheat is the lack of enough self-respect to succeed.
The young minds of this generation do not think about the greater picture, or hold on to what is supposed to drive them to success. Some students have not yet made up their mind to love themselves enough to do the work given to them. In the Bible, it is written, ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as irking for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving’ (Cool 323-24).
This should be all the motivation one needs to do well, not only for themselves, but also for the Lord. Although the Bible does not specifically speak of cheat as a sin, it is implied. It is basically lying academically. No wonder they refer to it as ‘academic dishonesty. Hidden in the last commandment lays the evil dangers of covetousness; thou shall not covet. Wanting or desiring anything without the willingness to work for it is a ungenerous state of mind. Just look at what happened to Cain.
One could conclude the message of “thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s work. ” Don’t let distractions draw you away from tasting the greatness of a obtaining your degree. Don’t let the voice of procrastination lie about the future. Nor the lack of motivation deprive from what is expected from students. Students think that they are cheating the system or just their teachers, but in the end, they just cheat themselves out of knowledge. Instead, trust in the Lord with all your heart… He will lead you not unto temptation.