Cheating is wrong
This is regarding the story “Cheating is wrong” by Aun Yousaf Raza (YW, May 6). The writer portrayed the negative consequences of cheating by narrating the story of three friends.
He also highlighted the importance of achieving success through ethical means and the significance of hard work and consistency.
The story “Cheating is wrong” by Aun Yousuf Raza taught me a great lesson that cheaters tend to lose perspective as to what is acceptable behaviour and demonstrate a disregard for those who work hard for success.
It cannot only harm their learning process but also prevent them from having skills that are vital for their future life.
Strategies for success without cheating
This is regarding the article “Strategies for success without cheating” by Benazir Raz (YW, May 6). The writer effectively conveyed a significant message about the consequences of cheating in exams.
While cheating may result in short-term success, it ultimately leads to a destructive future, with no real competence or skill in the person who cheats in exams.
However, success achieved through hard work and honesty do require consistent efforts, but the results in genuine success.
The cover story “Strategies for success without cheating”, by Benazir Raz, explained the primary motivation behind students cheating in exams is the pressure to obtain grades, often influenced by peers and family.
To overcome such pressures, seeking guidance from parents or friends, creating a study schedule and avoiding distractions are some of the steps needed to be undertaken.
This is regarding the article, “Caught red-handed” by Faraz Ahmed (YW May 6). As a student, I could relate to the embarrassment and shame the writer shared in his article, and how he learned a valuable lesson about never resorting to cheap and unethical means for success.
Once we make a mistake and get caught, it’s very hard to restore our reputation in the eyes of others. Therefore, it’s essential to resist temptations and understand that true success comes from hard work and honesty, not from cheating.
Minhal Naz Shiraz,
Published in Dawn, Young World, June 3rd, 2023