what does one really say

Just sitting here reading my second student essay, wondering if she plagiarized, and dreading the process of searching the Web to uncover my suspicions.
The one aspect of that steady paycheck that I am not thrilled about. Why would a student cheat? For this particular student its all about getting an A, so she can transfer. For the student I caught weeks ago, juggling too many task and adapting to America.
Whatever the reason cheating on a paper, your spouse, your taxes, your diet give little leverage to your integrity. And sure each of us have cheated on something or somebody for any number of reasons. Yet the result is always the same: embarrassment and shame.
Therefore, put your best foot forward, use what you know and don’t cheat. It’s trifling.

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