The easy way, the quick fix, always seems like the best option at the beginning but it never is. Contract Cheating is a prime example of this. Sure, you won’t actually have to write the assignment and put in the hard yards, but you could lose everything you’ve already worked for.
Contract cheating is where you ask someone to do all or part of your assignments or exams and pass the work off as your own. It doesn’t have to be a paid company – it can be your family or friends who do the work for you.
Contract Cheating, when your caught, is serious enough to get you excluded from Deakin University. Even worse, if your offence is listed on your record you could be refused registration and be unable to practice your chosen profession. Obviously, the risk outweighs the rewards.
Consequences could include suspension of your studies and your student visa, failure of your whole course even if you only had one unit to complete or failure of the unit of study even if you only cheated on one minor assignment. So, it’s safe to say Contract Cheating isn’t worth it.
If you’re having trouble with an assignment, course or subject then the best answer is to be honest. Ask your tutor or unit chair for an extension or help, and if you’re really stuck, the DUSA Student Advocacy and Support Service can assist you with Special Consideration services. Act honestly and keep your career dreams alive because Contract Cheating is never worth the risk.