Professor, disappointed by cheating students, gave a lecture that taught them life-long lesson

Professor Richard Quinn was so disgusted by evidence that many of his students had cheated in their midterm exam that he gave them a lecture that he hoped would teach them a life-long lesson.

After the talk, more than 200 students have admitted to cheating.



  1. That's great and all, but if instructors weren't taking the easy way out themselves, by using questions they didn't even write pulled from a question bank, this isn't a problem. You don't want anyone to cheat? Make your tests an essay. Heck, give people the questions ahead of time and pick one of multiple essay topics. But that requires a lot more time to grade, so we don't do that. It's all a trade off, and clearly the cheaters bear the blame. But lazy test writing enables it.

  2. Anonymous3:59 PM

    Good point, Robert.