So You Cheated on a Test?
Takings tests can feel like running a race.
You may not be able to see the finish line.
Tests can seem never ending and long and you might not feel that you will be able to get it done, so cheating may seem like the answer.
And there might be hurdles in your way
Tests, like races, might have many things that might trip you up. You may have trouble answering a question here or there.
But tests are NOT a race.
You can make it over the hurdles!
Even though it might be hard, cheating is not the answer.
Even if you haven't studied it's better to admit to mistakes than pretending you know something ... when you don't.
Everyone messes up sometimes.
It's important to remember that nobody is perfect.
On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur every Jew admits the things they did wrong in the year and they prepare and plan to do better in the upcoming year.
If you get a few questions wrong, that's okay. The Important thing is that you are truthful about the things that you know. And that's really what tests are about anyway - showing what we know, and figuring out what else we need to learn.
"I'm Coming Clean" is a project of the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland, 2015.