Last night I was taking an exam and my teacher did something that startled me. She came over and lifted up my hand and lifted up my scantron form to check for any kind of cheating (a cheat sheet, I guess?). This has never happened to me before. The community college science classes I take seem to be extremely vigilant about any sort of dishonest behavior going on. They ask that you put your bags and books to the side of the room, seating is assigned, different exams are given out, and if any person is late and enters before someone leaves, they have to take a zero for the exam. I have some friends who are community college teachers and they have confided that cheating is rampant. I can understand that this is a problem, but this seems to be an ENORMOUS problem. I guess I am grateful, because I sure hate it when other students try to cheat off my test (I know when its happening and it makes me really nervous), so I like that the teachers are being watchful. But it was just so weird to me because I am a diligent student, and I felt sort of randomly singled out last night, the way they pick people at the airport for security checks. I also take classes at a regular four year university and I find the atmosphere much more relaxed during exams. Is cheating truly more of a problem in the community college classes, or are the four year universities not looking for it as hard?