I am a MA previous year student. Doing my MA by correspondance.I had an exam yesterday. I worked hard to prepare for the exam. But I didnt understood the chapters clearly. During exam I kept my phone with me and decided to cheat from it. For all my friends brought cheats and kept their phobes with them. I have never cheated begore. But I was a hard day. The examiner caught me and humiliated me so much infornt of my fellow mates. I decided not to appear the rest of the exams for I wont be able to face anybody.
I doesnot get much time for studies. As a result I was unable to prepare my lessons. I had never choosen this path to pass in exams. Dont know why this time suddenly I choosen this path. I am feeling very bad, very humiluated that I am feeling very shy to face my fellow mates. I have a very guilt feeling
The purpose of a guilty feeling is to examine our behaviors and determine: did we do something that was wrong? The answer may be a Yes or a No. If it is a Yes, then you correct the behavior, determine to do something different next time, the right thing.
If you believe you were wrong to cheat, and you want to correct this behavior, you can determine that next time, when you don't have enough time to study, or you don't understand the subject matter, that you … maybe ask for help in understanding, or re-schedule an exam for a later date, if possible, so to have more time to study and then not cheat when taking the next exam.
You can also choose to issue an apology to the teacher and other students.
Once you correct your behavior the guilt has served its purpose and should not continue. It needs to be temporary, not long term.
I didn't noticed you posted again on your thread until a moment ago. My answer to your question is: you have to consider your motivation in telling the teachers about your fellow student cheating as well as the consequences of you telling.
What was your motivation and what are the consequences so far, to you, at this point?