Lesson 1: If your teacher assigns a book report and you don't intend to read the book, don't pick a book the teacher read and enjoyed.
Lesson 2: If you are a developmental student, don't write a perfect paper.
Lesson 3: Even if your paper is perfect, don't use words you can't pronounce and can't define.
Lesson 4: Don't cheat off the internet. Google is an amazing tool for finding plagiarism.
Lesson 5: Don't whine when you are caught.
Lesson 6: If you get caught, pray that your teacher takes pity on you and just flunks you instead of giving you the grade for academic dishonesty.
Doing a hard task is its own reward--self-esteem is not given; it is earned.