Matthew is a first year music student attending Yale University
He tried asking his professor for help, but unfortunately he didn't have enough time to help Matthew. He didn't have many friends in school either that could help him.
He decided to take a math class his second semester to get his graduation requirements out of the way.
He was doing fine in the class initially, but the class quickly got harder as the semester went on.
Matthew has always been a good student. He did well in high school and never struggled in his classes. But college was different. He spent all his time studying for his math class but still felt he wasn't doing as well as the other students. And with the final exam coming up he was beginning to get worried.
When the final exam came around, he answered as much as he could on his own but knew it wasn't enough to pass the class. Because Matthew was afraid of failing, he felt like he had no other choice but to copy the answers of the people sitting around him.