Care to know about the Chegg Study? The Chegg is an online learning service and also app that provides students help in a few ways. It sells out and rents out textbooks, used and new ones. Secondly, it has subscription services for helping students with theory problems like math, homework, and writing.
Thirdly, it provides a flashcard app that is free. Then lastly, it lists internships and scholarships and also has a section on financial advice aligned with students’ needs.
These services feel disparate and also fractured rather than unified under Chegg, in part because some are just or only available via the website, and some have their own mobile apps. Even so, a few of the services are still uniquely useful, especially particularly those focused on math.
Now paid services are priced high for the student market and also a strict two-device limit for paying customers seems excessive. The recommendation is to use Chegg when and where it’s beneficial to help, but be sure to read the fine print.
Among these apps for student learning, the Khan Academy is an Editors’ Choice winner, though it doesn’t provide the same kind of individual help for specific problems that Chegg does. While for flashcard apps, users like Quizlet more than Chegg because it’s easier to use and also has great multi-language support, meaning you can use it to study in tandem with a language-learning program.
For help with writing, Grammarly it is also a wonderfully useful tool, especially for writers whose native language isn’t English, though—like Chegg—it’s also expensive for the student market.
Getting Started With Chegg
When signing up for a free account, you will have to indicate that you are a student or educator, and, if a student, add your level (high school or college) and additional details, such as which college or university you attend and your year.
As far as they could tell in testing, no one verifies this information. You don’t need a .edu email address to sign up, for example. You can simply use any old email and password or by authenticating with Apple, Google, or Facebook.
Also, inside this site are several sections or options: Books, Study, Writing, Flashcards, Math Solver, Internships, Scholarships, and Money. The platform used to provide a tutoring marketplace as well, but that is actively being phased out as of 2021.
Now it would be remiss not to mention Chegg’s ethical quandaries. Is this considered cheating to pay Chegg or other similar services to get answers to questions found in textbooks? Well, you as a student can always make the case that whether a student is cheating comes down to how the student uses the information they get or obtain.
If they are paying for answers and passing them along as their own work, that’s cheating. But if they are just using Chegg to understand how to arrive at answers, which is also part of what Chegg offers, then perhaps it’s a fruitful exercise with positive learning outcomes.
Chegg Apps and Device Limitations
Now you can easily access nearly everything the Chegg platform has to provide from the website and the companion mobile apps. These apps are Chegg Study, Chegg Math Solver, Chegg eReader (for accessing digital books), and Chegg Prep (flashcards).
For Chegg Math Solver, the app or mobile app rather lets you snap a picture of an equation and also upload it to get help solving it, rather than just having to type it into an onscreen calculator, as you must do in the web app.
The Chegg platform paying members can only have two registered devices at a time. The information isn’t made clear in any of Chegg’s signup pages (been verified with a Chegg representative). There is also a help page that explains how one can register and unregister devices (Opens in a new window), although you will have to search to find it; it isn’t anywhere obviously. The page explains that you can remove and also replace up to one device once every 30 days.
Now once you sign up for a Chegg account, you will then have access to some of it for free, including the flashcard app, money advice, and listings for scholarships and internships. For the service-oriented pieces, like getting help with math homework or writing papers, you will get a little taste for free but otherwise, you will have to pay.
You can also buy one service singly ($9.95-$19.95 per month) or a bundle of all the services ($19.95 per month).
Math Solver ($9.95 per month)
The Math Solver lets you submit math problems you are having to the site and then get an answer with an explanation of how to do each step toward the correction solution. Students in courses that make use of algebra, calculus, or linear algebra would benefit from it.
Also, if you have a Chegg account but not a paid subscription, you can easily use the Math Solver for only three problems per day, and also you don’t get detailed explanations of how to arrive at the answer. Also don’t get access to a graphing calculator, which the paying members get.
Chegg Study ($14.95)
The Chegg Study is a subscription service that allows or gives you access to homework help. Also, specifically, you can just look up the answers to questions found in textbooks, which the Chegg platform keeps as a database.
You can submit also new questions to experts, who will hopefully answer them in 30 minutes to 24 hours. These experts are people who work for the Chegg platform, though on Chegg’s US website, there is not much information about them. But on Chegg’s Indian website, however, there is information about how to apply to become an expert and also get paid per question answered.
The Chegg Study is good for courses in business such as: (finance, economics, accounting, operations management), engineering (computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering), math, science (physics, chemistry, biology, advanced physics, nursing, anatomy and physiology, earth science), and psychology.
Chegg Writing ($9.95 per month)
“Chegg Writing” is a service for written works that have or contains a plagiarism checker, proofreading, grammar, and also spell checks, in addition, has a tool for making and saving citations in the correct style. You can then submit as many as 15 papers per month of up to 3,000 words each.
An expert provides feedback on the main idea and also writing style, and then generally the turnaround time is 24 hours, according to the Chegg platform. When you upload papers, they are added to Chegg’s plagiarism database, which is common with plagiarism detection services.
Without a paid account, you can get limited suggestions and also no plagiarism check. For a free service, you are just better off using the entry-level tier of Grammarly.