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Students are often reluctant to ask their teacher for clarification of class material. There are some teachers who don’t make themselves available for help outside of the classroom. Course Hero is a website that offers help to students spanning over an array of subjects, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

On Course Hero there is an array of information to search through. There is general information on hundreds of school subjects as well as a collection of college course documents. This collection of documents includes class notes, syllabi, study guides, practice quizzes, flashcards and much more. It is even possible that you will be able to locate materials from the course at the school you are attending.

CourseHero.com also offers full course lessons in a variety of subjects. While some of these courses have been developed by its members, there are others which have been submitted by college professors.

There are two memberships for Course Hero. The first option is a free membership which is limited to the flashcards and the tutor help desk. However, payment is required when using the tutor help desk. Students determine the price they are willing to pay for an answer to a question. As soon as the question is replied to, the payment transaction is completed.

The premier paid membership gives members full access to all of the platforms on the site including flashcards, documents, and are even granted $100.00 of credits for the tutor help desk. Each submitted question or reply back to a tutor will deduct $5.00 in credits. The cost for one year of the premier membership is $95.40. They also offer a three month package for $59.85 or a one month subscription for $39.95.

Since so many students are tight on cash, Course Hero created an exchange program; they will give you a month of their premier membership in exchange for documents. After uploading 40 course documents, all of which have to be approved by their team, you will be awarded with one free month of complete access to the site.

Professors who discovered their course materials could be accessed through CourseHero were very upset. Besides the fact that they hadn’t approved it, they felt that they were being exploited because the company was making money off of the materials they created and the time it took to do so.

These professors also believe that the site was taking away from the overall learning process. Not only were their students not learning the material but they were also being deprived of the intrinsic rewards that accompany a successful learning experience. 

Students who used the tutor help desk were disappointed with the tutors’ lack of effort and ability to provide them with a response in a timely manner. Not only did the tutors barely meet the deadline, but they also did not provide valid answers. Some of them even responded with a question instead of an answer.

Overall, online reviews displayed negative feedback on the services provided by Course Hero. If you are paying for an education it is probably best just to do the work yourself or join a study group.

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March29, 2020

you can easily access the information in this site, though it asks for being a member by sharing the file they help to unlock the documents

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frustrations



March24, 2020

It was working well for me till i subscribed and failed to unlock when i needed it mostly. Hope you understand what i mean

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Amazing Platform



March9, 2020

I have been using this platform and this is the most easiest and full of material i have never been disappointed i really really appreciate them.

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Don't bother with it



December25, 2019

I thought the same as others on here that you could unlock documents if needed well your limited to so many and then you have to upload documents in order to unlock more, sounds easy right will not so easy I am not a student I am a parent that purchase this for my child who does online schooling and it has helped some but not that much. You can only unlock so many documents and then you have to upload well we have uploaded over 100 to get access to 5 documents. You may ask why bother will I think that might have imformation on this one assignment that my child doesn't understand thought it would be worth checkng out how easy or hard it would be to upload we haven't had much luck. I would not recommend b/c I thought that it would be more organzied it is hard sometimes to even found what you need. When I called about a refund didn't even have it two weeks that did granted me 20 dollars which is better then nothing. There is a free site that I have found that has helped us It is free but students answers question can't always depend on the correct answers but more right answers then not. Hope this information helps. Good Luck with your studies.

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Extremely happy with my Subscription!



December25, 2019

I am genuinely pleased with my subscription with Course Hero. It has not let me down yet!! My only complaint I guess is the cost for a quarterly or monthly subscription, but I guess it’s better to pay this subscription then pay back a class for failing.

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Awesome



December2, 2019

A great service if used correctly. Everyone at times sees an assignment and draw a blank on how to set it up or get stuck in the middle of it. Having all these resources at your fingertips can be used as a template to see how others have set things up. You are NOT copying, instead you are getting ideas on how to set it up. A great service

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November8, 2019

I found Course Hero to be very helpful assignments and testing material. It really helped me to understand the basics of what was required for my course.

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Course Hero’s a life saver



October26, 2019

This website is perfect for me because it allows me to find help when I need It and if I’m struggling I can either ask a tutor or find the answer and then figure out how to get to it.

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