The company, however, does not want students to use its site to get tutors to do their work for them.
So to flag such ethically dubious requests, the company uses machine learning.
The company’s tutors are instructed by the company not to engage if they encounter such solicitations. But Chegg doesn’t generally take action against the person making the request.
“You can come here and ask [someone to do your work for you], we can’t stop you from that,” said Deb.
I'm taking Electric circuit, Static and Calculus as my main core this semester. On another note, try to find the solutions guides, they are out there... And do join the IEEE Student Branch at your college if you have one (which you certainly should). Over the years I've had 3 tutors from IEEE, 1 for Chem, 1 for calc, and 1 for electric circuits.
Chegg Homework Help Reviews Essays On Why Books Should Not Be Banned
I've used Chegg in the past for classes where I needed solutions.Among the services that the publicly-traded digital education company offers is Chegg Tutors, which matches students with tutors who help them one-on-one in a variety of subjects, such as physics and French.To get a match, though, a student must send a message describing what they need help with to either an individual tutor, or to a general form.As The Chronicle of Higher Education reported in 2016, there are plenty of websites online where students can pay someone else to complete academic work—and it can be difficult for colleges to find out.One source in the story called online tutoring services a “‘gateway drug’” to cheating.Snorkel looks at both context and sentence structure and applies those "rules" to generate labeled training data for building a machine learning model.When the model detects a student asking to cheat, it alerts someone who will make a final determination whether there was, indeed, a cheating request.And you don’t need to be an expert in academic honor codes to know that it constitutes as cheating.Yet this is the kind of “help” that Chegg’s tutoring service can sometimes be used for.And it’s what the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company wants to thwart.Speaking to an audience of researchers from the education industry last week at the Bay Area Learning Analytics Conference, held at the University of California at Berkeley, Deb shared how Chegg uses a Stanford-built tool to try to keep out students who just want an online tutor to do their homework.