Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by Will Hagle
Course Hero is an educational resource with course-specific content and tools to help you succeed at school.
Course Hero is one of the largest resources for higher education students. Unlike most other study sites, Course Hero has content geared to specific courses at specific universities. There are more than 11,000 colleges, grad schools, trade schools and even high schools listed in a searchable directory on the site. Documents related directly to classes offered at those institutions are accessible to the site — a useful resource for any student having trouble studying or with homework. Users can also upload their own documents to share with the Course Hero community. You can only unlock a limited amount of documents unless you pay for a premium membership, but uploading your own documents earns you credit in the Course Hero marketplace.
In addition to the documents available on Course Hero, users can also get help from online tutors who are available on a 24/7 basis. There are also Q&A threads with students and tutors discussing topics that may be relevant to the topic you’re looking for. The third way Course Hero helps students is through its digital flashcard creation system. Using flashcards is an effective way of studying, and it’s much easier to create them using the online system than it is writing them out by hand. Course Hero can be a great resource for students willing to put in the time to find what they’re looking for, but it can be a bit daunting to navigate simply because it’s so huge. It also consistently tries to get users to pay, even though a great deal of its services are free. Also, some of the pay services might be considered cheating by your institution, so tread carefully. However, it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re stuck on your homework or just want some help getting ahead in your courses.