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Zoom University, online schooling, distance learning. However, you want to phrase it, going to school from home is hard. Whether you are a college student or a 4th grader, the transition of being surrounded by friends to zero fun and staring at a screen all day is draining. Not only is it affecting students mentally, but it’s starting to affect the workload these students are taking on.
Today, most students aren’t getting the attention or extra time they need fully grasp the material they are learning. Because everything is online, it is hard to ask questions in class or reach out to professors/teachers for help. That is where online, subscription-based websites like Chegg come into play.
Chegg is a website that gives you the tools to conquer the toughest problems out there. They started out as a textbook rental company and over the years, they have transformed into one of the only websites that are helping to keep grades up. If you need help with Chemistry, Geometry, Algebra and so on…Chegg has your back.
However, since the pandemic started, professors/teachers have seen an insane increase in cheating and Chegg might play a part in that. You see, most students use Chegg for help on certain problems or tutoring of some kind, but there are a few students that have taken the answers to certain problems and posted them online for anyone to see. And because school went online, the answers to students’ problems are literally a click away.
This form of cheating is something professors and teachers like to call “chegging.” And now that they know about it, I’m sure there will be more rules and strict regulations on the subject of taking online exams. Only time will tell what the next form of cheating for distance learners will be.
What are your thoughts of the influx of “chegging” in the school system? Let us know down in the comments
This article originally published on GREY Journal.