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How to Cheat on Homework or Online Classes

Internet Search for Homework Answers, Free Help, How to Send Homework by Email, How to Cheat at Online Classes

My view of homework help (homework cheating):
As a tutor, I try to ask students to learn the material and ask me questions that they are having trouble with. However!... I understand that most students taking college algebra, physics, or chemistry will seldom use the information in those courses and I would rather see someone get on with their life and get a job than get held back. Does a guidance counselor ever use the formula for an ellipse or convert grams to moles or calculate the trajectory of an arrow shot from a bow at an angle of 33.2 degrees above the horizon with an initial speed of 42.8 m/s? NO! So while some people might look down on homework help or homework cheating, I don't see it as a huge sin and those who do can jump in a lake (with piranhas!).

I warn students that they typically need to know the material to pass their class exams, so please don't view this as a complete "get out of jail free card". Also turning in A+ homework and getting F's on an exam is a give-away that you are cheating. Be careful!!!

I offer one of the least expensive homework help services that I know of at about $25/hr. See details on the homepage: www.tutor-homework.com.

We offer homework help in math, chemistry, and physics" as well as statistics homework help.

Just email homework questions to: admin@tutor-homework.com or TEXT (no calls, please) 918-850-5925 (David).

Various Methods of "Homework Cheating":

Doing an Internet Search for Homework Answers
If you are at this page, I'm sure you're aware of the power of doing a Google or Yahoo search. And you probably also know that if you're searching for the answer to a specific question, just type double quotes around your search query.

For example: suppose you are searching for an answer to this question...

How long does it take for a car traveling at a speed of 50.0 miles per hour to travel 300 feet?

You can copy and paste the question into a search engine and you will get back thousands, possibly millions, of results, many of them trying to sell you a new car (ha ha). To narrow your search, put double quotes around the question.

Sometimes the words of the question might stay the same, but the numerical values might change. For example the 50.0 miles per hour in the question above might be switched to 55.0 miles per hour, so you might try a search for only the text part in double quotes.

For example, (with double quotes): "How long does it take for a car traveling at a speed of" "miles per hour to travel"

Free Help - you get what you pay for.
There are also many Q & A services on the internet that will do your homework for you. There are some free services that will help you with a few questions, but if you have a lot of questions, you will have a tough time finding someone to "help" you through them all for free. One service for quick answers is answers.yahoo.com. Most of the people who answer questions there are trying to help you to learn and will not just do your homework for you! And there is no guarantee you'll get the right answer to your homework question.

How to copy homework questions from your book or website and email them to a tutor:
It is a real pain just typing your questions to email them to a tutor, and if there are a lot of mathematical formulas and/or diagrams, this is next to impossible!
Instead what you should do is scan your questions, saving them as a pdf or jpg file (and perhaps insert the jpg files into MS Word). If you don't have a scanner, your school might have one in the computer center. Or you could try a copy shop like Kinko's or something (although Kinko's is overpriced and if you can find a small independent copy shop you'll likely get a better deal). Save your file as a pdf or jpg, but make sure the file isn't too large. 250 to 300 kb per each graphic should be fine. Emails don't usually handle file sizes of more than 4 or 5 megabytes.

If your homework is online you can either use "copy and paste" or a screen capture. See details here for screen captures: Copying Questions for Homework Help. Screen capture is often the preferred method because if your website questions have a lot of graphics, "copy and paste" will not work because Microsoft just hasn't figured out how to copy a webpage into MS Word so that all the graphics get included. Also copying any tables from a website and pasting them into MS Word typically eats up computer memory like mad. So to keep an information in your question from being lost (like graphics getting dropped when you do a cut and paste) and to make sure MS Word doesn't get hung up on the tables, doing a screen capture is often your best bet!

Screen capture not working?
If this is the case it's likely that the online class website designers know how to block this command. However there are screen capture programs made that can override this. It's a lot of trouble, but there it is. You just have to know how to outsmart the computer. The quick and easy way around this is to take a picture with your phone.

Using a Secure Browser?
If your school makes you use a secure browser (Like Respondus Lockdown Browser) when doing your online work so that you cannot Google or email or chat with a tutor, then you might need to use a 2nd computer. You might be able to take a picture of the exam questions on your computer with a camera and then text or email the pictures to a tutor.

Cheating at online classes:
If your class is one of those that are entirely online -- even the exams!-- from your own home, then cheating is easy! Some students give out their login names and passwords to tutors or homework help services and ask them to take the class for them. I don't recommend this!!! In fact I've known students to be ripped off by these homework help services and if the student tries to get their money back, the "tutor" threatens to tell the student's university! Also, if a website administrator sees that the login IP address came from India or even from a state or province far from where you live, you can get caught! I've never heard of this happening, but it's possible. What I would recommend is that you login from your computer and send the questions to a tutor through email or instant messenger. This takes a little more time, but is a bit safer.

You can also use Skype or other programs so that you log in, but the tutor does the work. This is the SAFE WAY to do it!

If you do decide to pay someone to log in for you and complete your class, only pay a little bit as you go... DO NOT PAY THE ENTIRE SUM TO ANY TUTOR OR HOMEWORK HELP SERVICE!!... unless you just like getting ripped off. In fact, I know of a student who paid a very large sum to a tutor, only the tutor did not do the work and when the student asked for his money back, the "tutor" said he would tell the student's school if the student tried to get his money back. Also, credit card companies usually do not refund for services not rendered, they only do that for goods (like not getting something your ordered in the mail.)

Be smart and know the tutor you are dealing with -- call them, speak to them.

If you need help from me, my number is 918-850-5925 (Tulsa, OK) and my name is David Roth. I prefer text b/c I am often with a client.

Good luck!

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08-18-2010, 03:31 AM
 
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There has been a constant battle between universities and students. Students don't want to buy books or want to save as much money as possible. Meanwhile universities are basically selling out to big textbook publishers in order to force students to use their overpriced textbooks.

To counter this students simply bought used textbooks and saved tons of money from it. A textbook could be resold dozens of time. To stop this, textbook publishers started releasing new editions every couple years which would destroy the value of old used textbooks.

Now textbook companies and universities are going in for the final kill in order to FORCE all students to pay for overpriced textbooks. So what is this new scam? Its called online homework.

Basically the way this works is that the textbook will be bundled with an online homework grading website. You need to buy the one time access code in order to activate the homework grading. If you don't have that code, you will pretty much not be able to take the class. The access code will cost anywhere from 50-150$.

This will completely destroy the free market system when it comes to textbooks. The only way to get around it is to select teachers who don't use standardized textbooks.
08-18-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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I had to get livetext. The password is only good for 5 years, but between undergrad and grad you need it longer. Oh course you have to pay to renew. It's used to develop an online portfolio of your work. Projects are submitted online through it. It's nothing new though.
08-18-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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Originally Posted by killer2021
[...]To stop this, textbook publishers started releasing new editions every couple years which would destroy the value of old used textbooks.
I wish! Now it's once a year. So if you take FALL courses, you won't be able to sell "the older edition", grrrr.

We have a few instructors that teach with their own textbooks and they request written assignments on the original book pages only to prevents students to re-sell them.

Originally Posted by killer2021
Basically the way this works is that the textbook will be bundled with an online homework grading website. You need to buy the one time access code in order to activate the homework grading. If you don't have that code, you will pretty much not be able to take the class. The access code will cost anywhere from 50-150$.

This will completely destroy the free market system when it comes to textbooks. The only way to get around it is to select teachers who don't use standardized textbooks.
Being a student of course I try to save as much as possible, but actually the free market says that if you don't have the money, you can't have it period, being "it" the book, a particular course or maybe the entire degree... It sucks, doesn't it?
08-18-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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just a matter of time until smart, cost -conscious students figure out a way around this....I hope.
08-18-2010, 09:07 PM
 
5,277 posts, read 7,099,161 times
I think the worst thing I had to buy was this remote looking thing used to take real time multiple choice/True-false tests. Each remote was linked to your UIN so you couldn't share. Of course I only needed it for one undergrad class. Of course I had that teacher again in grad school, but by the the model was different!!! Grrr now that's annoying. I never actually bought any books though. Even the teacher created ones. I'd always pal up with someone, and offer to tutor them if they let me make copies of any worksheets. It worked out great as I'm a straight A student. They got free tutoring, and I got out of buying books. Still mad about the live text thing too.
10-18-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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When I was pursuing my business degree, a year of Business Law was required. Thus, each student had to take Business Law I and Business Law II. One text book covered the two courses. My professor, Gordon Severence, was a co-author of the text book. I signed up for Business Law I and bought the book. During the time I was in the class, a revised copy of the text book was released. You guessed it... DR. SEVERENCE MADE US BUY THE REVISED COPY OF THE TEXTBOOK FOR THE SECOND CLASS!!!

If that's not abuse, I don't know what is.
10-20-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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Oh have your seen this one? I'm currently taking a math class at my local community college, and the book we had to buy was xyz math book, the Des Moines Area Community College edition. So even if we found the book used, it wouldn't be the "special" college edition.

This is the second time I've seen this.
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