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Cheaper College Textbooks

Published 05/02/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

Chegg is an application intended to help college students save money, and to do things smarter and faster. The primary business of Chegg is in the renting and selling of college textbooks. It isn't uncommon for college texts to run a few hundred dollars each. In these days of rising college tuitions and increased cost of living, students can take any help that they can get. That's where Chegg comes in. They offer students the option to rent a college text for only as long as their course's term lasts for a much cheaper rate than buying the text from the school's bookshop. The books are sent to the students and at the end of a term a student can ship the book back to Chegg using the prepaid shipping label or they can let Chegg know that they want to keep the text and can then be charged the difference between the rental and the regular purchase of a text. Another feature on Chegg is online homework help. Users can submit a question and they'll get a response within 2 hours. Chegg has over 200+ experts available 24.7 to help students with their homework needs. Students can also sell their texts to Chegg for some much-needed cash as well.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Chegg is considered the top network for students. It offers many tools for students and campuses to succeed in college. Chegg's services touch more than 7,00 campuses in the US. The company started as a textbook rental company back in 2007 and evolved in time into the leading network for college students. Chegg is based in the technical hub of Silicon Valley and is considered one of the areas most successful start-ups.

What are the differences to other apps?

Chegg is different from other textbook selling sites in that they offer the rental option so students could keep the book for only the short time that they really truly need it. Additionally Chegg has a ton of value-added services including the homework help and some campuses even use it to handle their course enrollment or to post scholarships.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Chegg is very easy to use and the site is quite professionally setup. There are no issues with the design or the navigation. All features of the site tested, responded as they were supposed to and there were no bugs or broken links observed during this review.

How does the registration process work?

New users to the Chegg community can sign up by clicking on the Sign Up link located in the upper-right corner of their homepage. From there, Chegg requests that users input their gender, email, password and that they sync up their Facebook account to the application.

What does it cost to use the application?

Chegg is a free service to register for. Their homework help is included for free for the first 7 days. For students who decide to stay subscribed to the service, it runs $9.95 per month. Chegg's textbooks rental and purchase prices vary of course, but there is no membership fee required in order to rent from them.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Chegg is a must-have service for any college student. It helps users to save on college texts, and it can even help them with their homework in a fast and convenient way. Overall Chegg is a great service for campuses in the US.

  • Rent college texts for only as long as one needs
  • Free shipping to and from Chegg
  • Chegg plants trees worldwide with parts of their profits
  • Chegg offers e-texts or students can opt to buy a book if they decide to at the end of a term

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