However I haven't seen anyone post as to WHY its such a powerful tool.
Some engineering homeworks can easily take 4, 5, 6 hours each.
The class has already moved onto new material which you are expected to know, but you didn't learn the right way to do the previous material.
Come test time, you have to now undo what you learned and relearn it again the correct way, which is above and beyond all the other things you have to do to prepare for an exam. And it assumes you even get your homework back in a remotely timely manner.
It was a problem I was having a very hard time with, and spent many hours on.
By the time I was done, I understood the problem and how to solve other problems like it.However, you can also use it as a guide for how a type of problem is done. Besides, if you "cheat" on every homework assignment and never learn the material, you'd end up failing the class.Take a look at the first step they do, minimize the tab, and try the problem on your own. I once had an instructor call me out because he recognized the form of one of my answers as being from a "solutions manual".TL; DR: I used chegg and can function in society as an engineer.Excellent example, I think think this mindset really lifts a lot of this weight off.He called me out in front of the class, and basically threatened to report me for academic dishonesty.I found it a little bit odd because homework consists of maybe 15% of our grade, and is essentially there for us to learn the material, not to test us on it. Don't feel guilty if it helps you because you're just trying to set yourself up for success.So say you do an assignment, spent a ton of time on it, hand it in, and then maybe a week (or more) later, you get it turned back corrected.You find out you got a terrible grade, but more importantly, you just learned how to do all these problems the way.I'll play devil's advocate based on what I've seen professors in the past dropping the hammer for. It's when you copy Chegg or the solutions manual verbatim (mistakes included) that they'll nail you to the wall.Using Chegg or solutions manuals to assist you where you're stuck is fine. Seems like you're just using it to learn how to solve the problems you're having trouble with, and I wouldn't say that's cheating at all.