Web sites such as Cramster and others aim to revolutionize the way students study, much as social networking sites like Facebook have changed the way people socialize, reports the Wall Street Journal. Course Hero, launched last year primarily for college students, already holds a library of more than two million course documents, including homework, class notes, and graded essays, uploaded by students enrolled at 3,000 different colleges. Koofers (a nickname at Virginia Tech for old tests passed around at fraternities) allows students from about 25 state universities to submit posts about the difficulty of courses taught by different instructors at their schools. Enotes, geared mainly to high-school students, allows peers to form discussion groups and pose questions to experts–usually teachers–who are paid by the web site. Not surprisingly, at a time when schools are cutting back on classes and faculty, visits to the sites are skyrocketing. Cramster, which has more than 500,000 registered users, says its monthly subscriptions, at $10, are about double what they were a year ago, according to co-founder Aaron Hawkey. Registered users on Course Hero have doubled each month so far this year, says President David Kim, though he declines to reveal the number. Many teachers, however, aren’t enthusiastic about the sites, claiming they promote dishonesty among students. In addition to answering homework questions, some sites offer test answers and professors’ old tests. Cramster offers a bank of answers to various problems, along with the steps taken to get to the solution, for 225 different textbooks…

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