BrainMass Custom Help: Ask ANY Question...Receive a NEW Step-by-Step Solution Provided by one of our Academic Experts.
The Custom Help service is easy to use and a great way to receive an explanation for any question you're working on. Once you've asked your question, it'll be made available to Academic Experts who are knowledgeable in the subject, and one of them will then communicate with you, explain the solution and ensure you have all you need.
Unable to find your Subject?
Currently, we offer assistance in 47 pre-defined subject areas. However, given the vast number of Academic Experts in the system, it is likely that nearly every academic query can be addressed even if its subject does not appear on the Custom Help page.
If you require assistance in a subject that is not found in our listing, please post your question in a similar subject and email our operations department at firstname.lastname@example.org with clear instructions for the posting. We will do our very best to find a qualified Academic Expert to address your posting.
Unable to find your Topic?
Currently, we offer assistance in 47 pre-defined subject areas. Although we have made a list of pre-defined topics under each subject, we understand that many topics may not be shown. If you are unable to find an appropriate topic, please continue with your posting using the "other" topic field. Online TA are registered by Subject not Topic, therefore all appropriate Academic Experts will be able to view your posting.
To suggest a Topic for our listing, please email our operations department at email@example.com
What is Study Level?
The various schooling systems of the world use many different terms to describe the academic years. In the US, for example, the four undergraduate years of college are named, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior. Those same terms are not used as readily in Canada or England. As such, we have developed a neutral set of describers:
High School: All high school years
Level 1: The first year of college or university (Freshman)
Level 2: The second year of college or university (Sophomore)
Level 3: The third year of college or university (Junior)
Level 4: The fourth year of college or university (Senior)
Other: Any other level (Elementary School, Masters, etc)
NOTE: Please elaborate on your level in the posting text itself if you choose 'Other' as your option. This way, our Academic Experts will know how simple/complex to make their response.
Not Sure How to Describe Your Question?
Your question title should be like the title of book. It will be displayed to the group of Experts considering your request for help and therefore, should summarize what you're looking for. A good example might be "A Few Questions About Themes in Shakespeare's Macbeth" or "The Logical Flow of a Study Plan."
Your full description should make it clear what your questions are. Provide any background information that might help and if possible, describe in your own words where your misunderstanding is taking place. The more detail you can provide an Expert, the better their response will be. It helps Experts if you can number your questions, or describe exactly what type of explanation might be best for you.
Credit Bidding Help?
Each Custom Credit is valued at $4.99 CAD. Every time a problem is posted to the system, the student responsible for the posting is asked to assign it with a "Credit value".
The Credit value is the number of Credits that the student is willing to pay for a detailed response from one of our qualified Academic Experts. In this way, a student may "bid" an amount for each posting.
Each posting may be valued anywhere up to a maximum of 25 Credits. This is to ensure that our services remain affordable for all students and not just those that are able to "out bid" their peers.
When Academic Experts log onto the system and view the postings, they will assess the complexity of each posting and weigh it against the assigned Credit value. Each will decide independently whether the bid amount is appropriate and then decide whether or not to assist the student.
This system acknowledges that some problems are much more complex or more urgent, and therefore deserving of higher pay to Academic Experts.
As a guideline, we suggest that every Custom Credit is worth approximately 10 minutes of an Expert's time (provided that the Academic Expert has a very good grasp of the material).
You must have enough Custom Credits in your Student Account to cover the cost of your first posting. You will be prompted to purchase these Credits before your question is sent to our Academic Expert community. These Credits will not be removed from your account until you pick up your response.
Essay Review prices are set at a cost of 1 Custom Credit per page to be reviewed so the number of pages entered equals the number of Custom Credits bid on the posting.
The deadline field allows you to communicate the general timing requirement for your posting to the Academic Expert community. Knowing approximately when a response is required helps our Academic Experts meet your specific assistance needs. Note that if your posting is no longer needed, it is your responsibility to delete the posting. As a note, you will not be able to delete the posting if an Academic Expert has it signed out. If you make a posting you are expected to pickup your response.