How useful is Socratic?

19 Answers
Apr 20, 2017



It is not a "final solution" to learning or information retrieval, but it can be a very useful part of your search for good examples of worked problems in many disciplines.

If it is used simply to try to find (or ask) answers to class "homework" problems it will not really provide much value. That is because while the short-term benefit of a good assignment grade might look useful, if you did not work it out yourself you will probably not understand it, and you will fail the later exams.

Apr 21, 2017



I think Socratic is useful because I can learn by asking questions, and help other people learn by answering their questions.

Apr 25, 2017

Absolutely Yes, Socratic is useful.


  • It is truly said by someone that we can study at anytime in our life without any age limit.
  • Socratic deals with all those problems in which we find difficulty.
  • It helps in improving our knowledge.
  • One can share once knowledge too.
  • Asking questions improve our confidence level.
  • And if one is confident enough means he / she is good in every field of life.
Apr 25, 2017

Of course, it is useful


In one year, I contributed more than 400 answers (and I asked only one although I did not get a single reply). It is a good tool to provide solutions, to discuss clarity of your answers, to get your solutions, etc. For international students, it is also a good opportunity to practice English.

Good job!

Apr 25, 2017

Yes, Socratic is very useful.


Today children don't know how lucky they are, in
my days (1953 to 1965) there were no computers. There
was nobody to help you with your homework. With Socratic
there are some highly qualified people who can explain in detail
how to do a maths problem. Kids can learn a lot from Socratic.
Keep up the good work Socratic.!!!

Apr 28, 2017

Yes and No.


I might be the only one here that said, "No". It's because the way you look at this website. Personally, I think it's good and bad. Bad part is the fact that if you post a question, you might not get a reply. There are SOOO many questions on Socratic, your question might not be found. Good part is that you could answer and help people that really need it. And it's just a well-placed site. No Bugs, Glitches, etc..
(well, at least not to me.) AND, IT'S NON-PROFIT! (this means you don't have to pay to use the website.)

Hopefully this helped!

May 5, 2017

Totally. This website helped me with so many Chemistry webassigns, I can't even explain it. But a lot of questions asked on here don't get answered, so that's a downside.

May 5, 2017

Socratic is as useful as we make it...


For myself, I find Socratic useful for the following reasons:

  • It challenges me to answer questions in a way which is helpful - not just providing an answer, but aiming to help the reader to learn and have fun.

  • It challenges me to communicate well.

  • It continually reminds me that there is such a wealth of things that I do not know, but would like to.

  • It gives me an opportunity to share my enthusiasm for the subjects in which I am interested.

  • It helps me to feel that what I am doing is meaningful.

  • I learn things I had forgotten long ago or never learned in the first place.

  • It encourages me to explore and learn.

May 5, 2017

Yes of course


Socratic is really very useful for learning.

May 6, 2017

Yes for both students and educators.


As an educator who has been with Socratic for a while, I have found it helpful for me in my teaching.

Since you are blind to the levels and abilities of the individual asking the question, you really need to think about the clarity and quality of your response. This has made me evaluate the way I present to the students in my own classroom as well. Am I being clear? Do I make assumptions that the student may or may not be capable of? Do I use words and images that are clear and easy to decipher for any individual?

This has been invaluable for me in my classroom and for the students entrusted to my care. As well as the students I have never met on Socratic all over the world who have engaged in LEARNING through my submissions.

May 9, 2017

Yes, Socratic is very useful !............. :)


  1. I find that Socratic is the best way to communicate with other people with the help of our * Mind or Brain * and it is not like other social networking sites which are merely wastage of time.

  2. We can clear our Concepts and Doubts with the help of Socratic.

  3. Moreover it Feels GOOD when we are able to answer the doubts of people from various countries in the world.

  4. Exchange of knowledge and Discussion is always beneficial..........

That's why Socratic is indispensable for all the users.........

May 11, 2017



So far, Socratic has been extremely helpful for me to not only gain expertise in subject areas such as Biology, Physics and Calculus, but to also support others in need of help.


Jun 23, 2017



It's helpful if you have a casual question, or one that's not immediately important. However, a lot of questions don't get answered before the homework is due or at all, in which case you might need to find the answers elsewhere.

Jun 26, 2017

Yes and no


Yes because people are helping others with answers when they are confused. No because it takes a while for people to answer, you don't know if the answer is right, and your question may never get answered.

Jul 10, 2017

No comparison of Socratic.


It helps students ,teachers and others not only to get answers but their kind answer to others. It is vey useful as i have already prescribed socratic to someone .

Jul 11, 2017



it is a useful website and i love this website.

Jul 28, 2017

Very useful


It enhances simplicity in providing answers it doesn't provide a big complicated answer...easy to remember and easy to understand...

So Far thanks guys ;)

Oct 9, 2017



It helped me a lot!

Nov 16, 2017



It's been a while since I've been on this site, but the one thing I loved about this site was helping people. The map that shows how many people I helped was amazing. It really makes me happy to see who I have helped overtime and how many people from all over the world as well.

I also enjoy the fact that there are rankings in certain subjects, as well as a streak that you can begin, this allows for motivation to continue helping people.

I love that answers can be featured as well.

The people on here are also very friendly.

Although all questions may not be answered, they might eventually, and there may be several other similar questions.