[Tutor] Homework Problem Flaming (was: Help!)

Corey Richardson kb1pkl at aim.com
Fri Mar 4 00:39:59 CET 2011

On 03/03/2011 04:58 PM, James Reynolds wrote:
> You are almost assuredly going to get flamed for not having a descriptive
> title and for asking what is obviously homework questions

Maybe for not having a descriptive title, but there's nothing wrong with
coming to the list with homework!

The requirements are that you've put some work into it, you show your
code, you say what is should be doing that it isn't, and that you
explain what you've tried doing previously. At least, those are what I
look for. Even better that he said right up front that it was homework.

With homework problems, instead of saying "Hey, replace lines 42-48 with
foo", saying "Look into the bar module, it bazifies the proper value for
you". Teaching people to learn better for themselves instead of
hand-feeding them the answers. This list does a really good job with it,

Corey Richardson

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