Poll: How to respond to homework questions

Tom Pledger Tom.Pledger@peace.com
Thu, 28 Aug 2003 09:42:56 +1200


I'm curious about what the people on this list consider appropriate,
as responses to homework questions.  Even if there isn't a consensus,
it may be interesting to see how opinion is divided.

Please consider the following.

(A) Give a perfect answer.
(B) Give a subtly flawed answer.
(C) Give an obfuscated answer.
(D) Give a critique of what the questioner has tried so far.
(E) Give relevant general advice without answering the specific question.

I mean them to include giving references, e.g. a Wiki URL to relevant
general advice would count as (E).

Which of those do you approve of?  Which do you disapprove of?

Please email me a concise vote, e.g.

	OK:	B D E
	Not OK:	A

and I'll post a collated result next week.

- Tom