Poll: How to respond to homework questions
Fri, 29 Aug 2003 08:38:50 +1200
Matthew Donadio writes:
| Tom Pledger wrote:
| > (D) Give a critique of what the questioner has tried so far.
| There is a big difference between "I am having some trouble with this
| homework problem. This is what I did. Could someone give me some
| tips? Thanks" and "How do I write a map function in Haskell?"
| For the first case, I would vote for D and/or E as appropriate. For the
| second case, I vote for (F) Ignore.
In collating the replies, I intend to treat D as including "If
necessary, ask to see what the questioner has tried so far" so that
it's more widely applicable.
I assume that almost all of us approve of the "Ignore" option, because
it's what almost all of us do when a homework question turns up.
That's why the list only contained active options.