June 28, 2006 at 11:04 pm #5138damien jamesParticipant
Can we have seperate topic just for homework questions so that all of the new posts about homework will be moved there and not clutter up rest of forum?
June 29, 2006 at 1:36 am #50722LinnParticipant
for the kids to lazy to google 😉
June 29, 2006 at 3:50 am #50729
Hehe, the homework forum should have a bug programed into it so that when you hit the "post" button, instead of posting your question, it automatically redirects you to google. 😈
I wonder if any of them would get the hint. 😛
June 29, 2006 at 5:14 am #50733mithParticipant
I proposed a homework policy thing to the mods, we’ll see how it goes. With any luck, it’ll just be deleteion 🙂
June 29, 2006 at 10:03 pm #50761damien jamesParticipantquote mithrilhack:
Awesome. Either way will be great.
June 30, 2006 at 12:17 am #50764
I wonder how many of them would bother reposting their questions if they got deleted.
June 30, 2006 at 11:35 am #50791victorParticipant
Yeah…for the sake of lazy homework posters…:mrgreen: 😆
July 4, 2006 at 3:47 am #50944mithParticipant
Know what would be cool? If I had a command that deleted every thread that was titled Homework, photosynthesis or cellular respiration.
July 4, 2006 at 4:18 am #50946
Just as long as you don’t delete threads having to do with random nonsense! 😉
November 21, 2006 at 8:32 am #60767Dr.SteinParticipant
I hate students who just post their homework question without any tries to do that by themselves. And at the end they add the superwords: Please be quick, as soon as possible, reply fast, etc. grr! They think we do not have anything else rather than helping to do their homework 😈
November 21, 2006 at 11:35 am #60782sachinParticipant
These students do not need to discus they need printable answer.
So I think … Can we make such students to think and make them thoughtful rather than robots????
Like encourage them, by giving hint questions to find there answer????
November 22, 2006 at 9:22 am #60853quote sachin@biog:
That’s a great idea. However, we shouldn’t condemn these people so harshly. After all, there are problems to which the answers cannot be found anywhere.
November 22, 2006 at 7:40 pm #60887MrMisteryParticipant
yeah, but questions asked on the forum can be easily found in a textbook or by googling…
November 23, 2006 at 2:10 pm #60957
When I joined I had an understanding problem with a Southern-Blot task and I couldn’t find a clue anywhere, not in the Internet, in no textbook, and no one could tell me. I’ve been helped here and have become an active forum member since then.
November 23, 2006 at 6:17 pm #60988MrMisteryParticipant
an active member and the only person i can talk with about the olympiad.
November 24, 2006 at 9:19 am #61038quote MrMistery:
Yeah….when’s your olympiad exam, by the way ?
December 18, 2006 at 3:16 am #63141VibrioParticipant
What’s the big deal with students asking homework questions? I see your point, however, I do not agree with it 100%. First of all, if you really do not want to give them a direct answer, then just give them hints or tell them where they could find it. Also, it does not really matter if we give them answers or if Google does. They are getting the same info either way. If you say we are doing their homework, then isn’t Google doing it as well? Sure there is more work and time involved in a Google search, but don’t people ask their parents for homework help? I mean, they are looking for an answer whether it is here, parents, teachers or Google.
I think that you could seriously lighten up with them. You sound very harsh and somewhat insulting when you talk about them. They are only looking for help. Aside from the mean ones, they are not intending to harm you at all.
December 18, 2006 at 9:19 am #63174kjleParticipant
I don’t students legitimately asking for help are the problem here.
I think it’s when a student posts something like this:
*long list of questions obviously copied word for word from homework*
"i need these answers by tomorrow, the assignment is due!!!" (sometimes in CAPS)
The point is, student are given homework for a reason, to learn, and to understand concepts. If they come on here and ask a list of questions and get only an answer they need, do you really think they will read it over, and try to understand it themselves? I don’t.
We don’t mind helping with the understanding part, but a student needs to learn and read. If there’s something that needs to be explained in greater detail, I’ve never seen someone unwilling to help.
Also many of the questions are very simple concepts that are easily found in a textbook, Google, wikipedia, tutorials, etc. If they would only read a little bit, it would make sense, and then come test time, they will know concepts, instead of just simple answers.
I think this is roughly the opinion of the mods here. It’s what I’ve interpreted from them, hope this helps.
December 18, 2006 at 11:07 am #63179
I think one should give them hints as to what to think…coz the main point is that they start thinking for themselves.
December 18, 2006 at 11:37 pm #63259VibrioParticipantquote :
That is why you explain th answer to them. Even if it is a list of questions. Make sure you give it to them in a way that will help them understand the concept.
December 19, 2006 at 6:07 am #63299sachinParticipant
I think we discuss topics rather than just giving book answers like "BOTS"; for pupose of discussion I joioned here….
December 30, 2006 at 11:40 pm #64325EnzymeParticipantquote damien james:
The most of the posts about homework can be solved using Google and Wikipedia. These lazy students… 😉
January 8, 2007 at 10:27 am #65065quote sachin_at_biog:
Yes, I think discussing is interesting. So even homework topics can be fun for us boardies.
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