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    • #5138
      damien james
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      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?

    • #50722
      Linn
      Participant

      for the kids to lazy to google 😉

    • #50729
      alextemplet
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      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. 😛

    • #50733
      mith
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      I proposed a homework policy thing to the mods, we’ll see how it goes. With any luck, it’ll just be deleteion 🙂

    • #50761
      damien james
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      quote mithrilhack:

      I proposed a homework policy thing to the mods, we’ll see how it goes. With any luck, it’ll just be deleteion 🙂

      Awesome. Either way will be great.

    • #50764
      alextemplet
      Participant

      I wonder how many of them would bother reposting their questions if they got deleted.

    • #50791
      victor
      Participant

      Yeah…for the sake of lazy homework posters…:mrgreen: 😆

    • #50944
      mith
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      Know what would be cool? If I had a command that deleted every thread that was titled Homework, photosynthesis or cellular respiration.

    • #50946
      alextemplet
      Participant

      Just as long as you don’t delete threads having to do with random nonsense! 😉

    • #60767
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      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 😈

    • #60782
      sachin
      Participant

      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????

      hmmmmmmmmmmm???????

    • #60853
      Dustfinger
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      quote sachin@biog:

      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????

      hmmmmmmmmmmm???????

      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.

    • #60887
      MrMistery
      Participant

      yeah, but questions asked on the forum can be easily found in a textbook or by googling…

    • #60957
      Dustfinger
      Participant

      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.

    • #60988
      MrMistery
      Participant

      an active member and the only person i can talk with about the olympiad.

    • #61038
      Dustfinger
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      quote MrMistery:

      an active member and the only person i can talk with about the olympiad.

      Yeah….when’s your olympiad exam, by the way ?

    • #63141
      Vibrio
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      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.

    • #63174
      kjle
      Participant

      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.

      Kyle

    • #63179
      Dustfinger
      Participant

      I think one should give them hints as to what to think…coz the main point is that they start thinking for themselves.

    • #63259
      Vibrio
      Participant
      quote :

      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.

      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.

    • #63299
      sachin
      Participant

      I think we discuss topics rather than just giving book answers like "BOTS"; for pupose of discussion I joioned here….

    • #64325
      Enzyme
      Participant
      quote damien james:

      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?

      The most of the posts about homework can be solved using Google and Wikipedia. These lazy students… 😉

    • #65065
      Dustfinger
      Participant
      quote sachin_at_biog:

      I think we discuss topics rather than just giving book answers like “BOTS”; for pupose of discussion I joioned here….

      Yes, I think discussing is interesting. So even homework topics can be fun for us boardies.

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