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# How to Ask for Homework Help

## Answering and moderating homework questions

❶Do add a respectful comment or answer that points them towards best practices and better style. One is a study guide

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Be aware of school policy. If there are specific restrictions for example, you can receive help, but not full code samples , include them in the question so that those providing assistance can keep you out of trouble.

Try to provide explanation that will lead the asker in the correct direction. Genuine understanding is the real goal for students, but trying to provide that is usually appreciated for any question. You can use pseudo-code first, and, in the spirit of creating a programming resource, you may come back after a suitable amount of time and edit your response to include more complete code. This way, the student still has to write their own code, but a full solution can become available after the assignment has ended.

Recognize that homework is likely to include artificial constraints, and honor those constraints. Also be aware that these constraints may affect whether or not a question should be closed as a duplicate. It is a good idea to suggest editing the response in a comment. Do add a respectful comment or answer that points them towards best practices and better style.

As for non-homework questions, questions in the spirit of "plz send teh codez" might be closed as "too broad". Use your best judgment. Help them to get that understanding. When answering if you choose to , make sure you include plenty of explanation in English, not just code. The point of SO is to answer questions for future readers, not just for the OP. But when you find old bad questions homework or not definitely downvote them.

Keep that in mind when answering or choosing not to answer a homework question. I will go looking for a duplicate to close it if possible, though with an answer that explains things in English, not just a code dump, of course.

But when I come across old questions like that near-zero future value, with a problem that could have been found easily with a debugger , I downvote ruthlessly. For example, there are a zillion questions about printing or reading integers in x86 assembly language usually bit DOS because some schools are still teaching that?? Using a debugger is more important in assembly language than in higher-level languages, because many totally wrong things are not build-time errors or warnings.

Watching register values change as you single-step would reveal the bug in more than half the asm-homework questions that get asked.

Home Questions Tags Users. How do I ask and answer homework questions? This is an attempt to reconcile two extreme positions in a way that is acceptable to the majority of the community: Some feel Stack Overflow is not the place for homework: The guidelines outlined below are rooted in two principles: Asking about homework Make a good faith attempt to solve the problem yourself first. Answering and moderating homework questions Try to provide explanation that will lead the asker in the correct direction.

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