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Re: Re: Turn it around

by blakem (Monsignor)
on Oct 27, 2001 at 14:37 UTC ( #121737=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Turn it around
in thread So it's homework - so what?

Another part of being a professional is internally processing those answers into some form of lasting knowledge... "Homework" questions don't bother me because they're homework per se; they bother me because I don't think much learning is taking place. I have a sneaking suspicion that my answer is getting cut'n'pasted straight from the web to the assignment, w/o spending much time bouncing around in the questioners head.

Its the difference between:

  • Can someone give me the answer to #3?
  • Can someone help me understand what question #3 is trying to teach me?

I can almost *guarantee* that these nearly identical questions would evoke vastly different responses from the perlmonks community.


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Re: Re: Re: Turn it around
by tachyon (Chancellor) on Oct 27, 2001 at 19:55 UTC

    <silly aside>Q: What is the definintion of a lecture? A: A means of transferring the notes' of the lecturer to the notes' of the student without passing through the minds of either.</silly aside>



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