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How do I ask a good homework question?

D.W. explains what to ask. Here are some pointer towards how. Wait, first the when: First, talk to people, namely fellow students, TAs and teachers (in that order). Many problems go away after you ...
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How do I ask a good homework question?

Ask questions about concepts, not about your exercise Don't ask us about how to solve your homework exercise. Instead, spend some time trying to solve the homework exercise, and use that to figure ...
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Should we allow extremely low-effort homework questions?

I can understand your discomfort with these kinds of questions. Thank you for your attention and care to question quality on this site. There has been extensive discussion of policy on these kind of ...
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A question was posted from a colleague's final exam. How do we determine who posted it?

Not that I know of. Stack Exchange protects the privacy of user accounts. In any case, moderators and site members won't be able to provide this information, so if you would like a definitive answer,...
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How do I ask a good homework question?

A word of warning If what you are working on has been assigned to you for homework, asking about it on the internet may defeat the purpose of the exercise. If your teachers know what they are doing┬╣,...
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computer contest problems

In my opinion the post needs editing, not self contained, author said that his solution fails, but didn't posted code (which would make this off-topic) or pseudocode (which woukd be proper), and asked ...
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