Suggestion for mentors

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Mentors should keep in mind that instantly supplying "the correct answer" can cut down opportunities for less knowledgeable members to benefit from the special advantages of learning through discussion and debate.
 

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That point is in Integral's "sticky" intro in the Physics section... the point that they do NOT instantly do that...

After that, everyones human...at least once...twice...well, play Ball!
 
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Monique
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I agree with you Jeff, I think all of us do :)

The trick is to distinguish between someone who is asking a homework question and someone who really wants to know the details.
 
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Phobos
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I certainly agree, jeff. We're here to encourage discussions. YMMV.
 
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Can you provide some specific examples where we have done "the wrong thing?"

- Warren
 
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Originally posted by chroot
Can you provide some specific examples where we have done "the wrong thing?"

I didn't accuse mentors of doing anything wrong. It was just a personal opinion I thought was worth posting.
 
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Originally posted by Phobos
I certainly agree, jeff. We're here to encourage discussions. YMMV.
"YMMV"[?]
 
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Your mileage may vary
 
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Originally posted by enigma
Your mileage may vary
Good grief. ANOTHER one to try to remember... Can someone make up a 'sticky' list with their meanings for these goofy things? :wink:
 

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