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Suggestion for mentors

  1. Jan 19, 2004 #1

    jeff

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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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  3. Jan 19, 2004 #2
    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!
     
  4. Jan 19, 2004 #3

    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.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2004 #4

    Phobos

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    I certainly agree, jeff. We're here to encourage discussions. YMMV.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2004 #5

    chroot

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    Can you provide some specific examples where we have done "the wrong thing?"

    - Warren
     
  7. Jan 19, 2004 #6

    jeff

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    I didn't accuse mentors of doing anything wrong. It was just a personal opinion I thought was worth posting.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2004 #7

    Nereid

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    "YMMV"[?]
     
  9. Jan 19, 2004 #8

    enigma

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    Your mileage may vary
     
  10. Jan 24, 2004 #9

    Tsu

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    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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