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Thank you helpers

  1. Dec 17, 2014 #1
    I apologize if this is not the correct place to post this, but I just wanted to make sure the people who have been helping me see it. I just got my grades back for the semester and I got an A in physics and an A- in chemistry. I cant take full credit for this, because if It wasn't for the people on this site, I'm not sure if I would have done as well. You guys walking me through my mistakes in solving problems has allowed me to understand the subject matter in a way that I would not have been able to do without guidance and my teacher certainly was not the guidance I needed. Thank you all so much for helping us out and taking the time out of your day to do so despite not getting paid. You guys are the best.
     
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  3. Dec 17, 2014 #2

    berkeman

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    One of the most important PF HH rules is that the OP has to do the bulk of the work. Glad that the PF system worked so well for you. Congrats, and keep up the great work yourself! :-)
     
  4. Dec 17, 2014 #3
    Well done toothpaste!
     
  5. Dec 18, 2014 #4
    thank you!
     
  6. Dec 18, 2014 #5

    Orodruin

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    Well done! I am happy you found good advice here. With the risk of sounding very cliché: You might have gotten some good maps and advice on how to tackle the more difficult parts of the path, but in the end it is you who had to walk it. Do not underestimate your own contribution to your success!
     
  7. Dec 18, 2014 #6
    I think the method of teaching here is incredibly effective. Without this site I would have hit a roadblock on the first thing I got stuck on, or I would have learned things incorrectly without even realizing it and carried this misinformation into the future. On the other hand if this site just gave me all the answers, I would be able to look at the solution to the problem, but may or may not understand why it was solved the way it was and I probably wouldn't be able to solve it on my own without being able to look at the solution. The way things are done here is the best because you point out the area where the mistake is so I know where to focus on and you give just enough information that I should be able to figure it out for myself. That is the only way something can truly click for me is if I come to the conclusion myself. That way I truly understand WHY I have come to that conclusion, because I have worked it out myself instead of following someone else's work. success in physics doesn't depend on being able to step by step memorize a solution, because that wont work in all cases. But if you understand what the equations mean and why things work the way they do, you wont need to memorize anything. Thanks again everyone
     
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