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Old Oct 17th 2017, 07:00 AM   #1
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Hi. I've posted here my physics homework questions for several times and then I realised that such forums are really not right place for doing this. Now I am looking for help at Studydaddy and if you also have problems with homework, do not write annoying posts for other users there, just find special services for these issues
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Old Oct 17th 2017, 10:21 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by paulwinter View Post
Hi. I've posted here my physics homework questions for several times and then I realised that such forums are really not right place for doing this. Now I am looking for help at Studydaddy and if you also have problems with homework, do not write annoying posts for other users there, just find special services for these issues
As this is more or less an advertisement for Studydaddy I suppose I should delete it but I wanted to make a comment. We are a help site, so we don't usually give full solutions unless necessary. Typically we use the "Socratic method of teaching" by asking questions and guiding the student and it is one of the better ways to instruct students. Additionally our members are volunteers...You don't need to pay anything by asking questions here.

And frankly I would put any of our regular helpers up against most tutors I've seen on pay sites. I don't think you lose anything by posting here.

Just my thoughts.

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If a person is having difficulty with their homework it is important that their tutor sees that they are having difficulties, otherwise the tutor will not realise that this individual needs additional tutoring.
If the person is just supplied with the answers, they are less likely to properly understand why that is the answer, and also the difficulties they are experiencing will be hidden from their tutors.

However in busy school environments it does happen that struggling individuals can be overlooked.
If a persons tutors are failing to give them the understanding they require and we can step in to assist that understanding, that gives us a warm glow.

I suspect that few (if any) of the contributors to this forum are trained tutors, but I have seen enough positive responses to be satisfied that the prompts and nudges we give in our posts do help.
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Old Oct 19th 2017, 04:10 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by paulwinter View Post
Hi. I've posted here my physics homework questions for several times and then I realised that such forums are really not right place for doing this. Now I am looking for help at Studydaddy and if you also have problems with homework, do not write annoying posts for other users there, just find special services for these issues
You're confusing this Physics Help Forum with a We'll do your homework for you. I was a tutor in both math and physics as an undergraduate and spent the last 20 years on forums helping people understand physics. My experience showed me that it's not possible to understand physics if someone tells you how to do your homework. The powers that be here know this all too well. Its even a forum rule, if you actually read the rules which you agreed to follow. We nudge you along the way until you get that "Ah ha!" feeling. No matter where you go that's where you'll find a good forum. The people in the forums who do your homework for you are actually hurting you.
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Point made and since he's added a new thread he's obviously not getting the idea so I'm not going to bother waiting for a response from him here.

Good comments and thank you.

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