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Questions tagged [homework]

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Renaming the homework policy

There seems to be some interest in going over the infamous homework policy. Imho reviewing all of it in one go and coming up with something new is simply not feasible. We should go about attacking ...
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Gaps to Fill Without a 'Homework' Close Reason — Overview

I realize this 'homework' topic has been discussed before, tiringly so, but please Paddington with me. I'll try to attack it from a different angle. If you're not all caught up, check these previous ...
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Can we please ask information based questions?

Sometimes there are questions that have answers in terms of information and dont need some explanation but often when i ask such questions i am told to first google it.(my questions have been put on ...
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New users might have a different view on homework than those who frequently answer questions

As a new user, if my question is labeled "homework" in a comment, I might feel accused that I am using StackExchange to cheat in my school work. In many cases, that is probably a good description of ...
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Why was homework badge deprecated?

This site (like many in SE) gets peppered with non-optimal quality homework questions and for someone interested in looking through the questions quickly this is a pain, not least because well ...
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How much more effort would you have wanted?

Most of you know that I am a vocal opponent of the effort criteria anyway, but I am getting a bit unnerved as of how inconsistent it is applied. I am posting this as a specific example here only ...
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Add homework policy link in the “How to Ask” dialog

I help review questions on Chem.SE regularly, and this type of question comes up regularly. Some downvoted homework question by a new person to the Chem.SE network, usually because they weren't aware ...
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Let's talk about effort, shall we?

I think the recent experiment of suspending the homework close reason has already produced a very valuable result. However, I really feared that this will happen, and I hope I can steer our thinking ...
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Should we completely ban all homework questions?

I have been a user of Chemistry SE for a little while, and most of the questions over here are homework. While a few of these questions show research effort and genuine need for help, a vast majority ...
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Temporary Suspension of the Homework Close Reason (concluded)

Statistics and conclusion below. We have been struggling for a long time with the homework close reason. There are shortcomings to all approaches we have tried so far to change it. I believe one of ...
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The Homework Close Reason: Another example of over-zealous closure, and a proposal to scale back its scope

Why was this question closed as homework? (10k+ rep needed to view; it was deleted by OP as of this writing.) (Question was undeleted and reopened; see Martin's answer) Original text: Please ...
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Are we a bit overzealous with closing questions as homework?

As of this writing, this question has three close votes. As what? Of course as homework. I'm also seeing myself leaving questions open more often in the Reopen queue, and I'm one of the perpetrators ...
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Do we really need [homework]? [Part 3]

While we're on the topic of getting rid of tags, I would like to bring this up as a first step towards making a new closure policy. This has actually been discussed before. See: (1) Should we have a ...
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Let low rep users answer homework questions?

Could we let low rep users (presumably budding young chemists...) answer homework questions? If they can teach, then they are reinforcing their knowledge. Let's say that after 500 reputation a user ...
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How to handle “Am I right?” homework questions [duplicate]

The procedure to deal with homework questions with no effort is pretty well established around here: vote to close. However, what about questions where the problem is laid out and then answered ...
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How to handle users giving away answers to homework questions

I came across this question, where a user is clearly asking for help on their homework and hasn't shown effort on the problem - just stating they don't understand it. Below the question is a comment ...
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Is it a bad idea to have an edit only be the addition of the homework tag?

Often when cruising the latest questions or working through the review queue, I'll make an edit that only adds homework. I see two problems, the first very minor, the second potentially insidious. ...
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Policy on AMIRITE questions

Intro Consider two likely scenarios: Q: How many grams of $\ce{O2}$ are there in one mole of oxygen gas? I know that O is 16, so it should be 16 grams, AMIRITE? Please halp ugrant kthxbye ...
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Feedback on The Experiment

The experiment is over. Here are the stats, beautifully crafted with heavy MathJax with stats topping$^1$. Here's my take. Nothing really changed where we worried about change. You can play with this ...
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Why is this homework question still closed?

The question What mass of water is present as a liquid when equilibrium is established? clearly is a homework question. The homework tag has been added to the question within two minutes after it was ...
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Let's not close questions as homework except for blatantly obvious cases (at least for a while)

Overview There has been some concerns lately about whether we close too much. So we start giving leniency a chance. Scroll down to What we do to get to the fun part. Read the rest if you're ...
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The policy of excessively closing questions

Nowadays I find more and more of my questions being closed and I don't understand why. I've got the impression that acquiring knowledge isn't the priority here anymore, but rather following some ...
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Suggesting a chemistry homework site

I think there a should be separate site for homework, where students can show their efforts and post their questions. Many questions of that type are closed here for unnecessary reasons.
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Let's decide on what we should close as homework

The homework close reason is a thing I click on often these days. Recently, we're close-voting questions as homework that are from a broad range of scope. Unlike what's being seen in that screenshot, ...
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Homework questions which asks for alternate solution

I am asking if I can post some homework questions which asks for alternate solutions. Why do I need alternate solution? It's because the solution I have might be too long or I might be wondering ...
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What *is* a 'homework question'?

This is going to be a bit of a long post, please bear with me. (And no TL;DR's ಠ_ಠ) A decaffeinating story Once upon a meta post, a legend from the realm of Manly soil rose and said: Let's ...
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When is it safe to answer homework questions?

The current homework policies of Chemistry and Physics were adapted from the FAQ of Mathematics. The first rule about answering homework questions is: you do not provide a complete answer to homework ...
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Why does everyone “hate” homework questions?

I am pretty sure the guideline states that any one who try deserve at least a hint. Recently I posted a problem on chemSE, immediately I got two downvotes, with no one willing to state the reason. I ...
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What should we do about homework problems?

I have no statistics available, but when you take a "tour" in homework tagged posts, the ones that are on hold, usually get closed; not due to moderation strictness, but mainly due to the asker's ...
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How much effort is “enough” with homework problems? We would like to hear all ideas! (please)

We have a very good homework policy outlined for the site with some good and bad examples of homework problems. Over the last few weeks, there have been several cases when users have added a line or ...
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Homework Button

Would it be possible to have a "Homework Button" below each new question? Clicking it would 1) automatically add a comment pointing the OP to our homework policy, 2) also in the comment add some text ...
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Thanks for being more diligent about homework questions!

By and large, our resident scholars-in-training have been doing a commendable job with including their initial attempts in the homework problems that have been posted. I'm pleased that new users to ...
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Should we stop using the homework tag?

Related: Should we have a homework tag? Currently, our homework policy mentions: 4. Use the homework tag Use the homework tag on your question, in addition to any other tags that identify the ...
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Should we have a homework tag?

I'm not big in giving away answers for those doing homework, but I do think that questions with the "homework" tag on them cause, for me at least, a bias against the asker. This has been brought up ...
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How do I ask homework questions on Chemistry Stack Exchange?

Mainly copied from https://physics.meta.stackexchange.com/q/714/7433 What is the policy on asking homework questions on Chemistry Stack Exchange? What kinds of questions are considered homework ...