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cs-236:ta-help-policy [2016/09/28 15:28]
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-If you would like to get some help from the TA's, please make sure to first read these policies to ensure that the TAs can help everyone, and give you all the help you need. Remember that the TAs are "​Assistants"​. As assistants, they are more than willing to assist you as you learn, but they need you to do your part as well.+If you would like to get some help from the TAs, please make sure to first read these policies to ensure that the TAs can help everyone, and give you all the help you need. Remember that the TAs are "​Assistants"​. As assistants, they are more than willing to assist you as you learn, but they can do so successfully only if do your part as well.
  
 '''​Students Seeking TA Help Should First''':​ '''​Students Seeking TA Help Should First''':​
-* Have read project specifications thoroughly (and [[Project Standards]]). Sometimes ​this means 3 – 4 times. +* Have read project specifications thoroughly (and [[Project Standards]])---sometimes ​this means 3 – 4 times or more 
-* Work for at least 30 minutes ​on your own+* Work for at least 30 minutes ​independently in an effort to move forward 
 +* Seek out other students to solicit their input---peer instruction 
 +* Try consulting Google---a wealth of information
 * Not use the the pass off drivers as debuggers---it is the student'​s responsibility to test and debug code ''​before''​ attempting to pass-off * Not use the the pass off drivers as debuggers---it is the student'​s responsibility to test and debug code ''​before''​ attempting to pass-off
 * Be up to date on reading and assignments * Be up to date on reading and assignments
-* Try consulting Google and other students first 
 * Print debugging statements (or use a debugger for that matter) * Print debugging statements (or use a debugger for that matter)
-* Write, run and be able to justify the effectiveness of their own test cases+* Write, runand be able to justify the effectiveness of own own test cases
 * Attend every class * Attend every class
 * Review and try to understand relative coding examples from class or in the [[Lectures | lecture notes]] * Review and try to understand relative coding examples from class or in the [[Lectures | lecture notes]]
-* Have a well formed question to ask the TA +* Have a well-formed question to ask the TA 
-* Be in a frame of mind to accept new ideas+* Be in a frame of mind to accept ​feedback and new ideas
 * Be prepared to invest time and effort since the TA is not responsible to test, debug, or provide solutions * Be prepared to invest time and effort since the TA is not responsible to test, debug, or provide solutions
  
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 * The amount of time a TA is able to spend helping is dynamic depending on the load but it is no more than 15 minutes * The amount of time a TA is able to spend helping is dynamic depending on the load but it is no more than 15 minutes
 * As mentioned above, there is a minimum of 30 minute separation between visits with a TA (including pass-offs) * As mentioned above, there is a minimum of 30 minute separation between visits with a TA (including pass-offs)
-* TAs primarily help students help themselves. That means that they mostly clarify course concepts, clarify project requirements,​ direct students to resources for self-help, teach new tools (e.g., using the debugger), pass-off projects, or provide a fresh set of ''​eyes''​ on pernicious bugs---'''​they ​are not going to give input, ​answers, tests, or solutions'''​+* TAs primarily help students help themselves. That means that they mostly clarify course concepts, clarify project requirements,​ direct students to resources for self-help, teach new tools (e.g., using the debugger), pass-off projects, or provide a fresh set of ''​eyes''​ on pernicious bugs---'''​they ​do not give answers, tests, or solutions'''​
  
-'''​Remember the primary purpose ​of this class is for you to learn how to learn. If the TAs feel you are not putting forth your full effort ​or for any other reason, they may ask you to return later when you ave fulfilled these requirements.'''​+'''​Remember ​that one of the purposes ​of this class, as well as all other classes at BYU, is for you to learn how to learn. If the TAs feel you are not putting forth your best effort, they may ask you to return later when you have done your part as outlined above.'''​
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