In other forums I am a member of there are homework help sections.
In these sections there are different rules for providing help, in that experienced users are supposed to provide guidance to help students understand how to craft the answer, rather than providing the answer.
I debated about pointing out examples of posts that provide guidance and posts that do the work for the student, but I decided against it as it would call out users and that's not what this post is about. With a bit of research in forum topics it's easy to see that many students leave here with their homework pretty much done for them. Isn't this something to be concerned about?
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We get a lot of questions from students wanting help with their homework. Such questions are generally one of two kinds: Questions by students who are obviously making a real effort but have got stuck; these get helpful answers. Questions from students who are obviously not making any effort at all and just want someone to do their homework for them; these usually get a lecture. By all means, post homework questions when you are stuck, but make sure you've put some effort in first.
There is no real rule about how much help should or should not be provided.
I feel like doing homework for students is academically dishonest and ultimately does a disservice to the student and that this topic should at least be discussed if it has not already.