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When You Ask for Help ....



Today, I have a question for readers. I'd like to get everyone who is willing to answer the same question, but also tell me whether you are a practicing graduate engineer or if you currently a student. I think these two groups will answer somewhat differently, so it is important that you identify which one you fall into.

The question is really simple: When you ask for help, what do you really want? Are you asking for someone to step in and solve a problem for you? Or, are you asking for a few hints so that you can move forward toward a solution yourself? Perhaps you are asking for something else altogether; if so, please tell me what you want to receive.

Thanks, folks.



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Hi, DrD

I’m currently a student, and I ask for help only and only if I really tried and thought about the problem and searched for the solution in different and all possible ways. This doesn’t include open ended question; I actually ask about what ever question goes in my mind. 

If the problem was something that is done by hand I’ll ask someone practiced for help right away

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