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We are here to help you. Office hours are a time for you to get help with the assignments when you're stuck, clarify concepts from lecture, and form relationships with your AI and UI staff. Here are a few guidelines to get the most out of your time at office hours. We are here to help you. Office hours are a time for you to get help with the assignments when you're stuck, clarify concepts from lecture, and form relationships with your AI and UI staff. Here are a few guidelines to get the most out of your time at office hours.
-1) Office hours are not study halls. You are welcome and encouraged to spend time in office hours, but you are expected to be either asking a question or engaging in class-related discussion with the AI and other students. If you simply need a place to work, there are areas in Lindley Hall set aside for this purpose, such as the Mine and the lounge. Please don't come to the office to work on your homework by yourself and ask questions as they come up. +1) When it comes to homework assignments, make you your first resort. One of the best ways to learn in this class and computer science generally is to spend some time struggling with the material and reviewing your notes. Part of the fun is the stuggle. You should try to avoid coming to office hours unless you've tried to work through a solution on your own. The first thing your AI will do is ask how you've tried to solve your problem. As a basic rule: when you get stuck on the homework, think about it for a MINIMUM of ten minutes.
-2) When it comes to homework assignments, make you your first resort. One of the best ways to learn in this class and computer science generally is to spend some time struggling with the material and reviewing your notes. Part of the fun is the stuggle. You should try to avoid coming to office hours unless you've tried to work through a solution on your own. The first thing your AI will do is ask how you've tried to solve your problem. As a basic rule: when you get stuck on the homework, think about it for a MINIMUM of ten minutes. +2) We do not look at code in office hours. We will happily help you work through a particular problem, but we will ask you to write it on the chalkboard instead of your computer. Finding and fixing bugs in someone else's code is time consuming, and taking that time would be unfair to other students waiting for help. Thus, you shouldn't come in expecting to ask "What's wrong with this line?" or something similar.
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-3) We do not look at code in office hours. We will happily help you work through a particular problem, but we will ask you to write it on the chalkboard instead of your computer. Finding and fixing bugs in someone else's code is time consuming, and taking that time would be unfair to other students waiting for help. Thus, you shouldn't come in expecting to ask "What's wrong with this line?" or something similar. +
 +3) Office Hours shouldn't be treated as a study hall. You are welcome and encouraged to spend time in office hours, but you are expected to be either asking a question or engaging in class-related discussion with the AI and other students. If you simply need a place to work, there are areas in Lindley Hall set aside for this purpose, such as the Mine and the lounge. Please don't come to the office to work on your homework by yourself and ask questions as they come up.
We ask this so we can provide greater help to more students, and thus make your 311 experience more educational and enjoyable. We ask this so we can provide greater help to more students, and thus make your 311 experience more educational and enjoyable.
 

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