[plt-scheme] HTDP: How much do your students study?

From: Jos Koot (jos.koot at telefonica.net)
Date: Sun Sep 7 21:29:35 EDT 2008

Agreed, making a certain attitude a habit requires repetition.
But slavishly doing homework is not enough.
One should acquire the skill to apply the discipline on exercises invented 
by oneself and in the very end on problems encountered as a professional 
When I read a book of study (in any field) I often do exercises after my own 
ideas (often to later find out that somewhat further the same exercise is 
exhibited in the book itself)
One also should acquire the skill to convince collegues and managers that 
the approach is the most adequate one.
How often is it heard that precious principles of good programming are not 
more than theory when it comes to fix a problem in an existing system 
requiring a fast fix?
In the very end, they are not mere theory, of course, even when it comes to 
making money out of the programming.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Grant Rettke" <grettke at acm.org>
To: "Jos Koot" <jos.koot at telefonica.net>
Cc: "Prabhakar Ragde" <plragde at uwaterloo.ca>; <plt-scheme at list.cs.brown.edu>
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 3:10 AM
Subject: Re: [plt-scheme] HTDP: How much do your students study?

> On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 8:00 PM, Jos Koot <jos.koot at telefonica.net> wrote:
>> Some students may do without a teacher (and may be a hint from this list 
>> now
>> and then)
> My other goal is to re-develop good programming habits, so the more
> problems the better. 

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