Search before posting: Sometimes your question may have already been answered by us or other students in the past. This gives us more time to answer new questions. Also you will avoid have us link to another post as an answer.
The more specific your question is, the more likely it will get answered. Questions such as: “How does BFS work?” or “How come the solution to a discussion problem is this?” can be hard for us to respond to, as its hard for us to tell what you’re really stuck on. If you walk us through your thoughts, we can better address the problem you are facing. It may even help us uncover any misunderstandings that you may have.
Please try to post homework questions publicly as follow-ups on the appropriate question threads whenever possible. If your question is too detailed/revealing to fit there, that’s a sign that your question is better answered during office hours. We do not have the bandwidth to pre-grade answers on Piazza, so detailed private HW questions are discouraged.
You should only post in the “Student Answer” box if you are fairly certain about your answer. Do not post follow up questions or +1 in the student answer. Posting in the “Student Answer” section marks a post as resolved and will likely be missed. Use “Follow ups” to follow up while leaving the overall post unresolved.
If you want a reply on afollow up, mark it as unresolved, or we may not see it.
If you reply to a follow up answering the question at hand, mark the follow up as resolved since it no longer requires attention.
Please provide all necessary context for your question. You are far more likely to get a response this way. If referring to a specific textbook chapter or portion of lecture, please give us a page number or time stamp (or better yet a screenshot of the relevant page/slide). Similarly if posting about an exam question from a previous semester, its a lot easier for us if you simply post a screenshot of the question than if you say “Spring 2018 3a ii.”