A few days back, I was convincing the a friend of mine to subscribe to our forum at NoDoubts. He told me that his son said he didn’t want to subscribe because he was getting solutions in classes and in his friends WhatsApp groups.
I happened to meet my friend and his son at their house today where I was fed a lovely dinner (but I am sure you don’t want to hear about that) and we (inevitably) got talking about his studies since I had coached him in his grade school days.
He mentioned that he was having difficulties in Maths. I asked him what his difficulty was? He said that he often didn’t know how to approach a problem or what steps to take. While he got solutions from groups, it didn’t help him solve the next problem.
And then it struck me why a forum is more useful than mere solution groups! When we are asked questions in our for a, we often respond with a counter question. This makes the student think and hones his capabilities of developing an approach.
The idiom that probably presents the best argument in support of our forum is “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime!”