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After I read how much time the nitpickers were spending per week nitpicking assignments, I was wondering if students could offer help nitpicking assignments?
I don't know how it would work, but as an example, maybe after a student passed assignment 4B, they could help nitpick on assignment 1.
I am still in the early stages of going through the Cattle Drive (assignment 2), but I would love to help out at a point when I know enough to be helpful.
I greatly appreciate all the time the nitpickers have devoted to helping the Cattle Drive students learn Java and coding style! They have helped me a great deal already.
I read in one of the threads that Marylin was spending 40 + hours a week on nitpicking! Even $200 per student is not enough money for that kind of time. I'm hoping that maybe we could help lighten the load.
 
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Thanks Brian. The only problem with that is the time it takes to get up to speed with nitpicking. We want all of our students to have the same types of nits for the most part, regardless of who is doing the nitpicking. I am helping out with the assignment 1 and now 2, but I spent about one month seeing the things that Marilyn picked at, then showing her some of the comments that I would have made, then I started doing them myself. I was at first surprised to see all the different ways of doing something and they are valid, so you have different nits for different situations.
But if you want to help, Marilyn would be the one to talk with.
Bill
 
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I, too, would be interested in helping out, but I think one should probably finish elementary first (1-8).
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You definitely need to at least finish elementary first. If you're still interested at that point, email me.
 
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I'm also interested in being a nitpicker. I haven't contacted Marilyn yet, as I'm only on assigment #2....
Perhaps Marilyn should hold a Nitpicker Training Class!
(Just what she needs - MORE work.... LOL)
Susan
 
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