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Remove the word "simple" from 06-func.md #691

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commented Aug 14, 2019

I feel that using the word "simple" can be a bit dismissive. I don't think we can assume that novices would agree that the tests outlined would be simple for them to come up with when they're first starting out with Python. I think this can be reworded to convey a similar meaning without being as dismissive.

Remove the word "simple" from 06-func.md
I feel that using the word "simple" can be a bit dismissive. I don't think we can assume that novices would agree that the tests outlined would be simple for them to come up with when they're first starting out with Python. I think this can be reworded to convey a similar meaning without being as dismissive.
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commented Aug 14, 2019

Thank you, @rrasins, for submitting this pull request! Dismissive language has no place in our lesson so let's find out if we indeed have it here.

I don't think we can assume that novices would agree that the tests outlined would be simple for them to come up with when they're first starting out with Python

To help us all decide on what to do here, could you please answer the following questions:

  • Please describe what these "tests" do.
  • Why do you think they're not "simple"?
  • How programming (or Python-related) part of this lesson contributes to the complexity?

Another question: are these, in fact, "tests"? Or shall we call them "checks"?

Again, thank you for submitting this PR.

@maxim-belkin maxim-belkin self-assigned this Aug 14, 2019

davidbenncsiro added a commit to davidbenncsiro/python-novice-inflammation that referenced this pull request Aug 25, 2019
Update 06-func.md
Following on from the PR swcarpentry#691, the exercises for this episode need around 15 to 20 mins as well I think. The first 3 are simpler than those that follow, so around 2 mins vs 3 mins or so for the two groups. What's your experience been @maxim-belkin and @annefou ? I'm continuing to prepare for my first Python swc teaching session after checkouts here in Adelaide (AU) this week.
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