I'm young undergraduate kid who just stepped into the big world of computer science. I've had experience working as a developer at a companies and really liked it, and I decided that if I wanted to pursue Computer science seriously, that I should pursue an undergraduate degree in computer science.
A few quarters later, I'm utterly frustrated with how TAs and professors answer student questions regarding homework as vaguely as possible. For instance, a common pattern is "I don't understand how policy XYZ works in contexts A, B and C" is usually met with "It says XYZ in the assignment sheet." However, it seems that all the CS classes offered at my university follow this bizarre procedure of just telling the student to just read the assignment sheet.
The reason I'm so dumbfounded is because when I was working as a developer, questions like these were applauded and were answered with enthusiasm. In my other subjects, the same enthusiasm occurs. It just seems that computer science academia has this strange standard unique to all others.
Perhaps it's a product of how competitive it is, perhaps the professors and TAs just don't have time for thousands of student questions that have "obvious" answers. But I have to ask, are the majority computer science courses at other universities like this as well?