Q. What kind of help do you think is okay to ask for? What kind of help is not okay to ask for?
Writing is often a solitary activity; however, it's not necessary to face the challenges of writing all by yourself.
You have many resources out there to help you. Learning how to get help from other people and from resources will greatly improve your ability to write assignments effectively.
How and when do experienced student writers get help from others as they write for college/university?
It's not okay to ask for help if you want someone to give you ideas, write or re-write parts of your paper, or edit your grammar mistakes. [SS]
I think it's okay for other people to give feedback regarding clarity, flow, adherence to instructions, formatting and grammar. It's also okay to ask for help finding sources or to bounce general ideas off people to see what they think. On the other hand, it's unacceptable for other people to give you ideas or edit your paper in any way. [Scott]