I hope the community supports this effort. We often see homework-type questions with no attempt from the OP at solving the problem. In many such cases the OP answers that they don't know how to begin.
While some of this may originate from the lack of effort, and this is addressed very well in How to ask a homework question?, there's also a very strong possibility of genuine confusion. I'm speaking from experience, both my own and my students'.
Which is why I propose, instead of just demanding effort and/or closing the questions like that, provide a guide on how to begin working on a problem, mainly geared towards homework questions (as opposed to research or idle hobby questions).
There's a related topic here "I have no idea what to do" - How do you respond to self-study questions by users who are completely lost?, however it's for the users answering such questions.
Why do I think a separate guide for the inexperienced users is beneficial? Because instead of scolding them, we will be giving them a number of instruments general enough to be used further instead of continuing to be lost and ask questions with seemingly no effort.
Disclaimer: I am guilty of both asking no effort questions (of a hobby kind) and scolding the users asking such questions. I would like to improve on both fronts.
I will provide my own answer later if this question is received well.
Here I will put the links on the topic provided in the comments: