Learning Strategy 20: Asking Questions 

Robert Harris
Version Date: January 27, 2015



Benefits

Asking questions, of yourself, of what you read, and especially of a speaker or presenter (lecturer, teacher, professosr) provides a number of benefits.

Techniques
Here are some question types that you can use.


Sample Questions
Here are some sample questions.

General Questions
The Seven Golden Questions of Knowledge Clam Analysis
Debriefing a Presentation


High Performance Learning

A good way to get the most out of a presentation or interview is to ask the presenter questions at the end of the specificity scale opposite to the one emphasized by the presenter.

Abstract versus concrete

That is, if the presenter spoke in generalities or abstractions, ask questions that require concrete answers, such as examples or specifics. On the other hand, if the presenter told stories, offered details, and left you wondering what it all means, ask questions from te abstract end of the scale.



VirtualSalt Home
Learning Strategy 1: Mnemonics
Learning Strategy 2: Paraphrasing
Learning Strategy 3: Summarizing
Learning Strategy 4: Self Monitoring
Learning Strategy 5: Self Explanation
Learning Strategy 6: Mental Rehearsal
Learning Strategy 7: Self Assessment
Learning Strategy 8: The SQ3R Reading Method
Learning Strategy 9: Note Taking
Learning Strategy 10: The Leitner Flash Card System
Learning Strategy 11: Maintaining Interest
Learning Strategy 12: Conversation
Learning Strategy 13: Group Interaction
Learning Strategy 14: Idea Mapping
Learning Strategy 15: Drawing Pictures
Learning Strategy 16: Study Cycles
Learning Strategy 17: Sleep and Rest
Learning Strategy 18: Fluency / Automaticity
Learning Strategy 19: Learning Strategy Checklist
Learning Strategy 20: Asking Questions
Learning Strategy 21: Idea Linking
Learning Strategy 22: How to Use a Book
Learning Strategy 23: Active Listening
Learning Strategy 24: Close Reading
Learning Strategy 25: Fluency / Automaticity
Learning Strategy 26: Power Thinking
Learning Strategy 27: Planning for Learning
Learning Strategy 28: Outlining
Learning Strategy 29: Analogies

Copyright 2011 by Robert Harris | How to cite this page
w w w . v i r t u a l s a l t . c o m
About the author:
Robert Harris is a writer and educator with more than 25 years of teaching experience at the college and university level. RHarris at virtualsalt.com