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Teachers ask questions and
you answer them. This is what usually happens in school, right? However,
consider research which suggests that the learning of technical information
can be achieved by learning to ask good questions (Allison & Shrigley
79). Knowing how to ask good questions enhances your comprehension by
focusing on main ideas and making connections among ideas. Very few students
ask thought-provoking or higher-level questions about content they are
learning in class or through independent projects. Asking questions will
increase your comprehension of the subject matter.
Ciardiello, Angelo. (1998). Did you ask a good question today? Alternative
cognitive and metacognitive strategies. Journal of Adolescent & Adult
Literacy. 42, 210-219.
Allison, A.W. & Shrigley, R.B. (1986). Teaching children to ask operational questions
in science. Science Education. 70, 73-80.
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Based on: Ciardiello, Angelo. (1998). "Did you ask a good question today?
Alternative cognitive and metacognitive strategies." Journal of
Adolescent & Adult Literacy. 42, 210-219. Permission granted for
use by A.Vincent Ciardiello, 9/11/03.