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Ask questions throughout a process to ensure needs are met.
Using this Strategy
Students will use this strategy when they ask questions to:
- Read critically when reviewing class readings.
- Clarify assignment details.
- Think critically about outside sources when doing research.
- Find out if they are on track with their assignment outline.
- Find out if their teammate needs help completing their portion of the work.
- Resolve a conflict during group work.
- Find out how to improve their assignment before handing it in.
Faculty Blog: Questioning
To learn how to read critically:
To learn how to be critical when reading online sources:
To learn about using critical thinking:
To learn about critical thinking skills:
To learn about asking questions:
To learn about the importance of asking good questions:
Related Academic Success Centre Supports
Faculty can access the following resources through Library & Academic Services to help their students develop this strategy:
Students can access the following resources through Library & Academic Services to develop this strategy:
- Tutoring for individualized and small group support, to help develop critical thinking and questioning skills relating to course content.
- Writing Tutoring, for individualized in-person and email support to develop critical thinking and questioning skills within academic writing.
- EAL Tutoring, for individualized language development for students whose first language is not English, who need support developing the language skills and confidence to effectively ask questions.
- Academic Coaching, to develop the academic skills relating to critical thinking.