Topic: Asking questions
Before we focus on today’s topic lets look at why people ask questions.
People ask questions in order to get information about things, people,
places and concepts.
Asking questions the best form of learning, and it is a vital part of communicating.
When writing a question down we must put a question mark (?) at the end of
How do you ask questions?
Questions usually answer the following:
1. Who (who did it?)
2. What (what did it)
3. When (when did it happen?)
4. Where (where did it happen?)
5. Why (why did it happen?)
6. How (how did it happen?)
Who provides the identity of the subject of the question?
What provides the identity of the thing or animal who is the subject
of the question?
When provides the time of when the event at question occurred?
Where gives the location of the event at question?
Why explains the reason behind the event asked about in the question?
How explains the details in the execution of what happened?
Reasons for asking questions
1. To gain knowledge
2. To limit confusion
3. To make someone else to feel special/important
4. To guide a conversation in the way you want it to go
5. To demonstrate humility to another
6. To allow a person to discover answers for themselves
7. To encourage creativity and idea creation
8. To gain a person’s attention
9. To solve a problem
10. To reach an agreement or to “agree to disagree” with
clarity Now that you know how to ask questions here are some tips on answering them.
1. Listen intently to the question you are being asked.
2. Take time to process the question.
3. Think about and plan your response
4. Answer the question in a concise (short) manner, only elaborate if necessary