How To Question
Reading science related writing requires you to think about your reading on
several levels. To practice thinking on these levels you are to do the following
for each article that you read.
Read through the article once, just like you were reading for pleasure.
Don't get too caught up in the details.
You will then be creating a series of questions from the reading. You will
make three (3) questions in each of these categories:
- 3 Literal questions
- 3 Inferential/Interpretive questions
- 3 Applied questions
- SO, what are these question categories?????
- Literal questions: Factual, straightforward questions from the
reading. These are easier to answer because they can be found directly in the
Example from article: "What does USB stand for?"
- Inferential/Interpretive questions: These are "thinking"
questions. These are the questions you would not find in direct words in the
text, but would answer them only after thinking about what the answer should
Example from article: "How are USB and the Bernoulli Effect
These are questions that make the person think beyond the article. They ask
you to think in a way deeper than what was presented.
Example from article: "Is it worth the time and money to make
airplanes like these?"