Developing questions

Think about your topic and consider the smaller questions that will help you to answer the question comprehensively.

  • Look at the ideas that you had brainstormed about the topic.
  • Write down some questions that will:
    • Check the accuracy of your ideas.
    • Lead you to statistical data or evidence.
    • Explore the nature of the relationships between different aspects of the topic.
    When writing your questions, try using the question starters (5 W’s + H) to help (Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How?)

Here are some example questions based on the brainstorming concept map:

  • What is the relationship between brainstorming and effective thinking?
  • Does putting down all your ideas without censoring, result in better quality assignments?
  • How does this process work or how does this process help?
  • Who is likely to benefit from this type of process?
  • Is there any statistical data to show that this process is more effective than other methods of writing?
  • When should students focus on the topic and when should they think broadly around the topic?