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?