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How to ask better questions

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How to Ask a Smart Question

By S. Snyder

http://faculty.gvc.edu/ssnyder/121/Goodquestions.html

You have to love an article that starts:

“I can almost guarantee that at some point in your education a teacher has stood before you and in a self-satisfied tone said, “There are no dumb questions in this class.” Well, he or she got it half-right. While there may be no dumb questions, some questions are clearly smarter than others. So what makes a question smart?”

Also check out this article too:

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

by Eric Steven Raymond

http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

This oneĀ is about protocols for technical questions but there’s a lot of overlap with all questions.

I’ve always felt that librarianship is so much more about questions than information so reading about questions for a change is useful for me..

Stephen

 

Posted on: January 24, 2012, 7:33 am Category: Uncategorized

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