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Mater Christi Learning Commons: Ask good questions

Resources, research support and skill development

Why do we start with questions?

The ability to ask and answer questions is central to learning. Good questioning gives us direction when we are researching and focus when the going gets tough and we get distracted.

What resources can you use to build your understanding of the topic?


What do you want to find out about your topic?

To make sure that your research time is spent wisely, it is advised to create some questions that will guide your thinking of the topic for inquiry.


Identify what you know

Use a brainstorming tool to identify what you already know about the topic