Formulating questions before reading a text helps you to transform into an active reader. That is why it is convenient to come up with questions before studying, so you may set an intention. Here are some of the ways to ask those questions:
Think of questions that may not be answered by a simple “yes” or “no”, or by a single word or date.
Asking questions that begin with:
· What is the relation between…?
· What were the causes?
· What were the consequences?
· How did this influence that?
Some suggestions to have in mind:
-Asking a question for every paragraph or every two paragraphs.
-Writing your questions on the side of page next to where the answer is found.
-At the end of the text, ask a general question that may link all the questions you asked in this process.
How to elaborate a scheme?
Making a scheme implies organizing your ideas according to their relevance, from the most important to the least important.
Main idea à Detail
Theme or main idea à Detail