Friday, April 20, 2012

How to Ask Questions

Farnam Street recommends that questions should be asked in order to improve the quality of the discussion that has already begun, and that if you can begin your sentence with who, what, where, why, when, you are on the right track, and need not spend extra time with prologue designed to showcase your own opinion or demonstrate your intelligence. “Who gave you that scar, Mr. Potter?” “Why are you wearing that letter, Ms. Prynne?” “When will our troops come home, Mr. Lincoln?”

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