In the previous three articles we focused on ideas for helping students improve their studying and learning habits. All of the recommendations come from our Thinker's Guide to How to Study & Learn. This guide is designed to help students think deeply through content and begin to take their learning seriously. In this article, the final in its series, we focus on the importance of questioning in learning, providing suggestions to help students become active questioners. We also introduce students to the idea that some disciplines deal largely, if not exclusively, with definitive questions, while others deal largely with debatable questions. As with the previous three columns, each of the sections below is written in the form of directions for students. Thus, you should read what follows as if.....
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