Questions for Analytical Thinking Questions for Creative Thinking- Synthesis Questions for Evaluative Thinking
How is this ... related to ...?
Can you organize or sort this into categories?
What relationships exist among ...?
Can you outline or diagram ...?
What patterns do you discern?
What does this remind you of?
Can you put this into a sequence?
Can we order these into a hierarchy?
What is the key concept?
What are supporting details?
What is irrelevant?
How would you compare ... to ...?
How might you contrast this ... with ...?
What conclusions can we draw from ...?
What appears to be the cause of ...?
What are the results of ...?
What do you predict will occur?
How did you arrive at that ...?
How should we proceed?
What can you do with this information?
Can you tell me more? What examples can you give?
What alternatives might exist?
What questions do you have?
What steps can we take to ...?
What information do we need to decide ...?
What conclusion can you draw?
What is an explanation for ...?
Do you agree with ...? Why? How do you know? What choice would you have made?
What might happen if ...?
What evidence supports ...?
What is a likely outcome? Why?
What are the advantages or disadvantages of ...?
Whose point of view is evident?
Is the information bias-free?
What are some unstated assumptions?
What is the theme or message? What is your opinion of —? Why?
Why did s/he choose to ...?
What was most or least effective?
What would you recommend?
What standards could we develop to assess ...?
What criteria would you use to determine ...?
How well does this meet the goals?
How would you prove or disprove ...?
How do we know this evidence is reliable?
What evidence exists ... for ...?
What is the importance of ...?
What is your conclusion?
Would it be better if ...?
What choice would you have made?
Who might disagree with you and why?
What advantages & disadvantages exist?
How do the results compare to the criteria?
Were the requirements met?
What value does this have?