Question Logging – Part One
What is Question Logging?
Discovering what you don’t know plays a crucial role in developing your learning foundation. Each discovery adds another brick to your foundation. Since your learning foundation is your basis for understanding new information, the sturdier it is, the better.
When you’re presented with new information, you either make sense of it, or you don’t. If you do, great. If you don’t, that’s when questioning comes in. Questioning lets you understand and then integrate new concepts into your learning foundation. As your learning foundation gets bigger, so does your ability to keep learning even more.
Asking questions is at the core of learning, yet it’s often overlooked. Hidden behind a mask of simplicity, we don’t give this battle-hardened learning tactic the praise it deserves. Questioning needs to be at the forefront of every learner’s mind. Remember, It’s questioning that grows your learning foundation; the bigger your foundation, the faster you learn.
Here’s the problem – we tend to forget the answers. After many weeks, we no longer have the answer. These same questions return to haunt us. Painfully, we have to answer these questions again, but now the material is no longer fresh in our minds. We are left at a fork in the road: spend an uncomfortable amount of time finding the answer or leave the question and cross our fingers.
Now imagine there was a third path. Instead, you pick up a book, flick through, and there it is – the answer to your question.