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The Expert Questions As a teacher, I often observe students studying for a test by attempting to memorize every single bit of information listed on their notes. This is a waste of time. Students would save hours of sleep and perform better on tests if they asked and answered the expert questions. The expert questions focus on the important points of a subject. Here are some examples: What is this made of? How can this be identified? What processes cause this? Where is this usually found? What can I tell about the history of this? How To Use Them Your teacher is likely to ask these or variations of these questions on a test. Let’s say you are taking an earth science class, and you are learning about different types of rocks: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. Ask the expert questions for each rock. For example, here is how you would ask What is this made of? What is an igneous rock made of? What is a metamorphic rock made... read more

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