Should You Ask a Question?

This flowchart is primarily for those of us attending academic conferences. But most of the principles also apply to asking questions in class as well.

asking a questionHT Carmen Imes





  1. says

    Great chart. Good for seminars and seminary. But I’m thinking that the “go for it”!at the top needs to come with an asterisk. Go for it but be prepared for a beatdown. I watched several of my professors in seminary (especially Dr. Wells) absolutely torch showoffs (usually for the showoffs own good). Usually showoffs leave themselves open because they haven’t thought as clearly about the subject as the presenter.

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