Generic Seminar Questions
both content and process preparation.)
What relevant information
is important to know about this text?
What should we
work on, as a group and as individuals, to make this a good seminar?
What do you already
know about this topic/author/text?
Opening: (Introduce theme or ideas: get participants into the text)
What is the author’s
purpose in ____________________?
What might be another
good title for this?
What is a main
idea or value in this text?
What is the most
important/meaningful line in the text?
Core: (Identify central points: require close consideration of the text)
According to the
text, what does the term (or phrase) _____ mean?
In what ways are
______ and _____ alike (or different)?
How do you think
_____ was viewed by (or would be viewed by) ______?
Does the text agree
or disagree with this statement: ________________?
What does line
Closing: (Get participants to apply
the ideas: get them out of the text)
What are the consequences
or implications of this text and/or this discussion? (How does this discussion
MATTER in the real world?)
How do the ideas
in the text relate to today?
What if _____ happened
(or were true) instead of _____?
Why is this important?