From a young age, I had never really believed in the saying, “There’s no such thing as a dumb question”. I firmly believe that questions are an important way to learn and communicate with others. However, before posing a question it is imperative that one does research on the topic in question. Many simple questions can be answered by doing a little digging. The digging, on the other hand, may turn up deeper questions which answers cannot be found for: this is when it’s important to ask questions. When phrasing the question, it is important to include what has been researched, this serves two purposes. One to indicate to the individual you are asking that you have put thought into the question and are truly interested. Second, it helps avoid a response that directs you back to what you’ve already read.
Questions are an essential component to learning, but it’s all in how you word the question!