What is an opening question?
An open-ended question is a question that cannot be answered with a “yes” or “no” response, or with a static response. Open-ended questions are phrased as a statement which requires a longer response. Examples of open-ended questions: Tell me about your relationship with your supervisor.
What question can never be answered yes?
Question: What is the only question you can’t answer yes to? Answer: Are you dead? (assuming you are dead) Every other question you can answer ‘yes’ even if you are wrong.
What are some open-ended questions to ask?
Open-ended questions list
- Why do you like the bands/performers that you like?
- What was your worst travel experience?
- What was the most important chance encounter you’ve had?
- What is the process for making your favorite dish?
- What is a good life?
- How did going to school shape you as a person?
What is a clarifying question?
Clarifying Questions are simple questions of fact. They clarify the dilemma and provide the nuts and bolts so that the participants can ask good probing questions and provide useful feedback.
What is a clarifying example?
The definition of clarify is to make something more clear or easier to understand. An example of to clarify is for a teacher to answer questions about a lesson. To clarify is defined as to purify a liquid to make it clear or to remove something. An example of to clarify is cook butter and skim off the foam.
How do you write a clarifying question?
Guidelines for Clarifying
- Admit if you are unsure about what the speaker means.
- Ask for repetition.
- State what the speaker has said as you understand it, and check whether this is what they really said.
- Ask for specific examples.
- Use open, non-directive questions – if appropriate.
How do you ask for clarification politely?
Tips for asking for clarification
- Admit you need clarification. Admitting you need more information makes the next step much easier for the person you ask.
- Don’t blame the other person. Own your confusion.
- Be specific.