Q & A
Reading Strategy
Sample: Using Q & A as an annotation strategy

Practice: Creating Questions
Use "What," "How," "Why," and/or other words to turn the
following sample headings and titles into questions

1. The Parts of a Cell (Biology)

2. Nucleus (Biology)

3. The Cell Wall (Biology)

4. Emmanuel Kant (Philosophy)

5. Five Steps for Dissecting a Fetal Pig
(Biology)

6. Develop a Thesis Statement (English)


7. Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
(Psychology)

8. New Critical Theory (Literature)

10. Calculating the Heat Load of a
Computer Room (Mechanical Science)

11. Impressionism (Art)

Q & A Strategy
1. Identify titles and bold-faced headings.
2. Turn titles and bold-faced headings into questions.
3. Answer the questions.

Sample Heading: The Parts of an Essay
Sample Question: What are the parts of an essay?
To Write The Answer: Read this section to find the answer.

Sample Heading: The Two Part Thesis
Sample Question: What is a two part thesis?
To Write The Answer: Read this section to find the answer.