Have students contribute discussion questions to encourage students to think more critically about the class materials.


  • Ask students to submit discussion questions online.
  • Provide students with guidelines for discussion questions, examples of discussion questions, and feedback on their discussion questions.
  • When you select discussion questions for use in class, highlight what about the question made it important or good for facilitating discussion to help them improve the discussion questions they write.


  • Not only does writing discussion questions encourage students to think more critically but it enables them to share what they find most interesting or challenging about the class material.