6A. You have learned four major reasons for asking questions. Let's see if
you can apply what you have learned.
After explaining to the class the
platoon combat formations and their uses, you illustrate a tactical situation
on the chalkboard.
Then you ask the following question, "Which formation
would you use in this situation, SGT Smith?" What is your primary purpose for
asking this question?
39A. The first step in preparing to lead a small-group discussion is to study
the topic carefully.
Studying the topic entails making a determination of
the purpose and scope of the topic. Once the purpose and limits or scope of
the topic have been decided, you can intelligently direct your reading to
What three things should a discussion leader do when
studying the topic.