What’s the point?
What’s the big idea?
What’s the purpose?
What is the process?
What’s more important here? Less important?
What crucial information are we missing?
What did they think or believe and how did that belief change over time? What contributed to that change?
Why should I learn this?
What should I do with what I’ve learned?
What is the author, speaker, write, or artist ‘saying’ here? What are they underlying assumptions of that message?
What is the author’s point of view? What do I believe and how does that affect what I think others believe–or how does it affect what I think about what they do believe?
What should I ask about this?
How can I improve the questions I or others have already asked?
Is the answer wrong or is the question ‘wrong’?