As a lecturer, I found that the still inexperienced students were too unfocused in their preparation for the lectures. I therefore started to formulate questions to the text material which I distributed in sufficient time prior to each lesson.
The prerequisites are that the students become aware why they ask precisely those questions that they do and realise that different types of texts give rise to different types of questions.
There is a clear progression in relation to whether it is the lecturer or the students who formulate questions to a text. It will therefore be possible to use the aforementioned model in Study of texts and the latter in Theories and Methodologies of Literature.
In Literary Analysis the students become increasingly aware of the fact that the discipline is not a question of you choosing a theoretical position, which you then apply to all kinds of literary texts, but that it is about formulating the relevant generative questions, which various concepts and theories can then help you to answer in a qualified manner.
In Studium Generale; General Studies, being able to prepare questions is a help for the students to discover which questions are actually important and relevant in relation to a more philosophically or theoretically oriented kind of text which they are not used to working with.