Writing: To Inquire

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Text that Inquire

Texts that inquire often focus on information gathering or data collection. Interviews, questionnaires and surveys are text forms that inquire. The following are usually included in texts used to inquire:

1. Orientation: Creates a context for the reader by establishing the time, place and purpose of the text.

2. Body: Consists of a question or a series of questions.

3. Prompt: Contains instructions about what to do with the survey, questionnaire or form, and stresses the importance of its correct completion. Not always included in Texts that Inquire.

Source: First Steps



A Questioning Toolkit



Interview with Barack Obama


A Canadian International School of Hong Kong Site