self-questioning


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self-questioning

(sĕlf′kwĕs′chə-nĭng)
n.
Scrutiny of one's own feelings, actions, and motivations.
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For the record: Jost, the son of a career Army officer, spent two years in jail for draft resistance.) Continually poised between self-questioning and selfjustification, the film is bound to raise questions about bad faith-especially given Jost's choice of a words-of-one-syllable approach.
In this section, we will assume a requirement sentence, "The customer first sends an order to John, the order clerk", in a problem statement of an order processing system as an example to illustrate how self-questioning leads to correct requirement specifications.
Although self-questioning can be both a planning and a monitoring strategy, it is highlighted in the table as a separate category specifically to illustrate the number of questions students wrote in their journals.
Once students are able to successfully comprehend text using structured self-questioning, they may then begin to make the transition to more advanced self-questioning strategies.
The book's organization of the scholars' disciplinary allegiances into separate areas is an index of the far thornier issue of Britain, the geographical nomenclature that has archipelagic inclusiveness as its goal, but which also inculcates self-questioning. Britain's geographical span--and the transnational influence of Britishness--engages some touchy issues of imagined community.
Labour is destined for many months of self-questioning and upheaval before it can announce with any certainty what direction it plans to take.
Thus Ramazani provides compelling evidence for his thesis that modern consciousness repeats, but never exhausts, the experience of shock, a timeless trauma for which literary language, self-questioning and resistant to closure, is the natural mode of expression.
Eventually, though, Reischl's joy is dimmed by constant self-questioning. He devolves into hating his own spiel and becomes more and more desperate and slithery.
Against those who believe that paradox merely bolsters hegemonic power by paralysing discussion, Platt argues that Shakespearean paradox encourages productive doubt, self-questioning and change.
Swales' journey is one marked less by privilege and credentials than, as he himself puts it, "concentration, persistence, and an appropriate degree of educational self-questioning" (202).