1) Ask questions.
To test and practice your ability to ask questions, try asking 50 questions on a short text.
You can use this article or your favorite poem. Limit the time to 30 minutes and write down all the questions. It might sound easy, but the further you go, the trickier it gets. Don't worry about quality; quantity is more important at first.
Exercise limitations will force you to be creative.2) Analyze content.
Take a new article or a YouTube video and answer the following 3 questions:
- What statements does the author make? What arguments do they use to support those statements?
- What is the main idea of this piece of content?
- What problem is the author trying to solve?
Try explaining a concept to a 5-year-old. Choose one from your professional field and try to create an explanation in 10 minutes. Avoid complex terminology or abstract phrases.
Your goal is to find parts of the concept that might be obvious and therefore under-analyzed for you.