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Making Inferences

Making Inferences

Author: Karen Hamilton
Description:

After completing this tutorial, students will be able to recognize inferences and make a valid inference.

This tutorial teaches how to make a valid inference when reading.

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Tutorial

This slideshow will give you a better idea of what inference is and how make inferences when reading.

Source: Karen Silvestri, Instructional Specialist

Assignment

 

1. Choose the logical inference in the above cartoon.

a. The patient has an incurable illness.

b. The patient's wife made him go to the doctor.

c. The patient has claimed he is too busy to exercise.

 

2. Choose the logical inference in the above cartoon.

a. The patient will take the doctor’s advice and begin exercising.

b. The doctor believes the patient needs to exercise more.

c. The doctor exercises regularly.

 

3. Choose the logical inference in the above cartoon.

a. The patient is angry at the doctor.

b. Currently, the patient exercises more than an hour a day.

c. The doctor has just examined the patient.