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College :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by annsl
When making an inference, a reader must be careful that the inference...
  1. restates the primary point
  2. is directly stated in the topic sentence
  3. is neither too broad not too general
  4. is supported by all of the details within the passage.
College :: Reading Strategies by annsl
Irony occurs when the...
  1. events play out the way the reader expects
  2. events of a situation provide information
  3. author's words state one thing but imply the opposite
  4. author flashes back in time to a previous events
College :: Reading Strategies by annsl
The writing pattern that explains why something happened and the results that followed is called:
  1. comparison and contrast
  2. definition and example
  3. cause and effect
  4. results and conclusions.
College :: Reading Strategies by annsl
Patterns of organization are used by authors in order to:
  1. provide examples of major supporting details.
  2. develop the topic into a stated main idea sentence.
  3. present arguments to persuade the reader to their point of view.
  4. show how ideas are related to one another.
College :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by annsl
All of the following are thinking steps to prevent drawing false inferences EXCEPT:
  1. Verify and value the facts.
  2. Assess prior knowledge.
  3. Detect contradictions.
  4. Listen to your personal opinions and experience.
College :: Main Idea by annsl
What is the difference between a topic and a main idea?
  1. There is no difference.
  2. A topic is a single word or phrase, while a main idea is a complete sentence.
  3. A topic is more narrow in scope, while a main idea is more broad.
  4. A topic includes specific details, while the main idea does not.
College :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by annsl
Which of the following is NOT an example of using inferences in reading?
  1. using context clues to determine meaning
  2. finding stated main ideas
  3. finding implied main ideas
  4. drawing conclusions
College :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by annsl
Which of the following is the best definition of inference?
  1. An inference is a main idea that is not stated within a paragraph.
  2. An inference is a hidden suggestion that is revealed by the author's tone and point of view.
  3. An inference is an idea that is suggested by the facts or details in a passage.
  4. An inference is an important detail that is identified by signal words within the passage.
College :: Fact and Opinion by annsl
All of the following statements are true EXCEPT:
  1. Opinions are often loaded with emotion.
  2. Opinions are never found along with statements of fact.
  3. Opinions often contain value words.
  4. Opinions are not objective.
College :: Fact and Opinion by unclemark09
Within reading one can determine whether a statement is a fact or opinion by applying these three tests?
  1. An equation test, a formula test and a statistical test
  2. An experiment, research and observation
  3. Reading the article, running the spell check, using a dictionary
College :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Explain how to make an inference.
  • You arrive at a decision or opinion by drawing on what's said "on the lines" to infer what isn't said but is intended to be understood.
College :: Main Idea by annsl
All of the following statements about major details are true EXCEPT:
  1. Major details are directly tied to the main idea.
  2. Major details are the primary points the author is making about the topic.
  3. Major details are supported by minor details.
  4. Major details could be left out, and the main idea would still be clear.
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