Identifying a Logical Conclusion
Every piece of writing should have a logical conclusion, and it’s your job as the reader to identify that conclusion, mainly for the purpose of helping you to understand whether you agree with the writer or not, because you don’t want to just read a piece of literature, you want to analyze it.
So, one step in that process to better understanding it is identifying the conclusion to know whether you agree with the writer or not.
The next lesson for you: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning; these lessons are included in the Math practice tests.The following transcript is provided for your convenience.
So, now, I want to talk about how to identify that conclusion. So, you’re going to need to infer a lot or make an inference, and to infer something just means to take what you already know and combine it with something else to draw a conclusion.
So, it’s pretty self-explanatory, and so, what you’re going to have to do is you’re going to have to combine two things, what you already know with the information found in the text.
So, I’m going to draw a double arrow there, because to make an inference, you’re pulling these two things together, everything you find in the text, any pre-knowledge you have, and you’re pulling that together to draw the conclusion.
And a conclusion should be obvious. If a writer does a good job in their writing, then the conclusion should be easily identifiable. Otherwise, you may draw a conclusion that is not the conclusion the writer had in mind.
But, nevertheless, it’s important that you, as the reader, analyze the writing, and identify the logical conclusion.