Conclusions that are Stated Directly

A reader should always be drawing conclusions from the text. Sometimes conclusions are implied from written information, and other times the information is stated directly within the passage. It is always more comfortable to draw conclusions from information stated within a passage, rather than to draw them from mere implications. At times an author may provide some information and then describe a counterargument. The reader should be alert for direct statements that are subsequently rejected or weakened by the author. The reader should always read the entire passage before drawing conclusions. Many readers are trained to expect the author’s conclusions at either the beginning or the end of the passage, but many texts do not adhere to this format.


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