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Main Ideas and Supporting Details
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Apply Skills of Inference and Interpretation
Analyze Relationships Among Ideas
Draw Conclusions from Information
Use Critical Reasoning Skills
Apply Skills for Outlining, Summarizing, and Interpreting
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Analyze Relationships Among Ideas in Written Material

Draw Conclusions from Information Stated or Implied in a Passage

Two types of predictions may be made on the basis of a careful reading of most passages.

The subject of a passage will often lend itself to making predictions about similar content in other situations or at some future time. For example, a passage dealing with increases in student enrollment at the University of Washington may make it possible to predict what has been happening at the Washington State University or what may happen at the University of Washington in the next five years.

The author of a passage will often reveal information about himself/herself which can be the basis for predictions on what he/she would feel about related subjects. For example, a passage describing Olympic National Park in glowing terms might be used to predict the author's view on possible cuts in the Federal budget.

Looking for possible predictions will always increase a reader's critical comprehension of a passage.