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Facts vs Inferences

Module 7

Active Exercises

1. Take the quiz on inferences at the following URL.  Compare how you do the on the first part and the second part.  

 http://www.general-semantics.org/Basics/DH_uncritical.shtml



2. Go to a news-oriented site such as http://www.nytimes.com or http://www.cnn.com or http://www.bbc.co.uk .  Read through a news article.  How many facts are reported?  How many inferences are made?  How do the inferences affect your perception of the story?

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