Reading for Thinking

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Term: Figurative language Definition: Language that only makes sense in the imagination and doesn't make much sense if interpreted as possible in the real world. Example:"Standardized tests that rely solely on multiple choice can offer an accurate measure of intelligence about the same time that pigs take flight." Term: Hasty generalizations Definition: Broad general statements based on only one or two examples are considered "hasty." Example: "The health care system in the United States is a complete failure. My cousin Elmo went to get his right hip replaced because the joint had deteriorated, and the surgeon replaced the left one by mistake." Term: Logical inferences Definition: Logical inferences rely more heavily on the author's actual words and don't over-rely on personal experience. Term: Illogical inferences Definition: Illogical inferences are conclusions based more on the reader's personal experience than on the author's words.
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Term: Informed opinions Definition: Opinions that are backed by relevant
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