Examination Strategies - Inference/Suggestion
An inference is a supposition based on
information provided in the passage.
Since inferences appeal to judgment
and feelings, they are not directly
or explicitly stated in the passage.
Thus, they are difficult to find. Inferences
require you to go beyond the observable
to be able to draw logical conclusions
about the passage. Therefore, it is
important to pay close attention to
the clues given in the passage.
find inferences do the following:
- Establish the main idea of the
- Determine the author’s
intention for writing the passage.
information in the passage to
help you select the correct inference.