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Fact and Opinion Including Inference. Murdock/White. Is What I am Reading a FACT?. Ask yourself these questions. Is it true? Can it be proven? If you can answer yes, then it is a FACT!. Examples/Sources to Prove Facts. George Bush was president in 2007.

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Fact and opinion including inference

Fact and Opinion Including Inference

Murdock/White


Is what i am reading a fact

Is What I am Reading a FACT?

  • Ask yourself these questions.

    • Is it true?

    • Can it be proven?

      If you can answer yes, then it is a FACT!


Examples sources to prove facts

Examples/Sources to Prove Facts

  • George Bush was president in 2007.

    By using : History Book, Encyclopedia or Reliable Internet Site

  • The adult human body has 206 bones.

    By using : Science Book or Reliable Internet Site

  • 56% of US gun deaths are suicides.

    By using : Statistics or an Almanac

  • 16 is the legal driving age in Mississippi

    By using : Governmental Law


Observations are facts

Observations are Facts!

  • Because they can be proven by the senses!

    For EXAMPLE:

    Some books are larger than others.

    Observe books of various sizes.

    The bracelet is pink.

    Observe the color of the bracelet.


Is what i am reading an opinion

Is What I am Reading an OPINION?

  • Ask yourself these questions.

    • Does this statement tell a thought or feeling?

    • Would the statement be true all the time?


Opinion signal words

OPINION Signal Words

  • Think

  • Perhaps

  • Believe

  • Suggest

  • Probably

  • Usually

  • Beautiful

  • Best

  • Worst

  • Bad

  • Good

  • Most


Opinion

OPINION

  • Agreeing with a statement doesn’t make it true!

    For example:

    Dairy Queen ice cream tastes better than ice cream you buy from the grocery store.

    Why is this statement an OPINION?

CAUTION


Opinion again

OPINION Again!

  • Though you may be able to use facts to add credibility to an opinion, it is still an opinion!

  • Though an opinion may be widely accepted, that does not make it a fact!


Practice practice practice

Practice, Practice, Practice!

  • George W. Bush was an _______________President.

  • It is ________ that the US suicide rate will decrease in this next year.

  • It is _______ for the legal driving age to be 16.

excellent

likely

unfair


Fact and opinion including inference

You can see Fact and Opinion in all types of media…BillboardsTelevision AdsMagazine AdsNewspaper AdsRadio Commercials

Look for Fact and Opinion in the following examples!


Fact and opinion including inference

Billboards


Fact and opinion including inference

Newspaper or Magazine Ads


Fact and opinion including inference

TV or Radio Commercials

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Fact and opinion including inference

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Fact and opinion including inference

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Inference

INFERENCE

  • To deduce from evidence or conclude

  • EXAMPLE:

    Leonardo left copious (plentiful) notes.

    From these we can state that he used the scientific method in understanding the world.


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