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Forming conclusions from information

Something I found out Conclusion
An Australian study raised the concern that computer games “ dumb us down” because of their low level content.  
“Doom’ was a favourite game of the Columbine High School murderers.  
An American author describes computer games as an art form.  
The Principal of a Christchurch Boys School says that parents should sit down with their children and play computer games, just like they might have played Scrabble with them before.  
Some games like Grand Theft Auto have been banned in Australia.  

Some possible starters for conclusions based on information or on sources could be:

  • What this made me think about/ question/ wonder/ want to change/ want to challenge/ was ….
  • What I’d like to do about it is…..
  • I question whether this information is reliable because….
  • They had a valid point ….. because….
  • I would have liked to find information about…
  • It would be fair to say that…. because….
  • It might be difficult to actually prove that……. because….
  • It does make sense that…..
  • There are obviously some links between…..
  • On the other hand…
  • My recommendation……..
  • I’m hesitant to accept…. because…..

Published on: 11 Jan 2011