QUESTION TYPE: Identify the Conclusion
CONCLUSION: Personal conflicts are not inevitable.
REASONING: Personal conflicts only occur because people are irrational. We overemphasize evidence that other people are bad.
ANALYSIS: Anytime an author gives their opinion, they are usually expressing the main conclusion as well.
The first sentence shows the conclusion. The author disagrees with the assumption that personal conflicts are inevitable.
- This is what the author disagrees with.
- This is an example of how people are irrational.
- This is true, but it’s just an example of how people are irrational and how that causes personal conflicts. The main point is that conflicts wouldn’t be inevitable if people weren’t irrational.
- CORRECT. This is in the first sentence. The author disagrees with the assumption that conflicts are inevitable.
- This is an example of an irrational belief.
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