Description and Inference: What do you see? What do you infer?

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What do you see in the painting by Rivera?  Describe what you see.
Write what you infer happened before what you see in the painting.
Write what you inferhappened after what you see in the painting.

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Ray Rice Should Be Fired From Football For Assaulting His Fiancee

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Ray Rice, a talented football player, was videotaped as he punched his fiancee in the face, knocking her unconscious. His team, the Ravens, fired him. The National Football League (NFL) suspended him.

Should the NFL fire Ray Rice altogether from the football league?

Write for three minutes, BELIEVING THE PROMPT: “Ray Rice Should Be Fired From Football For Punching Out His Fiancee.”

Write for three minutes, DOUBTING THE PROMPT: “Ray Rice Should Be Fired From Football For Punching Out His Fiancee.”

Being Smart Makes You A Better Person

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Albert Einstein

Consider the prompt: “Being smart makes you a better person.”

For three minutes, BELIEVE the statement. Write for three minutes giving all the reasons you can think of that make the statement true. Do not stop writing until the bell sounds.

THEN:

For three minutes, DOUBT the statement. Write for three minutes giving all the reasons you can think of that make the statement untrue. Do not stop writing until the bell sounds.