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How to Write Better: Avoiding Hasty Generalization in Writing

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 3, 2021 • 3 min read

Throughout the day, humans are called upon to draw general conclusions from limited sets of information. Such a process is called inductive generalization. Inductive generalization is based on inductive reasoning, sometimes called “bottom-up logic,” which requires a person to consider a small sample of information and logically induce rules and conclusions based on that information. Doing this process poorly can result in hasty generalization.