When you draw conclusions, you make
judgments or take a position on a topic.  
To support conclusions, readers cite
textual evidence - information from the
text in the form of facts and details.  To
draw conclusions in an informational text,
follow these steps:

       1. Look for statements in the text that
support your conclusion.

       2. Consider your own experience and
knowledge about the topic.

       3. Make a judgment based on
evidence and your own knowledge.

Informational tests contain details readers
can use as textual evidence.  For example,
here's a quote from "Women in Aviation"
that describes Katherine Wright, the sister
of famous aviators Orville and Wilbur
Wright:

       "When the world speaks of the
Wrights, it must include my sister...She
inspired much of our effort."

Katherine wasn't a pilot.  However, based
on this text, what conclusion can you draw
about her contribution to the Wright
Brothers' achievements?