Left-Hand Column Cases distinguish mental models from actual conversation. The Ladder of Inference show mental models formed if rungs are skipped. Both are tools “to uncover, test, and change your mental models and those of others” (Erickson, p. 8).
The Lutheran Seminary in
The Left Hand Column Case applied when asked why I chose
I will attend
In Matthew 6 perceived piety and riches are compared to true ones. The left hand column needs aligning with the right. Ladder of Inference: data=needs, select data=God’s provision, the added meaning=God’s love, conclusion=seek God, have everything.
Erickson, R. Ladder of Inference. Unpublished paper,
Holy Bible (2005). Today’s New International Version.