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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Think Again I: How to Understand Arguments by Duke University

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About the Course

In this course, you will learn what an argument is. The definition of argument will enable you to identify when speakers are giving arguments and when they are not. Next, you will learn how to break an argument into its essential parts, how to put them in order to reveal their connections, and how to fill in gaps in an argument by adding suppressed premises. By the end of this course, you will be better able to understand and appreciate arguments that you and other people present. Suggested Readings: Students who want more detailed explanations or additional exercises or who want to explore these topics in more depth should consult Understanding Arguments: An Introduction to Informal Logic, Ninth Edition, Concise, Chapters 1-5, by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Robert Fogelin. Course Format: Each week will be divided into multiple video segments that can be viewed separately or in groups. There will be short ungraded quizzes after each segment (to check comprehension) and a longer graded quiz at the end of the course....

Top reviews

AA
Oct 10, 2016

Very good course, made me really think again. The professor is very clear on his explanations and he also made the course smooth and funny, which helped on the learning process. Highly recommended!

FY
Jul 5, 2018

I found this course very challenging as I find critical thinking very difficult. However this course was extremely rewarding and I will be taking the other three modules in the Think Again series.

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By Walter M D

Sep 29, 2021

Great course anybody should take. Looking forward to the rest of the materials in the series.

By Julia W

Apr 24, 2021

Now I can make better arguments, spot the flaws, and reconstruct the discussion. Great course

By gurpreet b

Feb 28, 2017

A perfect course to lay the foundation to the understanding of arguments used in daily lives.

By mfonobong u

Sep 20, 2020

This course has really opened my understanding on read, analyse and write scholarly papers.

By Apul V

Apr 26, 2020

It was my first course and it was a wonderful experience.Prof. Walter is an amazing teacher.

By kirtikumar b P

Nov 16, 2017

this is best way to learn. i appreciate that thing. thank you so much coursera. thanks a lot

By Anil K J

Dec 26, 2016

Thanks a lot! It's a very nice course. This is very helpful to understand about an Argument.

By Nidhi R

Nov 21, 2016

LOVED this course!! Loved professor's engaging ways to explain complicated concepts in logic

By Gregg B

Jun 15, 2020

Not what I was expecting but I got a lot out of it and enjoyed all the lectures. thank you

By John O R

Apr 26, 2020

I really enjoyed this class and I hope to take what I learned from it to advance my career

By Ariana H

Dec 3, 2016

Great course; highly informative. Good teaching that makes the subject easy to understand.

By Michael S

Nov 21, 2016

Easy to understand and fun. Professor explains concepts thoroughly. Would Highly recommend

By garlic

Jul 20, 2021

wonderful course that everyone should take to learn how to have better sense in argument.

By Juan M S S

Jan 21, 2021

Una divertida y completa introducción al análisis de argumentos desde perspectiva lógica.

By Lucia M

Nov 27, 2018

Great course to learn how to deconstruct arguments and check for soundness and validity.

By alex m

Oct 16, 2020

El curso es muy bueno, muy bien explicado y me será de gran utilidad. ¡Muchas gracias!

By Nasir A

Mar 31, 2019

Very informative and learned many things from this course thanks for great improvement

By Dylan

May 4, 2018

Really interesting and balanced so far. I'm looking forward to completing this course.

By Roberto O P

Jan 3, 2018

Excellent. This course will help everyone to understand different situations in life.

By Edelweis H G R

Nov 2, 2016

Nice and valuable course because you learn effectively the theory about how to argue.

By 刘颂康

Aug 26, 2017

Well, this course is a good start for everyone who wants to study critical thinking!

By Fulya K

Dec 30, 2020

I genuinely enjoyed taking this course. And I am looking forward to the next ones.

By Gail R

Aug 7, 2020

Great class to develop critical thinking skills in addition to being informative.

By Sudip P

Apr 25, 2020

this courses challenges your thinking capability into numerous ways. worth taking

By David B

Dec 5, 2019

Awesome! I do really appreciate the time passed here. I learned a lot. Thank you!