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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

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!

Jun 10, 2020

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 Arpit R

Jun 27, 2017

Thanks Sir! For this course. This will really add to my soft skills.

By Esra Z

May 18, 2021

Classes were very understandable thanks to the variety of examples.

By Paulo

Nov 28, 2017

Excellent course on resources to understand and evaluate arguments.

By Marie N

Aug 5, 2020

Excellent course: clear, concise, captivating and well-structured!

By Nguyen T T

Apr 25, 2019

Wonderful course in introducing fundamental concepts of arguments

By Marina D

May 11, 2020

Super interesting course and I learned to think more critically!

By Sha L

Dec 9, 2019

Very good lecture and quizzes. Will take the next one in series.

By Lynda Ş

Jul 10, 2017

The material was delivered in a clear and fun way! The professor

By Sondos I S

Nov 3, 2018

I love it, easy composed. quizzes and answers are educating too

By Bere L

Nov 28, 2016

Completo, claro, preciso y didáctico. El profesor es un genio!

By Sinwanit Y

Jun 3, 2020

This subject is useful for daily life and many work carriers.

By Paola A L

Apr 26, 2020

This course help me to get a better performe in my university

By Yuhua Y

Oct 22, 2017

May be this is the best course I've ever taken on Coursera!!!

By Sania N A

Jun 19, 2017

The professor is really fun and he thought the course clearly

By Hans Q

Aug 10, 2020

Great course. Really enjoyed and learned from it. Thank you.

By Milin

Feb 28, 2018

Nice, very nice, satisfying course thank you Prof Armstrong.

By yuvraj t

Apr 20, 2021

I found it really useful and entertaining at the same time

By Amardyuti B

Oct 7, 2020

Though my grades were not that good but it helped me a lot


May 17, 2020

A new way to see debates , articles , tv shows , news ...

By Dolly B P

Aug 16, 2020

Great course and great learning !

Awesome instructor .:)


Apr 19, 2020

Very useful and interesting. Thanks for the opportunity.

By Shelley M T G

Oct 14, 2020

Great course! I like that there were plenty of examples

By Douglas C

Nov 14, 2020

Importatn content delivered in an intelligible manner.

By Agbakwu K P

Jul 6, 2020

This course has truly helped me understand arguments.