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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....

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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!

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 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!

By Julia Y

Apr 9, 2018

Well done, a little hard to follow at some points but overall a very good course.

By Dayo-Olaide T

May 26, 2020

This is an amazing course. I feel that everyone should take part in this course.

By Alanna M

Mar 7, 2021

Really helped me to better understand the building blocks for writing an essay.

By Alex V

Oct 4, 2020

This course is really understandable and exciting to learn. Good work

Keep it up

By Ilanny M

Apr 14, 2021

Adoro fazer esses cursos, sempre Aprendo muito. Vou começar outro agora mesmo.

By Pham D D N

Apr 30, 2017

this course is comprehensible, interesting and so useful for me comprehensible

By Ana K

Sep 14, 2020

The course has an easy way to learn and to comprenhense what an argument is.

By Daphne L S

Oct 15, 2017

I liked it a lot, very well explained, I will enroll to the following course

By Sam S

Jun 8, 2021

logic is an invaluable skill so take the course and vaildiate my statement!

By Mary E

Sep 21, 2020

Instructor very knowledgeable about subject matter with good communication.

By Muhamad R S

May 3, 2020

This course is incredibly has a good method of learning, I enjoy it so much

By vo n t h

Oct 12, 2021

I have learned about Languages, so this course is quite interesting to me.

By Meherazul A

Jul 6, 2020

Loved Professor Sinnott-Armstrong's lectures! They were extremely helpful.

By Angelika

Jul 14, 2017

What a fun course! The content is presented in a clear, accessible manner.


Dec 11, 2020

It was great learning with you professor thank you so much for knowledge.

By Farzand A A

Feb 14, 2018

I got very much knowledge in this course and thanks God I have pass this.

By James L M J

May 6, 2017

It's a really well designed and organized course to understand reasoning.

By Samyukta B

Apr 26, 2017

it helped me understand argument and analyse it for better understanding

By Shimaa A M H

Jul 22, 2020

It change my life and I am sure that it will affect my academic future.


Jun 16, 2019

Maravilhoso, consegui desenvolver-me melhor na interpretação de textos!

By Lawrence W M

Nov 7, 2017

The delivery of the course by its facilitators is exceptionally done!!!

By John F v A J

May 29, 2017

A very good course. It introduced me to a new way to understand words.

By Kunal B

Jun 24, 2017

Excellent course!!!! It's like a starter pack for my career in law :)