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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

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.

SM
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 Narmadha K

Oct 27, 2020

Hi! Could I receive my free certificate? Thanks!

By Danielle L

Aug 20, 2020

very good course to develop logic thinking skills

By Louise P

May 13, 2020

Great lecturer, really enjoyed taking this course

By Auricel T

Jun 4, 2019

It is a very goods course on how to understand ar

By libra

Nov 16, 2016

教师讲得好,习题设计也代表了课程涉及的主要内容。学过课程后,确实能引发对思维方式、说话方式的思考。

By Lucy T

Sep 20, 2016

I love this course and would like to do it again!

By Narjes M R

Mar 30, 2021

learnt a lot about arguement and way of thinking

By Phoebe T

May 21, 2020

It is a great course! Great teacher and lessons!

By Xiaotong X

Nov 4, 2019

Professor is nice and the course is interesting.

By Debbie T

Sep 3, 2016

Excellent = rating based on completion of week 1

By XIAO W

Apr 21, 2020

perfect series of courses, practical and useful

By Rodolfo A R M

May 31, 2020

It was great and fun, and it has help me a lot

By Deleted A

Nov 25, 2017

Thank you for your course. It is most helpful.

By Maxiaoyan

Jul 30, 2017

my favorite course, very inspiring and clearly

By Maria M S M

Aug 3, 2020

Very relevant course! Kudos to the instructor

By Carola S

Jul 19, 2020

An interesting course and also very didactic.

By Stewart E

Apr 17, 2020

Interesting material entertainingly presented

By Dámaris A

Sep 4, 2017

Excelent course! Every person should take it!

By Karim P

Jul 26, 2017

Very enrich curriculum. Thanks

-Karim Padaniya

By Ni W C

Nov 21, 2020

thank you so much, the lecturer is very nice

By Tomas S A

Apr 11, 2020

Great course! looking forward to next parts.

By Felix N R

Jan 16, 2020

Very interesting and well-explained subject.

By Salama S A

Sep 7, 2019

good course but i had some difficulty in it.

By 1821528

Aug 6, 2019

It is one of the best courses I ever enjoyed

By Terri

Jun 25, 2018

Great course! The instructor is SO engaging!