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How to Understand Arguments Think Again: How to Reason and Argue Reasoning is important. This series of four short courses will teach you how to do it well. You will learn simple but vital rules to follow in thinking about any topic at all and common and tempting mistakes to avoid in reasoning. We will discuss how to identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments by other people (including politicians, used car salesmen, and teachers) and how to construct arguments of your own in order to help you decide what to believe or what to do. These skills will be useful in dealing with whatever matters most to you. Courses at a Glance: All four courses in this series are offered through sessions which run every four weeks. We suggest sticking to the weekly schedule to the best of your ability. If for whatever reason you fall behind, feel free to re-enroll in the next session.We also suggest that you start each course close to the beginning of a month in order to increase the number of peers in the discussion forums who are working on the same material as you are. While each course can be taken independently, we suggest you take the four courses in order. Course 1 - Think Again I: How to Understand Arguments Course 2 - Think Again II: How to Reason Deductively Course 3 - Think Again III: How to Reason Inductively Course 4 - Think Again IV: How to Avoid Fallacies About This Course in the Series: When is someone giving an argument instead of just yelling? Which parts of what they say contribute to the argument? Why are they arguing instead of fighting? What are arguments made of? What forms do they take? Think Again: How to Understand Arguments will answer these questions a more. In this course, you will learn what an argument is. The definition of argument will enable students to identify when speakers are giving arguments and when they are not. Next, we 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 the end of this course, students will be better able to understand and appreciate arguments that they 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....



Jul 06, 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.


Feb 16, 2017

This is a very very engaging and applicable course, and is truly presented with 10/10 efficacy! I couldn't be more sincere and adamant in my recommendation, no matter who you are or what you do.


251 - Think Again I: How to Understand Arguments 的 275 個評論(共 441 個)

創建者 Cyriac J

Sep 01, 2019

It was extremely good and was very useful.

創建者 Sunder R

May 19, 2020

Superb, Thanks for putting this together.

創建者 Julie D

Mar 15, 2018

very fun teachers and very clear material

創建者 esraa a

Jul 31, 2017

I'm very happy, excited and Thanks to all


May 22, 2017

Is a very good course and am enjoying it.

創建者 José A M d O

Dec 19, 2016

Simply the best online course I've taken!

創建者 Yikang_Zhang

Mar 24, 2020

professor is very funny and enthusiastic

創建者 Elena M P L

Aug 13, 2016

Excellent course!!!! Great explanations!

創建者 Dimitrios M

May 05, 2017

Very well made. Keep up the good work.

創建者 Guillermo G

Apr 20, 2020

Fantastic MOOC! Enjoyable and useful!

創建者 Ibrahim T O

Jul 05, 2019

A very good course every should learn

創建者 Sonia I L G

Dec 13, 2016

Extremely fun and useful. I loved it.


Apr 28, 2019

Great knowledges with fun approaches

創建者 Nuria A

Jun 24, 2017

A very interesting and useful course

創建者 Arno H

Nov 20, 2016

Great Course !!! Thank you very much

創建者 Carlos D

Jan 03, 2018

Good experience and useful contents

創建者 刘子仟

Dec 21, 2016

A great logic course for beginers.

創建者 Milagros R N

May 13, 2020

Brilliant!!!! Thank you very much!

創建者 Amandine G

Mar 26, 2018

This course was very interesting!

創建者 Jaime N

Jun 12, 2017

It's a really interesting course.

創建者 Hannah S

Feb 12, 2017

Very educational and eye opening.

創建者 Eklovya

May 07, 2020

gave alot of learning experience

創建者 Vivient R

May 14, 2017

I did it. this really fun.... :)

創建者 Zdenek K

Feb 13, 2017

Very interesting, great lecturer

創建者 Ignat K

Nov 13, 2017

Great introduction to arguments