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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....

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SM

Jun 11, 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.

FY

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.

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por yan l

Sep 13, 2018

The professor is hilarious and knows how to explain very complicated issues with simple words.

por Santiago G

Mar 16, 2018

Excellent delivery; entertaining, concise, clear and well structured. Very useful information.

por Gurpreet S B

Feb 28, 2017

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

por Apul V

Apr 26, 2020

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

por kirtikumar b P

Nov 16, 2017

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

por Anil K J

Dec 26, 2016

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

por Nidhi R

Nov 21, 2016

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

por 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

por 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

por Ariana H

Dec 03, 2016

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

por michael s

Nov 21, 2016

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

por Lucia M

Nov 27, 2018

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

por Nasir A

Mar 31, 2019

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

por Dylan

May 05, 2018

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

por Roberto O P

Jan 03, 2018

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

por Edelweis H G R

Nov 02, 2016

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

por 刘颂康

Aug 27, 2017

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

por Sudip p

Apr 25, 2020

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

por David B

Dec 05, 2019

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

por Julia Y

Apr 10, 2018

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

por Dayo-Olaide T

May 27, 2020

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

por Pham D D N

May 01, 2017

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

por Daphne L S

Oct 15, 2017

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

por Muhamad R S

May 03, 2020

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

por Angelika

Jul 14, 2017

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