Welcome to How We Argue!

In this course we introduce argument mapping, a simple, powerful tool that improves students’ logical reasoning abilities. When they learn to map arguments, your students will read more carefully, write stronger essays and have more constructive discussions. Mapping also helps teachers and students explore controversial issues with nuance and humor.

We will teach you to expose the hidden structure of arguments to reveal unstated assumptions and poor reasoning.

Why Argument Mapping? 

Ask a Harvard professor:

Still Not Convinced?

Here’s a quick argument for why you should take this course:

(Here’s a link to the argument map in the video above)

Teachers will graduate this course with skills, tools and strategies to help students write logically rigorous essays and discuss current issues.

In addition to lecture videos and practice exercises, we offer many resources to help you incorporate mapping into your classroom: out-of-the-box assessments, lesson plans, slides, puzzle games and more.

Enjoy the course!