Welcome to How We Argue!

In this course we introduce argument mapping, a powerful tool that makes writing and thinking more rigorous and precise. Mapping also helps people discuss 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:


For Teachers

Teachers will graduate this course with skills, tools and strategies to make students’ writing more effective and to make class discussions more focused and constructive. Here’s a quick argument for why you should take this course:

In addition to lecture videos and practice exercises, we offer many tips and resources to help you incorporate everything into your classroom – including lesson plans, slides, puzzle games and more.

Enjoy the course!