Lesson 7 Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish between the different kinds of tests that can be applied to evaluate arguments.
  • Test support relationships for strength and premises for truth or reasonableness.
  • Use argument maps to consider and respond to objections.

So far, you have learned how to visualize other people’s arguments, and have hopefully had the chance to map your own arguments. Now we turn to another useful (and fun!) aspect of argument mapping: helping you decide if an argument is any good.

Note that this lesson will be a bit longer and more demanding than previous lessons, as the skills involved are a little more advanced. But, we’re confident that you (and your students) can handle it!