Informal Logic Course Overview:
“My chief objection to a quarrel,” G.K. Chesterton wrote, “is that it ends a good argument.”
The Art of Argument (Informal Logic) is designed to teach the argumentative adolescent how to reason with clarity, relevance, and purpose. This workbook format is brimming with examples and practical exercises. Our class focus will be on identifying twisted arguments in the real world – and avoiding their use in our own communication.
Don’t let the fun fool you: This class is full of puzzles that will challenge your brain! Group activities, marketing challenges, and a whole lot of humor transform this class into a great introduction to the kind of reasoning that will make your writing assignments, and your arguments, shine.
This class is designed to be schedule friendly.
Features include fill-in-the-blank study guides, self-grading homework submission, pre-made (advertisement free) Quizlet decks, and tests scheduled on the weekends for maximum flexibility. This rigorous half-credit high school course is a blast – especially as a three-week summer session!
Junior high+ students who are capable of abstract thought and enjoy the nuance of argument.