How We Argue is a “logic bootcamp” developed by Harvard philosophers. We’ve created thousands of engaging, interactive practice exercises to help you improve your logical reasoning skills so you can succeed on the LSAT and in law school courses.
How should I use this course?
How We Argue teaches the fundamental vocabulary and skills of argumentation. We recommend taking HWA before you start studying specific test-taking strategies for the LSAT.
Time to complete: 3-5 hours
ThinkerAnalytix is an educational nonprofit that partners with the Harvard University Department of Philosophy.
ThinkerAnalytix (TA) is an educational non-profit that partners with the Harvard University Department of Philosophy. We use argument mapping to help students practice the skills of logical reasoning and intellectual charity. The result is that students write more effectively and discuss controversial legal and moral issues more constructively.
HWA is assigned by professors at dozens of private and public universities across the US and around the world, as well as instructors of grades 7-12 at many private, charter, and public schools.
Most students will take about 3-5 hours to complete Lessons 0-6 (the most basic version). The Advanced Content section (Lessons 7-10) takes most students an additional 3-5 hours.
HWA uses Mastery Learning, a thoroughly-researched method of teaching skills, in which students must demonstrate mastery of each target skill before moving on to the next lesson. This highly personalized approach ensures that students work at their own pace and are always practicing the most relevant skills at any given moment, and that students always know exactly what they have (and have not) learned. HWA includes thousands of practice exercises with feedback to help students learn at their own pace.
Students can reach out to the TA team with specific questions, or to request that a mastery check or quiz be reset, if necessary. We try to respond to all chats within about 12 hours.