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Reasoning, Data Analysis, and Writing Specialization

How to Make Effective Arguments

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  • Specialization via Coursera and Duke University
  • $196 for 6-9 months
  • 6-10 hours a week of effort
  • 3 courses + capstone project
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Reasoning, Data Analysis, and Writing
☆☆☆☆☆ (0 Reviews)
How to make effective arguments
Credential Type
6-10 hours a week
6-9 months
This specialization will strengthen your ability to engage with others' ideas and communicate productively with them by analyzing their arguments, identifying the inferences they are drawing, and understanding the reasons that inform their beliefs. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that allows you to apply the skills you've learned throughout the courses.
★★★★☆ (32) 12 weeks 24th Aug, 2015
Reasoning is important.  This course will teach you how to do it well.  You will learn how to understand and assess arguments by other people and how to construct good arguments of your own about whatever matters to you.
★★★★★ (40) 14th Sep, 2015
The Coursera course, Data Analysis and Statistical Inference has been revised and is now offered as part of Coursera Specialization “Statistics with R”. This course introduces you to the discipline of statistics as a science of understanding and analyzing data. You will learn how to effectively make use of data in the face of uncertainty: how to collect data, how to analyze data, and how to use data to make inferences and conclusions about real world phenomena.
★★★☆☆ (19) 12 weeks 28th Jan, 2019
You will gain a foundation for college-level writing valuable for nearly any field. Students will learn how to read carefully, write effective arguments, understand the writing process, engage with others' ideas, cite accurately, and craft powerful prose. Course Learning Objectives • Summarize, analyze, question, and evaluate written and visual texts • Argue and support a position • Recognize audience and disciplinary expectations • Identify and use the stages of the writing process • Identify characteristics of effective prose • Apply proper citation practices • Discuss applying your writing knowledge to other writing occasions
☆☆☆☆☆ (0) 8 weeks 15th Jan, 2016
In this final project course, students will take a position on a controversial topic, research the topic, and present arguments based on data analysis in the form of a 1,500-2,000 word essay.
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