Tutorial 1 is concerned with simple arguments -
what they are, and how to map them. It covers:
Simple arguments are the most elementary units of
reasoning. A proper understanding of how they work is
essential for mastery of reasoning and argument more generally.
If you find the first tutorial quite easy, just
move through it quickly. Don't skip over it, however, since
clarity on the fundamentals is crucial for later tutorials.
The examples used in Tutorial 1 are all drawn
from the article Apollo
Moon Landings (pdf file). If you haven't done so
already, you really should download this article and read it
thoroughly. It would help a lot to have a printed copy with you.
Numbers next to an example indicate the corresponding location in the
text, e.g., (6.1) refers to page 6, paragraph 1.