Schedule: This is a 1-hour class.
Format: Lecture with some class participation. No grading; homework is optional.
Cost: $20 per person for a group class of 4 or more students; $80 for one-on-one tutoring.
Payment options: Payments can be made via PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, cash, or check.
Materials: Pencil and paper.
For more details or to schedule a class, contact Michael by phone at 281-770-2276 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The term “deduction” is thrown around a lot — but what is it? And does it really matter? Isn’t it that thing that Sherlock Holmes did? Isn’t it some “sciencey” thing?
To give you an understanding of the concept, we’ll discuss (1) what deduction (using generalizations) is, (2) how it differs from induction (forming generalizations), (3) how induction and deduction are related, (4) why deduction matters and how we use it, and (5) what some advice is for using it well.
You need to know how to use deduction well if you want to have a STEM career. You need to know how to use deduction well if you want to live in the modern society we have, full of science and scientific claims all over the place and everyday. You need to know how to use deduction well because it’s an important aspect of making good decisions and taking wise actions.
Our discussion will help you better understand how reason and logic work. It will cast light on the otherwise-mysterious functioning of our minds. It will give you some control over your thinking and make you more efficient at it — just as a green belt or blue belt in martial arts can move more efficiently than a white belt; or a trained ballerina is more efficient and graceful than a person untrained in dance.
We will use a combination of lecture, interactive discussion, Q&A, and in-class work. We will learn rules and general ideas about deduction from specific examples from real life and from science. Be prepared to think, to learn, and to have new horizons open up. Come prepared to listen, take notes, interact, and learn!
“My teenage son enjoyed this class. A lot of material was covered. The instructor was very passionate about his subject.”
–Jean, parent, about the Outschool class “Logic Essentials: How to Think Well,” 19 Dec 2020
“Really enjoyable class from a teacher that cared and knows his stuff.”
–Anthony S., parent, about the Outschool class ““Logic Essentials: How to Think Well,” 19 Jul 2020
“Mr. Gold’s class was wonderful and our daughter enjoyed it. Mr. Gold kept her thinking. We highly recommend it.”
–Joseph P., parent, about the Outschool class ““Logic Corner: Generalization: Its Nature, Its Rules, Its Deep Importance,”3 Apr 2020
“Our daughter really enjoyed this class. She couldn’t wait to share what she learned with us, We highly recommend this class.”
–Joseph P., parent, about the Outschool class ““Logic Corner: Concepts, Our Unit of Knowledge,” 3 Apr 2020
“Both my kids, age 13 and 15, enjoyed this Logic class. It was very challenging and the kids really had to think!”
–Cat, parent, about the Outschool class ““Logic Essentials: How to Think Well,” 21 Feb 2020