Philosophical Argument Reconstruction

What does a strong philosophical argument entail?  This easy to implement activity has students reconstruct a philosophical argument.  Students work in groups to break an argument into premises and then reconstruct it.  Groups share how they reconstructed the argument with the class.  Then, as a class, the students discuss how the different groups constructed the steps.  The instructor helps the students evaluate which argument was stronger and why.  Students are assessed observationally.