Toulmin Model of Argumentation V2

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					                                               English                              Persuasive Essay


                            Toulmin’s Model of Argument

                                   How to use this worksheet:
                                   Toulmin’s model is an effective tool to help you question your sources
                                   and the essential elements of your own argument.

                                   Use a separate copy of this worksheet to evaluate each of your
                                   sources. Once you’ve identified the specific parts of each argument,
                                   compare the claims, the data, the warrants (along with any qualifiers,
                                   rebuttals, or backing). Note where arguments are similar or different,
                                   weaker or stronger, supported by more or less (or by convincing or
                                   unconvincing) data.

                                    Use another copy of the worksheet to plan your own argument.
Decide on a claim that is supported by the data and the warrants you have discovered through your
research. Knowing the elemental structure of your argument is an essential step toward producing an
effective argument.

Source: (Record the full source citation here

      Statistics -

      Study – research conducted by a special organization to prove a point.

      Testimony (Quote from Authority)-that has experience concerning your topic

List each claim made in the argument. Curfews for young adults should be legalized as a

form to reduce crimes. Many crimes and illegal activities that are committed by young adults

happen at night. If curfews get legalized many innocent young adults wont be in danger of

getting involved with illegal activities, or endangering their lives._____________________

Record the data used to support each claim.



Identify the warrants. (What assumptions make the data support the claims?) Are these

warrants implicit (implied) or explicit (clearly stated)?______________________________

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                                               English                      Persuasive Essay

Record any backing given for the warrant(s) many young people get involved in illegal

activities and crimes at night . many of the crimes that are committed occur during the

night.

List any qualifiers.___________________________________________________________

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List any rebuttals. Yes many people might not be able to get jobs at night but its better than

putting young peoples life’s in danger .

What is your overall evaluation of the strength or weakness of this argument? What reasons

can you give to support your evaluation?_________________________________________

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