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
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
Source: (Record the full source citation here
Study- research conducted by a special organization to prove a point
Testimony (Quote from Authority)- that has experienced concerning your topic.
List each claim made in the argument. The claims of why prostitution is illegal are, that you
get money, and paid for something you like to do. You make a good living out of this job.
You get to meet new people everyday, when you work. Another claim is that you have fun
and get pleasure everyday, and you still get paid for it.____________________________
Record the data used to support each claim. There is a financial and emotional benefit from
being a prostitute._
Identify the warrants. (What assumptions make the data support the claims?) Are these
warrants implicit (implied) or explicit (clearly stated)? The warrants are clearly stated and
even though they bring harmful diseases, they can still make money to fix and treat thoses
Record any backing given for the warrant(s). if prostitution gets legalized, then more
peopled would have a better chance of getting some way of income.
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List any qualifiers. You would have to be 18 years of age to be a prostitute. You can only
work on your block and you will have to handle the business in your household. You will also
have to take a written test on prostitution and you will earn a license to prostitute.
List any rebuttals. If not followed these qualifications then you will have to get your license
of prostitution taken away for a certain amount of time.
What is your overall evaluation of the strength or weakness of this argument? What reasons
can you give to support your evaluation? My overall strengths are that this was good
argument to put up and I made a good point in this argument.
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