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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: A value of some sort that goes along with a topic.

      Study: Research done to prove something done by experts.

      Testimony (Quote from Authority): Quote from an authority who has experience

       concerning your topic.

List each claim made in the argument. The selling of organs should be legal in the united

states for qualifying patients only who are suffering from a lethal disease and desperately

need it.___________________________________________

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Record the data used to support each claim. People all over the country are waiting to get an

organ transplant but are forced to wait due to the lack of organs and people do not like

donating them for free, and some even sell their organs illegally

online.______________________________________

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

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

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Record any backing given for the warrant(s).______________________________________

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List any qualifiers. Some one selling his or her organ has to have it removed by a hospital he

or she cannot remove it by him or her self and it has to be his organ the person cannot have

an organ he or she got transplanted into

himself.__________________________________________________________

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List any rebuttals. Yes people might over do it and sell his lung, kidney, and other organs but

this will save many people’s lives and benefit the economy and medical community

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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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