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					A rhetorical strategy to aid understanding

THE TOULMIN MODEL
THE TOULMIN MODEL
                            Qualifier – specific
                          limits to your claim or
                                  warrant.

                                                     Grounds – reasons or
 Claim – The position
                                                    evidence supporting the
   being argued for.
                                                            claim.


                          Warrant – implied or
                          stated principle that
                        connects the grounds to
                               the claim.




                          Rebuttal – counter
                        arguments to the claim
                             or warrant
THE TOULMIN MODEL
                           Qualifier – If you are not
                                    athletic



 Claim – You should play                                Grounds – You are
       basketball                                            6’10”



                           Warrant – Height is an
                            advantage in sports



                           Rebuttal – You could
                             get hurt and lose
                           football scholarship
THE TOULMIN MODEL

                         Qualifier – If you want
                        to win the war on drugs

    Claim – Needle                                  Grounds – clean needles
  exchange programs                                  cause more people to
  should be abolished                                     use drugs


                        Warrant –If you tolerate
                         illegal activity you are
                              encouraging it




                         Rebuttal – drug users
                         don’t care if they use
                         clean or dirty needles
CREATE 3 TOULMIN MODELS ON YOUR OWN
                            Qualifier – specific
                          limits to your claim or
                                  warrant.

                                                     Grounds – reasons or
 Claim – The position
                                                    evidence supporting the
   being argued for.
                                                            claim.


                          Warrant – implied or
                          stated principle that
                        connects the grounds to
                               the claim.



                          Rebuttal – counter
                        arguments to the claim
                             or warrant