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Toulmin model

  1. 1. Pam Alderman ENG 112 Toulmin’s Model Photo courtesy of Nic McPhee at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nics_events/ / CC BY-SA 2.0
  2. 2. What is the Toulmin Model? <ul><li>Stephen Toulmin </li></ul><ul><li>Six concepts for argument analysis </li></ul>“ Chapter 2”
  3. 3. Six Concepts of Toulmin <ul><li>Data: proves a claim </li></ul><ul><li>Claim: thesis to be proven </li></ul><ul><li>Warrant: how or why claim </li></ul><ul><li>supported </li></ul>
  4. 4. Six Concepts of Toulmin Continued <ul><li>Backing: additional reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifiers: phrases that justify </li></ul><ul><li>claim </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptions: when claim does </li></ul><ul><li>not apply </li></ul>
  5. 5. Use of Toulmin Model <ul><li>To analyze argumentative genre </li></ul><ul><li>To plan argumentative genre </li></ul>
  6. 6. Resources <ul><li>“ Chapter 2: Warranting Evidence in the Editing Process.” </li></ul><ul><li>Warranting Evidence. Wikispaces. 2011. Web. 25 </li></ul><ul><li>July 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>McPhee, Nic. “Editing a Paper.” Flickr. Yahoo, 26 January </li></ul><ul><li>2008. Web. 25 July 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Techniques for Writing Arguments.” The Prentice Hall Guide </li></ul><ul><li>for College Writers. 9 th ed. Ed. Stephen Reid. Boston, </li></ul><ul><li>MA: Prentice Hall, 2011. 453. </li></ul>

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