Toulmin Model of Argumentation

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Brief review of the Toulmin model of argumentation for the freshman composition course.

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Toulmin Model of Argumentation

  1. 1. THE TOULMIN MODEL OF ARGUMENTATION Dr. Alisa Cooper South Mountain Community College http://freshmancomp.com
  2. 2. STEPHEN TOULMIN a modern rhetorician believed that few arguments actually follow classical models of logic developed a model that focuses on identifying the basic parts of an argument.
  3. 3. TOULMIN USES As a researcher and writer, you can use Toulmin's model two ways: to identify and analyze your sources by identifying the basic elements of the arguments being made, and to test and critique your own argument.
  4. 4. TOULMIN’S MODEL Toulmin's theory of argument is based on Data Claim his model, or layout, of argument. Warrant Reservation This model identifies six aspects of argument that are Backing Qualifier common in any field.

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