Overview of the Assignment:
This assignment gives students the opportunity to write a Toulmin model or argumentation paper on a specific topic. the paper should be 4-6 pages and use APA formatting for the paper, in-text attribution and references pages.
-Write a 4 to 6 pages persuasive argument paper using Toulmin model of argumentation, with an introductory paragraph, body paragraph and concluding paragraph in the third person point of view.
-Make a claim of judgment (the thesis stamens) at the end of the first paragraph.
-Use researches evidence or grounds (expert sources) to support the claim (no personal) opinion
– Back the warrant (assumption)
– Discuss anticipated counter-evidence
– State a response to the counter – evidence
– Apply rhetorical appeals, with the audience in mind, to strength the argument
– Restate thesis as first sentence of concluding paragraph
The Toulmin Model:
Claim: Your thesis or central argument. This is claim of judgement. (Paragraph 1)
Because: The reason you believe the claim – Your “Because” statement. (Paragraph 2)
Warrant: This is the assumption that support you claim. (Paragraph 3)
Backing: Supporting evidence for the warrant / assumption. (Paragraph 3)
Grounds: The expert evidence, the researched material (Body of Paper)
Counter-Evidence: What the opposition side believes (paragraph following the supportive evidence)
Response: Your final response or rebuttal to the opposition counter-evidence (can be concluding paragraph or the paragraph before it)