Toulmin Argumentation

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There has been an influx of new technologies that allow parents to monitor their children electronically

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Parents should stop surveilling their kids and trust them more.

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The technologies have produced no evidence proving that they actually reduce delinquency or other destructive teenage behaviors

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A recent survey of teenagers indicated that 67% of students would feel “extremely betrayed” if their parents tracked them on their GPS cellphone.

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Parents have every right to keep tabs on where their kids are within reason.

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The world today is more dangerous so parents need to be extra vigilant to prevent harm coming to them.

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Because ______, therefore ________ since_____.

Because _FACT__, therefore ________ since_____.

Because _FACT__, therefore _CLAIM___ since _____.

Because _FACT__, therefore _CLAIM___ since WARRANT.

Because Mr. Stearns’ students scored the highest on the WASL, therefore Mr. Stearns is the greatest teacher in the country, since test scores are the best measure of teaching ability.

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