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Toulmin Argumentation

How do we make a
convincing logical
argument?
Toulmin Argumentation
Fact

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

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Claim
Fact

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Claim
Fact

Parents should stop


surveilling their kids and
trust them more.

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Fact

Warrant

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

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Fact

Warrant

Backing

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

Backing

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Fact Qualifier

Warrant

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Claim
Fact Qualifier

Warrant Parents have every


right to keep tabs
on where their kids
are within reason.
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Warrant Rebuttal

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

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Fact Qualifier

Warrant Rebuttal

Backing

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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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