The Toulmin Model

The Toulmin Model - The Toulmin Model A Summary Claim...

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The Toulmin Model A Summary  Claim Synonyms : proposition, conclusion, main point, thesis Answers the Question : "What is the author trying to prove – what's the bottom line?" Claims can appear anywhere in the argument or they may be implied (in  which case you must identify them by inference).  The claim organizes the  entire argument; everything else in the argument is related to the claim. Support Synonyms : data, grounds, proof, evidence, premises Answers the Question : "What additional information does the author supply to convince me of this claim?" The support for the claim provides the evidence, reasoning, opinions,  examples, and factual information about the claim that make it possible for  the reader to accept it.  Support is always explicitly stated and will not have  to be inferred.  It can appear either before or after the claim and is required  to be acceptable and convincing. Common types of Support:
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course ENGL 1302 taught by Professor Salcedo during the Spring '07 term at UT Arlington.

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