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Yousuf Huda 1302 – 005 Spring 2008 Kamalika Mitra SR 4 (ch.5) February 15, 2008 In chapter five of Nancy Wood’s Perspective on Argument , Wood discusses the vital parts of an argument through analysis of the Toulmin Model. This model is designed to highlight the parts required to make a valid argument and present it to others. The parts discussed are the Support, Warrant, Backing, Qualifier, Claim, and Rebuttal. On one side there’s Support which is proof or evidence of the argument, Warrants which are unstated assumptions of the argument, and Backing which is the proof that make warrants acceptable. On the other side of the model, there are Qualifiers which are hints that indicate uncertainty, Claim which is the conclusion made in the argument, and Rebuttal which is the possibility of other views of the argument. Without these an argument would
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Unformatted text preview: not be complete. I have used the Toulmin model in my past English 1301 class at TCC and it has shown to be very effective. In fact, I use it in all my papers and even the one I am planning to use in this English 1302 class. I am doing my paper on Stem Cell Research and I believe that without learning about this model it would not be as good as it is today. The Toulmin model is used on a daily basis even by the most well-known leaders in America. I have noticed during the Presidential Elections of 2008 that certain senators have used these exact parts to make their argument and from my perspective, it looked as if the audience was caught up in the debate and also agreed with the opinions being presented. Overall the Toulmin model is proven to be an effective way to make an argument....
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