Argument Writing - ARGUMENTATIV E WRITING How to defend...

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ARGUMENTATIV E WRITING How to defend your side, acknowledge opposition and lay out an argument
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TOULMIN ARGUMENT Toulmin Argument This type of argument works well when there are no clear truths or absolute solutions to a problem. Toulmin arguments take into account the complex nature of most situations. There are six elements for analyzing, and, in this case, presenting arguments that are important to the Toulmin method. Source fr your reference (Click it)
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ELEMENTS OF TOULMIN ESSAY Claims — The claim is a statement of opinion that the author is asking her or his audience to accept as true. Example: There should be more laws to regulate texting while driving in order to cut down on dangerous car accidents. Grounds — The grounds are the facts, data, or reasoning upon which the claim is based. Essentially, the grounds are the facts making the case for the claim. Example: The National Safety Council estimates that 1.6 million car accidents per year are caused by cell phone use and texting. Warrant — The warrant is what links the grounds to the claim. This is what makes the audience understand how the grounds are connected to supporting the claim. Sometimes, the warrant is implicit (not directly stated), but the warrant can be stated directly as well. As a writer, you are making assumptions about what your audience already believes, so you have to think about how clear your warrant is and if you need to state it directly for your audience. You must also think about whether or not a warrant is actually an unproven claim.
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