Lecture #5 - Developing a Credible Argument

The writer is committing to justication shows how the

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Unformatted text preview: ts • Claim: The idea or point that the writer is committing to Toulmin’s Logic • Grounds: Before we can assert something, we need some kind of data or facts • Claim: The idea or point that the writer is committing to • Justification: Shows how the claim is logically built from the grounds Toulmin’s Logic • Grounds: Before we can assert something, we need some kind of data or facts • Claim: The idea or point that the writer is committing to • Justification: Shows how the claim is logically built from the grounds • Evidence: Formed by data Toulmin’s Logic • Grounds: Before we can assert something, we need some kind of data or facts • Claim: The idea or point that the writer is committing to • Justification: Shows how the claim is logically built from the grounds • Evidence: Formed by data • Qualifier: Expresses the degree of certainty, uncertainty, emphasis, or limitation Toulmin’s Logic • Grounds: Before we can assert something, we need some kind of data or facts • Claim: The idea or point that the writer is committing to • Justification: Shows how the claim is logically built from the grounds • Evidence: Formed by data • Qualifier: Expresses the degree of certainty, uncertainty, emphasis, or limitation • Rebuttal: The act of shooting down an opponent’s argument Implementing the Argument Writing from Claim to Evidence 1.  State the claim clearly 2.  Set out the evidence. 3.  Answer the questions: a)  How does this evidence support the claim? b)  Why does this claim emerge from this evidence? 4.  Analyze your degree of certainty 5.  Consider the conditions in which your evidence would not support the claim Implementing the Argument Writing from Evidence to Claim 1.  What do the data show? 2.  What observations can you make? 3.  Why can you say that about the data? 4....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2014 for the course COMM 1050 taught by Professor Jennajacobson during the Fall '13 term at UOIT.

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