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Chapter 5

CO 300 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Stephen Toulmin


Department
Composition
Course Code
CO 300
Professor
Debra Walker
Chapter
5

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The Toulmin Model
Toulmin's terms
-claim
-data
-aka support
-warrant
-backing
-rebuttal
-qualifier
Claim
-the main point of the argument
-what is the author trying to prove?
Or
-what am I trying to prove as the author?
*could appear at either the beginning or end of a paper
Synonyms
-thesis
-main point
-proposition
-conclusion
Support
-what information does the author supply to convince people of their claim?
-two levels
-subclaims
-specific support
Subclaims
-supporting arguments
-reasons for the claim
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