A simplified version of the Toulmin Model of argument writing. Use it as a handout for student binders, a graphic organizer for prewriting, or a classroom poster! This model is completely aligned to the Common Core Standards!
This slightly revised model of rational argument adds a backbone of the scientific method and also replaces Qualifier with Counter-Claim (per Purdue OWL). Slow-animated GIF highlights/describes argument parts and how they work together to persuade a critical thinker. You can test your argument essay