Toulmin Argument Model: claim, data, warrant/backing, counter-claim/rebuttal

Toulmin Argument Model: claim, data, warrant/backing, counter-claim/rebuttal
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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 against these standards of rational persuasion or use the model to design/outline a powerfully persuasive essay (persuasive at least for critical thinkers). Image size 960×720, file size 843 KB for use as a full-size PowerPoint slide (6-frame animation works in Slide-Show mode and repeats a couple times) or can be re-sized and used in a non-animated handout. Note: You can pause an animated GIF during a PowerPoint Slide Show by Right-Clicking your mouse; you can resume animation with a Left-Click. This mouse-trick works in PPT 2010, but other PPT versions may work differently. Suggested Alt-Text (100 characters) for more accessible images: A persuasive argument needs a qualified claim, data, warrant, backing, & counter-claim with rebuttal

Used/tested and engaging with English Composition, English 101.

To learn how to make such animated GIFs using PowerPoint and a free online AGIF maker, see PowerPoint slide show Animated GIFs—How to Make and Use.

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Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
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