Sample Toulmin Argument

Now that you have had the chance to learn about Toulmin, it’s time to see what a Toulmin argument might look like. Below, you’ll see a sample argumentative essay, written according to MLA formatting guidelines, with a particular emphasis on Toulmin elements.

Click the image below to see the sample paper in a PDF format. In the sample, scroll over the purple dialog boxes to learn about the strategies and techniques the author used in this essay. In some browsers, you may need to download or save this file to be able to utilize all of its functionality.

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