You may think of arguments as negative confrontations where two or more people cannot come to a reasonable resolution of their perceived differences. Argument, though, can be positive in the context of advocating the need for change. While you may be passionate about an idea for change, you will also want to be precise in how you design your argument in order to influence how a person thinks about your idea for change.
For this units Discussion, you will use the Toulmin Model to analyze your argument for change.
Before submitting your post, please review the following podcast, “Argument and the Toulmin Model,”
Then, respond to the following prompts in at least two well-developed paragraphs:
Share your revised thesis statement and identify the claim and warrant in that statement.
Which of the logical appeals might be most useful to emphasize, and what logical fallacies might you need to avoid with this argument? Will the audience be likely to agree with your warrant, and if not, how might you revise the thesis? Here is an example of a thesis statement with the claim and warrant:
Thesis: The United States should abolish capital punishment because it does not reduce the crime rate.
Claim: The United States should abolish capital punishment.