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Sample1:ToulminArgumentGraphicOrganizer

ToulminArgument


1 Claim Drugsshouldnotbelegalized



2 Because becausethelegalizationofdrugswouldincreasethenumberofdrug
Clause/s addicts
Why?
(Supportsclaim)


3 Grounds Ifpoliceofficersnolongerarresteddrugdealers,confiscatedrugsand
punishdrugdealersandbuyers,thentherewillbemoredrugs
How (Evidence:facts, availabletothepeople.
doyou data,statisticsetc.)
know?

4 Warrant Anincreaseinthenumberofdrugaddictswillbebad.

(Generalbelief)


5 Backing Anincreaseinthenumberofdrugaddictswouldbebadbecausea
personwhoisundertheinfluenceofdrugscanhurtotherswhile
Why? (SupportsWarrant) driving.


6 Counterclaim Perhapslegalizingdrugswillnotincreasethenumberofdrugaddicts
UsingQualifiers becausethegovernmentwillregulatethesaleanduseofdrugs


Perhaps,probably,possibly,may,could,
Qualifierslimitthepower/forceoftheopposingclaim
might,suggests,indicates,appears,
seems,

7 Rebuttalofthe Butthiswouldstillnotprevent..
Counterclaim







1 Claim



2 Because
Clause/s




3 Grounds






4 Warrant



5 Backing




6 Counterclaim
UsingQualifiers





7 Rebuttalofthe
Counterclaim


Conclusion
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