Examples of the Toulmin Model in Public Speaking

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An excellent attendance record and the ability to lead are the most important attributes of an employee because they have more opportunities to grow the company and are dependable. Employee number 4 deserves a raise, provided that he increases his initiatives in the company. Employee number 4 has an excellent attendance record and a good ability to lead. Plenty of initiatives are important, but being dependable as an employee is more important; otherwise, how can we get work done?

This part of the argument: Employee number 4 deserves a raise would be considered what component of the Toulmin Model?

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An excellent attendance record and the ability to lead are the most important attributes of an employee because they have more opportunities to grow the company and are dependable. Employee number 4 deserves a raise, provided that he increases his initiatives in the company. Employee number 4 has an excellent attendance record and a good ability to lead. Plenty of initiatives are important, but being dependable as an employee is more important; otherwise, how can we get work done?

This part of the argument: Employee number 4 has an excellent attendance record and a good ability to lead. would most likely be considered what component of the Toulmin Model?

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An excellent attendance record and the ability to lead are the most important attributes of an employee because they have more opportunities to grow the company and are dependable. Employee number 4 deserves a raise, provided that he increases his initiatives in the company. Employee number 4 has an excellent attendance record and a good ability to lead. Plenty of initiatives are important, but being dependable as an employee is more important; otherwise, how can we get work done?

This part of the argument: ,provided that he increases his initiatives in the company. would most likely be considered what component of the Toulmin Model?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These tools will assess you on the elements of the Toulmin Model. You'll need to be able to identify each of these elements from examples in the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll be asked to identify the following parts of the Toulmin Model:

  • Conclusion statement of an argument
  • Supporting material in making a point
  • Limit or boundary of a statement
  • Sequence of reasoning
  • Discussion of possible counterstatements

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of the Toulmin Model and how it applies in different contexts
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the argument model and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify components of an argument

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the corresponding lesson, Examples of the Toulmin Model in Public Speaking. The lesson highlights the following objectives:

  • Learn how to use the model in public speaking
  • Understand the three main elements of the instrument
  • Identify situations in which you would include one or two other components in making a case
  • Create a sample argument using this tool
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