Michael Herke

Setsunan University

Michael is a lecturer in the Faculty of Foreign Studies at Setsunan University. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, photography, cooking, reading and writing.


The Toulmin Model for Developing Arguments

College & University Education
Sun, Nov 22, 10:45-12:15 JST

Students often have difficulties writing logical, cohesive arguments in English. This poster presentation introduces and applies the Toulmin model of argumentation to student arguments. The Toulmin system identifies three indispensable (i.e. the claim, the grounds, and the warrant) and three optional elements in every argument. The Toulmin model can help participants have a better understanding of how logical arguments achieve cohesion as well as guide students to write them.