Toulmin Argument Essay
Write for me Toulmin Argument Essay based on the following instructions. Make it A grade as last time. Thank you!!
This Toulmin project will help you practice what you have learned so far in this course.
1. First, you will choose a topic of interest. Make sure that you choose a public debate with clear sides and
stakes (see attachment to understand what this means!).
2. Then, you need to research that debate to narrow the topic’s scope, so it can be easily discussed within the
word count range.
o For example, you may be interested in learning more about traffic issues in the United States. However, that
topic is too large to cover for this assignment. After researching peer reviewed articles that discuss US traffic
issues in general, you may discover that the metro system in the District of Columbia is underfunded and
underutilized. Through your research, you find that you can make a claim that more funds should be made
available in order to upgrade the metro system, which would improve traffic issues in the District of Columbia.
This would make for a stronger and more specific argument. View the handout on sides and stakes that can
help with this process.
As you’ll see from the requirements of the assignment (listed in the requirements section of these instructions),
you need to find peer-reviewed sources using the APUS databases. From the library welcome page, click on
Advanced Search at the bottom of the page and then check the “peer reviewed” sources box filter.
This video will hopefully clarify the term, “peer-reviewed”. You may use eBooks; however, as discussed in your
textbook, books generally are not as current as peer-reviewed articles. You may also use primary sources
(interviews, statistics, etc); however, these primary sources should be obtained from experts within that field. If
you cannot find strong sources for your chosen topic, then change your topic. If you have a question about the
validity of a source, please email me, or post your question to the open forum.
Structure of the argument:
Make sure to include the following sections in your project regardless of the type of essay you choose to do:
an introduction and claim,
and a conclusion.