Take-Home Toulmin Worksheet


Reasons--Why is the writer advancing this claim?
List reasons--
Examine--Are they good/effective reasons? Explain.
Are they relevant to the thesis? Explain.

Evidence: List what kinds of evidence (data, personal experience, case studies, citations from an expert, etc.) are offered as support for each reason.
Examine--Is the evidence convincing?
Is it relevant to the reason it supports?

Refutations: What refutations from the opposition does the writer offer?
How does the writer respond to each objection?

Summarize your results: Give an overall evaluation of the argument.