Project #1939 - wcm 6.1 Toulmin Model Analysis

Toulmin Model analysis

Complete the Toulmin Model analysis of the following arguments:

 

    • Argument: Excessive tardiness among employees decreases productivity because it hurts morale.

 

a. Claim: Tardiness causes decrease in productivity.

b. Stated reason: Tardiness hurts morale.

c. Unstated assumption: Productivity suffers if morale is low.

d. Backing:

e. Rebuttal:

 

    • Argument: Flexibility in scheduling work hours increases productivity because individuals feel more able to balance their personal lives and work.

 

a. Claim: Flexibility in scheduling increases productivity.

b. Stated reason: Individuals feel better able to achieve balance.

c. Unstated assumption: Productivity increases if employees have balanced lives.

d. Backing:

e. Rebuttal:

 

    • Argument: A company that provides gym membership for employees has less health insurance-related expenses because employees have less chronic illness.

 

a. Claim:

b. Stated reason:

c. Unstated assumption:

d. Backing:

e. Rebuttal:

 

    • Argument: Mandatory drug testing of employees reduces insurance costs because there are fewer accidents on the job.

 

a. Claim:

b. Stated reason:

c. Unstated assumption:

d. Backing:

e. Rebuttal:

 

    • Argument: Creating group projects for employees decreases productivity because it discourages individual excellence.

 

a. Claim:

b. Stated reason:

c. Unstated assumption:

d. Backing:

e. Rebuttal:

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