Discuss counter-arguments and provide rebuttal counter
One of the primary values associated with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is college readiness. Develop a PowerPoint presentation that argues for or against college readiness driving school curriculum.
This argument should follow the Toulmin Model for Argumentation (Wheeler, n.d.) explained below:
Slide 1: Title page
Slide 2: Introduction of the problem or topic Material to get the reader’s attention (a “hook”) Introduce problem or topic Introduce your claim or thesis, perhaps with accompanying qualifiers that limit the scope of the argument. (This will help you cut down the topic to a manageable length.)
Slide 3: Offer data (reasons or evidence) to support the argument Datum #1 Datum #2 (and so on)
Slide 4: Explore warrants that show how the data is connected logically with other data Warrant #1 Warrant #2 (and so on)
Slide 5: Offer factual backing to show the logic used in the warrants is good in terms of realism and theory Backing for warrant #1 Backing for warrant #2 (and so on)
Slide 6: Discuss counter-arguments and provide rebuttal Counter-argument #1 Rebuttal to counter-argument #1 Counter-argument #2 Rebuttal to counter-argument #2 (and so on)
Slide 7: Conclusion Implications of the argument, summation of points, or final evocative thought to ensure the reader remembers the argument
Slide 8: Reference page with APA-style references
These additional References on College Readiness may be helpful in preparing your presentation. Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research.
Cite and reference your sources in APA style. Click here for information on course rubrics. References Wheeler, L. K. (n.d.). Toulmin model of argument. Retrieved from http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/documents/toulmin.pdf