The Structures of Various Arguments. Quick Outlines. Classical Argument. Introduction—Sets the stage for the argument Thesis statement—the central claim of the argument Background—basic info needed to understand the argument Evidence and reasons for your position
Claim: The university should establish rules of punishment for cheating students . . .
Support: . . . because last year thirty students were caught cheating on exams.
Cheating is wrong
Cheating should be punished
If students knew they would be punished, they would not cheat.
Enough students are cheating that there is a problemExample of Toulmin Analysis