Exercise 2, page 27
a. I think women are better listeners than men.
Pro (yes, for, good)
| Con (no, against, bad)
1. Women are nurturing by nature.
| 1. Tend to get too emotional.
| 2. Like to listen and be supportive.
| 2. Don’t see a problem in sharing your personal issues with others.
| 3. Care to know all details and facts, no matter how long it takes.
| 3. Will tend to feel they know it all.
| 4. Will give advice based on personal experiences.
| 4. Can often talk endlessly while trying to give you advice.
| 5. Women try to relate and show compassion.
| 5. Try to read between the lines too often, making an issue bigger than it needs to be.
b. Capital punishment is no deterrent to crime.
1. Eliminates the possibility of committing more crimes
| 1. Innocent people could die.
| 2. Gives survivors closure and a small level of peace knowing nobody else will endure such pain.
| 2. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Killing a killer won’t bring back a loved one.
| 3. Does not support and protect a person who had no regards for a human being’s life.
| 3. Execution is expensive.
| 4. Sets a precedent of what society cannot tolerate.
| 4. People with limited resources might not be able to afford proper defense.
| 5. Eliminates the risk of being paroled ever.
| 5. Life without parole keeps the person off the streets forever.
c. “Hard” sciences such as math are more difficult than “soft” sciences such as sociology.
1. “Hard” sciences can be less intuitively understandable than “soft” sciences.
| 1. Most “soft” sciences such as sociology are based on observation, making them seem simple, yet becoming more difficult throughout the process of researching.
| 2. Teaches you better accuracy.
| 2. Might lose job opportunities for having less knowledge of each type of science
| 3. Prepares you better for life situations.
| 3. Could cause you to lose time by having to learn “hard” sciences after expecting to get by...
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