Pros and Cons

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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.|
Pro| Con|
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.| Pro| Con|
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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