Unit 1 Minor Writing Assignment

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Exercise 2 on Pg. 27

2a. I think women are better listeners than men.

|Pros |Cons | |Women seem to be more aware in conversations. |Women pay too much attention to conversations | |It enables them to give better advise |They advise only on the information provided to them and not the | | |whole story | |It allows them to be more sensitive |They become over-sensitive. Where men know to stop being | | |sensitive on a issue | |Women pay attention and listen to the whole conversation |Men listen to what they want to listen to | |It shows a sign of support to the individual or person |Sometimes does not include their own feelings or input. |

2b. Capital punishment is no deterrent to crime.

|Pros |Cons | |Using Capital Punishment will deter people from committing |People will continue to commit capital crimes if they know the | |violent crimes. |sentencing is less. | |In some states, crime has been reduced |In other states, it has not changed. | |Some criminals do care about the punishment |Some people have done it by accident | |There are alternative to Capital Punishment. |Some criminals never change | |Save taxpayer’s money |The criminal has to be housed in a location until they die. |

2c. “Hard” Science such as math are more difficult than “soft” sciences such as sociology.

|Pros |Cons | |Utilizes logic to solve things |More logic driven and not reason driven | |Utilizes mathematical formulas to solve things |Required one to study more for Hard science and less for soft | | |science | |More direct and accurate data |No real “Grey area” | |Some people might excel at certain subjects. |Others might not excel at the subjects. | |Hard is difficult and soft easier |One required more time to study that the other. |

2d. The production and sale of cigarettes must be outlawed for the health of the American Public.

|Pros |Cons | |It would allow people to be healthier |Takes away people’s freedom of choice | |It would reduce the ability of people underage to purchase these |People of proper age would not be able to make the choice. | |things | | |Cleaner air in our environment |The smoke dissipates in the air | |Cleaner environment – cigarette butts on...
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