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

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