pros and cons. Arguments or considerations for and against something, as in Wed best weigh all the pros and cons before we decide to add a new wing to the library. This idiom is taken from the Latin pro for “for” and con for “against.” [
How do you list pros and cons?
First, write the decision you have to make at the top of a sheet of paper. Next, divide it in half vertically, and label one side Pros and the other Cons. Then, list all of the possible positive consequences of the decision in the pros column, and all the negative effects in the cons column.
How do you start a pros and cons paragraph?
Your introductory paragraph must briefly and dispassionately describe the issue. Follow with a sentence that summarizes the pro side of the debate, followed by a sentence that summarizes the con. Then, open with the case for the pro. Devote one paragraph to each of your primary points.