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    “Who are Smarter- Boys or Girls?”



    A worldwide controversy is the notion of who are smarter boys or girls .Some people claims that boys are smarter than girls are in every aspect of life while others argue that girls are more intelligent than boys .Every type of those supports his point of view..


    Boys are smarter because they are physically stronger, the first group maintains. Their bodies are capable of bearing hard works; such as building .It is very difficult for women to build a house under the hot beams of the sun .This, in turn, qualify boys to be more intelligent because they will have more experience and they will learn a great deal from it.

    Although girls are physically weak, they overcome boys mentally, claims the other group. According to a recent research, girls have strong memories that enable them to be better at spelling than boys. The research found out that a nerve in the left side of the brain grows faster in girls than in boys. This nerve is responsible for making girls more intelligent in their early stage in their lives.

    However, boys excel in science and math. Since males are goal-oriented, they show a surpassing ability in solving problems. Whenever you talk to a man, about a problem you have or even a political issue, he immediately resorts to giving solutions though you were chatting .He is very practical. It seems that he has an overwhelming tendency to reasoning and solving problems.


    On the other hand, girls generally are more successful in arts .They always score high grades in literature courses. The reason behind that is the girls’ emotions are intense and very well nurtured. Because girls have a wonderful ability of sharing experience, they are successful in literature courses. A novel, for example, is an experience that the novelist had. Since boys lack the ability of sharing an experience, most of them find it difficult to cope with those courses.

    Boys are goal-oriented, which means that they tend to reason. Their nature forced them to be reasoning creatures. A conversation should have a purpose that is worth considering. Men do not indulge in a useless chat over the phone for several hours for no aim.

    Girls, on the other hand, are process-oriented. They narrate what happens not for a purpose other than sharing the experience with a partner. They do not look for solutions like men. For example, men find women’s talk over the phone for several hours boring while women enjoy this because they are telling their story in order to share it with somebody else. They do not seek solutions. You rarely see a woman suggesting a solution to another unless the other asks for it.


    Boys are more intelligent than girls are in the outside world. Boys are better at playing out-dooring games. Since boys are almost all the time out of the house playing with the neighboring kids, they know how to play soccer. They know how to deal with other kids if ever they have a fight. They also know directions. For instance, they know where a certain shop is located from the first time they have been there. Girls visit the same shop many times, but they do not know its whereabouts.

    Girls are smarter in the domestic arena. They are excellent cooks. They know how to dress properly. They also know how to take care of an infant. In general, they can handle all the homely affairs.


    Ultimately, boys do extremely well in the fields where physical and reasoning powers are most likely needed. In the opposite, girls excel in the arenas that require emotions and a strong memory.





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    Ilona Leki, Academic Writing. P. 367, Cambridge, second edition.

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    Do you have any facts to back up your opinions? In any case, Cas is going to come by and chop up your arguments. :wink:
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    “Who are Smarter- Boys or Girls?”
    That should be "Who is smarter: boys or girls?" You are, in a sense, comparing two things, so use is.

    A worldwide controversy is the notion of who are smarter boys or girls .Some people claims that boys are smarter than girls are in every aspect of life while others argue that girls are more intelligent than boys .Every type of those supports his point of view..
    A controversy and a notion are two different things. (Use about or over with controversy.) Perhaps:
    • A worldwide controversy has been brewing over whether girls or boys are smarter. Some claim that boys are smarter than girls in every way, while others argue that girls are more intelligent than boys.


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    Boys are smarter because they are physically stronger, the first group maintains. Their bodies are capable of bearing hard works; such as building .It is very difficult for women to build a house under the hot beams of the sun .This, in turn, qualify boys to be more intelligent because they will have more experience and they will learn a great deal from it.
    The first sentence is fine (although the argument is dubious). The second sentence is a mess. You have somehow managed to separate them from their bodies. (No mean feat!) What you mean to say is that males are stronger and have more endurance than females. They (males) can lift heavier loads and can work harder longer. The third sentence seem to be making the argument that men find it very easy to build a house in the hot sun. Grammatically, the last sentence is perfectly fine, but to say that something qualifies somebody to be intelligent is to say something nonsensical. You can't be qualified to be intelligent. Intelligence is itself a quality.

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    Although girls are physically weak, they overcome boys mentally, claims the other group.
    • Although girls are not as strong as boys, they are smarter than boys, claims the other group.


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    According to a recent research, girls have strong memories that enable them to be better at spelling than boys. The research found out that a nerve in the left side of the brain grows faster in girls than in boys. This nerve is responsible for making girls more intelligent in their early stage in their lives.
    • According to recent research, girls have strong memories that enable them to be better at spelling than boys. The research found out that a nerve on the left side of the brain grows faster in girls than in boys. This nerve is responsible for making girls more intelligent in the early stages of their lives.


    What research? What nerve? Is that "nerve theory" consistent with what is known about brain anatomy?

    However, boys excel in science and math. Since males are goal-oriented, they show a surpassing ability in solving problems. Whenever you talk to a man, about a problem you have or even a political issue, he immediately resorts to giving solutions though you were chatting .He is very practical. It seems that he has an overwhelming tendency to reasoning and solving problems.
    • Boys are better than girls in both science and math. Since males are goal-oriented, they show a surpassing ability in solving problems. Whenever you talk to a man about a problem he will offer a solution. Men are practical. Men are good at reasoning and solving problems.


    I see opinions but nothing to back them up. You suggest that women are not goal-oriented and are not good at solving problems, but you offer no evidence to support that assertion.


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    Default Re: Who is really smarter boys or girls????????

    Quote:
    “Who are Smarter- Boys or Girls?”


    That should be "Who is smarter: boys or girls?" You are, in a sense, comparing two things, so use is.


    It is a quote .And I think he/she used it to trigger the readers attention and I like this kind of technique.




    Quote:
    A worldwide controversy is the notion of who are smarter boys or girls .Some people claims that boys are smarter than girls are in every aspect of life while others argue that girls are more intelligent than boys .Every type of those supports his point of view..


    A controversy and a notion are two different things. (Use about or over with controversy.)

    I think a controversy is an idea or a notion. However, I have to admit that the sentence you suggested is better that mine.







    Quote:
    Boys are smarter because they are physically stronger, the first group maintains. Their bodies are capable of bearing hard works; such as building .It is very difficult for women to build a house under the hot beams of the sun .This, in turn, qualify boys to be more intelligent because they will have more experience and they will learn a great deal from it.


    The first sentence is fine (although the argument is dubious).

    The second sentence is a mess. You have somehow managed to separate them from their bodies. (No mean feat!) What you mean to say is that males are stronger and have more endurance than females. ( I MEAN THAT MALES HAVE MORE PHSYCAL ENDURANCE THAN FEMALES .)

    They (males) can lift heavier loads and can work harder longer. The third sentence seem to be making the argument that men find it very easy to build a house in the hot sun. Grammatically, the last sentence is perfectly fine, but to say that something qualifies somebody to be intelligent is to say something nonsensical. You can't be qualified to be intelligent. Intelligence is itself a quality.
    What I meant is that they will learn a lot because they will witness and experience things that the females do have the opportunity to learn. Consequently, if we get an experienced male and an inexperienced female ( as it is common in my country ) to build a house who do you think will be able to perform better ?




    What research? What nerve? Is that "nerve theory" consistent with what is known about brain anatomy?
    Well, I have read this in an article titled “Scientists Probe the Roots of Abilities That Seem Linked t Sex “ and

    many scientists believe this to be true.




    I see opinions but nothing to back them up. You suggest that women are not goal-oriented and are not good at solving problems, but you offer no evidence to support that assertion.



    I HAVE GIVEN MY OPINION AND THAT CAN BE CONSIDERED AS A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE BY WHICH I SUPPORT MY ARGUMENT WITH.
    Do you have any suggestions about other techniques I can use or examples to boost my argument?

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    A controversy is an argument. Something that is controversial is something people argue about.

    That males have greater endurance than females is not an argument for their intelligence. (You don't need to add "physical" to "endurance".) Do you have any data to link intelligence and strength?

    Consequently, if we get an experienced male and an inexperienced female ( as it is common in my country ) to build a house who do you think will be able to perform better ?
    That would not be a test of intelligence. That would test the benefits of experience. If you would compare an experienced male to an inexperienced male who would you expect to perform better? Would it be a test of intelligence?

    Intelligence is the ability to learn. It is also the ability to solve problems. If you wish to test the relative intelligence of two groups of people, you have to give them similar tests.

    The statement "many scientists believe this to be true" is not evidence.

    An opinion is not experience. You could offer a story from your experience to back up your opinon, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardRock
    “Who are Smarter- Boys or Girls?”

    It is a quote. And I think he/she used it to trigger the readers attention and I like this kind of technique.
    Well, if it's a quote, it'd be best to modify it--otherwise it serves only to weaken the argument that boys are stronger at grammar than girls.


    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    What you mean to say is that males are stronger and have more endurance than females.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hardrock
    I MEAN THAT MALES HAVE MORE PHSYCAL ENDURANCE THAN FEMALES.
    The terms 'male' and 'female' would be best given that 'boys' rarely build houses. Speaking of physical endurance, it's a known scientific fact that females are more likely to survive the cold temperature of the sea when shipwrecked. In terms of physical attributes, males lack the body fat required to sustain such cold temperatures. I'd add in giving birth, but all things considered, the male body is not made to endure that physical feat. But, mind you, leaving that bit out kind of makes your argument one-sided. That is, you seem to be comparing women to men rather than comparing women and men.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardrock
    What I meant is that they will learn a lot because they will witness and experience things that the females do have the opportunity to learn. Consequently, if we get an experienced male and an inexperienced female ( as it is common in my country ) to build a house who do you think will be able to perform better ?
    Well now, that's why the argument is dubious. Culture plays a major part here. Men and women are capable of different roles in other countries.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    What research? What nerve? Is that "nerve theory" consistent with what is known about brain anatomy?
    Quote Originally Posted by Hardrock
    Well, I have read this in an article titled “Scientists Probe the Roots of Abilities That Seem Linked t Sex“ and many scientists believe this to be true.
    The problem is not what the scientists believe; the problem is that the readers have not read the article and so they have no idea what 'nerve theory' is about or how it strengthens your argument.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardrock
    I HAVE GIVEN MY OPINION AND THAT CAN BE CONSIDERED AS A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE BY WHICH I SUPPORT MY ARGUMENT WITH.
    You have given your personal opinions, yes; but, you've yet to convince your reader that your opinions are worth considering. 50% of your readers are female. :D

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    Some men don't lack the body fat, suely?

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