T Chart

What is a T Chart?

A T-Chart is a graphic display that compares two aspects of a situation or two different options (such as the pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses, advantages and disadvantages). When you lay out both sides next to each other in a T-Chart, you can see both sides at a glance. This can help you weigh each side against the other and choose the side that is dominant. This will give you the solution to your problem.

A t chart can be used in many different situations, but the most common use is to make a pros and cons list.

Each t chart template has two columns. The number of rows depends on the problem at hand. It can be used to compare things in order to determine the pros and cons of each. For example, when comparing two colleges or whether or not to going into a particular relationship.

T charts are easier for data visualization because you can see what information goes into each side of the argument or what information belongs on which side of the table.

T Chart Template

Blank T chart

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T chart template

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T table chart

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T chart template

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Problems and Solutions chart

This T chart template show the problems and their potential solutions.

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T chart graphic organizer

This T chart graphic organizer had two spaces to write the two topics at the top of the chart.

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Blank T Chart

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Pros and Cons List

A pro and cons list can be used before making a decision. It is often used to outline the advantages and disadvantages of a certain decision.
Each pro con list template is available as an image, a Word document or an editable PDF file.

Pros and Cons Template

Pros and Cons List

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Pros and cons list template

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Pros and cons chart

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The Excel spreadsheet calculates the value of each pro and con and the importance and then calculates the total. You can then see the total pros vs cons.

Pros vs Cons

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Pro Con List

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Pro Con List

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This pros and cons chart has a section to describe the topic, question, or decision on the top of the page.

Pros vs Cons

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This pro con list template has bullet points for each list.

Pros Cons

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Decision Chart

A decision-making chart will help you present the problem and the pros and cons of the decision. I have added a section for your gut feeling, which I think is important particularly when you trust your instincts.

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Decision making chart

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Pros and Cons List Maker

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How to Make a Pros and Cons List

Either print a blank t chart from the selection above or open an editable PDF and type on it.

The most important thing about making a pro con list is to start with the pros. Think of the most beneficial things about your idea and why you think it is so great.

Rank each pro according to its importance. Rank it from 1 (unimportant) to 10 (important).

After you have listed down your positives, it’s time to list the negatives or cons of your idea on the other side of the pros and cons list template. Remember to keep an open mind throughout this process.

It should be noted that the cons list should not just be about what will go wrong, it should also encompass other possible downsides such as ethical considerations or financial consequences.

Rank each con according to its importance. Rank it from 1 (unimportant) to 10 (important).

Once you have written all the pros and cons for your idea, it’s time to make a decision. You can either choose to go forward with this idea or abandon it altogether.

A good way to help you decide is to calculate the sum of all the pros and cons and compare the total of each. If you select the Excel template then it will do the calculation for you.

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