Rogerian Essay

Decent Essays
Trevor Barthel
Prof. Oneil
Effectiveness in Writing
19 May 2012 1) I am writing this essay because I am a huge advocate of a free internet. The internet should not be able to be monitored by the US government or anyone else. In this essay, I plan to inform the reader on what the US is trying to do to the free internet. 2) I learned a lot by completing this assignment. Most importantly, I learned how to write a Rogerian essay. It was interesting learning about my topic, but learning how to write this essay will benefit me more in life. 3) The only difficulty that I encountered was the sorting out people’s personal views, and facts. Everyone seems to have his or her own view on this issue. 4) I really enjoy anything
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