Critical Evaluation Essay

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Matthew A. Torres
Gina Crawford
English 102
April 21, 2013

What is your purpose in writing this essay? In your response, explore the deeper meaning of this question. The goal is not just to complete the assignment but instead to convey a message. What do you plan to accomplish with this essay? What do you hope the reader takes away from this argument? My purpose is to get the reader to agree that this petition was plainly ignored by our leader. This petition was generated for American's and the world's safety, and if properly handled could have prevented many current world affairs. I hope the reader can take away from this assignment how much our current lifestyle with North Korea and Iran threaten with nuclear warfare is affected by construction of the atomic weapons by the United States. What did you learn from completing this assignment? Did you experience a new understanding of the topic? Did you change your perspective after completing the essay? I learned that our President chose to ignore this petition, and authorized the use of this weapon killing many innocent people. Going into this assignment, I knew our government was curious on the effects the atomic bomb would have on human cities. Now at the end of the assignment, I feel the same way. What difficulties did you encounter during the writing or editing phases of the assignment? With this assignment my greatest difficulty was generating an effective thesis. I always want my thesis to grab the reader, yet to be able to tell what I am going to write about. I always tend to over think things, so hopefully I have achieved my goal through the readers eyes. What did you enjoy about this assignment?

The thing I enjoyed most about this assignment was the actual reading of the petition. I had never known this existed, and love history! Which essay did you chose? Why did you choose it?
I chose A Petition to the President of the United States of America. I chose this article for it contained the...
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