Essay 2 was definitely my most difficult essay to get down. I had a really hard time with the topic, and I just didn’t feel myself getting really into it. In the case of having irony as a topic, I just felt like there was too much to get into without it feeling bloated. My main issue was that I didn’t really get my thesis down. I danced around it a bit, but I don’t think I ever got to a point where I could say I had a clear thesis statement. Had I done this, I’m sure that my overall writing process would have gone much smoother.
In terms of the type of essay this was, I felt very out of my element. I’m very comfortable looking at a debatable situation, taking a side, and debating it. For this essay, I felt like the argument wasn’t really there for me. I’m sure that I could’ve found it, but at the time I had real trouble figuring it out.
I did learn from the writing experience though. Because this essay required more research and quotes than my first essay, I went a bit overboard with the quotation marks. I know that I have to work on paraphrasing my examples and I plan on using this experience to my advantage as my writing progresses.