I thought you might benefit from my own notes on what to include on Thursday's midterm exam. I won't say what exactly will or will not be on the exam, but here is the pool of material I'll be using to make the exam. Use it well.
benign, bode, copious, hierarchy, infanticide, libertarian, superficial
"Excitement Deprives Children of Happiness"
"One Man, Many Wives, Big Problems"
"Cops Are Less Cautious Than Soldiers in Iraq"
"Why We Should Care About the Benghazi Scandal"
"Is Benghazi a Scandal?"
:"Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts"
Writing process--mine & Wordsmith's
Five points for reading critically
Elements of an essay
Elements of a paragraph
Nine steps to writing with clarity and style (lots of material here)