General Instructions. Each essay should include a brief introduction, complete answers to the specific prompt in each question, and a brief conclusion. Your essays should be written primarily in your own words (although brief quotes are permissible). For most students, an essay of 800 to 1,000 words will be sufficient to answer each essay question (3 to 4 pages). You may refer informally to all reading materials and references given by the instructor in the syllabus and in Blackboard (e.g. APA style references and citations are not needed for class materials). You do not need to refer to any other materials other than the class materials to complete the midterm. The grading of the midterm exam will be based on completeness, accuracy, and writing quality.