I wrote this essay-style midterm during the fall of 2015 for Dr. Michael Harker’s Composition Studies class (Engl 3100). This midterm’s sole purpose was to demonstrate to Dr. Harker a thorough understanding of the material we were studying in class. This piece holds a special significance for me. The content we were studying sparked my interest in continuing on in higher education to go for a Master’s degree. Never before had I been so impressed with my understanding of theory. The abstract thought generated in this piece appears to be of higher caliber than typical undergraduate work. The only thing I would potentially change would be to extend the discussions into larger academic papers.