In American Short Story we went over the essay, on of the ones due in before christmas. I think I now have a clear idea of how to do the essay now. Luckyly there is a certain amount of freedom, so we can be selective and only use the stories that we liked. I have a fair idea of what I'm going to do which I will embark on soon. (Maybe even tomorrow.)
Tomorrow is IT for writers and Scriptwriting. They are both quite fun.