I really do not want to give up November 19 as a lecture day--and bitter experience has taught me that an afternoon lecture on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the 24th, simply does not work.
Therefore: the midterm scheduled for November 19 is cancelled.
In its place is substituted:
Due Friday December 11, 5 PM: 2500 words. Take one of your short papers for this course--I hope the one you liked most--and expand it and its argument to about 2500 words.
This assignment substitutes for the November 19 midterm in all respects.