With Thursday's deadline for the mid-term paper in sight, I hope that at this point you have your thesis clearly stated, a draught of your all-important opening paragraph, and an outline of your essay's structure (how many paragraphs you will have, what the specific content of each will be, how the logic & transitions of each cohere, and an approximation of the sentence order.)
For help with any points of technicality, I will be in office hours this week as follows:
Tuesday, 10:30- 11:20, 1:45-3:00
Thursday and Friday as usual.
I can also arrange individual appointments those three days from three o'clock until a quarter to midnight.