-- First, for those of you still thinking deeply about your sample search, maybe you're worried about doing your search and submitting it properly. Here is a short breakdown of the assignment:
(Be aware: Those of you who have already submitted your search, you're fine. You do not need to submit another search.)
-- Second, for those of you thinking deeply about your critiques (And remember: You have two  critiques due this Thursday night, for two  different classmates!), you might be worried about how to fill a 500 word critique. That's understandable. But I'll answer this concern very simply: Your critiques are your responsibility, not anybody else's. If you write an insufficient critique, only you lose points. Now, let's just look at the matter a little bit more closely: If there isn't enough to write about in your partners' critiques, then you could easily write about what's not there! Make suggestions; ask questions; invite your critique partners to say more or to organize their drafts better. Use critical thinking and write effectively -- that's what I'm always asking for.
I'm looking forward to seeing your good work. Your research advice was inspiring, and now I only want to read more of your ideas.