About the contractions... I'm not taking it lightly. Thanks to your recommendation, in the future, I will try to avoid them entirely, however, I believe that it's not worth the trouble of fixing on this paper. Thanks for the criticism, both of you. I really didn't noticed that I overused semicolons... If anthing I would think that I overused colons leading into quotations. Quick question, if a colon precedes a quotation, does the quotation need to be an independent clause? Also, thanks for catching the pronoun miss usage, for some reason it made sense at the time, hopefully I would have caught it in my own proof of the paper (which I hate yet to do, but I have a hard copy and a red pen to make it easier to find errors... there's something about the printed form that helps me see my mistakes.) EDIT: Turned it in earlier today, Thanks for the help!