Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've written a post on an aspect of just being a student here at Norwich, so in honor of taking a break from my midterms, I'll write to you all about midterms!
I'm sure those of you still in high school might have some idea of what midterms are: tests that have more weight and are generally cumulative for all that you've learned in the first half of the semester (or year, depending on your school.) In college, it's somewhat similar, but midterms can vary greatly depending on the class in question. Since I'm an International Studies/Chinese major, the majority of my classes are political science, international studies, and history classes.
Within these disciplines, you'll typically have papers to write for your midterms and finals. This differs greatly from math or science classes, which will typically involve sit-down tests (probably closer to what you'd be used to in high school.) For example: for my Modern Russian History class, I have 2 essay questions to answer, at about 5 pages per question. Meanwhile, for my Elementary Statistics class, I have a sit-down exam this coming Wednesday.
That's just a quick overview of midterms, so when you hear your college friends complaining about them, you now know generally what it's about!
If you've got any questions, feel free to ask!
Catch y'all later!