So one of the big differences between university and school/college is that at university we get midterms. These are, as the name suggests, exams halfway through the first term which contribute towards your module grade. Basically, you get a period of about 3 weeks where you have one or two exams a week.
Different lecturers and modules have different formats for their midterms too. It often takes the form of an online multiple choice test, which is great because you get your results back pretty much immediately. Some lecturers prefer to challenge you a bit more with a written exam too.
But all in all it provides us with either confirmation that we’re doing a good amount of work, or equally acts as a reminder that you need to step up your game.
If anyone wants to know, so far I’ve found it to very much be the second of the two, so I’d best get started.