Here at Smith, we take two types of classes, those that last for an entire semester and those that last for just half a semester. This is great because we get the opportunity to take more classes, but it can pose a challenge, because it results in a constant flow of deliverables. Its probably more real-world like doing it this way, considering in most jobs you are constantly working. It can be quite taxing though, as “midterms” come 3 times a semester, and “finals” twice. Overall, it forces you to keep up, because with the pace that we go here at Smith, there is little time to catch up.