This past week has been a little testy for students at Amity as, starting on Tuesday, midterm exams began. These all encompassing tests, based on the information taught during the first two semesters, last one hour and 25 minutes each, indicating that students only had to take two each day and were able to go home at 11 o'clock. Some lucky seniors did not have to come in at all, as many teachers exempt those who have a B average or better in their classes from taking the midterms (although this is usually not the case concerning Advanced Placement classes, where midterms are almost always given).
These tests are lengthy, cover a lot of material, and require a great deal of studying. Some students get a couple of days of review in class with their teachers; others are working up to the last day possible, with no in-class review time. This all depends on the course and the professor, but either way the majority of the responsibility rests on the students.