Well, lets find out...... Do you enjoy having the same 4 courses for half a year? Or do you like the variety of eight? Is it too much to handle with eight courses at once, too boring with only four, and most importantly, do you forget too much of a subject when you haven't studied it in months?
Lets dig a little deeper here....
A school semester system divides curriculum into discrete time periods. Most colleges and universities operate on a regular two semester academic year. However, there are some that operate on a tri-semester or quarter semester. A semester usually lasts about four months, or sixteen weeks, which is slightly longer than one season. However, semesters are typically named Fall, Winter (or Spring), and Summer. The Fall semester lasts from about September through December; the Winter (or Spring) Semester from January through April, and the Summer Semester from about May through August. The Summer Semester may be much shorter, compressing its classes into more accelerated programs for those few, typically more dedicated students who are willing to study during what is normally a vacation interval.
What is negative points of semester system?
Negative aspects of semester system,
♦ Students are confined only to their course contents.
♦ They do not get time for extensive studies. As a result of this, the knowledge of students becomes restricted, and is limited to a very narrow perspective.
♦ Another fault is the course is is much short. One is shocked to see that the course for a subject in university is much shorter than the course of a subject at secondary level.
♦ In the last, semester system is comparatively expensive. Some students cannot bear its expenses and are unable to continue their studies at university level.
Non-semestered programs are self-paced. The student can complete his studies in any given discipline in as much or as little time as desired. As soon as the student is able to pass all of the examinations for the course, it is completed.
Non-semestered programs are easier, if you are a good student, or above average in intelligence, because you are not held back by other students, and can complete your work at your own pace. Non-semestered programs may be harder if you are a below average student, because you may take longer to complete your coursework than would be the case if you were in a semester system.
Non-semestered schools have a much better LEARNING aspect. Learning a new language over a year every second day is much more effective than learning a language in half that time on a daily basis.