Semester system is simply a different management of time during the academic year. Rather than holding the classes for one year with a summer break, as is done under the annual system, the semester system allows for two semesters to be offered in the fall and spring, each of which is 18 weeks long. 16 weeks are dedicated to teaching and 2 weeks are reserved for the mid-trem and final examinations. Student’s performance in each course is evaluated on a continuous basis throughout the semester. Final grading for each course is based on quizzes, assignments, term papers/projects, class participation, mid-term and final examination.