Originally Posted by CpGisland
I am wondering how exactly the block system was setup. How many weeks are in a block? Are the cumulative tests at the end of each block or semester? I would greatly appreciate any additional information you have regarding the curriculum.
Could any KCOMers give me their overall opinion on how this new system is working for them
There are typically 3 weeks of material in a block and then you take the block exam on a Monday morning or afternoon.
I think the block exam format works pretty well in making you store material in your long term memory. Vice the binge and purge method that comes with testing every other day or every couple of days.
It also allows you to manage your time a little bit better and you start to know when you can and can't take breaks.
In regards to cumulative exams...OTM is really the only "cumulative" exam and that begins in like quarter 2 or 3. The other cumulative exams just sound challenging but in reality most of the questions will probably come from the quarter you're taking (so thus, nothing to fret over).