Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 36 to 42
Although most universities in the United States are on a semester system, which offers classes in the fall and spring, some schools observe a quarter system includes of fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters. The academic year, September to June, is divided into three quarters of eleven weeks each, beginning in September, January, and March; the summer quarter, June to August, is composed of shorter sessions of varying length.
There are several advantages and disadvantages to the quarter system. On the plus side, students who wish to complete their degrees in less than the customary four years may take advantage of the opportunity to study year round by enrolling in all four quarters. In addition, although most students begin their programs in the fall quarter, they may enter at the beginning of any other quarters. Finally, since the physical facilities are kept in operation year round, the resources are effectively used to serve the greatest number of students. But there are several disadvantages as well. Many faculties complain that eleven-week term is simply not enough for them to cover the material required by most college courses. Students also find it difficult to complete the assignments in such a short period of time.
In order to combine the advantages of the quarter system with those of the semester system some colleges and universities have instituted a three-term trimester system. In fourteen weeks, faculty and students have more time to cover material and finish course requirements, but the additional term provides options for admission during the year and accelerates the degree programs for those students who wish to graduate early.
Which of the following would be the best title for this passage?
The Semester System
The Academic Year
Universities in the United States
The Quarter System
Correct Answer: EASY
Explanation: Which of the following would best be the title of the passage?
A. Semester system
B. School year
C. Universities in America
D. Quarterly learning system (January 3)
This passage introduces the quarterly (quarterly) curriculum and its advantages and disadvantages. In the very first paragraph we see the information: “Most schools in the US follow a semester system, the curriculum is in the fall and spring, some schools implement a 3-month school system that includes the summer semester. fall, winter, spring and summer months. A school year, starting from September to June, is divided into 3 quarters consisting of 11 weeks each and commencing in September, January and March. The three summer months, from June to August include the intervals. shorter time with different short lengths.”