During a term, my students have to take two tests, which I call midterms*.
Therefore, the term is divided into three periods
- 1) From beginning of the term till the first midterm exam
- 2) From the first midterm exam till the second midterm exam
- 3) From the second midterm exam till the end of the term.
What can I call these periods? Maybe sub-terms? Is there maybe a better word?
* My additional question is: is it OK to call them midterms if they are not in the middle of the term but rather at 1/3 and 2/3 of the term?