I have just finished my first teaching class of MAT082 at EMCC. It was a nice experience for me. But there is one thing I felt like proposing to the structure of the course. I think there should be a midterm at the middle of the semester that covers half the syllabus (at least) and the exam format should be the same as finals. There are couple of positives in this :
1. Students will be introduced with the exam format
2. If the load of chapters are being reduced by half in the final then the students will have better chance to do good in it.
3. Giving the midterm at the middle will help the students "revise" the first chapters thoroughly, which will help them understand the later chapters more easily.
I think we can incorporate the midterms for some of the courses for a trial run. I think it will bring positive results.