I finally received my mid-term examinations back a couple of days ago. I am very pleased to see that my scores on all three essays are in the top third of the class. I have been comfortably in the middle of the class which given the time I get to devote to studies, is perfectly acceptable to me. I have actually managed to pull ahead which is better than I would have hoped for. The University recommends about 30 hours a week devoted to studies. I can manage about 10 with my schedule the way it is.