I took my midterm for Eastern Civilizations and managed to finish it well enough. Still, I don't know if I was able to make it laconic, cogent, and succinct. I know that if I had more time, say two hours, I would've been able to produce a highly analytical and detailed essay regarding US and Japanese relations. As it was only 50 minutes though, I only managed to make my first point very clear and understandable while the rest of the essay got rushed. I'm sure it was decent, just not of my usual caliber. That's just how it is, though. It's not like I can change what happened and it's not like it's that big a deal since it was my first essay exam that was timed like that (with exception to the AP exams). Regardless, good or bad, there is always the potential to improve and do better the next time around.