6.005 — Software Construction
Spring 2016

Nanoquizzes consist of multiple-choice questions and/or short answer questions.

For multiple choice questions, each option is worth one point. If you correctly choose the answer when it’s right, then you get one point. If you correctly don’t choose the answer when it’s wrong, then you get one point. This scheme applies uniformly to choose-all-good-answers and choose-one-best-answer questions.

For example, consider a choose-all-good-answers question with choices A,B,C,D, of which only C and D are correct. If you answer C,D then you get 4 points. If you answer A,C then you get 2 points (since you were wrong about A, right about B, right about C, and wrong about D). If you answer A,B then you get 0 points.

For example, consider a choose-one-best-answer question with choices A,B,C of which only C is correct. If you answer C, then you get 3 points. If you answer A, then you get 1 point (since you were wrong about A, wrong about C, but right about B).

The point value for short answer questions is determined by the staff. It is up to staff discretion.

Your total score for a quiz will be scaled to be out of 10 points.

## Nanoquiz Makeup

We automatically drop the lowest 5 nanoquiz grades. If you’re dissatisfied with any of your remaining nanoquiz grades, however, you can earn up to half the lost points for that quiz back by writing a good nanoquiz question for the same class meeting.