6.031 — Software Construction
Spring 2021

6.031: Software Construction

Spring 2021 · Course Staff · MWF11-12:30


Fri May 28: Project, Quiz 2, and final grades

Project grades and feedback are now available on Omnivore.

Quiz 2 has now been graded, so you should get an email from Gradescope with a link to your graded quiz.

Quiz 2 solutions are posted on the web site. Note that parts of the quiz were randomized. Gradescope shows the complete quiz, including the parts you weren’t asked as faded-out text. The solutions include answers to all the possible parts.

Final grades have also been submitted to the registrar, so should become available on WebSIS.

Have a good summer!

Wed May 26: Quiz 2 tomorrow

Quiz 2 will be tomorrow, Thursday, 11:05-11:55am US Eastern time, at quiz.mit.edu/quiz2.

As announced previously, the quiz is open-book: you may access any 6.031 or other resources, but you may not communicate with anyone except the course staff.

During the quiz, if you want to ask a clarification question, visit whoosh.mit.edu/6.031 and click “raise hand” to talk to a staff member.

Good luck!

Sat May 15: Quiz 2 during final exam period

Quiz 2 will be on Thursday, May 27, 11:05am-11:55am MIT time. This is during the scheduled final exam period for 6.031, but the quiz is only 50 minutes long, so we will not use the entire scheduled final exam slot.

Quiz 2 will have a similar format to Quiz 1, and be offered through the same online system as Quiz 1.

The quiz will cover readings 1-30. Any concepts from any of those readings may appear on the quiz, but you can expect a greater focus on readings 16-30, since those were not covered by Quiz 1.

Quizzes from previous semesters of 6.031 can be found in the quiz archive, although their content may differ a bit from the topics we’ve discussed this semester.

The quiz is open-book: you may access any 6.031 or other resources, but you may not communicate with anyone except the course staff. In past semesters, quizzes were closed-book with one double-sided page of notes allowed. The process of creating such a crib sheet conveys most of its learning benefit, so we still recommend doing it this semester as part of your studying.

A quiz review will be held during class time on Wed May 19, and as always, you can visit lab & office hours to ask quiz review questions, or post on Piazza.

Mon May 10: Problem Set 4 grades

Overall ps4 grades and grade reports are now available on Omnivore.

If you have questions, please see the FAQ about grading questions.

Fri May 7: Problem Set 4 reflection

Once you’ve completed ps4 beta, please fill out the required Problem Set 4 reflection, which asks a few questions about how you worked on ps4. It should take only a minute to fill out, and is due by Monday classtime (11am US Eastern).