6.031 — Software Construction
Spring 2022

6.031: Software Construction

Spring 2022 · Course Staff · MWF11-12:30

Announcements

Fri May 13: Quiz 2 today

Quiz 2 is today, 1:35-2:25pm, at quiz.mit.edu/quiz2.

You can visit that page now to preview the quiz instructions.

To get your quiz location, you must visit the Quiz 2 Room Assignment page. You must go to your assigned room. You will only be able to check-in for the quiz in your assigned room.

Bring your laptop with a fully-charged battery.

As announced previously, the quiz is closed-book, but you may bring a single 8.5×11″ double-sided page of notes on paper. Blank scratch paper is also allowed. You may not access any other materials, sites, tools, etc. during the quiz.

Fri May 6: Project, reflection, and last class

The last group project check-in meetings are today, and the project is due this evening at 10pm. Also due at 10pm is your individual reflection about the project, so please don’t forget to write and submit that reflection. It’s OK to submit the reflection a bit late if you’re wrapping up project work close to the deadline.

(Now is a good time to check that you have also submitted all the problem set reflections and your overall problem set grades are shown on Omnivore.)

Next week: Monday will be the last 6.031 class of the semester. There is no reading or nanoquiz or classwork grade for Monday’s class, instead we will have a brief wrap-up and summary of the course. That will be followed by a quiz review during the rest of class time.

Tue May 3: Quiz 2 during final exam period

Quiz 2 will be on Friday, May 13, 1:35pm-2:25pm. 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. Note that this is still the scheduled final exam period for 6.031; see https://finalexams.mit.edu/ for confirmation.

To get your quiz location, you must visit the Quiz 2 Room Assignment page. You will only be able to check-in for the quiz in your assigned room.

Quiz 2 will have a similar format to Quiz 1, and be offered through the same online system as Quiz 1 and nanoquizzes. You will need your laptop, and you may not be assigned a seat near a power outlet, so make sure you can take the quiz on battery power.

The quiz will cover readings 1-29. Any concepts from any of those readings may appear on the quiz, but you can expect a greater focus on readings 17-29, 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 closed-book, closed-notes, and you may not use anything on your laptop other than the quiz site, but you may bring a single 8.5×11″ double-sided page of notes. This page may be either handwritten or computer-printed, but it must be readable without a magnifying glass and must be created by you. Since the process of creating a crib sheet conveys most of its learning benefit, you may not share these notes or use someone else’s.

A quiz review will be held during class time on Monday, May 9, and as always, you can visit lab & office hours to ask quiz review questions, or post on Piazza.

Fri Apr 29: 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.

Wed Apr 27: 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 Friday classtime.