This assignment is due at 5:00pm on February 23rd and will be graded by your TA. Submit your write-up via our submission site, not via Gradescope. You will all have access to the submission site starting Monday, 2/12.

Overview of Critique Assignments

In 6.033 you'll complete a series of three critiques, designed to build analytical and communication skills. The first critique requires you to understand and assess a distributed system based on an analytical framework presented in the critique worksheet.

In the second critique (of a different system TBD), you'll use your answers to a similar worksheet to write a 2-3 page critique of the system. The third critique will take the form of a peer review of another team's Design Project Report. You'll receive instruction about each of these critiques as the semester progresses.

This Critique

For this first critique, you should evaluate and assess DNS using the critique worksheet (.docx). This worksheet walks you through the process of analyzing the system described lecture and in the textbook.
We are intentionally releasing this assignment before you have learned about DNS; that's because we wanted you to have the worksheet available as you did the reading (if you've done the reading without the worksheet, no problem! The worksheet should go quickly)."

Submit your completed worksheet using our submission site (not Gradescope). Again, this assignment is due at 5:00pm on February 23rd, not 11:59pm.