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Week 12 (Week of 3 May)

Quiz 2

Detailed information about quiz 2 (including information about proctoring, etc) is now available at this link.

  1. Quiz 2: Quiz 2 is scheduled for Wednesday, 12 May, 7:35-9:25pm Eastern time.

    • If you have a conflict with that time, or if taking the quiz at the normal time is otherwise infeasible (for example, due to time zone differences), please e-mail Jing (jingkong@mit.edu) to arrange for an alternative quiz time.

    • The quiz will be delivered online through this web site. More instructions about accessing and submitting the quiz will be available closer to the quiz date.

    • The quiz will cover content from weeks 1-12, inclusive (including material covered in lectures, recitations, psets, and labs).

    • The quiz is closed book, but you may use two 8.5x11" sheets of notes (handwritten or printed, front and back). Not only are such sheets useful during the exam, but preparing them is also a really useful way to study.

    • You may not communicate with others during the quiz. Communicating with others during the quiz will be considered a violation of the collaboration policy.

    • You may not use electronic devices during the quiz (including calculators, phones, music players, etc), other than the quiz page on the course web site (for submitting your answers). You will be expected to remain on the quiz page of the web site while you are working on the quiz, and not to navigate to other web sites or use other applications during the quiz (doing so will be considered a violation of the academic honesty policy). You will also be expected to join a video call (Zoom or Jitsi Meet) for the duration of the quiz.

    • You will have the option to ask clarification questions during the quiz. Note, however, that we will only be able to provide clarification during the quiz; we cannot help with strategy, problem solving, math, or code.

    • Two practice quizzes are available as part of the week 12 problem set.

      The best way to take advantage of these practice quizzes is to try to work through them in as authentic an environment as possible. Ideally, this means working through a single quiz in a quiet environment with a time limit (1 hour 50 minutes), and with only your notes sheet as an external resource. When time runs out or you are finished, you can go back and grade yourself, which should give you an idea of which areas you should focus on when reviewing. Then, go back and review those materials, make sure you can answer the questions you got wrong, and move on to the next practice exam!

      And, of course, if you are having trouble understanding anything, please don't hesitate to reach out! We will publish solutions for the practice quizzes on Sunday afternoon (9 May).

Week 10 (Week of 19 April)

  1. 6.003 Schedule and the long weekend: This weekend is a holiday weekend, which will affect 6.003 in the following ways:
  • Problem set 9, including the lab check-in, comes due on Thursday, 22 April, instead of the normal time. You are still encouraged to complete the checkoff before then if possible, as queue times may be busy that week.

  • We are currently planning on holding our normal office hours times all week, including over the holiday weekend. If this needs to change at all due to staff availability over the weekend, we will let you know.

  • There will be no lab on pset 10, but the rest of pset 10 will release and come due at the normal time.

  1. Quiz 1 scores and statistics are now available from this page. If you have any questions, please let us know!

Week 7 (Week of 29 March)

  1. We expect to have quiz 1 graded by the end of this week. In the meantime, you are welcome to look at the quiz 1 solutions and a blank copy of quiz 1. We are more than happy to answer questions about the quiz or about course material, but please do not ask hypothetical questions about partial credit, etc, until after the grading is complete.

Week 5 (Week of 15 March)

Quiz 1

Detailed information about quiz 1 (including information about proctoring, etc) is now available at this link.

  1. Long Weekend and 6.003 Schedule

    • We will hold our regular office hours over the weekend of 20-23 March.

    • Problem Set 5 will come due on Monday, 29 March at 10pm (the week after the quiz). However, you are encouraged to work through it before the quiz if possible, since it offers extra practice with material that could be covered on the quiz.

    • There will be no lecture 6A or 6B (23 or 25 March).

    • There will be no recitation on 23 March. We will, however, be present during the normal recitation times, at the normal recitation location, for additional optional office hours (help only, no checkoffs).

    • There will also be no recitation on Thursday, 25 March.

g. Quiz 1: Quiz 1 is scheduled for Wednesday, 24 March, 7:35-9:25pm Eastern time.

* If you have a conflict with that time, or if taking the quiz at
  the normal time is otherwise infeasible (for example, due to time
  zone differences), please e-mail Jing (`jingkong@mit.edu`) to
  arrange for an alternative quiz time.

* The quiz will be delivered online through this web site.  More
  instructions about accessing and submitting the quiz will be
  available closer to the quiz date.

* The quiz will cover content from weeks 1-5, inclusive
  (including material covered in lectures, recitations, psets, and
  labs).

* The quiz is closed book, but you may use one 8.5x11" sheet of
  notes (handwritten or printed, front and back).  Not only is such
  a sheet useful during the exam, but preparing it is also a really useful
  way to study.

* You may not communicate with others during the quiz.  Communicating
  with others during the quiz will be considered a violation of the
  collaboration policy.

* You may not use electronic devices during the quiz (including
  calculators, phones, music players, etc), other than the quiz page
  on the course web site (for submitting your answers).  You will be
  expected to remain on the quiz page of the web site while you are
  working on the quiz, and not to navigate to other web sites or use
  other applications during the quiz (doing so will be considered a
  violation of the academic honesty policy).  You will also be expected
  to join a video call (Zoom or Jitsi Meet) for the duration of the quiz.
  More details to come.

* You will have the option to ask clarification questions
  during the quiz.  Note, however, that we will only be able to
  provide clarification during the quiz; we cannot help with
  strategy, problem solving, math, or code.

* Two practice quizzes are available as part of the week 5 problem
  set.

  The best way to take advantage of these practice quizzes is to
  try to work through them _in as authentic an environment as
  possible_. Ideally, this means working through a single quiz in
  a quiet environment with a time limit (1 hour 50 minutes), and
  with only your notes sheet as an external resource. When time
  runs out or you are finished, you can go back and grade
  yourself, which should give you an idea of which areas you
  should focus on when reviewing. Then, go back and review those
  materials, make sure you can answer the questions you got wrong,
  and move on to the next practice exam!

  And, of course, if you are having trouble understanding
  anything, please don't hesitate to reach out!  We will publish
  solutions for the practice quizzes on Friday afternoon (9
  October).

Week 3 (Week of 4 March)

  1. Recitation section assignments have been made based on the information provided in the student survey. Please log in to see your section assignment.

    If you have not been assigned a section, or if you would like to change your section, please fill out the recitation section change form. For the first week, if you were not assigned a section, you may attend any section.

  2. Gradesheet: Now that problem set 1 has come due, you can track your grades in 6.003 at this page.

  3. Information and Policies: Please bs sure to read and understand all of the course grading, lateness, and collaboration policies. These have some differences compared to past semesters, so it will be imporatnt to understand the rules and expectations for this semester.

  4. Course Forum: If you have questions, please post on the 6.003 Forum! Note that this semester we will be using Discourse rather than Piazza in an effort to explore new capabilities (and to avoid your data being shared with an outside company).

Week 1 (Week of 15 Feb)

  1. Welcome to 6.003! We're looking forward to working with you all this semester!

  2. First Meeting: Our first meeting will be a live recitation on Tuesday, 16 Feb. You can access the recitation via this link. For this first meting only, please attend whatever section you prefer (8am, 10am, 2pm, or 4pm Eastern time). We will make our official section assignments later in the week (please fill out the survey linked below to help us assign sections).

  3. Lecture 1A: A video recording of lecture 1A is available. Please try to watch it before our first meeting on Tuesday.

  4. Student Survey (and section assignments): Please fill out this brief survey to help us make the course as accessible as possible for everyone involved. Please also use that form for entering your section preferences (we will be using the preferences submitted on that form to make our section assignments Starting on Thursday (18 Feb).

  5. First Assignment: Our first problem set will release on Tuesday morning (16 Feb). It comes due on Monday evening (22 Feb) at 10pm Eastern time, and there is a lab check-in due on Friday afternoon (18 Feb).