Complete Announcements - 6.001
March 16: Extension on Project 2
- Because of a network outage in the 6.001 lab (which also affected the
tutor server), Project 2's deadline has been extended to 6 pm on Saturday, March 17.
- If by some chance the tutor server has not been brought back online by
that time, you may email your project submission directly to your TA.
March 13: Quiz 1 statistics
- The numerical cutoffs for quiz 1 are:
- A: Grades of 95 or better
- B: Grades of 85 or better
- C: Grades of 70 or better
- D: Grades of 55 or better
March 2: Quiz 1 review sessions
- Please note that the Lab Assistants will be holding quiz review
sessions for Quiz 1 on Sunday, March 4 from 7:00-9:00pm in room
32-141 and on Monday, March 5 from 7:00-9:00pm in 32-155.
February 27: Quiz 1 information
- The first quiz for 6.001 will be held on Thursday, March 8th,
from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. You may bring two sheets (8.5 by 11 inches, using both sides) of
notes to the exam, otherwise it is closed book.
If you have a conflict with this time, there is a conflict exam scheduled for Wednesday, March 7th, from 7:30PM to 9:30PM, in rooms 2-190 (for last names beginning with A-R) and 32-141 (for last names beginning with S-Z). If you need to take the conflict exam, you must contact Donna Kaufman (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let her know.
- Students whose last name begins with the letters A to I will take the exam in 4-370.
- Students whose last name begins with the letters J to R will take the exam in 4-270.
- Students whose last name begins with the letters S to Z will take the exam in 4-163.
February 24: Lab Assistant hours
- Please note that the 6.001 Lab will be staffed by skilled Lab
Assistants on Sundays from noon to midnight, on Monday through
Thursday from 5PM to midnight, and Friday from noon to 6PM
February 16: Project 1 released
- The first programming project is now released on the
projects page. It's due on March 2.
Also note that there is a file of provided code to be downloaded as
part of the project.
February 7: Revised section lists
- The recitation assignments have been updated, and can be seen
here. If you are not on this list,
you need to contact Donna Kaufman email@example.com to arrange for a
section. If you have a conflict with what is listed, you similarly
need to contact Donna.
February 7: DrScheme downloading
- Apparently some students are having difficulty in downloading DrScheme
(probably because they are competing with lots of other 6.001
students). We have temporarily put a win32 installer
We will take this down in a few days, but for now you can use it to
download DrScheme if the normal route does not work.
February 6: Recitation assignments posted
- The recitation assignments are now posted, and can be seen here. For students in ESG, you are
being taken care of seperately by ESG staff and should have heard from
them about your arrangments. If you are not on this list, you need to
contact Donna Kaufman firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange for a section. If you have a conflict with what is listed,
you similarly need to contact Donna.
January 30: First lecture and recitation
- During lecture on February 6th, we will be gathering
information which we will use to assign recitation sections. The new
assignments, based on our reorganization, will be posted on this web
site web later that day. Starting Wednesday, February 7th, please attend the
recitation to which WE assign you, based on those posted
assignments. If you have a conflict with
our assignment and only if you have a conflict with that time
then you should contact the course secretary by email to arrange for a
During recitation you will complete an informational form that will
help us assign tutorials. Do not email the course secretary about
section changes until after sections are posted.
Resources for course material.
- This term we are providing several resources for the course
material for you.
- You can reach the online version of the text book
(see the link below).
- You can use the lecture based "text book" by going to the tutor,
clicking on the Lecture link, and then for each lecture, using the
"lecture slides in pdf" link. This provides you a version of the
slides of the online lectures, together with associated text
descriptions. While these lectures are NOT identical to the
live lectures, they cover similar material and give you a different
- You can access copies of the lectures slides of the actual live
lecture, by clicking on the lecture link in the course calendar (see
link below). Note that these will typically be posted after the actual
"Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs", the text for the
course, is available online (link below), or at Quantam
Books, for about $64. It is also available at the
MIT Coop. You may also find the BookTrack site
a useful source for ordering books.
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