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 Tutor Exercises 20% Design Exercises 10% Labs 15% Midterm 15% Peer grading 5% Final Project 35%

### 1.1) Midterm Exams

The midterm exam will be given in the evening (7:30-9:30pm) of Tuesday April 10. The exam will cover all materials contained in lectures, online tutor problems, and labs, up to the date of the exam.

If you must miss an exam because of a direct conflict with an MIT class or MIT extracurricular activity, please contact your section instructor, and we will figure out a plan for making up the exam. Other than direct conflicts with other MIT classes and MIT extracurricular activities, alternative arrangements for exams will only be made for personal or medical issues, with written support from S^3.

### 1.2) Lab and Exercise Completion Grades

Lab and tutor exercise grades are based on completion. We expect that students should be able to arrive at the correct answer to these questions after some work, and so online questions will be considered completed if you arrived at the correct answer, regardless of the number of submissions you used.

A central element of 6.08 is the open-ended design problems found in the lab, Design exercises, and final project, as well as the rigorous analytical nature of the midterm exam. Thus, for every lab you have not fully completed at the end of the semester, a half-letter grade will be subtracted from final grade. Missing the exam without an excuse will also result in a half-letter grade subtraction (in addition to the 0 on the exam).

### 1.4) Design exercises

For every set of homework exercises, we will have two or more open-ended Design exercises, which ask for implementing a neat mini-project will little scaffolding from the staff. These Design Exercises serve as preparation for the final project and are meant to increase your confidence in your ability to solve open-ended problems. Over the course of the term, each student is expected to undertake 4 Design exercises. Each Design exercise is worth 2.5% of your final grade, and is graded by succesful demo and code submission, with partial credit a possibility.

The difficulty of each Design exercise will vary. Pick based on interest. We will have fewer exercise sets than weeks of the term, and exercises will trail off near the end of term, so don't wait till Week 8 to try the Design exercises or you won't be able to get full credit on them.

## 2) Lateness

Due dates for online exercises, Design exercises, and checkoffs are posted on the web site. The grades for late submissions will be multiplied by a lateness penalty P that is calculated from n, the number of minutes late:

P = max(0.0, min(1.0, 1-float(n)/(7*24*60*2)))

as shown below:

The lateness multiplier for late assignments decreases linearly from 1.0 at 0 minutes late to 0.0 at 14 days late. Assignments completed more than 2 weeks after the due date will not receive credit. For lab checkoffs, the completion of which requires your presence in the lab, only times during office hours will count toward this penalty.

This penalty is applied to each question or checkoff independently, so questions and checkoffs that were completed on time will not be penalized, even if other parts of the same lab or exercise were completed late.

The following table shows some examples:

on time 100%
1 hour late 99.7%
8 hours late 97.6%
24 hours late 92.8%
2 days late 85.7%