Quiz #1: Wednesday, April 21, 11:00AM Pacific - Friday, April 23, 10:00AM Pacific
Quiz #2: Wednesday, May 12, 11:00AM Pacific - Friday, May 14, 10:00AM Pacific
Quiz #3: Wednesday, June 2, 11:00AM Pacific - Friday, June 4, 10:00AM Pacific
Each quiz will be a 47-hour open book, open note exam. Quiz material will approximate about 1-2 hours of active work (depending on your preparation and process---some students take an additional 1-2 hours to typeset or write up final versions), and we give you the full time to work on each quiz to reduce time pressure and accommodate any difficulties accessing resources during your quiz time.
Unlike the problem sets, the take-home quizzes are strictly individual work. Even course staff assistance will be limited to clarifying questions of the kind that might be allowed on a traditional, in-person exam.
If you have questions during the exam, please ask them as a private question via our discussion forum. Teaching staff cannot answer any exam or problem set questions during office hours while the quiz is in progress.
These quizzes are intended as checkpoints for yourself for how well you understand the concepts in this class. By giving you ample time to access course resources, we hope this experience will help you structure your learning for the rest of the quarter.
The take-home exams are open-book (open lecture notes, handouts, textbooks, course lecture videos, and internet searches for conceptual information, e.g., Wikipedia). Consultation of other humans in any form or medium (e.g., communicating with classmates, asking questions on forum websites such as StackOverflow) is prohibited. All work done with the assistance of any external material in any way (other than provided CS109 course materials) must include citation (e.g., "Referred to Wikipedia page on DeMorgan's Law for Question 2."). Copying solutions is unacceptable, even with citation. If by chance you encounter solutions to the problem, navigate away from that page before you feel tempted to copy. If you become aware of any honor code violations by any student in the class, your commitments under the Stanford Honor Code obligate you to inform course staff. Please remember that there is no reason to violate your conscience to complete a take-home exam.
The exam will be posted on this webpage at the start time (Pacific time) the day the exam begins. You will upload and submit your submission as a PDF to Gradescope. Just like we do for homework, we will provide a LaTeX template if you find it useful, but we will accept any legible submission.
The Quiz Gradescope assignment portal will also be published at the start time the day the exam begins. You can submit multiple times, but we will only grade the last submission submitted by the end time listed for the exam.
No exam submissions will be accepted late. Please double-check that you submit the right file. Please tag your questions. Incorrectly tagged submission PDFs will have a 2-point deduction.
If you encounter an issue during the exam period that prevents you from completing the exam, please email Jerry or Chris immediately so that we can work with you to resolve the issue.
Material covered: Quiz #1 will cover all material through and including Lecture 6 (random variables). This includes everything on Problem Sets 1 and 2.
Practice material: Previous iterations of this course have had a midterm that may have covered slightly different material than you are responsible for. To help you practice the concepts for our Winter 2021 Quiz #1, we have provided these previous midterms in whole. Feel free to post on Ed to clarify whether a certain question from a practice midterm covers material that will be on this quiz.
Material covered: Quiz #2 will tentatively cover all material through Lecture 16. This includes everything on Problem Sets 3 and 4.
Practice material: A combination of the exams posted from previous midterms and final exams. All relevant problems are marked below.
Material covered: Quiz #3 will tenatively cover all material through Lecture 25. This includes everything on Problem Sets 5 and 6.
Practice material: A combination of the exams posted from previous midterms final exams. All relevant problems are marked below.
These review materials were put together by Alex Tsun, a CS109 TA back in Spring 2019. These materials may cover slightly different material than you are responsible for. For the first quiz, only need to learn what is in the lecture notes/slides through random variables.
Credits: Wording for Honor Code Guidelines from CS103 Spring 2020, taught by Cynthia Bailey Lee and David Varodayan.