CS10 Midterm Logistics

Material Coverage

The midterm will test material covered since the beginning of the semester until the week of 3-18 (inclusive) -- everything we have done in class (readings, lectures, labs, homeworks) up through, and including, the Twitter talk, except what was covered in discussion.


The midterm will be at 6-8PM, March 22nd at 155 Dwinelle. The midterm will be administered in two parts. The first part will be administered at 200 Sutardja Dai in your first lab of the week. It will be administered during the second hour of the lab section that you regularly attend. For example, if you attend the 1pm to 3pm section, for the first hour, 1-2, there will be a survey and then a review. Then the first part of your midterm will be administered from 2pm to 3pm. The first part of the midterm will be done on the computer: you will each sit one computer per student, and we will ask you to download files and instructions off of a certain location. You will submit your final answers on bSpace.

The second part will be administered at 155 Dwinelle from 6pm to 8pm. It will be done on paper, and we will provide a list of the blocks available in Scratch and BYOB that you can use. The style of this part of the midterm will be similar to that of the Quest: we will ask you questions on the readings, on various concepts, and on programming in BYOB. You are allowed two study sheets of size 8.5" x 11", handwritten on both sides.

Please let the staff know if you have a legitimate conflict with the times of the midterm administrations so that we can make alternate arrangements. Please let us know as soon as possible; we cannot help you if you inform us the day before the midterm.

Review Session

There will be a review session for the midterm, from 6pm to 9pm on Sunday 3-18, at 2050 VLSB. The presentation from the review session is available here.


First off, don't panic! Drink some chamomile tea, take a deep breath, and maybe even read this comic strip. Work through the labs and homeworks once again, and ask questions if anything is unclear. We have also posted previous Midterms below. You may find them useful to get a sense of how the midterm will be structured and what may be on it.