The midterm will start on Thursday, November 12 11:59 PM, it will be due on Sunday 11:59 PM. You have 72 hours for the exam (all day: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Seattle time).

We’ll release a pdf on the webpage at the start time and use gradescope to collect submissions.

Check your calendar/other courses calendars – CSE 351 has a homework due around then!

We will aim for an exam that can be done in 3 hours (you may work longer if you wish).

That Friday’s lectures will be cancelled – you have that hour to start working if you’d like.

You cannot use late days on the midterm or final – if you have an extenuating circumstance that makes it difficult to finish in the normal amount of time let Robbie know as soon as possible.

If you have DRS accommodations, DRS has told Robbie that “usually” take home exams don’t fall into the extra time accommodations. If you feel that you should have some accommodation for this exam (and Robbie hasn’t already talked to you) please send Robbie an email as soon as possible, so we can communicate with DRS.


The slide decks through lecture 17 will be directly useful for studying (though slide deck 17 doesn’t introduce new material, the practice in there may be useful).

We will not require you to write any (symbolic) inference proofs. There may be problem(s) which give you the option of writing an inference proof or an English one, but no symbolic proofs will be required.


Unlike on the homeworks, you may work with at most 3 other people. This means that your collaborators list must be 3 names or less.

Otherwise, the standard rules are in effect (list your collaborators, do writeups individually, etc.)


We’ll move office hours earlier in that week; if there are any left on that Friday we’ll only answer “clarifying questions” (think questions we’d answer if it were an in-person exam).

Ed questions will be similar. We’ll ask that all Ed questions be private (in case you accidentally mention something about your approach); if there are common questions, we’ll post clarifications in a pinned post there.

The section before will be “midterm review.”

Here is an old 311 midterm and its solution. Remember that we have a take-home exam, so there will be differences in the type of question we ask. Here are some additional practice questions and their solutions.