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The syllabus is a central source of information for students, consider it a roadmap, to successfully navigate the course. The syllabus communicates information about your course to the students. Therefore, it is important for the syllabus to be easy to read, follow, and understand.

Strategies

Ask what do I want students to be able to do?

By asking this question about what students should accomplish by the end of the course you can better understand what items you should include in the syllabus.

Set Detailed Expectations

Adding a course schedule that includes a calendar of events, due dates, as well as expectations is important for students to understand when major assignments and assessments occur.

Resources

Diving Deeper/Research