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Introduction
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If you are a practitioner who just landed your first job as an adjunct instructor or if you are a graduate student preparing to teach undergraduates, or if you are just thinking about preparing for that first teaching position at a university or college, this book is for you. The goal of this book is to provide a concise handbook that will guide you step by step through the planning, preparation, and execution of your first class the way a mentor would: by giving clear, simple instructions and offering recommendations based on what one experienced instructor has used and found worked well in the classroom. You will learn the basic skills new teachers need, including developing a syllabus, running a classroom, and assigning grades. I will present all this information chronologically to guide you as you plan and execute your course.