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Step 3: Putting Together the Syllabus
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The two most common mistakes that new instructors make in putting together a syllabus are not including enough information and changing the syllabus midsemester. The most successful classes provide more information in the syllabus and not less. This means expectations, assignments, grading criteria, and even rubrics are included in the syllabus. The syllabus gives the student a road map for the class. Putting more information in the syllabus reduces the number of questions and disputes.