The syllabus is one of the most important documents you will receive in class. This sample syllabus handout walks you through the key components and how to use the syllabus.
ENGLISH 1033.15 Exposition and Argumentation
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-9:15 a.m.
Instructor: Professor Name, Ph.D.
Office: 210 Lorton Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx
Office Hours: Available by appointment or M 2-3, W 3-5, F 9-11
The first portion contains course and instructor info, and office hours when you can (and should) go talk with the instructor.
This portion tells you what textbooks you will need, and any other materials you need to get to succeed.
This part tells you what the course is about, and what you will learn.
Course Requirements or Policies let you know class rules and procedures, as well as things like grading rubrics and major course tasks.
Here you find a quick snapshot of the grading scale and how much certain assignments, exams, etc. are worth. Use this to track your grade in the class and figure out points you need to make the grade you want.
The schedule lets you know when things are due, when exams will happen, and gives you the outline of what will occur in the course. Plug these important dates into your planner.