Organizing and Writing a Course Syllabus

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Creating a course syllabus is hard work, too.

Presenting class information on the first day of the course will help avoid questions and misunderstandings later.

In your syllabus include basic information such as the course name, number, texts, meeting times, expectations, assignments, rubrics, and most importantly: how to communicate when further questions arise.

Here is one possible format:

Sample Syllabus

(with guidance from B.Lutz)

Today’s Assignment: Create a syllabus for your class. If you are not currently planning to teach a class, create one for a class you would like to teach.

This Writing Textbook Makes Learning Fun

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See a sample chapter here:


There are complete support materials available, as well . . . including a syllabus and a powerpoint presentation.

Learning writing can be fun!