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November 14, 2006

Just Read the Syllabus!

I can't even begin to say how sick I am of having students ask me questions that are fully explained in the course syllabus:

When are your office hours?
Where is your office?
How long is the paper supposed to be?
Is there class the week of Thanksgiving?
Can you raise my grade?
Do I need to talk in section?

Next time I teach, I'm going to have the students read the syllabus out loud on the first day of class, just to make sure they read it!

Posted by eklanche at November 14, 2006 08:58 AM

Comments

How about a "Syllabus Quiz" on the second day of class? You already have six questions.

Posted by: dmerch at November 16, 2006 01:48 PM

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