The first day of every class of every year ever, since practically the beginning of school has been full of syllabi detailing what the teacher expects of us and the repercussions if we don’t meet the demands. I cannot remember a single syllabus from my many years of school and it is hard to pinpoint a reason why. It doesn’t help that they all looked the same. Black and white Word documents, bullet points left and right, daunting bold script, percentages, and charts. Moving into the 21st century and digital age, the syllabus ought get an upgrade if not for the sake of the students but for the sake of educators keeping with the times.
Created with Piktochart, this is a sample syllabus for a university college English course. Since I am not a university professor nor am I currently teaching a class, I have opted to leave the areas of Grades, Assignments, and Weekly Schedule blank.