Empathetic Syllabi Review Exercise

“Do you know how much this exam is worth?”  “I can’t find any office hours listed for one of my classes—are there any?.”  “What if I get sick and miss a few classes—will my grade be hurt?”  My answer was the same for all three questions—“I don’t know.” Even though these were my first-year seminar students asking these questions, they were looking at syllabi from their other courses, part of a syllabus review exercise I do each fall with first-time students. 

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