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Topic : Teacher Offered $50 in Syllabus. Too Bad No One Read It
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TITLE : Teacher Offered $50 in Syllabus. Too Bad No One Read It

 

Teacher Offered $50 in Syllabus. Too Bad No One Read It
 


A professor hid a $50 cash prize on campus and told students exactly where  to find it. But he hid the clue in the syllabus and so nobody found it. 😂 |

 

 

(NEWSER) – Professors share a syllabus each semester in order to ensure students understand all that's expected of them. That's why it's such a drag for them when, without fail, college student after college student neglects to read it. It's also why Kenyon Wilson, associate head of performing arts at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, decided to play a little game.

Per CNN, this past semester, Wilson offered $50 in his syllabus to the first student who went to a designated locker and used the combination he included to open it. One guess what happened when Wilson went to the locker once school let out for the semester.

 

"At the start of the term, I placed $50 in one of our lockers and included the locker number & combination in my syllabus for a class with over 70 enrolled," he wrote on Facebook this month. "Today I retrieved the unclaimed treasure." You may not blame the students, though. As CBC notes, Wilson slipped the instructions into the end of the syllabus where class-specific content had ended and mostly COVID protocols and other legal ramblings had begun. While he doesn't plan to try the gag again next year, Wilson told CBC he believes other professors might--and even if they don't, students might wonder if they did. "I really think that spring of 2022 is going to be the most well-read syllabi of all time," he said.

 

 

Source: https://www.newser.com/story/314649/50-if-you-read-the-syllabus-but-none-of-his-students-did.html

 

Comprehension

What does a professor share to his students each semester?
Why does he do this?
What do students feel about it?
What does Kenyon Wilson do about this?
How much does he offer to the student who will open a designated locker?

Discussion

What do you think of when you hear the word 'syllabus'?
What do you think about what you read?
Do you read your syllabus?
Why do you think students fail to read their syllabus?
How do you prepare for you classes in the school?
What things do you consider as a drag when you were in school?
Aside my reading their syllabus, what other things do students neglect?
What do you think of this idea of Mr. Wilson? Will it encourage the student to read their syllabus?

Vocabulary

syllabus - an outline or other brief statement of the main points of a discourse, the subjects of a course of
a drag - A person, thing, or task that is tedious or boring
neglect - fail to care for properly.
designated -appoint (someone) to a specified position.
Combination - a sequence of numbers or letters used to open a combination lock.
retrieve - get or bring (something) back; regain possession of.