Courtney Sloey is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, studying English with an emphasis in Rhetoric. Courtney has enjoyed a variety of teaching positions, working as a the teaching assistant for college courses in Rhetoric, Writing, and Composition while also taking up roles at the high school level in the subject areas of Grammar and Composition and Rhetoric and Style. Her research interests include the rhetoric of disaster and the response that language can and cannot supply to instances of extreme pain or trauma in addition to the study of political rhetoric and communication.
We're all familiar with the frustrations that come from students not reading the syllabus. But I've come to realize the problem isn't one of whether or not the syllabus is read, but one of if and how it's used.