Contributed by Jaclyn Bergamino, 2015
I do this activity on the second day of class, as a more interactive way to go over the syllabus.
I cut the syllabus into parts half as big as the class, so for example, if I have twenty students, I cut the syllabus into ten pieces. In pairs, students look over the piece that they have, make a short summary of it (I often ask for 3 main points) and come up with one question about it. Once they have all done this, I hand out the full syllabus to the class and let them present their summaries in order and ask their questions.