Grading is a common responsibility for Graduate Teaching Assistants. Effective grading means providing useful information to the students about their performance. Learning to grade fairly and efficiently can help save you time in the long run.
A course syllabus introduces both you and the subject to your students; communicates your goals and expectations; serves as official notice to students about course policies and requirements; and functions as a good learning tool.
Whether you teach a lab, recitation or lecture or work with students in a resource room as a tutor, you function as a role model and a mentor, serving the needs of undergraduate students in ways that many faculty can’t. But how?