I have one of those syllabus handouts with a bunch of specific policies. Really, they are common sense and if I were really teaching adults, about half of them would be necessary... but, I'm not, so they are.
I also hate to do the 'read the syllabus to the class' thing on the first day -- So, I do a take-home syllabus quiz.
All of the answers are on the handout. The last page of the handout IS the quiz -- so I know they have it.
There are about 4 multiple choice questions, 4 points worth of opinion questions, and 12 T/F.
How could anybody miss more than a point or two?
Why does a student who has had me before nearly FAIL it (because he didn't read the syllabus last time, nor did he read it this time -- and he guessed... wrong)?
I really don't understand them.
maybe they are from another planet --- or, maybe I am...