A syllabus lets students know what the course is about, why the course is to be taught and what is required for students in the examination. Students can understand the structure of the course through the syllabus. The syllabus holds all the information of what the students need to do to prepare for each class. It is a course planning tool.
The syllabus reveals to students a clear idea of the course content and the knowledge they will gain throughout the course. It represents the course goals, explains the course structure and assignments, exams, review sessions, and other activities required for students to learn the material. A syllabus details important information that fits into an overall program of studies.