Most of my teachers this semester missed the seminar on effective writing. Every syllabus is confusing, repetitive, filled with errors, and just plain useless. I don't even think the courses are very hard... but understanding what they want is!
If you are teaching a class, you should understand what a run-on sentence is. Hell, you should know how to form an effective sentence period
Hand out thirty copies of a syllabus I didn't proof-read? I'd rather be dead.