Student or Learner
Do I use “many” correctly?
Before the exam period, we found that we couldn’t memorize all the contents in the syllabus, because there were too many.
I would like to convey:
There were/are too many contents in my previous exams.
Will reader think therer were too many contents or too many syllabus?
No, you need content and much not many. You can't count content.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.