why'd you have to go and make things so....

Anyone who knows the Avril Lavigne song can fill in the blank from this title. I am utterly and completely frustruated with the business course I'm teaching. It is the second week of class... the second week, people and already they're slacking. I think 4 students out of 17 read for today's class. I broke the students into mini-discussion groups and there was an entire group of 5 students who had not read. They tried to tell me it was because they did not know they were supposed to read or that the directions were confusing. Exhibit A: my calendar for January . As you can see it clearly states that homework is reading and if you see the light blue side of the calendar where it says WEEKLY READINGS & ASSIGNMENTS, you'll see it reads For THURS: What is Document Design (Preface-11).

Exhibit B: Before class ended Thursday. I said, at least 3 times, don't forget to read for class discussion on Tuesday. You'll want to read the Preface and Chapter One which ends on page 11.