I am teaching an adjunct class at a community college in flower growing 101. I assign one or two short answer assignments per week, four papers across the whole course and have a midterm and a final.
Today, 4 days before the final, I have gotten an influx of panicking emails. "Do you have a study guide?" and "Do you have a power point presentation over what the test will cover?" I wanted to respond:
"WTF, your BOOK is the damned study guide, try cracking it open you little mouth breathers."
I myself was never given a study guide while I was in college, I read the book, went to class, and I did just fine. Is this common practice to tell the students EXACTLY what will be on the test so that they know what to study for? Does this not defeat the purpose of making them actually learn something as they will ignore what is not on the study guide?