Student One left out 5 out of 15 problems and wanted to hand it in anyway. When I told her the most she could score was 75 she picked up the paper and walked away in a huff.
Student Two handed in the paper and then tried to take it back so he could fill in more answers. When I told him if he took it back he couldn't resubmit, he took it back anyway. He did not want a failing grade.
Student Three didn't bother doing it. He said it was too hard. He then asked me if he should drop the class. Although he is passing at the moment, I told him he should drop as the take home assignment was also a review for the final. If he couldn't do it at home, he had no shot of doing it on final day.
I haven't looked at the papers yet and I am guessing I still have other missing papers.
This week I covered a class for a colleague. Only a handful of students showed up, good conscientious students. I told them I was impressed. They told me the "do nothings" didn't bother showing up since their teacher would not be present. They told me he had a lot of patience.
I just don't understand today's college students. They have every opportunity to get help and improve grades and do nothing about it. They want to pass but are unwilling to put forth any effort to do so.