So, I'm the problem and not illiterate writers that cannot put together a structured set of sentences. Have you ever read a probability word problem? Talk about fuzzy language.
I've read many word problems, and most of them are fine. You know the real world is nothing but poorly defined word problems right? I agree with the rest of the posters here - even if you've seen some badly written word problems, your attitude about them is almost certainly the primary thing holding you back.