It's Friday night and I am so pi**ed off I can't even enjoy the night. I need to vent so that I can let this go and relax for the rest of the weekend.
Well, enjoy it as much as I can considering all the work I have to get done.
Feel free to vent with me.
:angryfire I hate slackers! I have to vent because I am so annoyed!!!! I am stuck with an assigned group, we have to do weekly group presentations and we are stuck with each other until the end of the semester.
I am already extremely tired of two of our groups memebers who expect to have their hands held every step of the way. Today as we were in the library doing a dry run for Monday the usual suspects had done nothing and expected me to help them! I was so mad :angryfire I had already given one some notes I had written because my part in the presentation changed and I no longer needed the research. I had reservations about doing it because I know how lazy she is and she already flaked on one of our meetings but I decided to just go ahead and not be a hard a**. She had no work done other than the notes I gave her and then had the nerve to ask me to clarify them for her! I asked her if she had read our textbooks because if she had she would have understood them just fine, of course she didn't read the book.
The other woman was claiming that she was so confused about the project and was whining about how we changed her part on her. This was so not true! First of all, all of us were focusing on the wrong thing and we all had to revise our part of the presentation. Second, she was there when we were doing it and agreed to take the part she took! Finally, I told her to call me during the week if she needed help and she never called me. So why is it that on Friday (when the draft was due) we are sitting in the library and she has the nerve to claim that the entire group gave her the shaft and how we all had to help her find stuff for her presentation. It got to the ridiculous point where she was sitting across from me and actually had the nerve to say "Tell me what I should write because I just don't know, I don't understand what we are supposed to be doing here." So I kept explaining it to her and said, if it were up to me I would write about....
She cut me off and said, NO! you are telling me what to say, I want u to tell me what to write! I was floored. I was pissed. I just started staring at her, I was so mad! Well another group member intervened because I was livid.
I am done, I am not helping anymore lazy people out. I am married and have children to take care of and going to school is a huge sacrifice on my famiy's part. I have enough to do just trying to keep up with my own work and if I can manage, then they can get off of their a**es and work just as hard as I do.
These same two group members always want help with the work or want to copy work from the three of us that work together but never have anything to offer.
It's like the old saying: You give an inch and they want a yard.
I personally HATE group projects. Your grade sort of hangs in the balance of the whole project which is completely unfair. I know what you're going through. All I can suggest is talking to your professor about how she will be grading. Normally, in my case. Each student is graded individually on what they gave to the project and then the group is graded as a whole based on presentation and how they synthesize the material. Maybe trying to turn the situation around by letting them know that each person is graded BOTH individually and as a group, that might change their behavior? Or, just go to the professor about it and maybe she will send out a mass email to the class saying that each person is responsible for their part and that is that? I really don't know how to handle those things. I hate them though and thank God i have my group already planned out for my final semester starting on Monday. Good luck to you.
Last edit by CityKat on Jan 27, '07
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