Quote from SNKerri
or I COULD just leave it alone and be the mature one.
Probelm is...if this girl ended up getting a worse grade than the rest of us she would know that someone reported her lack of effort to the prof!
I am SOO frustrated and I think it is so unfair! Please help w/ ure opinions on what to do!
I dont want to ruffle feathers when I'm only in my first semester of my junior year.
Leaving it alone is not being the mature one. It is being the doormat.
It was supposed to be a group project, not a partial group project. Do you let people cheat off of you when you take tests?
Seriously, do you?
I bet not.
If she did not do any work then she is cheating. Most schools feel very strongly against cheating and reward it with a big fat zero for a grade. There is absolutely no difference in someone standing up pretending that they did work by taking credit for your time, effort, and brainpower and them looking over your shoulder when taking a test and using your answers but expecting points for them. Also, most schools weight these kind of projects just as heavy as tests so why would you allow this to happen and roll over and do nothing? This person is maniplulating you, plain and simple. Letting the instructor know that not all group members participated is not ruffling feathers. It is standing up for yourself and not allowing the schoolyard bully to get their own way. Chances are if the presentation went badly, the instructor already has a clue what happened.
This same topic has come up before and it amazes me that anyone would brush this off because the are scared of upsetting the guilty parties.This is ok, but of course, cheating on a test is totally, completely, 100% wrong?
Nobody can use you as a doormat without your permission.