experiment is decided on, most of the stuff is prepared - testing on grass and pollutants.... ok, .... time to test the control (happy grass - oh that sounded wrong ..... HEALTHY grass, oh that didn't sound much better ...... um ...... whatever) and the grass that was polluted.
5 of us have done all the work, included 3 of us who worked all damned weekend long. Now, in meeting today, our prof says he wants one more thing done, do any of the non-workers volunteer? oh my no. So I come out right and say it - we have been working like dogs - someone else needs to do this one last step that will take an hour or two. SILENCE
Christ on a Crutch. I don't mind doing more than others, but how can you live with yourself when you are doing NOTHING and taking all the data to write a freaking report? hum? Bastards.
Post by janetcatbird on May 4, 2004 18:26:20 GMT -5
Oh, poor Metella...obviously high school groupwork is a far cry from formal lab studies, but I can offer some degree of commiseration. If I was in a good group, with nice people who were competent and did what they said they would, fine. Otherwise, People would kind of foist it on me or a few others and while they talked I just quietly went through and answered the questions on my own.
Hang in there, honey. Does your prof know WHICH five people have been doing the work? I hope you stayed firm and forced someone else to do the job.
"If it's dangerous to talk to yourself it's probably even dicier to listen." --Jim Hightower
Oh, I've been there before, too. More than just once. My last group project was a total disaster because only myself and one other person showed up to our 6 person group meetings, or did any of the work. Part of our grade was dependent on the group having successful meetings and completing the project. So, even though we ended up getting the project done, we still failed the "group" part of the assignment.
Like Catbird said, hang in there and make sure your prof knows that you have some dead beats in your group.