GROUP WORK —>the two words if not all, most students hate.
I have been lucky in my program to not have to deal with the dreaded group work. Its just not a thing. Well that was until this year.
You may be lucky enough to get some good people who are willing to get their shit done and work hard to get a good grade. And then you have others.
So I am taking a particular class this term with a professor I had before. She’s nice and I really like her teaching style. Also, a lot of my classmates I had in the previous class with this professor is in this class as well. She has an optional group assignment in her classes where if you decide to do it, it lowers the weight of your midterm and final scores. For me its great news because I fuck up one way or the other.
I figured that it would have been easy to work with the same individuals that I worked with previously because we got our work done and got good marks. I thought I wouldn’t have to be worried.
Well I was wrong. I should have known better.
Its like 12am on Saturday. The assignment is due on Tuesday. One of three things is going to happen.
- The assignment is not submitted
- They ask for extension after extension
- I am not included in the work
I feel very left out. These individuals [that i made the dumb decision to work with] are very cliquey. I know because I have seen it from the previous class and from the previous time we worked together. And I dont like people like that. My rule of thumb that I am not going to be a part of something if you don’t like me. And I should have learned my lesson.
I feel very overwhelmed right now. I have talked about how I feel in regards to my midterms coming up. And this assignment is due between my two midterms.
I don’t know if they have started working on the assignment. They wanted to meet on Tuesday but I told them that I wasn’t able to because I had to go to an event. I told them when they discuss it, let me know what they wanted me to do so that I could get it done early because I didn’t want to have to deal with it last minute. I have anxiety. I have had enough mental breakdowns. I don’t have the energy to deal with people bs anymore.
They never listened to me. I don’t know if they met as a group. And like I said, if this assignment is even submitted, they are going to ask for extension after extension because they did that for no reason the last time.
Honestly, I don’t know what to do. I am already dealing with so much that now I have another worry added to the never ending list. If it comes down to me not submitting this assignment with this group, I am going to speak to the professor. I think she would be understanding.
Do you like group work? Have you had any bad stories?
This post is not to bring anyone down, but instead to question my sanity and decision skills. As much as I would like to rant about people, I won’t because thats not who I am. I will leave that for my journal. And if by chance I end up sharing my blog with a friend, I don’t want them to see that side of me.
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