I Just Don't Understand...Im Very Irritated

United States
October 5, 2008 6:46pm CST
It irritates me whenever I have a group project and there is not communication. It happend last year with a group of 4 and now its happening this year with my partner and me. Ive asked my partner to call me several times or even text me so I can get her number and so we could discuss our project. I dont know if she understood the first 5 times i asked. This caused us to get a Zero on the rough draft of our outline of our debate speech. Now the final draft is due and i dont know whats going on. She just will not call me. I had to get her number from another person and I texted her to tell her I forgot my rubric and I needed to talk to her about what is needed in the speech. She said dont worry and that she will just type it up and do it herself. I was like are you sure and I said Ill do the works cited page..but then i texted back adding that ill come up with a few points for one of our arguments. let me inform you that we are supposed to be writing a debate speech and we have to come up with arguments for our topic and a few points to support the arguments. im on the debate team so I am experienced at this. so i said i can email the arguments and supportive points and she said ok. so i asked her to tell me the email or call or let me know something and she just wont. i just texted her to see how is it coming along and she said she did some of it.. I dont think she wants me to do any of the work although Im a good debater and im on the debate team... i dont want to get another zero ..I dont think she'll ever be my partner again. what would you do?
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@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
5 Oct 08
I think what you should do is talk to you teacher whom has given you the assignment. Tell her what is going on show her the texts and in the mean time do all the work yourself and turn it in seperately telling the teacher that you didn't want to depend on an unreliable partner. I hope that you will talk to the teacher and then confront your supposed partner. A group project means that the whole group gets a part not one takes it on themselves to do.. I hate to say you might get a lowered grade because you didn't work as a group. Take care and good luck.
• United States
5 Oct 08
I wish I could. But my teacher doesn't understand and she said "who ever you work with is the person you're stuck with. and if you do all the work your partner gets the same grade. so pick your partner wisely" those were her words. She had some students already come up to her with problems with their partners. I wish my teacher could understand. I know never to work with that girl again. I didnt know it would be like that.
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• United States
6 Oct 08
You did the first step in the heiarchy. Now you go to her boss and you school conselor. Unfortunately she is not thinking in appropriate manners ...May I ask if you are in college or in highschool? If college there are variable people you can go to you have the person who is the dean or your advisor who is there to help you .. For now do the assignment but go to the higher ups. Because she is not handling the class properly.
• United States
6 Oct 08
I'm in highschool. I never thought about going up to the person over here. (chain of command- we learned about that. Thanks for the advice. I'll try talking to my teacher and then I'll go up to the next person. Thanx
6 Oct 08
i would explain to her how i feel and try to work sumthing out between us
• United States
6 Oct 08
yeah that would be a good thing to do too. thanks for helping me in my dilemma.