By IHateGroupProjects - 25/04/2012 13:25 - United States - Riverdale
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4 Tell me about it! When I was in grade 10 we were working with zinc and hydrochloric acid. We were told only to put in 4 grams of zinc because it's extremely reactive and explosive when the two interact with eachother. My stupid partner dumped the whole damn bottle of zinc in the acid. Everyone had to evacuate the lab and I got an F. Ah good times. -_-
Murder!!! Kill the group member who changed everything then say you must attend the funeral. Use that time to redo it.
i think there is a third option there, slack off and get a bad grade because someone else did the work, but did it poorly. But seriously there are all kinds of things that could go wrong with a group project even if you do take it seriously and do your share. For instance, someone gets sick, someone decides to ignore everyone else's wishes and do their own thing, someone contributes nothing. I have my own person group project horror story. It was only a presentation of a book, 4 group members, 3 chapters each. We didn't have a lot of time so It seemed easier to not have everyone try to read the whole book, so we agreed to just read our own chapters and take turns presenting them in order. But two of the group members somehow did the same 3 chapters, which left 25% of the book uncovered. Luckily it was a large class so the professor did not attempt to read the book we presented, so we were able to fake our way through it. But it was really scary for a while there (it was my senior year of college and I needed that course to graduate, so I was pretty stressed).
Me too. I thought there would be no more group projects once I reached university, but nope. I failed two of my classes in my first year due to lazy group members and people claiming they had done their work when they really hadn't. It sucks when people's future careers are being decided on stupid things like group projects. :(