How do you deal with classmates who expect you to do all the work ...


<p>I'm guessing most people here have run into this at least once. </p>

<p>I have a reputation as the class braniac, so whenever there's a group project kids will request me as their partner and then watch me work without contributing. I'm sick of this, especially since it happened twice today by coincidence. </p>

<p>I'm a sophomore, and I really don't look fowards to doing this during the more important junior year classes. </p>

<p>How do you resolve this?</p>

<p>Just tell them to back off. Don’t let them take advantage of you like that. Stand up for yourself and tell them that they have to contribute to the group too. Don’t worry I have people like that at my school too.</p>

<p>That is so annoying!!! Identify the stupid people in your classes, refuse to have them work with you, and simply team up with the smart people! I wouldn’t go so far as to willingly have slackers in your group since they will either refuse to work or produce carp as a result. </p>

<p>Just say no to them and don’t feel bad about it (i assume that’s why you let them work with you in the first place)</p>

<p>I was always that kid in the group too. is there a way that you can request to work with another person more like yourself? If someone is requesting to work with you then you can probably ask your teachers not to group you with that person.</p>

<p>Say: “F*** off, b****! I work alone now!” Then they’ll be to scared to work with you anyway. :)</p>

<p>I don’t know… I’m usually the control freak who won’t let anyone else do the work. Haha.</p>

<p>Do it all yourself and don’t let them contribute. You would probably get a bad grade anyway if they did help. That is how it works at my school anyway… and what I have to do.</p>

<p>There was a thread like this last week so I’ll give the same answer I did there - I make a very loud announcement just before it’s due/time to present that my group can erase their names/sit down because they didn’t do anything. If they don’t, I do it for them… but they always do :)</p>

<p>I had to deal with this once in my English class. The first time it happened what I did was just carry all the work, but then at the end of the project I told the teacher what the problem was and he gave the other student a D. If I were you talk to your teacher and let him/her know what is going on.</p>

<p>I’m a control freak, so I usually do most of the work. I remind myself that if I don’t do it, it won’t come out well. Sorry for your situation, but at least you know you’re doing it tge projects up to your standards!</p>

<p>My teachers typically know that it happens. What I did was to ask for my own project, and I made an excuse to the group.</p>

<p>microphakia976, let’s just say they don’t get the hint, and when I make it obvious, they ignore it. :)</p>

<p>collegeluva101, I’ll have to try that sometime. :slight_smile: You just made my day, can’t stop laughing!</p>

<p>jasonleb1, I would do that if I had the guts, but don’t want to get a bad reputation as well. :slight_smile: Though I also like that theory. </p>

<p>Thanks, guys! Good to know I’m not alone.</p>

<p>It used to happen to me.</p>

<p>Then I got sick of it, and said in a falsely sweet tone that if they didn’t contribute I would give the teacher a sob story of how I had to stay up all night and no one even helped me.</p>

<p>It freaked them out, but they actually helped. (Maybe that’s blackmail, but hey, it worked!)</p>