Is this a trick? (group prjct)

I have a group project except my partner doesn’t take responsibility and is often slow to answer and recently she’s insulting me. I asked the prof what to do and she said would monitor it but said to use my best judgement as to whether I should separate and turn in my own project. Prof seems nice enough says she trusts me but also says it’s best to work in group. I have been more than nice and communicative to my partner even tho she is slow to answer emails and blames me. I’m not sure what to do. I don’t want to stress more about this. This is an online class. What should I do? I don’t want my grade to be affected but this person is a bad partner.

Did you start out by making a contract or plan about who would do what? If not, put together a list of duties and let your partner pick some she will do and you do the others. Have some of the jobs be small - not just a list of huge duties. Are you working in google docs or Drop box? As you start to make progress, hopefully the partner will start to help.

We both do the work because it’s weekly deadlines but the problem is I don’t think we should work together.

Ask your professor if you can do the project by yourself if you are feeling that way. If you feel that way now imagine how you will feel when that project comes due. You will save yourself a lot of time and trouble.

I’ve had terrible experiences with group projects, last semester my partner cost me an A on the final project and I ended up with an A- for the entire semester. I still haven’t forgiven her.