Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I'm at a loss here

I know you can here me say, I'm at a loss here in my best "the geek" voice from Sixteen Candles were they go to the party and the geek leans on the table stacked with beer cans and knocks them over. Then three big tough guys stand up and groan. 

I know now you are thinking...this person knows way to much about the movie Sixteen Candles. And yes you are correct. I could recite the entire movie. I watch it every time it comes on and I own it. It's one of my all time favorite movies. 

And now since I have gotten totally off the subject...

I just really need to vent here. In my class we had a group assignment. First I hate group assignments because you receive a grade based on something that other people had input on. I don't like or agree with that at all. Because lets be honest, what if their work is not on the same level as your work.

Here's what's going on.

My group consisted of me and two other people. One person has never even joined our group. The other person and I collaborated for a while and then she kinda dropped out. I emailed her several times and she finally responds last night at 8pm. Since I work on campus I emailed one of the professors and asked him what to do. He said if the one girl that has never joined our group contacts either of us to refer her to him. He also said that if the other person does post anything in our group board to just submit what I have.

Our project is due tonight by midnight. This leaves no time for corrections and trying to work out something together. It's a frustrating situation. I had my work submitted two weeks ago so we could work on it and now with less than 24 hours this person submits theirs. And it's just thrown together with not much organization. 

So now I have to submit what I would call sub-par work that will affect my grade. 


I know this makes me sound like a snob and I'm really not trying to be. I guess I just think that if I put forth my very best effort then I think the others in the group should too. 

OK, stepping off the soap box and going to watch Sixteen Candles. I know that will make me feel better. That and a few scoops of some Blue Bell Ice Cream.


1 comment:

{amy} said...

Ugh! How frustrating! :/ And I love that movie, too. I think Jake Ryan is the reason so many teenagers are named Jacob/Jake these days...