2+ Year Member
- May 27, 2017
I ended up with a bad lab partner in a 4-credit 400 level biochem class (through the tried and true method of pairing everyone with the person they sit next to on the first day!). We've had to redo every experiment so far because of mistakes she makes. I gave her the benefit of the doubt but I'm afraid it's going to affect my grade and the prof's/TA's impression of me. I've tried to step up my game as far as planning how lab needs to go ahead of time but ultimately, I can't control her. I try to make sure she's doing the right things by asking leading (but hopefully not nagging) questions. Not sure if this is the best course of action though. I've considered asking the professor if I can work alone but I know that would reflect poorly on my ability to work as part of a team. My only comfort is the professor claims to be more interested in our ability to analyze and present the data than obtain it. Does anyone have any advice?