*begins rant* I always hated doing group assignment in high school, but I thought once I got to uni things might be different. I was wrong. As a group, we had to give a class presentation accompanied by 500 words each (so 2000 words all up). I offered to do the slides for the presentation, because I've seen some hideous Powerpoint things over the years and I just can't deal with things looking crap. When we were organising everything, I told everyone to send me the info they wanted on their slides, along with any pictures, I even offered to cut out video clips (the presentation was on Desperate Housewives, so it was useful to have video clips). Nobody sent me anything until very late the night before we had to give the presentation! I didn't end up getting any sleep that night. Another girl had offered to put the essay together, which I also ended up doing an hour before the presentation because nobody except for me had sent her anything. Another girl thought that we only needed to do 500 words all up so she had like a paragraph to contribute. When we were giving the presentation (it was supposed to be about about 5 mins each), the other three people in my group went on and on (like 10-15mins) and repeated themselves and each other because they hadn't organised themselves properly. I could the rest of the class and the tutor were getting bored and annoyed. The thing that really sucks is that the group only gets one mark, so I've done all this work and because of other people being crap I sure we'll get a crappy mark! *ends rant* Anyway, I apologise for the longevity. People just annoy me. Has anyone got any ideas on how to prevent this from happening next time?