I was put in a group for a class assignment but one person really isn't pulling their weight or contributing. Should I tell the professor?

Elana,What a great question! This has actually happened to me several times, so I'll answer with experience! :)
The first time this happened to me, I didn't bring it up to the professor. I simply didn't want to be "that girl." (That was definitely me in high school.) But when we all received failing grades, it was hard for me to discuss what had happened with the professor after the fact. He was reluctant to 1) believe me and 2) change my grade because I hadn't come to him beforehand.
The next time this happened to me, the first thing I did was email the TA (teaching assistant) for the course and "CC" my professor. I included GroupMe screenshots and even "BCC'd" them on my group emails about meeting times. Even though the professor low-key mentioned group collaboration in class, my group continued to completely suck.
When our project was barely satisfactory, it was a lot easier for me to make my case. I didn't even have to bring it up to my group -- they don't have access to my grades. So while they all made C's, I made an "A," because I could prove that I did the work.
I hope this helps you! :)

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