Saturday, November 13, 2010

The failure of group projects

I hate group projects. What usually happens following the professor dividing us into groups is a mental calculation of who the slackers are, who did well on the last exam, and who has the time to do it. After all that mental calculation, the project usually falls on 2-3 people who do the whole thing to make sure the slackers dont screw it up. For years I couldn't understand how professors could not figure out this was happening. Now, I totally get it, it's because it happens in real life as well, and it's more of a lesson in preparation that you're always going to be doing the entire group project as opposed to there will always be harmonious projects after you get out of school.

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