spike64
Little mini-rant here.
In my intro Criminal Justice class at scenic(ha) Oshkosh we were assigned a group research assignment about two months ago. The research was to be done by the entire group, and then we were to write our own papers. We are being graded on almost strictly on our format rather than content. But the research, ie empirical articles, are being grade. Well my group was full of FAIL. Zero communication, lack of a solid topic, just to name a couple of problems. I ended up doing my own research on a different topic, and I did just fine(I think)

What really grinds my gears(family guy reference, yes) is that my grade, in college, could very well be effected by someone other than me. Maybe its just me but the fact that I am paying this much for school, and its my name that will eventually be on a degree, not my group members.


tl;dr version: does group work bother any of you other college folk(CC, Mwarrior, etc) or did it bother you older dogs when you were in college?

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tweb1216
I love group work...probably because I am usually the one you all hate. I do stuff, but not the meat and potatoes so to speak. I am good at the big picture stuff.

However, I think I work the system better than the people you are complaining about. In a group meeting today I actually had a group member say, "you have done a lot, why don't you just do the introduction and we can do the rest" when I have probably done 5% of the work in a group of 5 people
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tweb1216 wrote:


I love group work...probably because I am usually the one you all hate. I do stuff, but not the meat and potatoes so to speak. I am good at the big picture stuff.

However, I think I work the system better than the people you are complaining about. In a group meeting today I actually had a group member say, "you have done a lot, why don't you just do the introduction and we can do the rest" when I have probably done 5% of the work in a group of 5 people


Thats probably just a nice way of them telling you they don't trust you with the important stuff.
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sportsfan wrote:


tweb1216 wrote:


I love group work...probably because I am usually the one you all hate. I do stuff, but not the meat and potatoes so to speak. I am good at the big picture stuff.

However, I think I work the system better than the people you are complaining about. In a group meeting today I actually had a group member say, "you have done a lot, why don't you just do the introduction and we can do the rest" when I have probably done 5% of the work in a group of 5 people


Thats probably just a nice way of them telling you they don't trust you with the important stuff.


Possibly, although my written part (this is for a presentation) is the only part that the professor didn't say needed revision.

If it were anything sneaky, I would say they are worried about me swearing infront of our 83 year old professor, as I have a tendency to forget my setting when doing public speaking


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spike64 wrote:


Winona was my #2 before choosing Oshkosh.
My brother is going to Winona next year, might play some football there. My buddy plays basketball there, and I've heard nothing but good things from him. You like it there?


Yep. My high school business ed teacher played football here in the 90s and really sold me on the school. Plus, I really like the fact that it isn't a really big city which helps me since I'm from a small town. And lastly, everyone I've met here has been awesome.
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jimmyq1
I generally avoid working with others. I tend to be too opinionated, work different hours during the day, want to get things done earlier, and generally dislike the work ethic of most.

There are, however, a few people I work very well with.

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I hate group work. I always end up doing most of the work, and there is always someone who does next to nothing.

I love when interview questions about group work are asked. I usually say I hate group work because there's always people like that. Personally, I think that's a horrible interview question. My only significant group work is from school, and those experiences are always horrible. Maybe if the group work was at my job it would be better because those people are actually being paid.

Something tells me people would act different when give money..... you know, they may actually SHOW UP and DO SOMETHING....

Even if they did do something, I'm such a control freak that I usually throw the garbage they give me in the trash and do it myself anyway. It is refreshing when someone that doesn't have shit for brains is in my group.
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I hate group work. I always end up doing most of the work, and there is always someone who does next to nothing.

I love when interview questions about group work are asked. I usually say I hate group work because there's always people like that. Personally, I think that's a horrible interview question. My only significant group work is from school, and those experiences are always horrible. Maybe if the group work was at my job it would be better because those people are actually being paid.

Something tells me people would act different when give money..... you know, they may actually SHOW UP and DO SOMETHING....

Even if they did do something, I'm such a control freak that I usually throw the garbage they give me in the trash and do it myself anyway. It is refreshing when someone that doesn't have **** for brains is in my group.


Haha, it depends. I've worked with lots of people who are just as lazy as those in school. On the other hand, I've enjoyed working with lawyers/some law students as they tend to be strivers and you don't need to worry about them working hard.


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sportsfan12
I also hate group work because there is always those that don't do their share.
But I think the point of it is to have you learn to work in teams....because in truth, in the "real world" there is also those that don't do their fair share in group work.

I was lucky that in a good majority of my classes I had group work....I had figured out who some of the better students were, from other classes, and we always tried to get together when group work was assigned. It made the experience much more enjoyable for me/us.

But starting out not knowing anyone, it was tougher....along with those instances where the prof assigned groups.
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spike64 wrote:


Little mini-rant here.
In my intro Criminal Justice class at scenic(ha) Oshkosh we were assigned a group research assignment about two months ago. The research was to be done by the entire group, and then we were to write our own papers. We are being graded on almost strictly on our format rather than content. But the research, ie empirical articles, are being grade. Well my group was full of FAIL. Zero communication, lack of a solid topic, just to name a couple of problems. I ended up doing my own research on a different topic, and I did just fine(I think)

What really grinds my gears(family guy reference, yes) is that my grade, in college, could very well be effected by someone other than me. Maybe its just me but the fact that I am paying this much for school, and its my name that will eventually be on a degree, not my group members.


tl;dr version: does group work bother any of you other college folk(CC, Mwarrior, etc) or did it bother you older dogs when you were in college?

/mini-rant


I don't usually like group work. In my Intro to Communication class aka Speech, in Winona(very scenic[]), we had to do a group icebreaker and present it to the class. It went quite well and there weren't any real issues in the group. But thats an example that isn't the norm for me. I usually avoid groupwork because it happens to me in classes like History or English which I already have a great backround in and will often prefer to work alone, especially on papers. I just can't work with people on history papers because I usually know a lot more about the topic and I will end up doing the whole thing anyway.
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spike64
Winona was my #2 before choosing Oshkosh.
My brother is going to Winona next year, might play some football there. My buddy plays basketball there, and I've heard nothing but good things from him. You like it there?

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