7 Tips for Surviving a Group Project

The majority of high school and college students hate group projects. Especially the ones where each student on a team receives the same grade in spite of their participation in the group effort. It happens when most students don’t take the project seriously and put all the work upon one or two other members in the team.

With these seven tips, group projects no longer need to be something to stress out about or hastily throw together the night before it’s due.

1.    Get to Know Each Other

Even if your class is comparatively small and you meet your peers at every class session, you might not really know them. Introduce yourself, exchange numbers and email addresses so that you can get a hold of each other while working on individual tasks. Although this step seems obvious, it is often skipped and people don’t know how to interact with each other.

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5 Creative Ways for Effective Brainstorming Sessions

In many cases, college students worry to sound uninformed or even stupid during a brainstorming session. That’s why they avoid sharing their thoughts and ideas in public. However, there are a few ways to get originative juices flowing even from the shiest and most introverted students.

1. Brainstorm bad ideas first

A team leader plays a key role in motivating a team and achieving a comfortable and relaxed environment around. This person helps each member to become less tense or anxious and encourages them to share their thoughts freely. The best way to start out a brainstorming session is spending 10 minutes generating bad ideas. The team leader throws one out that to show everyone how to do it. No doubt, this method will aid to create a casual and playful atmosphere in any team.

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