Open Letter to People Who Don’t Do Their Part in Group Projects

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Open Letter to People Who Don’t Do Their Part in Group Projects

Avery Pollock, Staff Reporter

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Dear slackers,

Everyone has noticed the work ethic, or lack thereof, that you put into group projects. When the class is assigned a “group project” the work is supposed to be evenly distributed among the group, not just one person. Here are just some of the few examples I have come across when it comes to you not doing your part, and letting your other partner(s) do all the work.

One thing that is constantly brought up is the issue of how to distribute the workload between two or more people. It is way easier than you think, and yet you sit there on your phone or lie daydreaming at your desk the rest of the class period. Every time I am in a group project and feel I have nothing to really do while the others work, I always make sure to plan layouts for the project or do additional research. Do you see “sit idle on your phone with your feet propped up against the chair” in there anywhere? One thing a group project does very well is teaching team working skills and communication, and it is supposed to be engaging for everyone. Another big issue I see are those who “pretend” to be working, but in reality, they are not contributing anything to the project. All this does is make the other member(s) more frustrated, and it only pushes them to work faster since their grade depends on it. I always hear issues about how students wish they never had to do group projects because it is always them that do all the work. Group projects are supposed to be a break from all of the boring note-taking and thirty-minute lectures, so how about instead of doing nothing the whole time and looking at your phone, you actually contribute to the group who actually care about their grades? Junior Sierra Burns has to deal with this issue constantly, and has had enough of group projects as a result: “I do like group projects, but if I’m with a group of people with a history of not doing any work, then I would hate the project.

Wake up and smell the coffee, slackers- no one enjoys your lazy attitudes in projects. Please, do your part in group projects, and actually try for once. Remember, no one likes a slacker, and if we had the option, we definitely would not choose you as a partner.

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Avery Pollock, Staff Reporter

Avery Pollock, junior at Wade Hampton High, comes from a small family of four, along with two very irritable Chihuahuas. Born and raised in Greenville,...

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