Monday, November 25, 2013

Group Projects in College Make Zero Sense

Every teacher loves to end the year with a group project. Such a great practice for working with people in the real world!

Sing A New Song 1
This group harmony is fictional.
... Except that it's 100% not.

First of all, in the real world, in real jobs, in real LIFE, your coworkers and you work in the same building. That means for almost 8 hours every single day, you are mere yards away from each other. And during that time, you all have similar priorities. You're all on the same page. You're not all living in different residence halls with different exam schedules and different club meetings and different ideas of what's important in life.

So there's that.

Secondly, the thing you're doing is usually pretty dumb. It's a survey where you realistically do not have the necessary tools or budget to perform with any confidence or stab at accuracy, and yet, you're required to talk about said survey for upwards of 20 mins.

And finally, well no. You all agree. Group projects are literally the worst.

1 comment:

  1. I'm also pretty bad at working in groups. Decently large factor in my hatred of group projects...