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Group Projects: Plan for Positive Results
Open communication and organization are important for a successful group project. This guide has tips and tools that will help you succeed and survive group projects.
Begin with introductions.
Create a group member contact sheet with emails and cell phone numbers
Choose a leader who will keep the group on track and keep communication lines open.
Plan when, where, and how you will meet and share information.
Set goals and deadlines, but be flexible and pad your calendar to allow extra time.
Choose tasks for each group member, and don't forget to include deadlines. Make sure expectations are clear.
If your professor provided a grading rubric, make sure your project is on track to meet all of the requirements for an A.
Communicate with your professor, whether it's for clarification on the assignment or if your group has members who are not participating.
Ask your professor or a librarian if you need help. Don't wait until the last minute.