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Just write the introduction already!

http://youtu.be/1nBwfZZvjKo

Sometimes it's hard to be a good group member.

Why is it so hard to just write up your section of your group project? Sometimes you just can't bring yourself to write it!

This handy video explains why we procrastinate, and more importantly, it gives some great techniques to stop the cycle.

My favorite technique is setting a timer for homework time. I can focus on anything for 30 minutes at a time.

 

Oh No! Plagiarism!

Dear Group Work Guru,

I am freaking out. I am the editor of my team's group project and I am pretty sure that one of our group members plagiarized their section. What I am supposed to do now?

Help help help!

Sincerely,
Freaked out Frosh

P.S. Help help help!


Dear Frosh,

I'm very sorry that this is happening to you.

Plagiarism is a very serious offense in universities. It's serious enough to get you expelled.

Inspiring quote

Here's some mid-term group work inspiration:

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
- African proverb

 

YOU have something to contribute

Dear Group Work Guru,

I don't think I have anything to contribute to my group. The three other students in my group are a million times smarter and more accomplished than I am. They understand what's happening in class more than I do. Isn't it best to just let them do the work?

Sincerely,
Struggling Student

 

Dear Struggling Student,

No! You should never let your teammates do all the work while you do nothing. It's great that you're in a group with talented students.

Need Advice?

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