Rant: Forced Group Projects

Rachel Hogen, Staff Writer

I understand the importance of working with others, but I do not understand the need to do this with assigned groups. People are busy these days, and although it may seem like we have all the time in the world to meet new people, the reality is that we often don’t. Even more so, we don’t have the time to fit into one person’s hockey practice schedule, another’s rehearsal schedule, another’s speech practice schedule, and another’s work schedule to work on projects. Much of the time there’s no way to pull a Tim Gunn and “make it work” without one person having to do all of the work, thus making a group project into an individual project with a group grade.