When your teachers choose to submit you and everyone around you to a group project, they know, above all else, that they are ruining your life. Group projects are the worst part about college, hands down. This has been said time and again by pretty much everyone you know. Accept it if you haven’t experienced it, but if you have, just know that everyone feels your pain.
Sunday afternoons are made for laying in your bed or being a crusty “Hungover Hanna” with your roommates. Then there is the horrific ding of a Facebook message from the nervous nelly in your group that’s trying to run (and ruin) your life. Honestly, I think that professors just use the time they have assigned group projects to laugh at us, because they are well aware of just how hard, and annoying, coordinating group projects are. There is never a time when someone’s like, "I’m psyched for this group project!" No. Everyone’s pissed off about having to deal with other humans that determine your grades. I have a hard enough time forcing myself to get off the couch and do my work, let alone forcing someone else, that I don’t know, to do their part.
Working with others may be a part of life, but doing so for a group project is hard to handle. You never know what you’re going to get group wise and the project could be god knows what. There is a special place in hell for college professors who force group projects upon their students, especially in lectures with 100+ people. If there is going to be a group project assigned, in my opinion, everyone should just get the A.
There’s always going to be that person in your group that’s like a dog with a bone. While it is nice having someone else step up and take the reigns, the “group leader” now owns you, and will continue to blow up your phone until the project is done and the two of you never have to interact ever again!!