Pros and Cons of Group Work
Start writing a post
Student Life

Pros and Cons of Group Work

Depending on your situation, group work can be better than independence or the worst project you've ever done.

Pros and Cons of Group Work

Pro: More minds=More ideas

The more people you get together, the more ideas you can have generated. You most likely won't have to struggle to find out what to write about as you would if you were working alone.

Con: Not everyone can meet up at the same time to get work done.

5 people agree on 3pm on a Monday? 3 others probably have class. Somebody is always left out, therefore having you to figure out how to grade each member.

Pro: If you get lucky, you could have a group of people you get along with, making the project kind of fun.

This rarely happens, but when it does, it's like a gift from the Heavens. You get a good grade and you enjoyed doing it? Even better.

Con: Usually one person does more work than the others.

This is pretty much a given. Everyone else is busy with their lives or with other classes, yet one person buckles down last minute and does the entire project by themselves.

Pro: Work can be done more quickly if jobs are delegated efficiently.

If you manage to get a good working group together (pretty rare), your work will probably get done pretty quickly.

Con: Not everyone can agree on one idea.

Somebody is more than likely to disagree, even if it's something as simple as the font of the writing, the color of the paper, or the subject you're working on. You'll probably have to change everything just to make them happy too, once again disappointing a different group member somehow. Moral of the story? Nobody wins.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lots of people sat on the cinema wearing 3D glasses

Ever wonder what your friend meant when they started babbling about you taking their stapler? Or how whenever you ask your friend for a favor they respond with "As You Wish?" Are you looking for new and creative ways to insult your friends?

Well, look no further. Here is a list of 70 of the most quotable movies of all time. Here you will find answers to your questions along with a multitude of other things such as; new insults for your friends, interesting characters, fantastic story lines, and of course quotes to log into your mind for future use.

Keep Reading...Show less
New Year Resolutions

It's 2024! You drank champagne, you wore funny glasses, and you watched the ball drop as you sang the night away with your best friends and family. What comes next you may ask? Sadly you will have to return to the real world full of work and school and paying bills. "Ah! But I have my New Year's Resolutions!"- you may say. But most of them are 100% complete cliches that you won't hold on to. Here is a list of those things you hear all around the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

The Ultimate Birthday: Unveiling the Perfect Day to Celebrate!

Let's be real, the day your birthday falls on could really make or break it.

​different color birthday candles on a cake
Blacksburg Children's Museum

You heard it here first: birthdays in college are some of the best days of your four years. For one day annually, you get to forget about your identity as a stressed, broke, and overworked student, and take the time to celebrate. You can throw your responsibilities for a day, use your one skip in that class you hate, receive kind cards and gifts from loved ones and just enjoy yourself.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments