9 Things That ALWAYS Happen When It Comes To Doing Group Projects

9 Things That ALWAYS Happen When It Comes To Doing Group Projects

Every group project I have ever been in always ends up being worse than Woodstock ’99.
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I absolutely despise group projects, not because I don’t want to do the work, but because every group project I have ever been in always ends up being worse than Woodstock ’99. During a graduation requirement project in high school, six people dropped out of the group and I ended up doing the entire project on my own. So, I’ve seen it all.

1. One person pretends like they’re in charge, even though they’re doing nothing

They get everyone’s contact and make the group message…and that’s where their effort ends.

2. Someone dips out early or just doesn’t come to any of the group meetings

They think that everyone else in the group will do all the work and they have better things to do and don’t really need to help.

3. Someone drops out of the group

They just give up and either move to another group, work on their own or just drop out of school because they don’t want to do anything.

4. Everyone expects one person to do all the work

I feel like when this happens, everyone else in the group just banded together and decided to not help, like at all.

5. Nothing

No one wants to do anything, and no one knows where to start so nothing happens, and everyone fails.

6. Being assigned to group projects with strangers and not having time to work with them

Everyone is busy generally, but when trying to meet with people who have different classes, and work. So, no one really has time to meet up and so you have no choice but to communicate through text message and it makes projects a million times more traumatizing.

7. The professor gives you no directions

When this happens, you just kind of guess about what you’re supposed to do, but because there is more than just you, all of you have to interpret what the professor meant.

8. No one really knows how to start, so you wait until the very last minute to start anything

This happens to me a lot. You get the project and tell yourself you’ll start in a few days. When that time comes you don't do anything and only the fear of failing really kicks your butt into gear in the end.

9. Someone gets massive stage fright during the presentation, forgets how to communicate, and everything falls apart

You put all your energy and time into this project and are so prepared for every last question. You know all your information and then when it comes time for your part of the presentation nothing comes out of your mouth. Everyone is looking at you and you can’t breathe, let alone speak.

Group projects are an evil necessity, but you will get through it, we all do. So, don’t give up now.

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Let's Talk More About Lori Laughlin Facing Up To 20 Years In Prison When Brock Turner Got 6 Months

And he was released three months early for 'good behavior'... after sexually assaulting an unconscious girl behind a dumpster.

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To start, Lori Laughlin messed up royally, and I don't condone her actions.

If you live under a rock and are unaware of what happened to the "Full House" star, here's the tea:

Lori Laughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli — and like 50 other celebrity parents — were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, and paid a $1 million bail on conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and honest services fraud. You don't need to know what these mean except that she paid $500,000 to get her two daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli.

I know you're wondering why they did it — tbh I am too — however, these parents paid the University of Southern California to give admission to her daughters in through the rowing team on campus, despite neither one of them actually playing the sport ever in their life.

Yeah, Aunt Becky messed up and should face punishment, but why is she facing up 20 years when men like Brock Turner are sentenced only six months for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford?

I hate to bring up the gender card, but I'm pulling it: Why is Lori Laughlin — a woman who with bad judgement who used money to give an upper-hand to her entitled daughters — face more prison time than a man who willingly raped a woman who wasn't in a right state of mine (or any at all!) behind a dumpster of all places.

The answer? Because the system is a mess.

Yeah, Aunt Becky paid for her daughters to get into a school, giving disadvantages to students actually deserving and wanting to attend a college. Her act was immoral, and ultimately selfish, but it doesn't even compare to what Brock Turner did, and it doesn't even effect others as much his rape survivor.

The most that will happen to the Giannulli girls is an expulsion and a temporary poor reputation, however, Emily Doe (the alias of the survivor) will feel the consequences of the attack forever.

There should have been a switch:

Lori Laughlin and the Target guy should have had to pay other students tuition/student debt while facing prison time, while Brock Turner should have had to face over 20 years with more consequences.

But, that'll never happen because our system sucks and society is rigged. I guess our society would prefer a rapist walking around more so a woman who made a poor choice by paying for her daughters to go to a college.

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I enjoy the satisfaction that comes after finishing a project with which I struggled.

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I never anticipated college would be as busy as it is. I always thought that I would have plenty of free time in college to party it up and truly enjoy myself. While that time does exist, the majority of my time is spent either in class, doing homework, working (at either of my two jobs), or working on my Weedtube account. I'm one busy #GirlBoss, that's for sure.

I don't find that I have much free time in college, so I try to budget my time wisely. Making sure there is enough time in the day for me to complete everything I need to while having some downtime is difficult! But, it is vital.

Being a college student means managing tons of deadlines all at once, which can be really overwhelming so being well-prepared is key. For me, this means ALWAYS having my planner on me. I write down everything from upcoming assignments to hangouts with my friends to make sure I don't miss anything. I've been making an effort to procrastinate less this term in hopes that the quality of my work improves, as well, in which my planner has been really helpful.

While I kind of wish I had more free time, I do enjoy being busy. I enjoy the satisfaction that comes after finishing a project with which I struggled. I enjoy going from one activity right into the next one and I feel like I'm always juggling a ton of things at once. This term, I'm working at the downtown Theater, while working as the Editor-In-Chief for my Odyssey community and writing articles myself. I'm still going to school full-time and I'm trying to upload weekly videos. I've been busier in past terms, but there truly is something so satisfying about the grind. I can't wait to graduate next year and begin the next step of my life, so until then, I'll continue getting that bread.

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