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Group Projects

Getting Started

  •  Begin with introductions.
  • Create a group member contact sheet with emails and cell phone numbers

  • Choose a leader who will keep the group on track and keep communication lines open.

  • Plan when, where and how you will meet and share information. See the "Getting Together" box on this page for planning face-to-face meetings, and the "Planning Tools" box for sharing documents.

  • Set goals and deadlines, but be flexible and pad your calendar to allow extra time.

  • Choose tasks for each group member, and don't forget to include deadlines. Make sure expectations are clear.

  • If your instructor provided a grading rubric, make sure your project is on track to meet all of the requirements for an A.

  • Communicate with your instructor, whether it's for clarification on the assignment or if your group has members who are not participating.

  • Ask your instructor or a librarian if you need help. Don't wait until the last minute.

Planning Tools

Open communication and organization are important for a successful group project. These tools will help you share information from a distance and keep everyone updated on the progress of the project.

Group Project Links