In one of my classes, Cultural Realities of Spain, the teacher makes us work in groups. My group happens to be terrible and unmotivated. We had to write a group paper. We were supposed to meet to gather our ideas together, and then I, as the editor, was supposed to gather everything and put it into a cohesive three page paper. Well, only the girl showed up for the meeting, and it was unproductive. The guy forgot about the meeting, and he was doing laundry, so he didn’t show up for it. Each of them submitted to me a one page paper that I was supposed to incorporate into three pages. What they submitted was crap, but I tried to make do. Well, our paper was returned to us for a rewriting to be done by next week, with a grade at least one letter grade lower for the return. The other girl in the group insisted on doing the rewriting, since she didn’t trust me to rewrite it successfully since the first one got returned. She asked that I submit to her a one page paper of my thoughts and reflections on the material, which I did. Good luck to her on getting a decent one page from the guy in the group. And she made grammatical errors in her page, for example, using bare, when it should have been bear. This whole group thing sucks, and I fear my grade in this class will not be what it should thanks to this group thing.
Another class I have, Business and Professional speech also relies on a lot of group work. Next week, we have to do mock job interviews, which I am dreading. I don’t think I will do well in this class either. My other two classes, Introductory Psychology and Intro to Ethics, on the other hand are good classes where there is no graded group work. I am getting A’s in both of those classes.