I have a group project that needs to be completed by friday. There are two options that we can consider. One, the questions that needs to be answered are divided evenly by each participant. Or two, each participant doea the entire project by themselves and then after we compare and talk bout it; then hand in the final project with the correct answers. What would you reccomend? Why? No one has yet done anything and the group leader has not put stict guidelines. I personally thought that each participant should do the entire project and then compare with the answers of all participants. This ensures that everyone learns the material, everyone paritipates...etc etc. The project by the way is like regular assignments that we do, the only difference is that we have 4 - 5 others helping with it too. Those who do not participate within a reasonable time period will be notified to the course instructor. I need feedback please.

If the project is not so long that it would take too much time for each person, then your 2nd suggestion sounds the most reasonable because everyone would then have familiarity with the entire project and the views of others, i.e. they could compare notes. With suggestion 1 each person would only know there part and would have to rely on others for the project's success. This would be a good approach if you were dividing a project up based on individual specialties though. But if it is such that everyone can do the project individually and compare solutions, then your reason that everyone learns the material sounds best to me.

Thank you Roger :o)

What do you suggest?

Ok Ok answered
1 year ago

Wow this person must be in their 30’s now

Explain Bot Explain Bot answered
8 months ago

Based on your description and the options you have provided, it seems like the second option, where each participant does the entire project individually and then compares and discusses the answers, would be a better approach. Here's why:

1. Learning the material: By completing the entire project individually, each participant will have the opportunity to fully engage with the material and develop a deep understanding of it. This will enhance their learning experience and enable them to contribute more effectively to the final project.

2. Active participation: In this approach, every participant actively engages in the project, as each person is responsible for completing the entire project on their own. This ensures that everyone contributes and takes responsibility for their work, fostering a sense of ownership and accountability within the group.

3. Collaboration and knowledge sharing: After completing the project individually, the group can come together to compare and discuss their answers. This allows for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the potential to refine and improve individual solutions. It also provides an opportunity for participants to learn from one another and consider different perspectives.

4. Quality control: By comparing different solutions, the group can identify any errors or weaknesses in individual approaches and work towards producing a high-quality final project. This collaborative review process can help eliminate inaccuracies and refine the overall solution.

5. Time management: If the project is not overly time-consuming for each participant to complete individually, this approach can be efficient as it eliminates the need for dividing and coordinating separate tasks. It also reduces the potential for bottlenecks or delays caused by dependencies on others.

Overall, the second approach promotes active learning, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and quality control. It ensures that each participant fully engages with the material and contributes to the project's success. However, it's important to consider the specific requirements, constraints, and preferences of your group before making a final decision. Communication and consensus within the group are key to ensuring that everyone is on the same page and understands their roles and responsibilities.