I hope you’re all having a great time! I’m doing well, thought school starts on Monday for me. Yeah, peace and relaxation is over, back to exams, stress and homework, ugh.
Bright sides: Seeing my crush. Yeah, only that. 😏🤤
Anyways, today were gonna talk about something that I think concerns everyone in the classroom except the typical lazy
ass kid. Yes, group assignments. So get ready to relate cause we’re gonna start right now:
DISCLAIMER: I’m not saying group assignments are bad, actually you can learn a lot from them. I’m just going to talk about the worst parts about them and why people don’t like them.
WORST PARTS ABOUT GROUP ASSIGNMENTS:
ONE DOES ALL WORK:
Unless you’re lucky and have good classmates on your group, there’s always one person who ends up doing all the work against their will. This has happened to me not always, but in most cases.
You begin all relaxed and cool, you all set up responsibilities for everyone in the group and you start working. Then you realize you’re the only one taking it serious and everyone else is just talking to each other or even fighting and none of what they’re communicating has to do with the assignment. 😡You try to make everyone do something but they’re too stubborn and you begin to run out of time – you don’t wanna get a bad grade in the assignment and you end up doing everything on your own. 😤
WE HAVE TO MEET UP TO DO IT:
Imagine it’s a 5 people group. You all have to be available in a certain day at a certain time. There’s always one person who can’t be there or who says they can be there but don’t show up in all evening.
Seriously, is it so hard to reach an agreement for something so easy? And the worst part is that if you all can hang out at the same time at a place, there is 100% chance someone will say: But why do we have to hang out there? Anywhere but there! I hate it! 😤
THERE’S A DEADLINE:
I hate deadlines. When the teacher says the deadline is in two weeks, it’s too soon to start working that same afternoon, but when there’s 2 days left, it’s a great time to start working with all the pressure on your brain. 😱
Why does everything have to be so complicated? Honestly, isn’t it a great thing to finish as soon as possible so you don’t have to worry about it later? But no, it’s too late, it hasn’t even been 48 hours since the teacher assigned us that! Blah, blah, blah…🙄
IT’S HARD TO REACH AGREEMENTS:
Democracy is the art of turning possible into impossible – Anonymous wise person 🙏👏
I don’t need to put examples on this one because I think it’s pretty clear that no matter what anyone comes up with, there has to be another someone who comes up with the exact opposite just to argue. And I hate it because then you have to call the teacher to kind of give you advice on what’s better and they end up telling you to reach an agreement.
Like bruh, am I supposed to say thanks for your non-help? 😠 Well sit down and wait cause it ain’t happening.
TEACHERS PUT YOU WITH THE MOST INCONVENIENT PEOPLE:
Teacher: Ok so you’re going to be with Gary (the most problematic one in the class), Becky (the laziest and dumbest), Steve (that friend who doesn’t shut up) and Jackie (the friend who pretends to be smart but she’s just like the others).
Me: Great. 😐
Ok, this doesn’t happen all the time. But last school year, my bad luck with groups was on fire!! I wish I could use that fire to burn the school. 🔥☠️
Ok so that was all I had to say about group assignments. There’s of course also good parts about it like: Having fun and making new experiences with your friends, learning… Can’t think of more, haha 😅
Do you like group assignments? Are you one who does all the work? Are you lucky with groups? Are you in school right now? Are you still on holidays? When does/did school start for you?
So that’s about it, I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post!! It came directly from the coldest part of my heart. Just kidding 😂 heart doesn’t think 😐. Hope y’all have an awesome day!!