Top Ten Tips: Group Work

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Top Ten Tips — Group Work. MP3 version.

Top Tip 1

Make sure to keep up a positive attitude! Maintaining an optimistic frame of mind will help you all approach the task with a team mentality eradicating any conflict.

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Top Tip 2

Everyone brings different skills to a group project — remember this and make sure that every member know they have something unique to contribute.

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Top Tip 3

Assign roles! If everyone has something important to do you’ll all feel needed and collaboration will be far easier.

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Top Tip 4

Set internal deadlines for yourselves so that you’re not all rushing to compile your work the night before the project is due.

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Top Tip 5

Beware of free riding! If you expect to get by without contributing anything, you run the risk of alienating yourself from your team members and you won’t gain much from the project!

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Top Tip 6

Don’t forget to discuss your ideas! A group has a lot more potential to impress and academic by working together to come up with exciting solutions to the problems posed.

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Top Tip 7

Create a plan before you begin! Not only will this ensure that everyone knows what they need to be doing and when, it will help you all to hone your time management skills.

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Top Tip 8

Don’t forget to factor in coordination costs — you’ll need to spend time in meetings distributing tasks or collating ideas. Schedule time for this and don’t let it get you down!

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Top Tip 9

Don’t ignore individual brainstorming! You’ll contribute better to the group of you come prepared and bring new ideas.

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Top Tip 10

Remember that the main benefit of working in a group is the opportunity to collaborate with new people so keep an open mind and prepare to learn from your peers.

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