Like we talked about in class, there are pros and cons to utilizing group projects. Some people might prefer to work alone, or might not think group projects are as fair in grading. But in my opinion, group projects for presentations and argumentative essays….. ect are great. With a group of people there are a lot more opinions, ideas, strengths, and weaknesses. Being in groups also allows for more creativity.
Say Jim Bob was given an assignment to write an essay and present a presentation about legalizing gay marriage or not. Let’s say Jim Bob is gay, and so of course he is fore legalizing marriage. His essay would be for legalization but he would not have very many reasons as to why we should not legalize it. Jim bob is also not good at public speaking, so when he goes to present his essay and presentation to the class, it’s a hot mess.
If Jim Bob did this assignment as a group project, the outcome of the essay and the presentation would be much better. Maybe some of the people in the group are not for legalizing marriage and have good reasons as to why. Jim Bob would have never thought of those reasons unless he collaborated with his group. And when you’re in a group, there are more delegating jobs. So Jim Bob is not a good Public speaker, but Jesika (a peer in Jim Bobs group) loves speaking in front of a crowed and would make the presentation flow much better.
When working in groups in general there are more ideas, more opinions, and allows people to use their strengths to better the project. If one person is good at organizing, they should be the group leader, if someone is good at visuals, they should focus on the presentation, if someone is good at writing, and they should focus on the essay. Overall I just think a group is better than one.