Did you do nothing and let you partners do all the work Did YOU do all the work

Did you do nothing and let you partners do all the

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Did you do nothing and let you partners do all the work? Did YOU do all the work because no one else would, or refused to, or were lazy, or gave excuses, etc? Did someone want THEIR particular idea/answer/argument to dominate, leading your ideas and voice to be subordinated? What were the power dynamics in the group? Did you half-ass the assignment because you didn’t really care, or had too much work in other classes, or had too much work to do at your job, or too many social obligations to attend to? Did you talk and discuss and debate and come up with nothing, and then throw something together half-ass at the last minute? Did you not trust yourself, your partners, your analytical skills, your self-confidence, or intellectual abilities? Did you not have enough faith in your friends and partners to do the work and chose to instead go online and copy & paste plagiarize from some outside source and pass the ideas off as your own (b-t-dizzle, plagiarism rules still apply, and the essay will be checked by our software when uploaded)? Basically, describe the social process, decision-making, and roles & responsibilities that went into doing the intellectual labor of writing this paper as a group. You do NOT need to write this aspect of the assignment as a standard Human Event essay, with an argument, etc. Just write a 2-3 page document that details the process in as clear and precise a way as possible. Pay attention to the PROCESS of writing this paper. This will not be the last time in your lives you work collaboratively. Some of you have chosen professions that literally require you to work collaboratively with others on a day to day basis. So start paying attention NOW to how you operate in group dynamics, and how group dynamics can work/might work/could work/should 2
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work. Do yourself a service and use this assignment to not just craft an essay that will be graded, use it as a social experiment to learn something of value. Directive #6: The essay will be graded according to the usual metrics and expectations of a Human Event essay. All the rules still apply - there must be a thesis statement in the
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