From: "Sheared, Jamil R. (UMC-Student)"
To: "Glaser, Rainer E." Subject: Group Dynamics Report Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 00:24:11 -0600 Importance: high X-Priority: 1 11/30/00 Group Name: Romanda's Company Group Members: Romanda Walker - c752912 Jamil Sheared - c749573 Jessica Walker - c775765 Amy Cox - c780442 I am delivering the group dynamic report on behalf of my fellow group members. Earlier tonight we met and discussed what would go in this report and every thing that is said has been heard and accepted by the rest of the group. Our group has met once during the past two months. That meeting was on the Tuesday before the third and most recent test. This was not due to a lack of laziness by our group as well all spent a reasonable amount of study time on the other two tests. We were unable to meet for the first test because of overall group confusion about the place were supposed to meet. We did not study together for the second test because we were unable to decide on a correct time. We did study together for two hours before the last test, each member of group present. We went over old tests, the notes in class and any outside notes that we had taken, in the form of note cards and online printouts. Our efforts to address these problems will be stated later in the report. Ironically, our grades on the tests have not reflected our shortage of group meetings. As with the overall class, our grades dipped with each tests therefore making the third test, the one which on we studied together, the lowest of the three scores. However, we do state that if we had not gotten together for that one at all our test scores would have been even lower than they were. Our group feels that the reasons our grades are low is due to the lack of ressucitation courses similar to the ones offered in CHemistry 31, 32, & 33. Studying together has its benefits, no one argues this, but some instances lead to a "blind leading the blind" problem, where no one knows the answer to a particular problem or how to go about doing it. With only one T.A., we cannot expect her to be able to service the entire class. If there were ressucitation - with more T.A.'s - there would be higher test grades and we wouldn't have the low grades that we have, no matter absolute or bell curve grade. On the final test we are going to make a better effort to meet together. We will meet at least twice before the final, once before the quiz and once after the final review. We will probably have to meet more times than this in order to sharpen all of our skills on alcohols. We feel that with these three meetings we will be able to crack the test code. Jamil Sheared Romanda's Company