Nick Barnes 745282 Group Dynamics Report Dr. Glaser, I formed a collaborative group along with 3 others; Nick Moormann, Jared Barrett, Chris Lacy, and Derek Hawkin. To be completely honest, we did not know each other and formed the group one day after class solely as a requirement. This was our only meeting. I'm not sure if the others are simply better at working by themselves or if they studied with others. I studied a lot by myself and did actually meet with another group of students. These students were also outside of other groups. We met in a lounge in one of their doorms, usualy the week before the test. We mainly went throught your notes, your selected articles, and played around with the model sets. We rarely did the problems. I do believe that group work is a benefit. If a group would meet once or twice a week and work as hard as they do the night before the test, I believe we would all be chemistry geniuses. And the more, the better. Why stop at 3 or 4? Why not 10? I do not feel that there is enough group work. In a large class like this, it is hard to make "new friends" for group purposes. Most likely you are forced into joining with the 3 closest guys in your area that as well don't know anyone else. Between you and me, I wouldn't have minded if a few ladies would have been in my group. But that's beside the point. Maybe if we had 10 or so group projects to do for a grade, we could really be the kind of "group" that could get things done. Of course these projects don't need to be very hard, and likewise be worth a small percentage of the grade. Overall, I wish I could have gotten more out of my collaborative group, as well as the outside group we formed. I believe the collaborative groups are definately a good thing, just under appreciated. ====== From: JarBarrett@aol.com Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 16:15:49 EST Subject: RE: Group To: :firstname.lastname@example.org Please add a GROUP NUMBER and resubmit. Best, RG. >Dr. Glaser, > > The group work on the whole worked out very well. We were >able to review questions before the test in order to figure out >problems that each of us were having. By doing so, some of the >confusion was taken out of the course material. We sometimes found >it difficult to get together because of class/work schedules but >that was a risk of the group going into it. However, when we could >collaborate it made for a good study environment and helped to ease >the hectic pain of organic chemistry. The three of us were able to >work together and contribute equally to the groups progress. Perhaps >this will be a good aid for moving on to organic II as we will all >be moving on and will not have the structure of the group to aid us >unless we take the initiative. > > It's certainly been a semester, > Jared Barrett JarBarrett@aol.com > Eric Elam email@example.com > Chris Lacy firstname.lastname@example.org =============== From: JarBarrett@aol.com Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2000 17:30:52 EST Subject: Re: Group To: email@example.com Dr. Glaser, Chris Lacy and I started the year in the same group with Joseph Barnes, however since then I have sent him several e-mails which never elicited a response. ÊMy gut reaction was that he had dropped the class and was ignoring all e-mail concerning Chemistry 210. Later Eric Elam and I began talking as we sat in a similar place in the class room. ÊHe had no group so he decided to sign on with Chris Lacy and me. ÊI have had no contact with Joseph since the beginning of the semester and can not explain how Chris's and my names ended up in his report except that perhaps he formed a new group and felt that he was doing us a favor in including our names. I speak for the group when I assure you, that neither Chris, Eric nor I knew anything about this "other report" and it's existance is just as much a mystery to us as it is to you. I would like to personally appologize for any confusion or grief this has caused you in the grading process and I hope that this clears things up for you a bit. Jared Barrett ================ From: "Chris Lacy"
To: Subject: Group Report Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2000 17:08:05 -0600 X-Priority: 3 (Normal) Importance: Normal Hello Dr. Glaser, My name is Chris Lacy. My collaborative group is with Jared Barrett and Eric Elam. Jared sent me an email saying that Joseph Barnes had submitted a report with our names on it after you had received our report (from Jared, Eric and myself). Joseph was originally in our group, but we lost contact after the first week or two of class. I guess he was trying to be a "nice" guy and put our names on the report as well, but I assure you that neither Jared or myself knew or had any intention of submitting two reports, nor did I offer any input in Joseph's report. I don't want to get anyone in trouble, but I figured I would try to clear up this mistake a bit. I hope this helps, and if you have time, could you please email me back as to how the situation resolves? Thank you. Sincerely, Chris Lacy ================= From: "Barnes, Joseph N. (UMC-Student)" To: "Glaser, Rainer E." Subject: Nick Barnes Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 16:01:14 -0600 Dr. Glaser, Here are the names of the people I studied with: Rosie Albers Greg Sitton Melynda Marchael (Im not 100% sure of her last name) They were all in other groups too. Thanks Nick