Nick Barnes
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


Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 16:15:49 EST
Subject: RE: Group

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
>                     Eric Elam
>                     Chris Lacy


Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2000 17:30:52 EST
Subject: Re: Group

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. My 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. He had no
group so he decided to sign on with Chris Lacy and me. I 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" 
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.


	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.