Group Dynamics Our group was formed primarily over e-mail, which was also our main mode of communication throughout the project. Indeed, it was difficult to coordinate everyone's different schedules, and since only two of us knew each other, communication played a key role in our group. Our meetings were efficient and we worked well together. Meetings generally lasted from one to four hours, depending on the amount of work we needed to complete. We agreed on our topic relatively quickly and we effectively chose a newspaper article out of the several articles each of us had gathered. The project was underway until we ran into a stumbling block: four of our members dropped the class for various reasons after the second test. Within a week, the two of us left picked up a new member and finished the project. This made completing the project slightly more difficult, but provided a sort of bond among the remaining group members. Because of our different schedules, it was not always practical to try to form study groups, but we were able to communicate questions about the class and material among our members. The concept of a group project is a good one in that it suggests that people will make new friends and study partners, and learn to work with people they do not know. However, in college, when schedules are so difficult to coordinate, we would prefer not to engage in such group activities again.