We all love working on our assignments independently without having to carry other people on your shoulders in the name of group work. You get your time, go to the library and work out your assignment with a lot of ease. However, today, most assignments are given as group work.\r\n\r\nGroup work can be an uncomfortable memory on campus where you are stuck in a group and have to work with other people.\r\n<p data-slot-rendered-dynamic="true"><strong>Group work has massive benefits, though<\/strong>. While independent work allows students to work through topics on their own as well as practicing self-control and anti-procrastination methods, group work and activities push for collaboration and active listening skills. By sharing knowledge and tools, the endgame of a project can radically change.<\/p>\r\n<p data-slot-rendered-dynamic="true">You will definitely have your fare share of bad and good group projects. However, you can position yourself well to get the most out of group work without having to want to kill yourself. Here are my group project tips for college that will help you survive, and even thrive, as part of a group.<\/p>\r\n\r\n<h2 data-slot-rendered-dynamic="true">Tip 1: Communication is Key<\/h2>\r\n<figure class="wp-block-image"><picture class="sp-no-webp" data-jpibfi-post-excerpt="No one, in the history of ever, has enjoyed group projects. " data-jpibfi-post-url="https:\/\/www.collegefashion.net\/college-life\/group-projects-college\/" data-jpibfi-post-title="5 Key Tips for Nailing Group Projects, Even If You Hate Them" data-jpibfi-src="https:\/\/www.collegefashion.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/research.jpg"><source srcset="https:\/\/www.collegefashion.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/research.webp" type="image\/webp" data-lazy-srcset="https:\/\/www.collegefashion.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/research.webp" \/><source srcset="https:\/\/www.collegefashion.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/research.jpg" data-lazy-srcset="https:\/\/www.collegefashion.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/research.jpg" \/><\/picture><\/figure>\r\nCommunication is the key to success in a group project. It isn\u2019t just about establishing a WhatsApp group for the members and loosely creating a deadline. While WhatsApp groups and deadlines are important, communication is about talking about what you want the end project to look like.\u00a0You\u2019re responsible for your project, and it is only natural to want to submit the very best finished product possible.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s good to start considering which elements you want to include well ahead of time. If you communicate these ideas early with your group members, you\u2019re setting yourself up for success.\r\n<h2>Tip 2: Focus on Productivity<\/h2>\r\n<em>Sometimes<\/em>, you will be given the gift of selecting your own group members. When this happens, it is very likely that you will want to pair off with friends. However, this can be a disservice to yourself.\u00a0 With the stress of a final grade, friendships aren\u2019t always the best tool to tackling an assignment.\r\n\r\nConsider how often your friend submits close to the deadline. Consider your own self in comparison. Sometimes, it can be for the best to expand and work with different people in your class, even if you aren\u2019t close with them.\r\n<h2>Tip 3: Divide and Conquer the group work.<\/h2>\r\nWhen in a difficult group, there is the possibility that you will want to work on the entire project yourself. However, this will come with 3:00am stress breakdowns, bad relations with group mates, and also a final project that is lacking in diverse thoughts and voices.\u00a0Your final results will fail to encompass other members, and because of that, they won\u2019t achieve the desired results.\r\n\r\nThe best way to approach this would be to break down the assignment into smaller projects and divide them among the members. Let every member work on an individual area and then compile the final product once done. This is the best sort of compromise one can have during a group work.\r\n<h2>Tip 4: Find your fit in the group work.<\/h2>\r\nFor Tip number 3 to work perfectly, ensure that you pick a section of the assignment that compliments your strengths and weaknesses. When participating in group work in college, you won\u2019t always have the chance to pick your group members, but you <em>will<\/em> most likely have the freedom to<strong> set your own expectations and roles. <\/strong>\r\n\r\nThroughout the course of the project, it\u2019s important to find the fit that allows you to propel your group forward. For instance, maybe you love the research portion of a project and have amazing Google skills. Or maybe you\u00a0prefer to create the overall design of a presentation.\r\n\r\n<strong>RELATED: <a href="https:\/\/thecampuslady.com\/six-things-every-campus-lady-should-have-in-their-school-bag\/" rel="bookmark">SIX things every campus lady should have in their school bag<\/a><\/strong>\r\n\r\nWe all have our strengths, and if you can find an area where you can use yours? You\u2019ve found the sweet spot.\r\n<h2>Tip 5: Don\u2019t be afraid to confront group members.<\/h2>\r\nThere may be a lot of us out there \u2013 myself included \u2013 that are <strong>afraid of stepping on toes<\/strong>. Although we may be sparing people\u2019s feelings, withholding our opinions or concerns can eventually put the group at a disadvantage.\r\n\r\nIf you feel that you have something worthwhile to share, jump in and be honest. Don\u2019t hold back just because you\u2019re worried about what someone else might think. Starting the initial conversation and letting others know your thoughts will eventually lead to better ideas, more effective collaboration, and happier group members. Don\u2019t be shy \u2014 <strong>make your voice<a href="https:\/\/web.facebook.com\/thecampuslady\/"> heard<\/a><\/strong>!