Carnegie Mellon University

Student Academic Success Center

Office of the Vice Provost for Education

I have trouble working with assigned groups for class projects.

Step 2: Identify possible reasons for the problem you have selected.

To find the most effective strategies, select the reason that best describes your situation, keeping in mind there may be multiple relevant reasons.

Some people love group projects, while others would prefer to work alone. Group work can be a great opportunity to practice collaborating as a team, an essential skill in the real world. It can be difficult, however, to delegate responsibility, communicate within your group, and solve problems. 

I don’t know what to do once I am assigned to a group.

I have difficulty balancing decision-making and work distribution.

My group has problems with miscommunication.

I don’t know how to disagree respectfully.

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This site supplements our 1-on-1 consultations. Staff members are available Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00pm EST for a virtual consultation to help get you connected to the appropriate resource or resources.