Instead of randomly assigning you into teams (which will likely make you unhappy and and give you excuses for your poor performance),
Once you've formed a team of 4 or 5 members, elect a coordinator.
The coordinator will email me with the following info (by 5pm Friday)
- A list of members in your team
- The order of your preference for the "team number", e.g. 2>5>4>7>1..
- Check the Schedule section to see which "team numbers" are associated with which cases.
- You may want to pick the cases that interest your team the most
- Section 1 (53 students) will have 7 five-member teams and 3 six-member team.
- Section 2 (47 students) will have 7 five-member teams and 3 four-member teams.
- Section 3 (45 students) will have 5 five-member teams and 5 four-member teams.
I may have to break up some teams in order to balance the book
- Those who send in their lists earlier than others are less likely to be affected.
- In any case, I will consulate the team coordinator on whom his/her team decides to drop if I need to take one member away from a team.
- Only 25% of your final grade is related to team performance.
- I don't consider it unfair that you are in a team in which other members are dumber than you or that you are doing most of the work while the others are free-riding.
- In the real world, that happens most of the time, for two reasons
- 90% of people believe they are smarter than average and that they work harder than whoever work along side them.
- Your boss wants his dumb nephew to work along side his smartest employee so that he won't screw up too badly and can take credits from time to time.
- Get over it and start working. Just work harder.