Instead of randomly assigning you into teams (which will likely make you unhappy and and give you excuses for your poor performance),
I will leave it to yourselves to decide whom you would like to team up with.
I need your preference info by January 13 (Friday) 5pm.
If you don't think you can find a team to join.
Write to me as soon as possible. Let me know if you have any preference.
I will assign you to a team after the deadline.
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.