Working in a Group
To work successfully in a group it helps to know a few key things.
This activity will help you be better prepared to work with others.

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1. What is brainstorming?



Name the three roles in a brainstorming.





According to Step 4 - what should you NOT do during the brainstorming?



2. Building Consensus is challenging. Which of the seven steps is most important? Why?



3. Talk, talk, talk. Many groups are good at talking, but get very little work done. List some principles of Time Management.



Why should you avoid procrastination?



4. I know I'm Right - Making a persuasive argument is aided by key strategies. Write them.


Which ideas, about persuading someone to see your point of view, are new to you?



5. Which role in group work is the best one for you? Why?



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