Group Think. Read the article from The New York Times posted on blackboard. (Essay Sample)
Read the article of group think, and follow the intruction.
Read the article from The New York Times posted on blackboard. Your assignment is to write a 2-page response to the reading.
Discuss bow your observations support or contradict the message of this writing. Include at least two quotations from the article. Select your own main idea, or you mav cover any or some of the following. Is it possible to be creative in a group? Have you learned more in a group than on your own? Can you study best with others or alone? Are some activities better suited to teamwork? Do you like solitude and quiet? Do you like to be electronically plugged in at all times?
On the due date provide a paper copy of your work and upload the file to turnitin via blackboard. No paper will be counted, if it is not electronically cleared.
You’ll be judged according to the following rubric.
• Main idea including the depth of your analysis and a clear statement of your thesis 30%
• Organization of thoughts, support for them, and use of appropriate quotations • Each body paragraph should have a topic sentence and relate to the thesis 30%
• Mechanics of words and sentences • Is there subject/verb agreement? • Have you avoided fragments and/or run-ons? 40% _
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Going Solo, Dumping Group
In “The Rise of the New Groupthink,” Cain offers a non-mainstream view of collaboration. In contrast to more recent craze, so to speak, about group work and collaboration, or Groupthink in flat plan offices, bench-to-bench schools and cruise-like churches, Cain emphasizes solitude as a necessity for creativity. Despite not dismissing collaboration altogether, Cain offers several examples on how solitude, now “out of fad,” is critical for real and creative outcomes.
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