Whether college students take classes online or on campus, one thing’s just about inevitable: at some point in their academic careers, they’ll have to participate in at least one group project. Many students can be apprehensive about the experience; but, if they follow a few simple guidelines, they can improve the likelihood of success (and perhaps even learn to enjoy the process!).

During Phi Theta Kappa’s 2014 NerdNation convention, we asked students to share their college-success tips with fellow students.

In the video below, you’ll see what they had to say about group projects. They describe the elements of a successful group interaction and offer their advice for making the experience as productive as possible.



What are your tips for the successful completion of group projects? Do you include guidelines or recommendations as part of the instructions for your group assignments? Share your thoughts and strategies in the comments.