Casually Explained: Group Projects

  • Published on Jun 6, 2017
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  • Ojeisor Gen
    Ojeisor Gen 15 days ago

    a teacher I have and I agreed that group projects promote communism. opinions?

  • Willem Neuefeind Lessig

    Very accurate

  • Jeff Anderson
    Jeff Anderson 20 days ago

    This is literally every group project I was in during college.

  • Basetsana Letsholo
    Basetsana Letsholo 21 day ago

    This is crazy! I have an exam in exactly a week and the Tuckman model is one of the things I need to know 😂😂 even when I’m procrastinating something out there is trynna get me to study 🤷🏽‍♀️

  • Walrus BFV
    Walrus BFV 22 days ago +1

    This is the truest thing, second only to the Paul brothers.

  • Jeff LaClaire
    Jeff LaClaire 27 days ago

    D. Cheung looks like papa John

  • King Libra
    King Libra Month ago

    *Archetypes to avoid*
    Guy who never shows up: "Lmao dude I'm far ahead of you *

  • Kanzu999
    Kanzu999 Month ago

    3:21 Sad but true

  • Taco_Man
    Taco_Man Month ago



  • Sean Maloney
    Sean Maloney Month ago


  • Ethan N
    Ethan N Month ago

    For some reason my English group is ignoring me. I wasn't invited to the google docs for weeks now and the project is due in 2 days.

  • Muhammad Ahmed
    Muhammad Ahmed Month ago

    Hacks to school: get in the group with the smartest kid step 2: profit

  • matthew
    matthew 2 months ago

    What about when your in a group and you have to do all the work

  • Pepperoni Secrets
    Pepperoni Secrets 2 months ago

    1:18 Is that Vex Robotics?

  • Luka Miler
    Luka Miler 2 months ago

    This part at the end about the names is the most accurate thing I have ever seen

  • WiggaMachiavelli
    WiggaMachiavelli 2 months ago

    Sick burns from M. Ikeda.

  • The Director *
    The Director * 2 months ago +1

    1:11 damn! We have a friend named peter in our group whose late all the time.

  • Benjamin Powers
    Benjamin Powers 2 months ago +1

    This is extremely accurate.

  • KantonRepublic
    KantonRepublic 3 months ago +1

    too accurate hahaha

  • Tarraux
    Tarraux 3 months ago

    I'm literally Peter. I also don't have a facebook profile picture

  • PaperShark9521
    PaperShark9521 3 months ago

    I was that fucker who skated by in high school and never helped with group projects. I graduated a year late and went to summer school more than once. I took most of my courses online and through thick packets of worksheets

  • Zdeněk
    Zdeněk 3 months ago

    I like how that stick figure with misaligned lines basically has a little butt.

  • Kaleb Bruwer
    Kaleb Bruwer 3 months ago +1

    There are actually two phases:
    1) Doing everything by yourself the night before.
    2) Making sure your group members can explain what you did in case the tutor asks them to.

  • GangstaCat
    GangstaCat 3 months ago

    This is way more optimistic than what I was expecting

  • Scared Puffin
    Scared Puffin 4 months ago

    bruh my five steps are:
    1: find team
    2: have someone on team who i hate
    3: try to work but most ppl wont listen to me or will not work
    4: yell at group
    5: make a half assed project i would have made 10x better by myself

  • Cozmik
    Cozmik 4 months ago


  • ssk 1929
    ssk 1929 4 months ago

    Can be pretty hot 😂😂

  • HyperLuigi
    HyperLuigi 4 months ago

    Please look at the instructions

  • Arzaq Ahmad
    Arzaq Ahmad 4 months ago

    I love group just need to be a good leader and people will listen and follow

  • nikkimandakovic
    nikkimandakovic 4 months ago

    This describes my past labs so perfectly it isn't even funny wow

  • Voltorb2
    Voltorb2 4 months ago

    Your character reminds me of my face : 3

  • Emma Frost
    Emma Frost 5 months ago

    today I was in bio and we were doing a lab. So I already knew I was going to do a lot of the work but it gets worse. (There was actually one guy who I liked working with so thanks bro.) So guy 1, we were researching our variables and I see this guy copy and paste something from a website (no quotes and it was literally bullet points). I’m like hey you can’t do that just rephrase and cite it. So he opens the website it’s from and itS WIKIPEDIA. I don’t know how this kid got into honors English, history, and bio I’m amazed. Guy 2 just had no clue what he was doing.

  • GSMillion
    GSMillion 5 months ago

    Athletes in college are borderline useless in group projects

  • Nadera Ferguson
    Nadera Ferguson 5 months ago +1

    Lol so sad this was exactly my group in university

  • The Hash Slinging Slasher

    He nailed it down to the second to last detail

  • one tome plz
    one tome plz 5 months ago

    Class I am coming to collect your
    My group: we turned ours in yesterday
    Teacher well I don’t remember that but ok
    A+ every time

  • jenjenzpyro
    jenjenzpyro 5 months ago

    I'm supposed to be learning about the benefits of groups, but all I keep finding are all the ways group members can be shitty: the absent member, the member who went to China and never came back, the sarcastic guy who ignored my texts, the person who ran away from our group to avoid social interaction, the left over partner no one else wanted and I begged to join another group but couldn't because of the left over guy... yay group work

  • Mista_Fur
    Mista_Fur 5 months ago

    The best thing about group work is that you'll usually have that guy in the group that really cares that the job gets you just wait for him to take care of it.

  • Simplicitas
    Simplicitas 5 months ago

    Spot on

  • Rawakk
    Rawakk 5 months ago

    yaaaay I am the "always missing" one, so relatable

  • Anas Ali
    Anas Ali 5 months ago

    That it!! ... if everybody says that nobody does anything in their group project except them.... there! proof we live in a simulation!

  • The Steadfast Duelist
    The Steadfast Duelist 6 months ago +1

    2:07 *I thought the "animation" was cute*

  • Langus langus
    Langus langus 6 months ago


  • Purpleslimevsgaming 1
    Purpleslimevsgaming 1 6 months ago

    I got into a group for a written project and literally everyone in the group including me had illegible shit hand writing and long story short we didn't get an a

  • Zoha Qasim
    Zoha Qasim 6 months ago

    We learn this shit in bba. Thenks man

  • Zal
    Zal 6 months ago

    Holy shit, I lost it at the ruler part

  • I'd rather not say
    I'd rather not say 6 months ago

    I will never miss that group. F them.

  • Alexander Briggs
    Alexander Briggs 7 months ago

    I'm the guy in the group who will sit there quietly, and come up with a cohesive and nearly complete project myself whilst my group talks back and forth about whatever half backed bullshit they've come up with. The professor then comes by, comments positively on what I've created as if it were the result of teamwork, and the rest of the group just goes with it from that point. This has, far too often, been my experience with group projects in engineering.

  • William S.
    William S. 7 months ago

    3:06 LMAO that's what I always do

  • NinjaPiece
    NinjaPiece 7 months ago

    If I'm the one that starts writing the report, I put my name first. It's like calling shotgun for a car. You gotta be fast if you want the good spot!

  • Adrian Rice
    Adrian Rice 7 months ago

    That part about putting your name second or third on the name list, couldn't have hit home any harder

  • Albos Hajdari
    Albos Hajdari 7 months ago

    Group projects without having a boss figure who actually has some real authority, most of the cases like 90% of the time will end up being a miserable project. Because everyone likes their own ides but no one wants to really work on them. On my experience, in order to make those projects less miserable or even successful is to all agree on the first meeting to who the "boss" is going to be. If you're lucky to choose the right one, you'll get through it, I mean there will always be some arguments and bad ideas but it'll be much easier if one person takes the wheel. Let your pride float away people. Stop being your own enemy.

  • JuneTree the Cosmic Quail

    I freaking LOVE this channel

  • Cheeseburger Freedom Man
    Cheeseburger Freedom Man 8 months ago +1

    I have a group project right now...

    • Rainy Island
      Rainy Island 7 months ago

      Go fuck yourself you retarded cunt.

  • XRemARx
    XRemARx 8 months ago

    I was the "smart" kid in college classes so I ended up doing like 70% of work in group projects. I remember someone did absolutely nothing. Lmao

  • Ebic Life
    Ebic Life 8 months ago

    I'm always the guy who does the whole entire project for everyone the night before

  • Francisco Russo
    Francisco Russo 8 months ago

    My group projects:
    Me: K let's get going mates
    Them: Wut? Wuddayawant mate
    Me: I propose these topics how bout that
    Them: K perfect
    Me: K I'll do this one
    Them: Fine I'll take that one
    2 days before:
    Me: How you going dudes
    Them: Um... Fine yeah
    Me: I have written 3 pages what about ya
    Them: Yeah, like 3 paragraphs but it's in arial 30 so it's fine
    Me: K please finish it
    Night before:
    Me: Please finish!!!
    Me: K look do this, then this and search for this
    Them: Um... can you help??
    Me: I'll do a part if you really can't
    Them: Thanks you are a god mate
    Me: Can you finish it?
    Them: _has disconnected_

  • RFM003
    RFM003 8 months ago +1

    Wow he used the stages of team development fought by the Boy Scouts

  • Damison Baieco
    Damison Baieco 8 months ago

    wow is wonderful my dears

  • Sam Warren
    Sam Warren 9 months ago

    WOW you were totally in UVic engineering hey? That part with the VEX robot plugged into the computer brought back nightmares of ENGR120... shout out to anyone else who's suffered through that god awful course!

  • Fade
    Fade 9 months ago

    as a person named Peter, sorry for that one, he was a prototype

  • Zach Crawford
    Zach Crawford 9 months ago

    When I had to do group projects. I'd usually do the whole project on my own, then wait for everyone else to fail at their part (meaning they usually wouldn't bother to do their part or were mide blowingly inept), hand in the completed project, then receive the lowest mark out of the whole "team" because I'm disabled and it was clearly assumed that the rest of the group carried MY weight. Later on in school I would deliberately be the odd man out just so I could get the credit and marks I deserved, but of course some teachers would deduct marks solely because I was not in a group. Fuck group projects.

  • Fwacer
    Fwacer 9 months ago

    That freaking robot project from first year... I know how you feel

  • Deep Fried Giant Pawtatoh Vujanac

    i saw the peter missing and i gotta ask,have we met before?

  • William Xu
    William Xu 9 months ago

    There’s always tat rich kid who buys a project from other groups or stores

  • Peter Mitchell
    Peter Mitchell 9 months ago

    Why u singling me out

  • Devon Rusinek
    Devon Rusinek 9 months ago

    1:55 the night before

  • DisIsMe
    DisIsMe 9 months ago

    this is no problem when you can choose your group freely. It's just too bad that you often don't get to do that.

  • robert
    robert 9 months ago

    "Not enough to hang up with them" lmao accurate

  • Ramon Hernandez
    Ramon Hernandez 9 months ago

    I was always the one who did nothing in the team, but when I had to do an individual project, god dammit they sucked like few other things I've ever seen!

  • kimkim kim
    kimkim kim 9 months ago

    Group projects are the most cancerous thing in college life.
    I can't trust anyone and others can't trust me too lol.
    All people get lazy when the project start and it become very unoroductive activity.
    Sometimes there is someone who try to free-ride who i want to kill.

  • Kushimaru Kuriarare
    Kushimaru Kuriarare 9 months ago

    I don't know who came up with this Theory but they need to get their head out of their own ass, there's no such thing as human Ingenuity or even group projects as being genuinely useful. I think the school system just does it so that they can prove that no matter where you go to work or who you meet, you're always going to be by yourself and ultimately disappointed in the rest of Humanity. Several times throughout my life I have not only prove that I'm far more engine you would have by myself, but I also knew that just because I acted differently meant that people thought that they can take advantage of me by making me do all the work without actually knowing. I then decided to make it very clear to the teacher that I did everything, yes it's a douchebag move, but it all timidly pays off because I get the great and everyone gets to learn never to trust the one person you put all the work on beforehand. Cuz revenge is a b**** and so am I, however sometimes it could be that one comes in the group that decides to take all the credit even though jackfuk. I remember one time a Spanish video project was assigned to six kids, me and for other people or far too busy for the rest of the week to even focus on this project and we made it extremely clear to the teacher that nearly all of us in the group had other things to do after school so nobody would be able to do the editing or even the filming for that matter and on top of all that everyone of us live very far away and we couldn't find a place to meet up. One kid in our group with a broken arm to literally didn't do anything but just sit there kind of looking like a c*** hole decided to take all of the ideas that everyone was contributing on the first day, do the video all by himself without notifying anyone, and essentially taking all the credit, this a****** had all the Time in the World to do all of this stuff, but didn't run buy us to notify us anything. Instead this little a****** took all the credit and said that everyone just decided not to talk to him which was a lie because we didn't know who this kid was and he didn't give us his phone number on the first day of the project and all of us were equally worried cuz the teacher was a massive a****** and she would fail anyone she didn't like. She was so surprised that this kid did the work all by himself, even though he stole all of our ideas, she gave him five a pluses. I told my mom about this and she was ready to complain to the principal until she redacted for the A+ is giving the kid one A Plus, the parents of the other kids were ready to complain to the school board for doing something so stupid but the teacher gave a really weird excuse. I don't remember what this excuse was but it all to mately led to everyone in our group failing this project and permanently becoming enemies with that one kid with a broken arm, I even remember one guy who was extremely worried about the project who was in the high school band and had to do music practice throughout that week stalking him and throwing eggs out of his window for nearly about a month. Honestly he kind of deserved it for taking all the credit.

  • CircleNoob101
    CircleNoob101 9 months ago +1

    My group be like:
    1-4. 1 person working
    5. profit with a sense of guilt

  • Unicorn BaconFarts
    Unicorn BaconFarts 10 months ago

    Crap. I asked them where they wanted their names and they never responded. I finally moved my name from last to first. Forget having my name last. 😂

  • Mohamed Muneeb
    Mohamed Muneeb 10 months ago

    Next time ill try to be the "Peter" in the group instead of being the one who does all of the work !!!

  • NarrAdvocate
    NarrAdvocate 10 months ago

    I'll be the one to admit that I was often the weak link in group projects, whose procrastination nearly led the group to ruin. Anyone who's ever worked with me hated me and I know it

  • Nicholas Parker
    Nicholas Parker 10 months ago

    So accurate, who ever creates the groupchat is incharge

  • The Metal Butcher
    The Metal Butcher 10 months ago

    Incredibly accurate.

  • Michael Sheridan
    Michael Sheridan 11 months ago

    Second to last on the title page is so true

  • Parge Lenis
    Parge Lenis 11 months ago

    When i got in a Group We where Meeting us by one home and ran We realize at ten o clock that the parents are coming and We just Played halo... Sry for my Bad english

  • Devon Rusinek
    Devon Rusinek 11 months ago +1

    "'ve arrived at the first stage: finding out how many people speak English." Too true...too true

  • Ryan Westphal
    Ryan Westphal 11 months ago

    from watching your videos RU-clip now spams gay dating site ads and some weird shit called SCISSR Lesbian, lol

  • Gid
    Gid 11 months ago

    2:44 Going to dislike the video because of this

  • Astral Dragon
    Astral Dragon 11 months ago

    group projects suck

  • Francis Luglio
    Francis Luglio 11 months ago

    These videos may not be meant to be taken seriously but sometimes you can google some of what he says and learn something.

  • GT3 Shredz
    GT3 Shredz 11 months ago

    I can't believe I took an entire course where one unit could have been summed up in this one fucking video. Thanks for wasting my money college

  • Andrey Barsukov
    Andrey Barsukov 11 months ago

    This is too accurate

  • Alexander Madwrite

    Group Projects: Explained by all every one is a lazy asswhole and you have to do it all yourself and you don't even get much for it

  • Tioo 333
    Tioo 333 Year ago

    2:38 I'm not dissapointment about the human race actually I never got my hopes up so SIKE

  • neds.a.bit.cudgy
    neds.a.bit.cudgy Year ago

    I have the best idea if no one in your group does anything in a group project. Just put “Names in order of work done” and put your name, and leave it at that

  • Twister
    Twister Year ago

    1:59 interesting shape in the middle

  • da0king1
    da0king1 Year ago

    "this person can be identified by the second to last name, on the title page, which they put after concluding that putting it at last would be passive aggressive..."
    This is soo accurately summed up!

  • Ramonerdna
    Ramonerdna Year ago

    Loool that subtle let down joke about Peter was amazing

  • Cafelogis
    Cafelogis Year ago +2

    Group work. I either do all the work or I find out I'm not the "smartest one" and actually learn something and feel relief as I'm now not the person doing all the work. My ego takes a bit of a hit though if I find out I'm the "dumbest one".

  • Stephen W
    Stephen W Year ago

    MATLAB at 1:19?

  • Elena
    Elena Year ago

    "...but was filled with contempt and disappointment for all human life" lol xD

  • Josh Pollack
    Josh Pollack Year ago

    i had a teacher spend 20 minutes on this in uni

  • Sencic
    Sencic Year ago

    I am currently entering my freshman year and can I say, I have had only 2 good groups that were assigned to me, and in one of those one of the group members got suspended.

  • Jessie
    Jessie Year ago

    This is my entire university degree experience casually explained

  • GodILoveAlcohol
    GodILoveAlcohol Year ago

    I was the asshole leader who pretended to do all the work when in reality I was getting everyone else to do it without other team members knowing.