Thoughts You Have During a Semester Long Group Project, Told by Michael Scott

If there is anyone out there who likes group projects, I beg you to share your secret with the rest of us who experience an immediate sense of dread as soon as the professor announces one. We’ve all been there: one or two dedicated, unlucky people end up doing the entire project alone. To all you group project superheroes, you probably are already familiar with this definitive timeline of thoughts on your project throughout the semester. Here's Michael Scott to help you laugh through your pain. You’re almost to Christmas time. You can do this.

 

When you get see a group project on the syllabus:

Oh god. Oh no. *sweats*​

 

 

When the professor says they’re making the groups “so it’s fair.” :

THIS HAS NEVER MADE ANY GROUP PROJECT BETTER. EVER.

 

 

Professor: “And it counts for 30% of your grade”:

*sweats harder*

 

When you actually manage to get each others numbers and form a group chat:

Okay, maybe this won’t be so bad.

 

 

When you don’t get an answer in the group chat for 3 days:

Did they fall off the face of the earth? Are they just okay with failing? Do they have the time to do this whole thing during finals week?

 

 

Accepting that you are going to have to carry this group on your back:

If you want something done right do it yourself??? Maybe?? Hahahaahahah

 

 

But then that one other person steps up:

I love you. Please don’t leave me.

 

Actually getting the group to meet up, and most of them act like this:

 

 

When you have 45 other things on your to-do list by late November:

What do you mean I can’t drink 11 cups of coffee in a day?

 

 

When you have to finish most of the project in one night:

WHERE DID THIS ENTIRE SEMESTER GO WHAT WAS I DOING?!

 

When the time comes to finally present:

Well. Here we go.

 

 

When it’s that person who skipped every meeting’s turn to present:

Please be good at BS. Please be good at BS. Please be good at BS.

 

 

That moment you somehow pull off getting an A: