Topic: Writing Is Not a Team Sport, Learning Is Not Team-Dependent
Writing simply is not a team sport, and one of these days the sham grades will be exposed for what they are. Hopefully. The reckoning might even occur the first time that a student hands a handwritten application to a potential employer.
Writing. Reading. Spelling. Arithmetic. Mathematics. Geography. Sciences. English. … The process of learning; of retaining, retrieving, thinking, comparing, analyzing, problem solving, creating, are all skills necessary for an individual's development of scholarship excellence. Neither the classes, nor the individual's commitment to study, are team sports. In order for learning to be successful, each individual must be taught how to learn, process, internalize, access then use information and concepts.
A group project might fool a few people for a while, but it will neither serve the needs, nor prepare each of the group members, to meet the challenges of life — individually.