The team that won the grouping lottery is generally the envy of everyone. Every person in the group contributes their own parts to make a perfect wholesome project, there is no drama between any of them, and the number of meetings they actually had to put everything together is an admirable TWO. They easily slay their question-and-answer round, supporting each other and defending their work logically and flawlessly so much so that they literally become #SQUADGOALS. Even the prof beams at them with *heart eyes emoji* during presentations. Sigh.
Most likely to: Clinch that A+, duh and probably convince Ed Sheeran to rewrite his song.
It is never classy to compare the best and the worst ends of a spectrum when considering a matter, but we just had to. Team Titanic is the polar opposite of the A Team – destined from the beginning to sink. People on this team are usually the poor souls who just cannot get along with their conflicting personalities or working styles. They would rather not ask for any help from the prof or the TA (Teaching Assistant), convinced that they know which direction they are heading in (despite the huge iceberg in the way). Not on the same page 99% of the time, this team can be deemed to just not be in sync (oops).
Most likely to: Cause a spectacle as they argue amongst themselves in front of the class during a presentation.
If there is one team you won’t be able to keep your eyes off of, it would be Team Hyper. This group of students somehow found each other in the sea of listless and lethargic souls. High on something, these crazies have a penchant for the loud, excitable, and boisterous life. Presentations by these teams are a treat because of all that energy and smiling. You won’t know where and who to look at, but their presentations are by far the only ones that have been able to keep you awake.
Most likely to: Chug a few cans of energy drinks before class/lunch/breaks.
Team Wing It
Have you ever looked at some groups’ presentations and marvel at their military precision deliveries? It is very likely these groups are the kind who book whole Seminar Rooms a week before the presentation to rehearse a seamless performance. Quite inspiring. And Team Wing it, is a whole other story. This team of people are the heroes to the rest of us who dream of it, but don’t dare do it. They prepare their slides the night before the presentation, piece it together half an hour before class begins, and edit slides even when already plugged into the projector. Q&A round? JUST WING IT! We can only hope to be this brave someday.
Most likely to: Become someone’s role model someday with that heck-care attitude.
Team Spoil Market
We all know these people. Team Spoil Market is the group we love to hate because they overdo every aspect of their project and make the rest of us look like we are bumming around BUT their dedication is spectacle to watch. These groupmates would go to any length to stand out from the crowd and that includes every ridiculous thing you can probably think of – from giving out CapitaLand vouchers during presentations to specially printing shirts for the whole team to be decked out in for a 10 minute presentation. There is nothing wrong in outdoing the rest because it might keep the rest of us on our toes, but sometimes we wonder: at what point does it stop?
Most likely to: Be employee of the month at their future workplaces but also potentially gain a few enemies.