Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? When teachers assign projects on which students must work together, the students learn much more effectively than when they are asked to work alone on projects. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Frankly speaking, this is a controversial question. Working together is not easy and sometimes misunderstandings and lack of communication can lead to serious problems so I disagree with this statement for two main reasons. First of all, teachers assign projects and decide who works together, and in this case,there are students who don't get along together and forcing someone who doesn't have sympathy for their significant other is weird and not comfortable to work. However, learning is different for each other someone likes to learn alone and others like company for help, so I want to give examples based on my own experience in the following statement. For instance, when I was a student in college my professor gave a group of people art projects and research to complete in one month. As a hard-working person,I gave my all to translate, find sources of literature, topics basically everything to write the most well-balanced and structured report.On the other hand, my classmates didn't even do single work to help because they already knew that I can accomplish everything alone.Nevertheless, I managed to do all the work alone but the number of reports and projects I did was not enough for the highest grade. I worked alone and other group members also received high enough marks. So this situation was not fair. Secondly, my friend is an engineer and he works at college. He has a lot of students and as a professor,he also thinks that each individual must work alone or at least with a partner.He worked for more than 6 years and her experience showed that working alone is the most efficient way to learn because all responsibility lies on their own shoulders. In conclusion, I consider that working alone is the right choice and my examples are great proof of this point.
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