Take a moment and think about our action project. We’ll only have six or seven weeks to work on whatever issue we select and there are only eight of us. Before we begin, I’d like you to talk about how we can keep people motivated and on task for the duration of the project. What is your experience with group projects in the past, and what are some lessons you’ve learned from those experiences? Were those experiences successful? If so, why? If not, why not? What types of things contributed to the outcome of the project (Did everyone work? Was each person given a specific task? Were people allowed to choose what they wanted to work on? Were you required to grade each other at the end of the project? Etc…)? Let’s talk about what worked and what didn’t work so that when we begin our project we’ll know how to approach the workload that will be required of us.