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How to get your group project moving

A guide for getting your classmates to do their share of group projects
By Lilly Chen

If you found your way here from our previous blog, welcome! This blog will go into a more detailed step-by-step guide with examples, specifically for group projects. We’re talking about meetings that are:

  • Hard to schedule because someone has practice from 4-8 pm 👀
  • No one seems to care (except for you, dear reader)
  • Goal is to just figure out what’s going on and divide up the work

It can feel impossible to just get people together. Here’s how to use Brainstory when you can’t seem to wrangle all those ghosts in the group chat.

Getting started with Brainstory

You probably have some type of project description from your professor. Start talking to Brainstory with those guidelines in mind. You’ll naturally expand on certain ideas, concerns, and action items. In less time than it takes to walk across campus, you’ll have a finished outline of your group project plan!

Sharing your Brainstory

Send your Brainstory to all of your groupmates, either via email or by dropping the link in the group chat. Say that you already did the planning work and you’re just asking for their feedback. People with super busy schedules can respond whenever they do their work.

Feedback aggregation

Brainstory will aggregate everyone’s feedback onto a singular document for a source of truth. Giving feedback on Brainstory is a powerful experience that levels the meeting playing field.

Decision time!

Brainstory will flag the topics that need any extra discussion and clarification. Otherwise, it’s simply a matter of deciding what to do next! The hardest part of a meeting— getting everyone on the same page about facts and context— is done in advance. For group projects, you might not even need to meet in person. You can decide who is doing what via text!