Getting the Group to Cooperate

Cathy was discouraged. Although she was only a college freshman, she was in charge of a group project. But not any of the other members of the group were cooperating. They were upperclassmen, and she suspected they had made her chairman because they did not want to be bothered.

Her mother was visiting the campus for several days, and it was with a long, sad face that Cathy greeted her.

"Whenever I call a planning session or a rehearsal, the others come late or don't come at all or sit and talk to each other. Nobody participates, and I just don't see how we'll have anything decent to present when the time comes. I've tried everything I can to get them working on this, but nothing has any effect," she complained. She had already spent many hours after class digging in the library and working to plan the upcoming skit. Was all the hard work to be wasted?

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March 20, 1971

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