At your first group meeting, discuss and clarify the requirements of the assignment brief together, making sure everyone has a chance to input. Don't assume that everyone interprets it in the same way. This step helps the individuals in your team to start to develop a shared understanding of why your team exists and what you are trying to achieve.
- What are the requirements of the assignment? As simply and accurately as possible, translate the details of your project brief onto your planner.
- What deliverables will you produce? What is the final product that you must deliver? A presentation, artifact, performance, report?
- What are the learning objectives? What skills and knowledge will the task help you develop? How can you demonstrate these in the final work?
- Who will be your audience? Who are you aiming this at (tutors, other students, etc)? How can you make sure that your deliverable is appropriate for them?
- What are the assessment/ success criteria? Look at the marking scheme for this work. What skills and knowledge will be assessed, and what evidence is required for each grade category?