Yesterday, I posted an essay and I got 7.5 for that…
Today am posting the same essay but following the complete template from one book…
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In the lecture, the instructor made several points about team work in an organisation. The professor argues that working in a team often results in failing of the project and it has many disadvantages. However, the reading contends that team work always offers several advantages. The professor’s lecture casts doubt on the reading by using a number of points that are contrary to the merits of team work.
The first point that the professor uses to cast doubt on the reading is some member’s in a team got a free ride. According to the professor, recognition and credits goes to the entire team, in case of team work. Because of this, people who did not contribute their effort even a little towards the project gets the credit whereas, the dedicated guy whose effort leads to the success of the project will get nothing as a result.
The points made by the professor casts doubt on the reading because the reading suggests that group process involves bright ideas because of the combination of several skills, experiences and hard work. He considered the advantage of group as a whole and not person wise. Thus, person who worked hard and put all his effort, skills and experience is not recognised and has no opportunity to shine.
Another point that the professor uses to cast doubt on the reading is the delay of the project. The professor claims that team work requires many meetings and discussions considering how to precede, what to do and what not to do. This delays the completion of the project. This point differs from the reading in that the reading states that group process work more quickly than an individual, because of the increased number of resources. The point made by the professor casts doubt on the reading because professor suggests team work takes more time whereas; reading suggests that team work is faster.
Final point that the teacher uses to cast doubt on the reading is the person who dominates the group leads to the failure of the project. According to the professor, the influential guy controls the whole group by making them to follow his path, without considering whether it is right or wrong and also will not allow the implementation of others ideas, even when it is correct. This results in the failure of the project and finally the whole group is blamed for this and not only the influential person. However, the reading states that the decision making guy would feel better, since others are working on his idea and he would have the possibility to shine, as the result of his idea would lead to success.
This point is contradicted by professor, when he says that the influential guy will lead to the failure of the project.
In conclusion, the points made in the lecture contrast with the reading. In team work, some will take a free ride, project delay and project failure because of the influential guy. These points demonstrate that the concept from reading passage, team work offers many advantages are in doubt.
TOEFL listening lectures: A lecture from a social sciences class (3)