a.Give the definition of "Group" in your own words.
A group is a set of people who have the same interests or aims, and who organize themselves to work or act together.
b.Discribe the detailed characterictics of the groups.
Ø Interdependence: The mutual dependence of group members on one another
Ø Common goal: The driving force that brings people together to form is a common goal.
Ø Group personality: When people get together in a group, , they form a collective identity that becomes the group personality.
Ø Commitment: the desire of group members to work together to complete their task to the satisfaction of the entire group
Ø Cohesiveness: This is the attraction which group members feel for each other, and this makes them united.
Ø Group conflict: whenever people come together in any communicative context there is bound to be conflict of some sort.
Ø Social facilitation: people may release energy that they would not be release when they are not in a group.
Ø Gender differences: Men and women often behave differently in a group.
Ø Group size: Different group size will cause different effect.
Ø Norms: Norms are the expected and shared ways in which group members behave.
C.How to make the group members get into a positive participation during the group communication?
1. Define the content and purpose of the group discussion.
2. Have a clear work division within the group and make sure everyone is involved in the group communication.