So, y'know that part of middle school when you get super excited because you get to do only part of the work, and (better than best) you get to spend time outside of school with your friends and claim its for homework. Hogwash. Like anyone ever believes that.
Group work becomes steadily less fun the more of a perfectionist you are, and the older you get. Other people also seem to become less responsible. And the bigger the group, the more responsibility is shared, and so the less individual accountability there is.
And thus we see that even when you try and get in a group with people who care about their grade, they still don't get the contact information and interview done in time for you to write the paper. So, if you still want to get a good grade--you not only have to do it yourself, but at the last minute, and often in the middle of the night because your classes don't end until 10:30 at night.
Good times! Good times.