'Good' student example

Topic sentence

The 'norming' stage is when the group starts to cooperate and work together.

Theory is referenced

The Norming stage is characterised by cohesion as agreements are met and interpersonal relationships are formed. (Dickie & Dickie, 2006).

Example - what happened

For example, while our group had some arguments at first, Tom and Amy helped to get the group to make decisions.

Student analysis - links group experience to the theory

This meant that the group was able to agree on important goals and start to develop positive working relationships characteristic of the 'norming' stage of group development.