Decision-Making Task
 

Thank you for your willingness to take part in this project.

The aim of this task is to find out how you interact with your partner in the Internet chatting. This is simply a chance for you to discuss a topic in English with another student. Therefore, this is NOT a test and you can say whatever you like without worrying about being ‘graded’.

To ensure the success of this project, it is very important that you follow the directions carefully and faithfully.

Good luck and have fun! Thank you very much for your help!

 
Instructions

 

This is how the cooperation works:


1. After reading the situation, please study it carefully and be ready to share your opinion to your partner. You have 15 minutes to review the situation.

2. Share your opinion with your partner by discussion in the Internet chatting session.

3. You have 60 minutes to discuss and come up with a decision. Even if you haven’t finished at the end of 60 minutes, please stop. Do not close your chatting window.

4. Please type your group decision in Microsoft Word and save it as “Decision-(YourSubjectCodeNo)-(YourPartnerSubjectCodeNo)”. See your login name for your subject code number.

5. Please use English only. Only when situation gets difficult for you to convey your message to your partner, you may use Indonesian language.

 

The Situation

 

You are on a sinking ship. There are rubber boats available for your rescue. The boats could hold only a limited amount of supplies and people, though. You can see a small desert island in the distance. If your boat makes it there safely, you will need things to help you survive until you are rescued.


Look at the list of items you have been given. You can take only THREE items from each group. Together you must decide (and agree completely) on which things to take and which things to leave behind.

GROUP 1
Large flares
Matches
Flashlights
Oil lamps
Oil
Batteries
Can opener
Utensils

GROUP 2
Pillows
Sleeping bags
Tent
Blankets
Sheets
Coats and jackets
Extra clothes
GROUP 3
Fresh water
7-up
coffee
canned juices
beer
tea
whiskey
GROUP 4
Salt
Flour
Sugar
Yeast
Dry milk
Water-purification tablets
GROUP 5
Bows and arrows
Set of knives
Gun
Bullets
Fishing pole
Small chairs
Dishes
First-aid kit
Ropes
GROUP 6
Frozen meat
Dried fruits
Fresh fruits
Dried vegetables
Fresh vegetables
Canned beans
Dry soup