Peer Assessment of Group 10
C A T E G O R Y G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 Average
Topic Selection
20 20 18 20 18 19.2
Newspaper and Article Selection
7 9 8 10 10 8.8
Quality of Editorial Comments
10 10 9 10 8 9.4
Organic Chemistry Content
9 8 10 10 10 9.4
Selection and Quality of the Links 
20 17 20 20 17 18.8
Format, Number and Types of Questions
8 7 7 10 8 8
Quality of the Questions
9 9 9 10 10 9.4
Overall Impression 
9 9 9 10 8 9


Evaluation by Group 1

 (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        The selection relates well to college students and ties into organic Chemistry well with fermentation and the subject of alcohol (ethanol).

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 7 Points (0-10)
                        The article was not published in a high quality paper nor was it within the time restrictions, but it was relevant and interesting to the age group it targets.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The editorial comments help clarify the fermentation process and describes more about it.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The key organic issue was made clear- ethanol and fermentation- and the process was described thoroughly.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 Points (0-20)
                        The links are all relevant to the topic and show the organic perspective of the article.  The links helped to learn more about the process and supported their editorial comment well.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The six questions were diverse great questions, but there was not a PSP question.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        They were good quality questions, especially on the organic side, but may have been too long, although deciding which one to leave out would have been difficult considering their context.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        This really is an issue that relates to college students and which ties into organic chemistry well.

Evaluation by Group 2

 (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        We like beer.  Brewing is an interesting subject for college students.  It is very well suited for our age group.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Good information, but the article was not from a high quality news source.  The article was not published in the past year, but since beer-making has been going on for centuries, the info hasn't really changed.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The organization is immaculate.  We liked the variety of links.  Great English, playas!

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The organic issues are hazy.  Specific chemical reactions are not discussed.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 17 Points (0-20)
                        The links are well embedded in the comments.  The "home-brewing" link was especially informative.  The "secondary fermentation" link was about wine and did not contain pertinent information.  The "MADD" link was a nice touch.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 7 Points (0-10)
                        Not a great variety in the types of questions.  There were six questions, so one of them should have been a PSP question.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The questions have good content and emphasize the main points of the brewing process.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        Overall-- a very good project.  With a few minor, minor adjustments it will be perfect for publication.

Evaluation by Group 3

        (1) Topic Selection: 18 Points (0-20)
                        Topic was not very origional,  However, it does relate to many college undergr H > H Q v, rT.T         They have shown the science side of an every process that many take for granted.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        They definitely showed how organic chemistry influences beer making..... and it relates to the alcohol chemistry that we have been spending so much time on.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 Points (0-20)
                        The links were very informative, and also developed the topic very well.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 7 Points (0-10)
                        There was not enough variety of questions. examples....PSP,FAR

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        They were very good........ but not much variety.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        Overall this was very good.......... i don't think any of us knew the intricacies of beer making.

Evaluation by Group 4
 1. Topic Selection  20/20 pts
        This is a hot topic on most college campuses!

  2.  Newspaper and Article Selection  10/10
        The article was credible and interesting.

  3.  Quality of the Editorial Comments  10/10
        The comments had lots of spice.  They were entertaining, engaging,
and well written.

  4.  Organic Chemistry Content  10/10
        The topic included material from chapter 10 very well.

  5.  Selection and Quality of Links  20/20
        The links were very concise and relevant.

  6.  Format, Number, and Types of Questions 10/10
        You met the criteria.

  7.  Quality of the Questions  10/10
        The questions were nicely varied and diverse.

  8.  Overall Impression  10/10
        The project is very well done. A+!

Evaluation by Group 5

 (1) Topic Selection: 18 Points (0-20)
                        well, being in college, beer is a very common thing among students. although this topic is pertinent to a broad audience, it really isn's something that would benefit our lives; brewing beer that is.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        this article was not published in a high quality newspaper, but maybe the HOMEBREWING newspaper is a good reference if you want to take up home brewing.  none of us are experts on it, so we don't know

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 8 Points (0-10)
                        There are several grammatical errors, but it is written in a language easy to understand.  the thoughts are also sort of jumbled, but nothing too severe that couldn't be fixed

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        the organic issue seemed to be one of primary and secondary fermentation.  the processes and the compounds involved in these processes are also expressed in detail

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 17 Points (0-20)
                        we never knew that home brewing was such a hot topic on the web, but we guess so now.  the group could've added more links that were pertinent to chemistry (i.e. sugars and ethanol) instead of so many about home brewing

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        yes, there were 5 questions that vary in all categories of the topic.  there were also 3 questions about primary fermentation, there could've been less

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        the questions definitely pertained to the topic.  there was no questions that were far fetched and you could answer them in a reasonable time period by reading the article and using chem finder.

        (8) Overall Impression. 8 Points (0-10)
                        overall, this was an entertaining article to read.  we didn't know that home brewing was so popular.  although it was interesting to read and informative, we believe that it would need a little more work done on the links and the information they contain.  overall, though, the project was a definite relief from the usual ozone projects (of which we evaluated 3 of them).  very light-hearted!