Peer Assessment of Group 16
C A T E G O R Y G11 G12 G13 G14 G15 Average
Topic Selection
20 19 19 19 20 19.4
Newspaper and Article Selection
10 9 7 8 9 8.6
Quality of Editorial Comments
8 9 8 10 9 8.8
Organic Chemistry Content
8 10 8 9 10 9
Selection and Quality of the Links 
16 20 17 17 18 17.6
Format, Number and Types of Questions
8 10 10 10 10 9.6
Quality of the Questions
8 10 10 9 9 9.2
Overall Impression 
7 9 9 7 10 8.4
TOTAL 90.4


Evaluation by Group 11

1.) 20 - Broad based as everyone must consume food and should be aware
of the dangers and relative to chemistry as amino acids are necessary
for life.
 2.) 10 - High quality, short and concise, and covered material
understandable to most.
 3.) 8 - Context could have been more concise and stated more options
to prevent bulimia.  The grammar and other aspects were fine.
 4.) 8 - Key issue was clear and background information on bulimia and
amino acids was provided.  Compounds were properly described and
characterized and allowed the reader to visually observe their
 5.) 16 - Links were of high quality, but they did not elaborate on
bulimia and serotonin interaction.  Actual insertion into editorial
comments was rough and words did not elaborate to the information
withheld within the links.
 6.) 8 - Meet the required number of questions, but did not vary the
type of questions. The last (PSP) question was not really thought
stimulating and did not initiate much discussion.
 7.) 8 - The quality of the questions asked covered the central issue,
but more information relating the research performed to everyday life
was needed.
 8.) 7 - Overall, the topic was relevant and some of the questions were
useful, but the amount of information provided was not sufficient and
not always presented in the best way to allow the reader to obtain the
maximum amount of benefit from the project.

Evaluation by Group 12
 (1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        Appeals to a broad audience. Most people know a sufferer of such disorders. Although we have not studied chapter 24, it seems to relate to it fairly well.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Article is from the Associated Press so it is dificult to say whether it is completely reputable. Article wasn't too long and was very interesting. Was a recent publication.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Editorial was rather well written with good emphasis on topic of chapter and article.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Related well to our knowledge, eventhough we have not studied chapter 24.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 Points (0-20)
                        Great links! informative and visual. not overwhelming but enough to greatly enhance the material.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Well written questions with relevence to the material. Answers were explict and to the point. Last question was very PSP.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Questions are of excellent quality and are concise/comprehendable. Any one with a basic knowledge of chemisty could work the problems to success, but at the same time they were not too easy.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        Few glitches. Overall, very well done.

                        We were impressed.

Evaluation by Group 13

 (1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        Topic is mildly interesting with a good focus on the issues of younger people.  Relations to chemistry are apparent.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 7 Points (0-10)
                        Article pretty good.  Area of interest seems to fall into the debate of the cause of bulimia.  However little is found in the article that provides support for either side of the argument.  Biological or Psychological?  Current and credible.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 8 Points (0-10)
                        Good editorial overall.  Again, could be more focused on the argument at hand and better deal with the chemistry of proteins.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 8 Points (0-10)
                        No clear chemical concepts defined.  Reference from text.  However, clear relations to biochemistry spark more interest.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 17 Points (0-20)
                        Links were OK but not too informative.  Indications to chemical structures and the disorder were made.  Any support for the argument?

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        All obligations to the questions were met.  Good variety of queastions.  Opinion question included.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        We felt that the questions were great.  Easy to read and answer, but still thought provoking.  Weeeeeeee!

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        Great job overall.  There is a chance that this could be a useful source for someone.  As with anything, room for improvement.

                        Well Done.

Evaluation by Group 14

  (1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        A pertinent issue to many adolescent female lives.  Well related to chemistry.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The source is reliable, and the article was well written, but the author was obviously not very qualified to write on science.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Good job on accentuating and explaining the chemistry behind the article.  Good use of links, not too wordy, not too short.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Could have more references.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 17 Points (0-20)
                        Very good links.  One link occured twice.  Why the professors page??  More links in article, less in questions.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        good job

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Questions were well constructed however, the editorial could have been a little more in depth in order to avoid so many links in order to find the answers.

        (8) Overall Impression. 7 Points (0-10)
                        Needs more information on chemistry of molecules and reactions that occur inside the body.

                        Overall impression was very good.  I think we all learned a little bit more about this disorder and have a little more insight to the chemistry that is involved in it's development.

Evaluation by Group 15

  (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        Interesting and relevant article. Amino Acids are prominent today and not an easy subject to cover.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Article is interesting and of good quality.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Well-organized overall. Spelling error - "genitic". Could have analyzed more the problems with the study.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Well done! Related significantly to organic chemistry.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
                        Good overall but one link was repeated twice. Great links to tryptophan and serotonin.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Diverse questions that cover all aspects of the article.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Good that possible problems with the study are addressed in the questions.

        (8) Overall Impression. 10 Points (0-10)
                        An excellent web page, only minor adjustments needed.

                        Important topic. Did good job of making the chemistry understandable.