Peer Assessment of Group 1
C A T E G O R Y G32 G33 G34 G35 G36 G37 Average
Topic Selection
(0-20)
18 19 19 20 20 20 19.3
Newspaper and Article Selection
(0-10)
10 9 10 10 9 10 9.7
Quality of Editorial Comments
(0-10)
10 9 10 10 8 9 9.3
Organic Chemistry Content
(0-10)
8 9 9 9 10 9 9
Selection and Quality of the Links 
(0-20)
20 19 19 18 20 20 19.3
Format, Number and Types of Questions
(0-10)
7 10 10 9 9 10 9.2
Quality of the Questions
(0-10)
10 8 10 10 9 9 9.33
Overall Impression 
(0-10)
10 9 10 9 10 10 9.7
TOTAL 94.8

 
 

Evaluation by Group 32

 (1) Topic Selection: 18 Points (0-20)
                        Yes, the selected topic was very interesting to everyone, because the depletion of the ozone layer is going to harm all.  There is a lot of chemistry related to the actual depletion of the ozone, but I don't think there is a whole lot of organic chemistry in it.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Yes we think this was a very credible article, that was also very interesting.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The editorial was much more interetsing to read than the actual news article.  It was written very well, and it definitely focused on the main issues, such as the effects humans will get with even a small amount of ozone depletion (like increase in cancer and cateracts).

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The key organic chemical issue wasn't explicitly clear.  However the chemistry was easy to understand.  The reference section was complete.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 Points (0-20)
                        This group definitely did an excellent job with their links.  They were all very interesting, and they all related to the topic.  We especially thought the one on cancer and cateracts was interesting.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 7 Points (0-10)
                        Mosst of the question were very good, but there was not a whole lot of variety.  Most just asked for chemical equations.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        All of the questions were reasonable and related to the central issue.   they were all pretty easy to understand, too.

        (8) Overall Impression. 10 Points (0-10)
                        This assignment was very interesting, well thought out, and fit for publication.

                        I think this is a really important issue, so this was a great topic to select.
 

Evaluation by Group 33

1. Topic Selection: 19 points
2. Newspaper and article selection: 9 points
3. Quality of editorial comments: 9 points
4. Organic Chemistry Content: 9 points
5. Selection and quality of the links: 19 points
6. Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 points
7. Quality of questions: 8 points
8. Overall Impression: 9 points
 

Evaluation by Group 34

  (1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        This topic should interest everyone, since it is about our environment

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Well qualified paper and author.  The author seemed to be knowledgeable of the subject.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Exceptional organization and grammar.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The issue was crystal clear.  The refernces aided the topic well.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 19 Points (0-20)
                        The link contained pertinent information that made the article even clearer.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Excellent quality questions

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Questions related to the article well.  Possibly more variety.

        (8) Overall Impression. 10 Points (0-10)
                        Very nice.  I think this is well worth publishing.
 

Evaluation by Group 35

 (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        The topic was of interest to many people and it related well to the topic of chemistry.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Very good news article from a good source, very recently published, good length.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Very good comments, helped bring up the key issues in the article.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Could use a little more background information on how the CFCs actually cause the depletion of the ozone layer in the comments.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
                        Too many links, some of the topics of the links did not directly relate to information that would enhance the article.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Very good questions, very well thought out. The questions didnt vary in categories much though, alot of them were alike.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Very good questions, fabulous job.
 

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        Good, though it could use a little polishing.  With a few changes, I would recommend it for publication.
 

Evaluation by Group 36

    (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        A very good topic selection with all of the ozone problems that are in the news.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The article has a lot of good information and the author seems qualified to write on the subject, but the article is very short and doesn't go into much detail

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The editoral comments I found were a little too scientific.  I felt that they should have tried to relate more to a less scientific audience.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Lots of Organic Chemistry content

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 Points (0-20)
                        They have more links in their project than my group even found.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        the group has 6 questions some of which I think are too much.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The questions are good but hard to understand

        (8) Overall Impression. 10 Points (0-10)
                        I can tell that this group put a lot of time and effort into their project.  They did a good job.
 

Evaluation by Group 37

(1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        I think this topic is a very good. It has an relevant emphasis on organic chemistry. It is also a very timely subject.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The article wasn't too long and it was interesting. The newspaper and author seemed qualified. And the article was published before 1/1/98.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The style was fine for the editorial comments. The comments were fine but it seemed that they may have forced the chemistry into the subject.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The organics of the article were not as clear as they could have. I think they kind of forgot who their audience was. Sources were fine

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 Points (0-20)
                        The links were very sufficient and well thought out. They helped me throughly examilne the topic.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Has 5 questions. The questions helped bring the article around to the topics of the chapter they selected. They would have had relevance to the test. The last question is a PSP question.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Some of the questions seemed to be a little tough.But they do deal with the issues central to the article and the organic class.

        (8) Overall Impression. 10 Points (0-10)
                        I think this would be one that a teacher would be likely to use. The questions were good the only thing I thought was weak was that the article could have had a bit more chemistry.