Peer Assessment of Group 2
C A T E G O R Y G32 G33 G34 G35 G36 G37 Average
Topic Selection
(0-20)
20 19(20) 19 20 18 20 19.3(19.5)
Newspaper and Article Selection
(0-10)
7 10 8 10 8 9 8.7
Quality of Editorial Comments
(0-10)
10 9 10 10 10 10 9.8
Organic Chemistry Content
(0-10)
10 7(10) 10 10 9 10 9.3(9.8)
Selection and Quality of the Links 
(0-20)
15 18(20) 18 20 18 20 18.2(18.5)
Format, Number and Types of Questions
(0-10)
7 8(9) 10 9 10 10 9(9.2)
Quality of the Questions
(0-10)
8 7(9) 10 10 10 8 8.8(9.2)
Overall Impression
(0-10)
7 8(10) 9 10 9 9 8.7(9)
TOTAL 91.3(93.7)

 
 

Evaluation by Group 32

 (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        This is a very interesting topic to select.  I had never heard of this before, and it really gives people something to thing about.  It also might get some people to change their eating habits.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 7 Points (0-10)
                        The article was credible and extreme interesting.  It just seemed a little long and slightly boring in some places.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The editorial comments definitely helped to reduce the article into key issues.  It highlighted the main points of the article, but left out the kind of boring parts.  It is also written and organized well.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        There was definitely sufficient background because we have learned plenty about free radicals.  The chemical issue was definitely very clear.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 15 Points (0-20)
                        The links were good.  The main points and chemicals of the article were made into links, which was good to clarify what they actually were.  However, when we clicked on a link it was a little confusing, because there was no real explanation given.  There were just more links.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 7 Points (0-10)
                        It does contain five questions.  However these questions are a tad bit elementary, so they don't really get anyone thinking too hard.  They do vary as far as the categories are concerned though.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        These questions all address central issues and are very understandable and easy to work.

        (8) Overall Impression. 7 Points (0-10)
                        This problem set is pretty good, however it could probably use a few minor adjustments.
 

Evaluation by Group 33

1. Topic Selection: 19 points
2. Newspaper and article selection: 10 points
3. Quality of editorial comments: 9 points
4. Organic Chemistry Content: 7 points
5. Selection and quality of the links: 18 points
6. Format, Number and Types of Questions: 8 points
7. Quality of questions: 7 points
8. Overall Impression: 8 points

Reevaluation by Group 33

1. Topic Selection: 20 points
2. Newspaper and article selection: 10 points
3. Quality of editorial comments: 9 points
4. Organic Chemistry Content: 10 points
5. Selection and quality of the links: 20 points
6. Format, Number and Types of Questions: 9 points
7. Quality of questions: 9 points
8. Overall Impression: 10 points
 

Evaluation by Group 34

 (1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        Very interesting topic that should draw much concern from many.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 8 Points (0-10)
                        Author seemed very qualified.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Good focus on key issues.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
 

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
                        Could have possibly had a direct link to and oxygen free radical instead of Chem Finder.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Questions good and pertinent to topic.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        High quality questions.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
 
 

Evaluation by Group 35

   (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                             Excellent choice of topic.  I thought that it was very interesting, and it was cool to see a scientific view of the Various current proposals about health and nutrition.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                              Good article choice.  It is not really a widely read magazine as far as I know, but with research material from Tuft's University; I don't have a doubt that it is a relatively reliable source.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                            The editorial comments were very helpful, and broke the article down nicely.  It was brief and to the point.  Good Job!

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                                      clear introduction of the chemicals, and good explanation.  Awesome links.  Very creative; looks like a lot of work (or a lot of enthusiasm) went into this project.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 Points (0-20)
                               Really good links. they were not very long, they were colorful, helpful visually (ie. graphs ), and they were easily understood.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                                 The questions had excellent structure and were very relevant.  The only thing I didn't like was the last question.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                                Excellent questions.  They weren't too hard, but they made you think, practice your organic, and go through the article thoroughly.

        (8) Overall Impression. 10 Points (0-10)
                             my overall impression of this group was trumendous.  I thought it was an excellent article, excellent topic choice, good summary (editorial), good links, and great questions.  I would definitely publish this article.

                          You guys did an awesome job! :)
 

Evaluation by Group 36

  (1) Topic Selection: 18 Points (0-20)
                        There topic is boring but very informative.  There is a lot of chemistry involved which makes the topic loaded with information.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 8 Points (0-10)
                        the article is long with some unwanted information.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        the editorial comments although they were short they did a good job making the topic interesting.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Has some organic content but they could of had a little more.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
                        They few links they had were great.  They should of had a few more though.

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

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        they asked very good basic chemistry questions.  I wish all chemistry was that easy

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        I could tell that time was put into the project but the group lacked links which would have made the project alot better.
 

Evaluation by Group 37

  (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        I thought the article was very interesting. I thought the topic was very unique and was strongly related to orgainc chemistry.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points (0-10)
                        This article was not from a newspaper but was from a very hugh quality magizine. The author seem qualified to write the article. The article was written in feb of 99 well before the cut off date. The article was a little long, the first part was very interesting but it seemed to drag on a little.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        I thought the editorial was quite good. It put the article into context with the chemistry. The grammar and writing style was fine.It was also at an appropriate length.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The key points of chemistry were made perfectly clear. They made a point of mentioning the main topic more than once.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 Points (0-20)
                        The links provided great answers to the questions of what are they talking about. I thought they were of great relevance and a great source of knowledge of the topic

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        There was 5 questions and a PSP question at the end.The questions posed questions from different aspects of the topic.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        Some of the questions weren't very long or had answers that were very long. The questions should have been a bit more thought invoking. The second question seemed to be thrown in there.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        The article was overall pretty good the questions were the only thing that was a little lacking. That is where the improvements would need to be made.