Peer Assessment of Group 32
C A T E G O R Y G26 G27 G28 G29 G30 G31 Average
Topic Selection
(0-20)
17 20 20 19 20 20 19.3
Newspaper and Article Selection
(0-10)
7 8 9 9 8 8 8.2
Quality of Editorial Comments
(0-10)
8 10 10 8 8 9 8.8
Organic Chemistry Content
(0-10)
9 8 9 9 9 10 9
Selection and Quality of the Links 
(0-20)
16(17) 18 19 19 17 18 17.8(18)
Format, Number and Types of Questions
(0-10)
10 7 9 8 8 8 8.3
Quality of the Questions
(0-10)
9 8 10 10 8 9 9
Overall Impression 
(0-10)
6(8) 9 9 9 8 9 8.3(8.7)
TOTAL 88.7(89.3)

 
 

Evaluation by Group 26

 (1) Topic Selection: 17 Points (0-20)
                        The article was very interesting. Considering that MO is one of the top meth. states.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 7 Points (0-10)
                        The author repeated him/herself many times. But it was over a very interesting subject. The article was published before 1/1/98.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The editorial comments made the article more interesting. The writing was excellent. The comments made us want to read the entire article.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        We felt that the artlice was very relevent to organic chemistry.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 16 Points (0-20)
                        Some of the links were redundent.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        All the requirements were met.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                         All the questions were relevent to the subject.

        (8) Overall Impression. 6 Points (0-10)
                        Overall we thought it was good. We don't think that it would be publishable.

                        The topic was interesting, but some of writing was choppy.
 

Reevaluation by Group 26

group 32...lori's gang

selection and quality of links change from a 16 to 17
overall impression change from a 6 to 8
 

Evaluation by Group 27
  (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        Methamphetamines can affect everyone, so it definitely applied to a broad segment of the audience.  Methamphetamines have a strong relation to organic chemistry in structure and composition.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The Department of Justice should be qualified to write on the topic of drugs, however the article wasn't published within the last year.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The Editorial Comments appear to be well written, and they further clarified the article's main point.  They were the appropriate length.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The chemical issue was clear, but there wasn't enough background information to help with understanding the chemistry.  They could have included more links to the over-the-counter products that were mentioned in the article.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
                        The links provided good information, but some of them strayed from the main point of the article

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 7 Points (0-10)
                        The questions vary and the last one is a PSP question, but there are only four questions instead of five.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The questions are good.   Three out of the four address central issues, but one is a little far-fetched.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        We think that after a few minor adjustments, this could be a useful assignment.

                        Overall, the news article was good.  We were impressed with the visual aids that accompanied the links.
 
 

Evaluation by Group 28

   (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        The topic is interesting and would appeal to a wide variety of audiences.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points (0-10)
                        It was not an actual newspaper article.  The article was published by the DEA, which is a reliable source  of information.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The editorial is great.  It helps to explain the content.  It is correct in grammar and in style.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        A link to chemfinder would've been helpful to show the actual chemical makeup of meth other drugs/

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 19 Points (0-20)
                        One of the links seemed like it might not be that permanent.  Chemfinder would've been helpful.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The problem contained only four questions.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The questions were well written and easy to understand.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        With a few minor adjustments, the problem would be great for Prentice Hall.
 
 

Evaluation by Group 29

 (1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        Article is very intriguing with good topic selection. Highly important
to this area.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Article is short and to the point.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 8 Points (0-10)
                        Somewhat repetative, but imformative.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Organic content is very clear and pertinent, especially to Mid-Missouri.  Good use of reference to Wade.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 19 Points (0-20)
                        Quality links with high relavance to subject matter.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        Only contains 4 questions.  Good refernce to Wade.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Quality questions with answers that can readily be found in the links.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        Problem sets are good, but one short.  Editorial comments could use some slight revision.  Overall great subject of much importance.
 
 

Evaluation by Group 30
 (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                                The topic is both very relevant and current.  Drug use and abuse issues greatly affect young people today.  It is a good way to tie what we learn in Organic Chemistry in with what we deal with in our everyday existance.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 8 Points (0-10)
                                The article was of appropriate length and the source and author were were credible.  We took off points for the article being outdated by more than a year.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 8 Points (0-10)
                                Some of the paragraphs were too short and lacking in adaquate discussion of the topic.  They need to ellaborate on the organic chemistry content of the news article and not just list the facts.  Most of the comments did help to clarify the article and their facts were good.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                                We would have liked to see links to the molecular structure of the compounds they mentioned to provide more insight into the chemistry background of the topic.  The seemed knowledgible of their topic.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 17 Points (0-20)
                                The last link, Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, was misleading.  We were not sure of the purpose or relevance of the link from the way it was imbedded.  As stated earlier we missed seeing links to pertinent molecular structures.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                                We took off points for there only being four questions and not the required number.  Otherwise the questions seemed generally well thought out and pertinent.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                                The firsxt question doesn't seem to be entirely relevant to the article and editorial comments.  It would have been difficult to answer in a reasonable amount of time just from the links and articles provided.

        (8) Overall Impression. 8 Points (0-10)
                                With a few minor revisions to grammar and more indepth discussion of the topic this would be a very good news item to use in class.

                                Their total is 86/100.
Good job!
 

Evaluation by Group 31

(1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        This article was very interesting and very relevent to organic chemistry.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 8 Points (0-10)
                        It was a good article, but it was dated before 1/1/98

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Your editorial comments were good and summed up the article very well.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Your topic stressed many key organic chemistry issues relating to everyday life.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
                        The links were more recent than the article itself.  They all basically mentioned the same things.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        You did not have the recommended number of questions.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        You had a good variety of questions, and they were all answerable.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        Other than the date of the article, with a few minor adjustments, this would be fit for publication by Prentice Hall