Peer Assessment of Group 34
C A T E G O R Y G26 G27 G28 G29 G30 G31 Average
Topic Selection
(0-20)
18 19 19 19 20 20 19.2
Newspaper and Article Selection
(0-10)
8 9 10 8 8 9 8.7
Quality of Editorial Comments
(0-10)
7(9) 8 9 10 10 10 9(9.4)
Organic Chemistry Content
(0-10)
8 9 9 9 7 9 8.5
Selection and Quality of the Links 
(0-20)
17 18 20 18 18 19 18.3
Format, Number and Types of Questions
(0-10)
9 9 10 10 8 10 9.3
Quality of the Questions
(0-10)
8 8 10 10 7 8 8.5
Overall Impression 
(0-10)
8 9 10 9 7 9 8.7
TOTAL 90.2(90.6)

 
 

Evaluation by Group 26

(1) Topic Selection: 18 Points (0-20)
                        The topic selection is of interest to a large audience.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The newspaper and article selection was good but the artilce was too long.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 7 Points (0-10)
                        The editorial comments brought in some interesting information about toxins in our everyday life. From such a long artilce more time could be spent explaining items.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The topic of toxins has a strong organic background.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 17 Points (0-20)
                        The links are very well chosen. The links help in understanding the information in the artilce and editorial comments.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The questions cover a variety of topics.  The questions meet all the requirements.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The questions are written in a clear and understanding manner.

        (8) Overall Impression. 8 Points (0-10)
                        We do not know about publishing, but information that affects us is brought to our attention.
 

Reevaluation by Group 27

group 34...our group

editorial comments change from a 7 to 9
 

Evaluation by Group 27

        (1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        The topic they chose was about the health risks of pollutants in our everyday lives.  Their topic was very relavent with organic chemistry. Some of the pollutants in their article were benzene, chloroform, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon.  These molecules have all been mentioned in this semesters chemistry course making this topic very relavent.  This topic is very good because it not only pertains to chemistry but to everyone else who exposed to these pollutants.  Excellent topic!

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points (0-10)
                        They chose Scientific America which is a good quality source. There article was very relevent(Febuary 98). The article was interesting enough to keep you reading.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The editorial comment was of fair length and captured the main point of the article very well. The editorial comment was written well and it was organized to fit the articles main points.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The organic chemistry in this article was great.  They had excellent links to all their pollutants(chloroform, benzene, etc) that explained exactly what the chemical was, where it could be found, and loads of other useful information about the pollutants.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
                        As I mentioned above, the links were very useful in finding out more information about the chemicals. There were other links like American Lung Association that were very credible. Overall their link selection was good.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        There were five questions total and they fulfilled the requirements for different categories.  They also included a controversial question that could have different answers because it was opinion based.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        All the questions were reasonable and could be answered in a fair amount of time.  They all seemed to flow well with the article.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        Yes, This group project did very well. The article was from Scientific America which also had its own web sites making it a very good article. The article was very relavent to organic chemistry but also to a broader spectrum of people, including anyone concerned about their health due to hazardous chemicals.  In summary this group worked hard on their project and should be considered for publication.
 
 

Evaluation by Group 28

(1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        Good topic, information everyone should be aware about.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The article came from Scientific America, very interesting and informative.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9 Points (0-10)
                        To the point.  Gave good tips to cut down on ones own exposure to toxic chemicals

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Linked to chemistry well, many examples of such toxins that we went over in class

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 Points (0-20)
                        Links work, and go with topic well

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

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Good questions, makes you stop and think about what you might be exposed to.

        (8) Overall Impression. 10 Points (0-10)
                        Good work, very well organized
 

Evaluation by Group 29

 (1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        A very up to date topic of the world today , especially as the world is nearing year 2000.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 8 Points (0-10)

very informative but somewhat lengthy.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        well prepared and written.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        very well researched and compiled. As well as placed nicely in the editorial comments and has a lot to do with organic chemistry.
 

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
                        Good links but should broaden horizons in looking else where and not always the same links.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Has five questions and it varies.

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

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        Overall a good article, editorial comments and quality questions but could have improved on the variety of links.
 

Evaluation by Group 30

(1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        Good topic with a lot of organic chemistry in it.  It's an interesting topic that is of concern to everybody.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The newspaper article was too long, although it had a lot of good information and it was interesting.  Also, the article contained interesting links and pictures.  The source was very credible on a chemistry basis.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The Editorial discusses major points and it was easy to read and be interested in.  It was written well and clarified the issues presented.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 7 Points (0-10)
                        They could have gone more in depth with the chemical analysis of alkyl halides pertaining to the topic.  It wasn't related back to the chapter as well as it could have been.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
                        The links were very credible, and imbedded well into the article.  They provided a further explanation of the issue.  It needs links to structures to enhance understanding.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        They need to have more variation in the types of questions.  It would help to have more chemically related questions, possibly a substitution or elimination question.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 7 Points (0-10)
                        The answer to question 4 doesn't seem to match, and doesn't make sense.   What is the real question.  A good philosophical question

        (8) Overall Impression. 7 Points (0-10)
                        If they found a shorter article and changed minor things like question 4 and added more information relating to Chapter 6, this would be a very useful assignment

                        Their score was 85%
 

Evaluation by Group 31

(1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        The topic is very relevant, because it brings to light a suject that affects everyone.  Our homes are supposed to be a safe place, but we may have to rethink that line of thought with these studies on inhome carcinogens.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The article was written in a high quality newspaper and by qualified authors.  But, it was a little too long and was kind of dry.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The editorial comments were well written with good grammar.  They also summarized and reinforced the key issues of the article.  Also, we really liked the perfume comment.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The key organic chemistry issue was stated in the editorial comments.  It concerns the fact that we are at a greater risk to toxic chemicals in our homes than outside.  In addition, the links gave pertinent information about the organic compounds and their effects.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 19 Points (0-20)
                        Excellent links from high quality agencies.  All of them were still active, and they provided great information.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        They met all the requirements for format, #, and types of questions.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        Question 2 had some grammar mistakes, and its answer wasn't complete.  In addition, question 4 was kind of vague, and the answer didn't logically follow from it.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        Group 34 did a great job with their group project.  There were some minor errors, but overall it was an excellent project.