Peer Assessment of Group 35
C A T E G O R Y G26 G27 G28 G29 G30 G31 Average
Topic Selection
(0-20)
18 19 20 19 13 20 18.2
Newspaper and Article Selection
(0-10)
8 9 10 10 4 10 8.5
Quality of Editorial Comments
(0-10)
9 10 9 9 5 10 8.7
Organic Chemistry Content
(0-10)
7 9 10 9 6 9 8.3
Selection and Quality of the Links 
(0-20)
19 18 19 19 18 17 18.3
Format, Number and Types of Questions
(0-10)
8 8 10 9 8 8 8.5
Quality of the Questions
(0-10)
9 9 9 10 5 10 8.7
Overall Impression 
(0-10)
8 9 10 10 5 9 8.5
TOTAL 87.7

 
 

Evaluation by Group 26

  (1) Topic Selection: 18 Points (0-20)
                        The article had everything to do with organic chemistry. The article is very interesting and brings up good questions.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The author did an excellent job.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9 Points (0-10)
                        They summerized the article well and they did some research.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 7 Points (0-10)
                        Links should have been placed in the article.  More descriptions.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 19 Points (0-20)
                        The links provided a better understanding of the article. Good links!

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The questions help summerize the article and they ask for your opinion.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The questions were realated to the article and were straight forward.

        (8) Overall Impression. 8 Points (0-10)
                        It was good but not Prentice Hall perfect. It could be useful after some adjustments.
 

Evaluation by Group 27
(1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        The article is both intriguing and correlates highly with the subject matter of the course.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The article appears to be well-written and informative.  The author seemed to have a high level of comprehension for the basic principles outlined therein.  Also, the article is a fairly recent publication.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The editorial comments were presented in a clear, concise manner and corresponded highly to the subject matter contained in the article.  They very succinctly, but clearly, summarized the importance of the issue.  The grammatics and mechanics were both excellent and well-organized.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The relationships between the issue outlined in the article and the organic chemistry were easily distinguished.  The important chemicals and compounds were highlighted and clarified.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
                        There were plenty of links which were highly relevant to the issue in the article.  They provided copious learning environments for the reader.  I found them enlightening.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The required number of questions were asked in the proper format, except there wasn't a clear PSP question.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Except for the ambiguity of the PSP question, the other questions were straight-forwardly clear.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        Overall, the article was fit for publication as far as subject matter and quality of research goes.

                        I would recommend this article for publication.
 

Evaluation by Group 28

(1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        Good topic, Goes well with chemistry and the effects that drugs have on our body

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Good article and aource, ABC News

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Good summary and too the point, maybe one more paragraph, could of split up 2nd paragraph

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Goes well with chemical interactions with the body

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 19 Points (0-20)
                        Good links and supporting articles, Chem Finder link could of been placed in editorial little better.

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

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Questions were good, could of involved more thinking

        (8) Overall Impression. 10 Points (0-10)
                        Overall very good, good topic and informative
 

Evaluation by Group 29

 (1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        This was a very good topic, because every one at some time has taken our considerid diet drugs.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        We Liked this article, and it was from a respectable newspaper. The article also did a good job of keeping me interested in it.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9 Points (0-10)
                        We liked the editorial comments, but I though they could be a little more detailed.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The organic content was clear, but more background info could be used.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 19 Points (0-20)
                        We liked all the links, but there should have been more of them.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        We like the Questions for the most part,but I think the categories could be more diverse.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        We liked all the Questions and felt they were good ones in every aspect.

        (8) Overall Impression. 10 Points (0-10)
                        Our overall impresion of this groups project is that it was very good.
 

Evaluation by Group 30

 (1) Topic Selection: 13 Points (0-20)
                        The topic does not seem to be prevalent.  Dieting as a topics is of interest to a broad audience, but the use of Fen-phen has been retracted for some time now, being off the market for more than a year
 

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 4 Points (0-10)
                        The article was not published in a newspaper (ABC News), but hte article could be found in the Associated Press.  There seems to be some confusion over the exact date of the article due to the FDA's apparent retraction in 1997.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 5 Points (0-10)
                        Some grammatical errors made the aritcle hard to understand and follow.  For instance, the introductory paragraph.  For the most part, the editorial was a summary of the article.  It did not place the article in a greater context.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 6 Points (0-10)
                        There was not a clear explanation of the key organic topic.  Explanation on a chemical level was not provided.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
                        The links are pretty good, except the retraction link.  It did not work.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        not a lot of variety.  There appears to be two philisophical questions.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 5 Points (0-10)
                        The questions did not help relate the article to applications of organic chemistry.

        (8) Overall Impression. 5 Points (0-10)
                        The editorial comments and questions need work.  At this stage, the news item is not fit for publication.
 

Evaluation by Group 31

   (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        Great topic selection with interesting information on fen-phens.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Very high quality publication that was written in association with the associated press.  Author seemed very qualified.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Excellent job.  They summarized the main points of the article as well as showing the weakness of the study by the Mayo clinic.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The group did a good job presenting the background information and chemical issues of fen-phen.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 17 Points (0-20)
                        Most of the links were of good quality with excellent content and sources.  However, one link was down and another was possibly biased since it was from a law firm looking for possible clients.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The group did have 5 questions as requested.  However, some of the questions seemed very similar to one another.  More variability would have been better

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Even though some were similar, they were very good questions.  They were written clearly and focused on the main points of the article.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        Very nice news item.  But, could use a few minor adjustments according to the assignment.