Peer Assessment of Group 6
C A T E G O R Y G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 Average
Topic Selection
18 20 20 20 19 19.4
Newspaper and Article Selection
9 10 10 10 10 9.8
Quality of Editorial Comments
9 8 10 8 6 8.2
Organic Chemistry Content
10 10 8 10 10 9.6
Selection and Quality of the Links 
18 19 20 20 19 19.2
Format, Number and Types of Questions
10 10 10 8 10 9.6
Quality of the Questions
9 10 10 10 10 9.8
Overall Impression 
10 9 10 8 7 8.8
TOTAL 94.4


Evaluation by Group 1

 (1) Topic Selection: 18 Points (0-20)
                        Direct relation between topic and chemistry.  It is easily relatable, especially to those who live or are familiar with the affected area mentioned in the article.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Article was up-to-date and adequate in length.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Very informative and full of chemical background.  However, it seemed to be another article rather than merely an extension of the article.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Very sufficient in mentioning and explaining important compounds.  Chemical background was the strong aspect of this project.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
                        The links available provide plenty of information, but perhaps more links are needed for an even better understanding.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Fulfilled all the requirements of different categories and number of questions.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The questions are directly related to the topic.  One of the questions seemed quite lengthy and difficult to solve without the help of the links.

        (8) Overall Impression. 10 Points (0-10)
                        This was well- organized and informative, suitable for publishing after minor adjustments.  It relates to the current world and the information is well- qualified.

Evaluation by Group 2

 (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        The topic of the watchamacallit's article is very relevant.  Global Warming should be of concern to all of us. The topic is directly related to organic chemistry.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The article does not drag on, but it makes its point clear and precisely.  References in the article where made to PhD's, a federal study, and the American Chemical Society, so all facts should be relevant.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The Editorial was extremely helpful.  Its expansion on the contribution of N2O made by the agricultural industry was helpful and it made the chemical information more clear.  It was well written, and a lot of thought was put into it.  It was too long, though.  They could have done just a good of a job by condensing it a small amount.  Reading it was a chore - due to its length

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The content of the article seemed to be directly related to organic chemistry, so it would be easy to expand upon that.  They provided essential information in either their links or editorial in order to prove chemical processes

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 19 Points (0-20)
                        The links where very helpful and very many. They strongly supported the article.  They where all of a good source, and we did most of our learning from these links.  We didn't learn from all of the links, although.  Three of them where provided in the article, so by putting them in the editorial was redundant.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        There are 5 questions and they are diverse, but still within the topic.  There is a PSP question at the end

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        They are all good questions.  The simple first two, make up for the hard third and fourth questions.  Thus providing a good balance.  A person could probably answer the questions in a few minutes after studying the article.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        This is a very usefull project.  The only thing that we could think to make it better would be to shorten the editorial, and make it more to the point.  Besides that, it was a very impressive project

Evaluation by Group 3

        (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        Ozone depletion is an important topic in our society today.  Thus it is appealing to any audience. N2O has a definite relationship to organic chemistry and chemistry in general.  We feel that their topic is of interest and was a good choice.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        This article was very short and to the point in the ideas presented and we felt that the article came from a very reliable source.  Although we do not know who the author was, we feel that he or she definitely knew what they were writing about and were able to communicate very well their ideas.  The article was very recent and was a good choice for this project.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The editorial comments did allow us to understand the topic prior to reading the actual article. It was well written, without any grammatical errors, and was easily understood.  They did not use language that would be unfamiliar to one who did not know organic chemistry.  The editorial simply did an excellent job of creating interest in the topic and explaining that in a clear fashion.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 8 Points (0-10)
                        The key issues were definitely outlined in this editorial, and sufficient background was provided for a reader to apply.  The compounds in nitrous oxides and all reactions related were fully detailed and was understandable.  The pertinent references, however, were not even present and one would only know that it is related to Chapter 4.  For this we took the two points.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 Points (0-20)
                        The links were very relavents and were of good quality in the editorial.  They were all very reliable and from very reputable sources.  These links also were helpful in allowing us to understand reactions and mechanisms we were not familiar with.  They did an excellent job with this and we found nothing wrong.  We did think, though that perhaps a photolysis link should be added to the editorial.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        They met all requirements for this section and they had all needed.  There was nothing we felt we should say.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        All of the questions were very reasonable and understandable.  They met the central theme of the editorial head on and were very good.  It was also fairly easy to work the problems in a reasonable amount of time.  They did a good job here.

        (8) Overall Impression. 10 Points (0-10)
                        We felt as a group that this editorial was very well done and was just as good as many of Glaser's own editorials.  For this we gave them the full amount of points and felt that it was an excellent job and they truly worked at this accomplishment.

                        Good Job!

Evaluation by Group 4
1. Topic Selection  20/20 pts
        The topic is relevant, interesting, and relates to everyone.

  2.  Newspaper and Article Selection  10/10
        The article has a very nice picture.

  3.  Quality of the Editorial Comments  8/10
        The editorial comments are thorough but lack spice.

  4.  Organic Chemistry Content  10/10
        Nice!  It contains organic chemistry- even topics that have been
discussed in class.

  5.  Selection and Quality of Links  20/20
        The group made a good selection of links with a wide variety of
topics.  All of the links increased the coherence of the subject matter.

  6.  Format, Number, and Types of Questions  8/10
        The question were good but they could have more diversity in
subject matter.

  7.  Quality of the Questions  10/10
        The questions made sure that the reader understood the material.

  8.  Overall Impression  8/10
        The overall article, questions, and comments lack enthusiasm.

Evaluation by Group 5

 (1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        Ozone is closely related to organic chemistry and life itself

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Good article, good visual, not too long

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 6 Points (0-10)
                        Although info was good, too long and too involved

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Yes chemical equations in answers were relavent

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 19 Points (0-20)
                        Link were plentiful, but not all were pertinent

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Q and A were well written and answered correctly

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        same as above

        (8) Overall Impression. 7 Points (0-10)
                        Job well done but the editorial comments would need to be shortened

                        Good Work. Interesting topic. We all learned alittle new info.