Peer Assessment of Group 8
C A T E G O R Y G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 Average
Topic Selection
20 20 19 20 20 19.8
Newspaper and Article Selection
9 10 10 9 10 9.6
Quality of Editorial Comments
10 10 8 9 10 9.4
Organic Chemistry Content
9 10 7 9 10 9
Selection and Quality of the Links 
17 20 20 18 17 18.4
Format, Number and Types of Questions
7 9 8 8 6 7.6
Quality of the Questions
10 10 9 8 9 9.2
Overall Impression 
9 10 10 9 8 9.2
TOTAL 92.2


Evaluation by Group 1

  (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        The topis chosen appeals to most everyone since aging is a universal process.  One of the most interesting aspects of the subject is the way it deals with organic chemistry because before I never knew the relation.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The article was published before 1-1-98, making it a little outdated.  However, it was a ninformative and well-written article by what seems to be a credible source.  It did get a little long, though.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The editorial comment summed up the article well and was well written.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
                        Organic chemistry concepts were clear and easy to understand- there was a lot of chemistry, but it was sufficient.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 17 Points (0-20)
                        The links were helpful and most were relevant to the topic at hand, however, I did feel that some strayed from the subject matter a little.  There weren't very many links, either.  I feel that the more info presented dealing with the subject, the better.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 7 Points (0-10)
                        Only three questions, but they are all good questions that do relate to the subject matter.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Good quality- challenging yet they relate to the material.

        (8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
                        I though it was a good article and it is definitely suitable for publication.  Very few things would have to be changed.

Evaluation by Group 2

  (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        Everybody ages so we think this article pertains to everbody.  Also, this article is overflowing with chemistry.  Very relative to the class.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        All the information was very professional and up to date. The article was of proper length and quite intruiging.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        It was clear that the group spent some time with the editorial comments.  All the grammer was fine, length was good, and it correlated with tha article well.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The chemical issue was made very clear.  There were a sufficient number of links to the subjects that might not have been that clear such as using the chemfinder for vitamin c.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 Points (0-20)
                        The links were great.  There were plenty of them and they were placed evenly throughout the editorial comments.  Also, they were relevant to the subject and interesting which was a bonus.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        The problem contains three questions, not five.  But three questions they do have are very good and relevant.  The last question was a thinker.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
                        The questions are suitable for the topic.  They relate to the article well and the answers are actually interesting.  As far as time goes, that's good too.

        (8) Overall Impression. 10 Points (0-10)
                        This is a very good article.  We would highly recommend it for publication.  The group definetly put some time into this project.  It's also an interesting topic unlike alot of raw organic chemistry.

                        We are proud of this group.  Good job.

Evaluation by Group 3

        (1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        It is a practical use of organic chemistry in our lives.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        This article is very pertinent to our lives, and our Chemistry class. It is also from a reputable paper and the author seems to be very knowledgeable on the subject.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 8 Points (0-10)
                        They were good, but they should have expanded a little more. Should have developed origional ideas.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 7 Points (0-10)
                        they should have been more specific on the references. Examples include: 4-16b,4-10,4-14.  Not enough important compounds described.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 Points (0-20)
                        this group has found many high quality well as some good fun links a the bottom of their page.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        Lack of questions.........-2

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        fairly simple questions............not very thought provoking

        (8) Overall Impression. 10 Points (0-10)
                        This is a good quality page and is worthy of being published.  It is well written and is on an interesting topic.

                        It needs 2 more questions.

Evaluation by Group 4
1. Topic Selection  20/20 pts
        Aging is relevant to everyone and the article relates chemistry
well with free radical oxidation.

  2.  Newspaper and Article Selection  9/10
        The article is very interesting and credible, but was published
before January 1, 1998.

  3.  Quality of the Editorial Comments  9/10
        The comments had good content but had a few stylistic problems.

  4.  Organic Chemistry Content  9/10
        The comments lacked the specific mechanism of free radical
oxidation and seem vague about key issues.

  5.  Selection and Quality of Links  18/20
        The "general health" link went to the American Heart Association
homepage instead of a specific page.  The genetic code page seems
irrelevant and took a long time to download.

  6.  Format, Number, and Types of Questions  8/10
        There were only 3 questions.

  7.  Quality of the Questions  8/10
        Anti-oxidants were not discussed in the article or the editorial

  8.  Overall Impression  9/10
        Minor changes could increase the usefullness of an otherwise good
topic and article.

Evaluation by Group 5

   (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
                        topic is very relevant. seiously, who isn't concerned with their wieght and the easiest way to change it.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        the article came from an enviormental newpaper that we have not heard of, but we're pretty sure that it is reliable, because of the topic.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
                        the editorial comments were a perfect length in that they briefly explained the topic preparing  the audience for the article's information

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
                        we never knew that free radicals did so much, especially in a biological way.  free radicals were explained well, helping to understand their effects on the body

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 17 Points (0-20)
                        there could have been a couple of more relative links.  we felt the one about genetic code was a little unnecessary.  more pertinent links could have been found and used

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 6 Points (0-10)
                        the questions and answers were written and answered throughly, but there were only 3 questions and there were suppose to be 5.  with how long the article was, we felt they could've found more question to ask.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        very informative and varied, just not enough of them

        (8) Overall Impression. 8 Points (0-10)
                        the topic was very interesting to us.  they could've used a couple of more links to their topic and they needed more questions.  otherwise well done.