Peer Assessment of Group 12
C A T E G O R Y G6 G7 G8 G9 G10 Average
Topic Selection
20 18 20 20 18 19.2
Newspaper and Article Selection
10 7 9 10 8 8.8
Quality of Editorial Comments
10 9 9 10 10 9.6
Organic Chemistry Content
9 10 8 9 9 9
Selection and Quality of the Links 
19 16 20 18 18 18.2
Format, Number and Types of Questions
10 10 9 10 10 9.8
Quality of the Questions
9 10 10 10 10 9.8
Overall Impression 
9 9 9.5 10 9 9.3
TOTAL 96 89 95.5 97 92 94


Evaluation by Group 6

(A)  Group 6   Ejaz 
(B)  Group 12  Mad Scientists
1.  Topic Selection: 20 pts.
Very interesting topic that is very informative and has a strong
connection with organic chemistry.

2.  Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 pts.
The article is from a high quality newspaper and is recent.

3.  Quality of the Editorial Comments:  10 pts.
The editorial comments thoroughly explained the article and were very

4.  Organic Chemistry Content: 9 pts.
The article relates organic chemistry of a few organic compounds.

5.  Selection and Quality of the Links:  19 pts.
The links are informative and the cyanide link was repeated many times.

6.  Format, Number and Types of Questions:  10 pts.
The questions met all the requirements.

7.  Quality of Questions:  9 pts.
There were a wide variety of questions and helped clarify the article.

8:  Overall Impression:  9 pts.
Excellent project.  This project was interesting and informative.

Total= 96 pts.


Evaluation by Group 7

(A) Morning Addition group 7

(B) Group 12 Mad Scientists

(1) Topic Selection: 18 pts

This topic is strongly related to organic chemistry but is not
geared towards a broad audience - mainly those in Europe.

(2) Article Selection: 7 pts

Although in a high quality newspaper, it was too long and too dry.  

(3) Editorial Comments: 9 pts

Everything looks really good.

(4) Chemistry Content: 10 pts

All key organic chemistry issues were identified and thoroughly discussed.

(5) Quality of Links: 16 pts

Most of the links were relevant and resourceful but the cyanide link was
too abundant.  Check to make sure that your links are not biased.

(6) Types of Questions: 10 pts

(7) Quality of Questions: 10 pts

Very well-thought and in-depth.

(8) Overall Impression: 9 pts

Job well done.

Total pts: 89 pts


Evaluation by Group 8

(A)Group 8: The Underground (Formerly known as Don's Group)

(B)Group 12: The Mad Scientists

    1)Topic Selection: 20 points
            Interesting and unique topic.

    2)Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 points
            A newspaper source was not used, however your web sources
            used were quite reliable and the news item was recent.

    3)Quality of Editorial Comments: 9 points
            The Editorial Comments were percise and to the point,
            although a little more detail would have been helpful.
    4)Organic Chemisty Content: 8 points
            The key chemical issue was clear, decent background was 
            given, but there could have been more detail here. Also,
            compounds could have been described better. Overall, pretty 
            good job!

    5)Selection and Quality of Links: 20 points
            Good links, pertinent, and easy to follow. 

    6)Format, Number, and Types of Questions: 9 points
            Good quesions, perhaps a bit more variety would have helped
            to cover more of the key issues of the article and editorial

    7)Quality of Questions: 10 points
            The questions were well written and well thought out. 

    8)Overall Impression: 9.5 points
            Other than the possibility of a bit more detail, we find no
            fault in this project. Excellent job!

Total of points allocated: 95.5 out of 100.


Evaluation by Group 9

A Group 9
B Group 12
    1. Topic Selection: 20/20
    2. Newspaper and article selection: 10/10
    3. Organic chemistry content: 10/10
    4. Organic chemistry content:9/10 - A bit long
    5. Selection and qualtiy of links: 18/20 - Links were a bit dry.  We
have already read one newspaper type article.  Try to give the rest of the
information         in a more exciting way. Links, unable to see
    6. Format, number, and types of questions:  10/10
    7. Quality of questions: 10/10
    8. Overall impression: 10/10
Total - 97/100 


Evaluation by Group 10

(A) Group 10 JDK
(B) Group 12 Mad Scientists
1.  Topic Selection 18 pts
The topic was relevant to O-chem, but not very creative.

2. Newspaper and Article Selection 8 pts
Although CNN is a reputable source, it is not a newspaper, which was one
of our guidelines.  Sorry.

3. Quality of Editorial Comments 10 pts

4. Organic Chemistry Content 9 pts
More background information would have been helpful.

5. Selections and Quality of Links 18 pts
The links were stable and reputable, however more chemistry related links
would have been helpful.

6.  Format, Number, and Types of Questions 10 pts

7.  Quality of Questions 10 pts
Good questions, they varied in style and difficulty.

8.  Overall Impression 9 pts
Nice work!