Peer Assessment of Group 15
C A T E G O R Y G6 G7 G8 G9 G10 Average
Topic Selection
19 9 20 20 20 17.6
Newspaper and Article Selection
9 10 10 9 10 9.6
Quality of Editorial Comments
9 9 10 9 9 9.2
Organic Chemistry Content
9 10 10 9 8 9.2
Selection and Quality of the Links 
18 13 19 18 18 17.2
Format, Number and Types of Questions
10 10 10 10 10 10
Quality of the Questions
9 10 10 9 10 9.6
Overall Impression 
9 9 10 10 10 9.6
TOTAL 92 80 99 93 94 91.6


Evaluation by Group 6

(A)  Group 6   Ejaz 
(B)  Group 15  Fall99
1.  Topic Selection: 19 pts.
Very interesting and important topic that relates well with organic

2.  Newspaper and Article Selection:9 pts.
The article is from a good newspaper and is fairly recent.

3.  Quality of the Editorial Comments:  9 pts.
The article is well organized and clearly understood.

4.  Organic Chemistry Content: 9 pts.
PVC is definitely organic content and the links and the references are

5.  Selection and Quality of the Links:  18 pts.
Good links that are informative but could have more links for PVC.

6.  Format, Number and Types of Questions:  10 pts.
All questions meet the requirements.

7.  Quality of Questions:  9 pts.
The questions help clarify the article and can be done in a reasonable
amount of time.

8:  Overall Impression:  9 pts.
Good project.  The subject is very interesting and so many people would
like to read and understand the article.

Total= 92 pts.


Evaluation by Group 7

(A) Group 7 The Morning Addition

(B) Group 15 Fall 99


(1) Topic Selection: 9 pts

Topic was interesting but directed more at parents.

(2) Article Selection: 10 pts

Article was short and sweet and encompassed the international front.

(3) Editorial Comments: 9 pts

To the point.

(4) Chemistry Content: 10 pts

Highly relevant and issue made clear.

(5) Quality of links: 13 pts

Most of the links take you to a general site and not to where we should go
to find pertinent articles.  It is hard to get a full opinion from an
abstract without the full article.  Need a variety of sources - don't
overuse one.  More links similar to the Toys R Us link.

(6) Types of Questions: 10 pts

Good questions and relevance.

(7) Quality of Questions: 10 pts

Addressed the issues at hand.

(8) Overall Impression: 9 pts

Everything was excellent but we question the links and their importance.
This is a key issue of this project.  Excellent job.

Total: 80 pts


Evaluation by Group 8

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

(B)Group 15: Fall of 1999

    1)Topic Selection: 20 points
            Nicely related to chemisty topics.

    2)Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 points
           The article was very fascinating and we enjoyed reading it, 
           because it kept our attention

    3)Quality of Editorial Comments: 10 points
            The editorial comments summarized and explained the comments
            very well. No compliants here.

    4)Organic Chemistry Content: 10 points
            Chemistry was adequately explained and related to the article

    5)Selection and Quality of Links: 19 points
            The only problem we found was the following: it would have
            been better if the chem-finder link went directly to the 
            molecule, rather than the homepage. All other links were
            relevant and added to the editorial comments.

    6)Format, Number, and Types of Questions: 10 points
            All requirements were covered.

    7)Quality of Questions: 10 points
            The questions were excellently written and reasonable.

    8)Overall Impression: 10 points
            The article kept our interest and the comments were very 
            explanatory. Excellent work!!!!!!!!  

Total of points allocated: 99 out of 100.


Evaluation by Group 9

A Group 9
B Group 15
    1. Topic Selection: 20/20
    2. Newspaper and article selection: 9/10 -Article kind of short
    3. Organic chemistry content: 9/10
    4. Organic chemistry content:9/10 - I would like to have seen a
    5. Selection and qualtiy of links: 18/20 - It was not always obvious
what information was to be gained by the links. Links do not work
    6. Format, number, and types of questions:  10/10
    7. Quality of questions: 9/10 -Question 4 was unclear.
    8. Overall impression: 9/10
Total - 93/100


Evaluation by Group 10

(A) Group 10 JDK
(B) Group 15 Fall 99
1. Topic Selection 20 pts
Great Choice!

2. Newspaper and Article Selection 10 pts
Great Choice! Good newspaper, unique and reliable.

3. Quality of Editorial Comments 9 pts
The general comments were good, but some additional details may have been

4. Organic Chemistry Content 8 pts
We understood the problem, PVC, but what part of the structure or nature
of the compound is harmful?

5.  Selection and Quality of Links 18 pts
The links were relevant, but is a reliable source?

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

7. Quality of Questions 10 pts

8. Overall Impression 10 pts
Great Project, well done and creative.