Peer Assessment of Group 17
C A T E G O R Y G11 G12 G13 G14 G15 Average
Topic Selection
18 19 20 19 20 19.2
Newspaper and Article Selection
9 10 10 9 10 9.6
Quality of Editorial Comments
9 9 10 10 10 9.6
Organic Chemistry Content
9 8 9 10 10 9.2
Selection and Quality of the Links 
18 19 18 18 18 18.2
Format, Number and Types of Questions
9 10 9 5 10 8.6
Quality of the Questions
9 10 9 6 6 8
Overall Impression 
9 9 7 7 10 8.4
TOTAL 90 94 92 86 94 91.2


Evaluation by Group 11

A)Group 11: The Unknowns
B)Group 17: AAA
  (1) Topic Selection: 18 Points
         -Good topic in the news today, but a bit uninteresting
          to those not in to that type of activity.
          Also very New York-based....What about the rest of the country?
  (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points
         -New York Post..., very current, website
          was a bit archaic however, and very New-York based (local
  (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9 Points
         -A lot easier read than the original article
  (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points
         -good coverage of organic topics
  (5) Selection and Quality of the links: 18 Points
         -present and working, could have used some more in certain places
  (6) Format, Number, and Types of Questions: 9 Points
         -present and correct
  (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points
         -Questions very science-based, whereas article seemed
          to be a little more casual
  (8) Overall Impression: 9 Points
         -I believe the effort suffered overall by the nature of the
          chosen, but a lot was done very well despite that.


Evaluation by Group 12

(A) Group 12, The Mad Scientists

(B) Group 17, AAA


      Topic Selection: 19/20  Everybody loves to lose weight fast.

     Article Selection: 10/10  Qualified article, reliable source.
     Quality of Editorial Comments: 9/10  Relevant, seemed to not add
quite enough to the article.

     Chemistry: 8/10  Explain just a little bit more.  Otherwise
presented good information.

     Links: 19/20  Who's Ronnie Coleman?

     Question Format: 5/10  Answers, where you at?!

Dr. Glaser: We (group 12, the Mad Scientists) graded group 17 ("AAA").
They now have their answers posted to the questions, and we would like to
resubmit our grading for "Format, Number and Types of Questions"

This section score and commentary should now read:

"Question Format: 10/10  5 questions, 1 PSP, varied in kind, and answers
given!!!! Yahoo!"

Subject: important CSP regrade, addendum

Dr. Glaser: I neglected to provde you with a new total score for group 17
(graded by group 12).  Since the question format grade went from 5 to 10,
the total goes from 89 to 94.  Surely you figured that out, but I just
wanted to be clear.

Jarrod M. C. Staggs


     Question Quality: 10/10  Good quality, and relevant to article.

     Overall Impression: 9/10  Good quality, and very interesting.  Go
back and put in the answers.

Total Points:  89/100


Evaluation by Group 13

(A) Group 13, Organic Machine
(B) Group 17, AAA

Topic: 20/20 very interesting and hot topic in today's society; most of
audience should be able to relate; good relation to chemistry

Newspaper and Article Selection: 10/10 good newspaper and article was
within the last year; 

Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10/10 relevent to article, well
written and organized

Organic Chemistry content: 9/10 some chemistry but not enough

Selection and Quality of links: 18/20 links were OK with relevence to
article but you need more chemistry

Format, Number, Types of questions: 9/10 five questions; not much
variety; last question was PSP

Quality of Questions: 9/10 Good questions; were understandable and
addressed the central issue

Overall Impression: 7/10 Pretty good site, could use some help with
comments and links to make it great

total 92/100


Evaluation by Group 14

(A)  group 14 Nucleofugs

(B)  group 17 AAA

(C)  Responses to Various Evaluation Categories

(1)  Topic Selection:  19 Points (0-20)
The Topic Selection is of interest to those looking to lose weight
quickly.  There is a definite relation to chemistry with the mention of
carbohydrates and ketones.

(2)  Newspaper and Article Selection:  9 Points (0-10)
The New York Post is a well acclaimed newspaper.  The author we assume is
qualified to discuss the topic, but the article only touches on the
chemistry a little bit.  The article meets the criteria from the
publishment, is a good length, and is interesting.

(3)  Quality of the Editorial Comments:  10 Points (0-10)
The editorial is well written and elaborated on the organic chemistry side
of the article.

(4)  Organic Chemistry Content:  10 Points (0-10)
The pertinent text references are very specific and the organic chemistry
part of the issue are made very clear.

(5)  Selection and Quality of the Links:  18 Points (0-20)
The links definitely reinforce the editorial comments. The ketone link is
a bit weak in providing a good example.  Only five links are embedded in
the editorial.

(6)  Format, Number and Types of Questions:  5 Points (0-10)
The questions are all rather similar they deal with the products and
structures of the chemistry involved.  No answers were provided!  The PSP
question is a bit rhetorical.

(7)  Quality of the Questions:  6 Point (0-10)
We found the questions to address marginal issues.  Although clear, not
very thought provoking.  Perhaps the questions are a little to easy.

(8)  Overall Impression:  7 Points (0-10)
Good job on choosing an interesting topic.  The editorial was well
written and the links were okay in reiterating the comments.  Majority of
the points were lost based on the fact that there were no answers to your
questions and that the questions were a little basic.  Overall nice work
on the group project.


Evaluation by Group 15

A)Group 15, Fall 99 
B)Group 17, AAA 

C)Topic Selection- 20 
Weight loss and general nutrition is a popular topic for most people and
this particular diet has received alot of publicity, but not everyone
knows the specifics about its possible benefits and dangers.

Newspaper and Article Selection- 10 
The article is fairly recent and is published in a widely read paper, in
the New York Post. 

Quality of the Editorial Comments- 10 
I think the editorial comments improved the understanding of the
material as a reader.  The overview the members wrote had good
transitions and explanations.

Organic Chemistry Content- 10 
It was clear the group was discussing the roles of ketones and
carbohydrates have in the body's metabolism. 

Selection and Quality of the Links- 18 
All the links worked but the "false beliefs" title was somewhat of an
awkwardly labeled link.  A link to carbohydrates was probably needed to
go along with the ketone link.

Format, Number, and Types of Questions- 10 
The questions were very diverse and well thought-out.  It included a PSP

Quality of the Questions-6 
I couldn't find any answers to the questions. 

Overall Impression-10 
Talked about an interesting subject in an effective way.