Peer Assessment of Group 20
C A T E G O R Y G11 G12 G13 G14 G15 Average
Topic Selection
18 20 19 20 19 19.2
Newspaper and Article Selection
7 6 8 7 10 7.6
Quality of Editorial Comments
9 9 9 9 8 8.8
Organic Chemistry Content
9 9.5 8 8.5 9 8.8
Selection and Quality of the Links 
19 19 19 18 20 19
Format, Number and Types of Questions
8 8 10 9 10 9
Quality of the Questions
9 7 9 8.5 10 8.7
Overall Impression 
9 8 9 8 9 8.6
TOTAL 88 86.5 91 88 95 89.7


Evaluation by Group 11

A)Group 11: The Unknowns
B)Group 20: Wolfepack
  (1)Topic Selection: 18 Points
        -Very buggy
  (2)Newspaper and Arcticle Selection: 7 Points
  (3)Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9 Points
        -Alot better than the orignal article
  (4)Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points
        -Lots of organic stuff present in Comments
  (5)Selection and Quality of the Links: 19 Points
        -Lots present and working
  (6)Format, Number, and Types of Questions: 8 Points
        -6 Questions instead of 5, types seem good
  (7)Quality of the Questions: 9 Points
        -As with others, questions and answers on the same page (Easy to
  (8)Overall Impression: 9 Points
        -Good editorial of a somewhat questionable original article


Evaluation by Group 12

(A) Group 12, The Mad Scientists

(B) Group 20, The Wolfepack

     Topic: 20/20  Very interesting and relevant topic.  

     Article: 6/10  Glossary, not an article.

     Quality of Editorial Comments: 9/10  Took the time to work on it
and present good information, but again it was more of a research
project than what was assigned.

     Chemistry: 9.5/10  Presented a lot of good information on the
subject, but lacked a little explanation.

     Links: 19/20  Good, reliable links.

     Question Format: 8/10  Good questions, mostly all along the same

     Question Quality: 7/10  Too much.

     Overall Impression: 8/10  Work smarter, not harder.  Take a look at
what info is presented, and what can be left out to present the point
more clearly.

Total Point: 86.5/100


Evaluation by Group 13

(A) Group 13 - The Organic Machine
(B) Group 20 ö Wolfepack
(1) Topic Selection: 19
	Pest control is something that affects everyone, and the chemistry
relationship is good.

(2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 8
	Although the article is recent and interesting, it isnāt really a
traditional article; itās more like a listing for different types of

(3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9
	Good description of the toxicity of various insecticides, and
thoroughness in explanations, but lacking on direct organic chemistry

(4) Organic Chemistry Content: 8
	The content is there but there isnāt as much coverage as there
could be.

(5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 19
	The links are well chosen to give more information on the
different pesticides.

(6) Format, Number, and Types of Questions: 10
	6 questions, thatās at least 5.  Good variety of the types, and a
PSP for the last one.

(7) Quality of the Questions: 9
	The questions are very good in covering the material covered in
the article and comments, but the PSP question is a little lacking in

(8) Overall Impression: 9
	Overall a very well organized item. Two suggestions to improve for
publication:  add some more organic chemistry content, and make the PSP
question a little more in-depth.

Total: 91 points


Evaluation by Group 14

(A) Group 20 Wolfepack

(B) Group 14 The Nucleofugs

(C) Responses to Various Evaluation Categories

(1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
This is a useful topic to us all.  All of the pesticides and insecticides
deal with properties of functional groups.  

(2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 7 Points (0-10)
The article explains the application of chemicals from an advice column,
which seems to be reliable.  The article is a bit dated (1997), but the
material is still relevant.  

(3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9 Points (0-10) 
The editorial comments make up for what the article lacks in explaining
the chemistry behind pesticides.

(4) Organic Chemistry Content: 8.5 Points (0-10)
The identification of the functional groups present and their purpose in
pesticides was made clear.  However, the overall relevance to organic
chemistry is limited.  

(5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
Most of the links were relevant and interesting.  The link to Sri Lanka
was unnecessary.

(6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
The format was correct, although some redundant types.  Only one dealt
with concepts of organic chemistry.
(7) Quality of the Questions: 8.5 Points (0-10)   
The questions address the article well and therefore are light on the
chemical content.  The last question, dealing with making a decision about
the synthetic vs. natural chemicals requires full understanding of the
subject and ties the information together well.     

(8) Overall Impression: 8 Points (0-10)
This project is better than adequate although several adjustments need to
be made before sent off to Prentice Hall.

Total Points: 88


Evaluation by Group 15

A.) Group 15 Fall'99

B.) Group 20 Wolfepack, the group evaluated

c.) Responses

     1.) Topic:  19 points
          -topic was good and informative.  The information on
pesticides was interesting.

     2.) Newspaper/Article selection:  10 points
          -Good use of internet to find a source.

     3.) Quality of editorial comments:   8 points
          -The editorial comments contained good insight, but they good
have gone more into depth.

     4.) Organic Chemistry content:  9 points
          -The topic was a good tie into aldehydes and ketones.  

     5.) Selection and Quality of links:  20 points
          -The links were good and useful to the reader.  The one on dog
training was especially interesting.

     6.) Format:  10 points
          -Good layout of web page.

     7.) Quality of questions:  10 points
          -The questions were good and manageable for the information
given.  The questions also made sure that the reader checked out the

     8.) Overall impression:  9 points
          -Overall it was a pretty good web page with some interesting

     9.) Overall grade:  95/100