Peer Assessment of Group 27
C A T E G O R Y G21 G22 G23 G24 G25 Average
Topic Selection
(0-20)
17 19 20 18 20 18.8
Newspaper and Article Selection
(0-10)
8 8 8 9 9 8.4
Quality of Editorial Comments
(0-10)
10 10 10 9 9 9.6
Organic Chemistry Content
(0-10)
8 10 9 9 9 9
Selection and Quality of the Links 
(0-20)
20 20 20 19 20 19.8
Format, Number and Types of Questions
(0-10)
10 10 10 10 10 10
Quality of the Questions
(0-10)
8 10 10 8 9 9
Overall Impression 
(0-10)
9 10 9 9 10 9.4
TOTAL 90 97 96 91 96 94

 
 

Evaluation by Group 21

A)Group # 21, The Chemettes 
B)Group #27, The Kreuter's Circle 
C)Responses to Various Evaluation Categories 

1)Topic Selection:  17 Points-The topic is related in terms of DNA being
of great importance of the organic chemistry world, but the article is
about the legal aspect of DNA database exposure;  There is no mention of
the structure or chemical nature of DNA in the article. 
 
2)News Paper Article Selection:  8 Points-The Article is not from a real
newspaper, but a strictly online one, therefore it is discredited a
little.  Its up to date, March 1, 1999, reasonable in length and
definitely interesting; The author probably knows little about chemistry
or science because he is a Justice Department Correspondent 
 
3)Quality of Editorial Comments:  10 Points-The editorial made up for the
lack of chemistry in the article.  It was extremely informative, well
researched, written and organized clearly.  

4)Organic Chemistry Content:  8 Points-Most of the organic chemistry is
clear;  Could have better explained the PCR reaction. 
  
5)Selection Quality of Links:  20 Points-The links were extremely
informative and relevant.  We were impressed with the quality of them.
They are embedded sporadically throughout the article.  They were clearly
linked appropriately to each section of their editorial.  
 
6)Format, Number and Types of Questions:  10  Points-Yes there are 5
questions and they cover different aspects of the article and the last one
is PSP. 
 
7)Quality of Questions:  8 Points-All but #4 is not farfetched.  Three of
the questions are marginal detailed, and two of central ideas.  They are
clearly written and all but one done in a reasonable amount of time. 
  	
8)Overall Impression:   9 Points-We'd say it is fit for a useful
assignment after minor adjustments.

Total: 90/100
 

 
 

Evaluation by Group 22

(1)	19pts
	The selection was really good, but could have had more chemistry
in it.  
(2)	8pts
	Good source but is not technically a newspaper.  It looks good!
(3)	10pts
	Very informative and it's a great length.
(4)	10 pts
	Very good!
(5)	20 pt
s
	Wow, they were awesome!
(6) 	10 pts	
	Very well written and challenging.
(7)	10pts
	Questions were high quality and interesting.
(8)	10pts
	Excellent!
Total:
97

 
 

Evaluation by Group 23

(A) Group Number 23, Truman's Organic Tigers
(B) Group Number 27, Kreuter's Circle
(C) Responses to Various Evaluation Categories

1. Topic Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
The topic is new and very interesting.  It catches your attention.  There
is also a very strong relation to Chemistry.

-----------------------
Dr. Glaser- 
I noticed that Group 23 scored us out of 10 points instead of out of 20
points on the topic and link selection sections.  This would have a major
effect on our total score for the project.  They did this for the other
groups that they evaluated, also.
Thanks,
Rachel Bredfeldt, Justin Kreuter, Brian Wirth (Kreuter's Circle)

Glaser:  Scaled up from 10 to 20
--------------------------------

2. Newspaper and Article Selection: 8 Points (0-10)
The article was very good and published in a high quality news source.
The author seemed qualified to write on the science.

3. Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
The quality of the editorial comments was very good.  They addressed a
very broad spectrum of issues, and were very well written.

4. Organic Chemistry Content: 9 Points (0-10)
The Organic issues were made fairly clear.  Definately a direct relation
to nucleic acids.  Important compounds were described and characterized
very well.

5. Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 Points (0-20)
VERY GOOD!  All the links were very clear, and related well to the topic.
There was an even distribution between chemistry and political issues
involved.  All the links were stable, and we definetely learned things
from the links.

6. Format, Number, and Types of Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
The questions vary in type, and address many issues.  They are very clear
and organized.  The last question is a PSP.

7. Quality of the Questions: 10 Points (0-10)
They are all very good, and related to the main idea, very easy to
understand.

8. Overall Impression: 9 Points (0-10)
Very good, would definitely be good for publication.  The editorial
comments need to be shortened.

 
 

Evaluation by Group 24

 
(A) Group 24:  Organophilics
(B) GroupÊ27:  Kreuter's Circle
(C) Evaluations

1.  Topic selection - 18
It is related, although not specifically to anything. About as
related as talking about jet fuel.  There was no real chemistry.
 
2. Newspaper and article selection - 9
Good choice of article, its well written, recent, good length.
 
3. Quality of editorial comments - 9
A few grammar errors, but a lot of effort was put
into it.
 
4. Organic chemistry content - 9
The "issue"  was dna, very good background.  Again
not enough chemical basis
 
5. Selection and quality of links - 19
Could have used a few more links

6. Format, number and types of questions - 10
Objectively decent questions
 
7. Quality of questions - 8
They are very down to earth, half of them address "central issues".
Clearly written, maybe a bit *too* easy.

8. Overall impression  - 9
A good report, we would have liked to have seen more chemistry,
however.

TOTAL POINTS: 91


 
 

Evaluation by Group 25

(A)  group 25, the Porkchop Express
(B)  group 27, Kreuter's Circle
(C)
1.  (20/20) TOPIC SELECTION:  Very interesting topic.
***group 23 seemed to want to give this group full credit for topic
selection, but they assigned only 10 pts (out of 10) instead of 20. The
same thing happened for group 28!!  (...maybe this is worth 5 extra credit
points for our group, huh??)***
2.  (9/10) ARTICLE SELECTION:  Article was a little vague.
3.  (9/10) QUALITY OF EDITORIAL COMMENTS:  They were a little long (longer
than the actual article!), some of the comments seemed to come from other
sources other than just the group.
4.  (9/10) ORGANIC CONTENT: Good job relating all this to organic
chemistry.  Lots of genetics and biology involved.
5.  (20/20) QUALITY / SELECTION OF LINKS:  Many interesting, and relevant
links were included.
6.  (10/10) FORMAT, #, TYPES OF QUESTIONS: Included all types of questions
and have detailed answers.
7.  (9/10) QUALITY OF QUESTIONS:  Relate well to comments and article.
8.  (10/10) OVERALL IMPRESSION:  Prentice Hall worthy!
TOTAL POINTS: 96