Peer Assessment of Group 29
C A T E G O R Y G21 G22 G23 G24 G25 Average
Topic Selection
(0-20)
18 17 16 17 18 17.2
Newspaper and Article Selection
(0-10)
9 10 10 9 8 9.2
Quality of Editorial Comments
(0-10)
10 9 7 8 9 8.6
Organic Chemistry Content
(0-10)
9 9 8 9 8 8.6
Selection and Quality of the Links 
(0-20)
19 17 18 17 16 17.4
Format, Number and Types of Questions
(0-10)
10 9 9 10 10 9.4
Quality of the Questions
(0-10)
10 9 9 9 9 9.2
Overall Impression 
(0-10)
10 8 8 9 8 8.6
TOTAL 95 88 85 88 86 88.4

 
 

Evaluation by Group 21

A) Group 21-The Chemettes
B) Group 29-The Femmebots & Dr. Evil
C) Responses to Various Evaluation Categories

1)Topic Selection:  18 Points-Topic relates chemistry; also interesting &
relevant to our daily lives

2)Newspaper and Article Selection:  9 Points-Reliable newspaper; in time
frame; article is a little long

3)Quality of the Editorial Comments:  10 Points-Length was reasonable and
comments helped us to understand the article and tie it to the links

4)Organic Chemistry Content:  9 Points-Relevant to what we are now
studying;  Includes amino acids and peptides 

5)Selection and Quality of the Links:  19 Points-Satisfied requirements
for relativity and stability; two links were to the same webpage;  flowed
with editorial comments

6)Format, Number and Types of Questions:  10 Points-Question categories
varied and PSP question was included

7)Quality of Questions:  10 Points-Questions address central issues;
challenging yet not too hard; written in a clear, concise fashion

8)Overall Impression:  10 Points-Encourages thinking for the student;
great for classroom use

Total: 95/100
 

 
 

Evaluation by Group 22

(1)	17pts
	The topic selection was ok, but not too exciting.
(2)	10pts
	Good paper choice.
(3)	9pts
	The science background was pretty good, but it could have been
lengthened.
(4)	9pts
	It was ok.
(5)	17pts
	Good, but could be a little more spicy.
(6)	9pts
	Good.
(7)	9pts
	They were understandable and written well.
(8)	8pts
	Overall, the topic could have been a little more interesting, but
it was good.

Total:
88

 
 

Evaluation by Group 23

(A) Group Number 23, Truman's Organic Tigers
(B) Group Number 29, The Femmebots and Dr. Evil
(C) Responses to Various Evaluation Categories

1. Topic Selection: 8 Points (0-10)
It is an interesting topic, but we don't feel that it interests a very
broad spectrum of the audience.   There was a very strong relation to
organic chemistry.

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Dr. Glaser, I've looked at some of the peer reviews and I found a mistake
for one that reviewed my group.  The group scored the "topic selection" as
if it were out of 10 points instead of 20 (it says so in their comments).
This makes a big difference.  Can it be fixed?  I am in group 29.  Thanks,
Amanda

Glaser:  Yes.  I am scaling the "8" to "16".

Dr. Glaser,
We are sooo sorry that we got that first thing mixed up!!!!!  What you've
done to correct it is perfect.  Thank you soo much!
Lindsey Atkinson
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2. Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
The article was published in a high quality news source.  The author
seemed very knowledgable about the topic.  The article was published
recently.

3. Quality of the Editorial Comments: 7 Points (0-10)
This was not really a true editorial.  There were not any opinions raised,
only facts were addressed.  They didn't proofread very well because there
are some minor mistakes.

4. Organic Chemistry Content: 8 Points (0-10)
Key issues were made fairly clear.  Sufficient background was provided,
and many references were made in the book.

5. Selection and Quality of the Links: 18 Points (0-20)
All of the links were relevant and stable.  They were very helpful in
defining the chemistry topics.  There weren't any links to address outside
topics, such as political and personal issues.

6. Format, Number, and Types of Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
The questions were very clear, and addressed a variety of issues within
chemistry.  PSP was provided.

7. Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
All the questions were clear and understandable.  No bizarre or
far-fetched questions.  They were well realated to the chemistry topic.

8. Overall Impression: 8 Points (0-10)
It was a good project, but it needs some improving as far as grammar and
text goes.  Needed to be reviewed before submission.

 
 

Evaluation by Group 24

(A)	24 - Organophilics
(B)	29 - Fembots and DR. Evil
(C)	
	(1)	Topic Selection - 17 points

		The article did not make me think of things
		that we talked about this semester, but did
		relate to chemistry.

	(2)	Newspaper and Article Selection - 9

		Very recent article, good source, but did
		not hold our attention very long.

	(3)	Quality of the Editorial Comments - 8  points

		Definitely related to the article, but did not
		make it any more interesting.  Very factual.		

	(4) 	Organic Chemistry Content - 9  points

		Reference section was complete, main organic
		chemistry topic was made clear with many 
		links to accompany it.

	(5)	Selection and Quality of the Links - 17  points

		Links were basic and relevant.  Pertained only
		to the topic and did not provide other areas
		of closely related topics.

	(6)	Format, Number and Types of Questions - 10 points
	
		5 questions, last question is a PSP question as required.
		Categories varied.

	(7)	Quality of the Questions - 9 points
		
		Questions addressed central issues and were very
		easy to understand.

	(8)  	Overall Impression - 9 points
	
		Very good questions that pertain to the article,
		Editorial could have been a little more thorough
		with more opportunites to bring in related topics.
		
	Total Points :   88/100

 
 

Evaluation by Group 25

(A)  group 25, the Porkchop Express
(B)  group 29, the Femmebots and Dr. Evil
(C)
1.  (18/20) TOPIC SELECTION:  Topic was a stretch on the assignment.
2.  (8/10) ARTICLE SELECTION:  Article had potential, but was not fully
realized.  The article chosen discussed many things, but not very
chemistry related.
3.  (9/10) QUALITY OF EDITORIAL COMMENTS:  They weren't bad, but again a
streatch to include chemistry.
4.  (8/10) ORGANIC CONTENT:  See above.
5.  (16/20) QUALITY / SELECTION OF LINKS:  Some of the links had nothing
to do with our understanding of the topic.
6.  (10/10) FORMAT, #, TYPES OF QUESTIONS:  The links to the answers were
a nice touch.
7.  (9/10) QUALITY OF QUESTIONS:  Questions were clear and concise.
8.  (8/10) OVERALL IMPRESSION:  Good topic but article is better suited
for National Heart Association than Prentice Hall.
as an aside:  We suggest your name to be changed to "Dr. Evil and the
Sharks with Frickin' laser beams on their heads."
TOTAL POINTS:  86