Peer Assessment of Group 33
C A T E G O R Y G26 G27 G28 G29 - Average
Topic Selection
20 20 20 20 - 20
Newspaper and Article Selection
10 10 7 10 - 9
Quality of Editorial Comments
10 10 8 10 - 9.5
Organic Chemistry Content
10 10 7 10 - 9
Selection and Quality of the Links 
20 20 20 20 - 20
Format, Number and Types of Questions
10 10 10 10 - 10
Quality of the Questions
9 9 10 9 - 9.8
Overall Impression 
9 10 9 9 - 9.8
TOTAL 98 99 91 98 - 96.5


Evaluation by Group 26

Subject: peer evaluation of group33 by group26

group 26 (The chemical brothers)

group 33 (The functional group)

1) Topic Selection: 20/20 pts.
  Good topic selection.  Information relates to people all over the world.
Very interesting that nicotine may help Parkinson's.  There is definitely
a strong relation between this topic and chemistry, and also relates to
medicinal practices.  

2) Newspaper Article Selection: 10/10 pts.
  This was definitely from a high quality newspaper, recently published,
and author is kind of an expert on the matter.  It was good that it was
straight to the point and not very long.  Interest appeal was very high.  

3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10/10 pts.
  Geez, how long did it take you to make these editorial comments?  They
were just fantastic.  They surely clarified and supported the article
well. along with being well organized and an appropriate length. 

4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10/10 pts.
  I think we all know after reading this what the key issue was.  Believe
us we think you provided more than enought backround information.  Yes,
the compounds were explained very well.  Pertinent references are
definitely pertinent.

5) Selection and Quality of the links: 20/20 pts.
  The links were of the highest quality we have ever seen.  The pictures
and illustrations  and the movie links were outstanding.  My gosh ladies,
are you trying to kill everyone else's grade in this class?  This is too

6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 10/10 pts.
  Questions are all good and you even used a PSP question.  Answers were
provided and even gave helpful hints (thank you).  

7) Quality of the Questions: 9/10 pts.
  Good variety of chemistry questions provided.  We would have used only
one question of type 2 or 3.  Other than that we could not find anything
wrong (and believe us we tried)!!!!

8) Overall Impression: 9/10 pts.
  It didn't catch our attention like a previous project we
read.  We would definitely publish this, beause overall we thought it was
the best we read.

Total score: 98/100 pts.

Diana, DANG!!!!!!  You and your friends did an awesome job. 


Evaluation by Group 27

A. Group 27: Kreuter's Circle

B. Group 33: The Function Group


1. Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
Very interesting and relevant to organinic chemistry. Good combination
of everyday issue and chemistry.

2. Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
The article was interesting and well written. Qualified auther.

3. Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
The editorial comments were well-organized and clearly written.  Key
elements were clarified.

4. Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points (0-10)
Organic chemistry was made clear with sufficient references provided.

5. Selection and Quality of the Links: 20 (0-20)
The links all worked and they were all relevant.  The links were nicely
integrated and very informative.

6. Format, Number, and Types of Questions: 10 (0-10)
Format, number, and types were all good.

7. Quality of Questions: 9 (0-10)
Most of the questions were pertinant and reasonable. #4 was a little
vague and unrelated.

8. Overall Impression: 10 (0-10)
Very good job. Fit for Prentice Hall

Total Points: 99


Evaluation by Group 28

A) Prouty Group, #28
B) The Functional Group, #33

1)Topic Selection 20/20
  Nicotene has a direct correlation to our daily lives, as college
  students we may smoke ouselves or see others do it on a daily basis.
  Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimers and Tourette's are also well known
  diseases we have all heard of.
2) Newspaper/Article Selection   7 Points
  This is a great article and WebMD is a very well ran and userfriendly
  site, and it was just recently written.  However, in the project
  assignment it says "You should write the news item around an article
  that has been published by an online newspaper" and WebMD is not.
3) Quality of Editorial Comments  8 Points
  Your comments were all very relevant and well written, but we didn't see
  any relations made between the nicotene and organic chemistry until the
4) Organic Chemistry Content  7 Points
  We can see this is indeed an organic chemistry related issue, but in
  your comments you never talked about the chemisty of nicotene,
  mecamylamine, or ABT-418.
5) Selection and Quality of the Links 20 Points
  Your links were great, the ones on Alzeimer's Tourettes, and Parkinsons.
  The one on ABT-418 was a little indepth with all of the details of the
6) Format, Number and Types of Questions 10 Points
  Questions were all very good, #6 was a good PSP and there seemed to be a
  good distribution of question type.
7) Quality of the Questions 10 Points
  Also good, on #5 we thought you should have mentioned the damages that
  nicotene does to your respiratory system.
8) Overall Impression 9 Points
  If you would include a little more chemistry applications this would be
great.  The editorial comments page is very impressive with the animations
and pictures.  All the links worked well and everything was well
Total Points = 91


Evaluation by Group 29

1. Topic selection  20 points
Parkinson's disease and nicotine are always big in the news so this
article would create interest.  There was a strong relation to organic
chemistry (nicotine is an amine).

2.  Newspaper and article selection  10 points
WebMD is a credible but not printed source.  The length was adequate.  The
article was written by a PhD and there were also references within the
article.  It was published in 2000.

3.  Quality of the Editorial comments  10 points
We didn't see any problems with anything in the comments.  The
pictures/animations added to the overall impresssion of the comments.

4.  Organic chemistry content  10 points
The association to organic chemistry was clear.

5.  Selection and quality of the links  20 points
All the links actually worked!  The links seemed very credible and

6.  Format/Number/Types of questions  10 points
The variety of the questions was adequate, and the last question was a PSP

7.  Quality of the questions  9 points
The answer to question four isn't really known since extended studies have
not been conducted.  Good issues were raised.

8.  Overall impression  9 points
This article would need minor, if any, adjustments to be used in class.