Peer Assessment of Group 1
C A T E G O R Y G7 G8 G9 Average
Topic Selection
20 20 20 20
Newspaper and Article Selection
9 10 9 9.3
Quality of Editorial Comments
10 10 10 10
Organic Chemistry Content
8 7 10 8.3
Selection and Quality of the Links
19 20 17 18.7
Format, Number and Types of Questions
9 9 10 9.3
Quality of the Questions
9 9 10 9.3
Overall Impression 
10 9 9 9.3
TOTAL 94 94 95 94.3


Evaluation by Group 7

A.  7 Vinana
B.  1 CheMysteries
1.  Topic Selection 20/20
    Interesting article.  Good look towards the future.
2.  Newspaper and Article Selection 9/10
    USA Today is a good source.  It was a great article, just not very 
3.  Quality of Editorial Comments 10/10
    Very precise and easy to follow.
4.  Organic Chemistry Content 8/10
    Article has alot of organic chemistry background, but it wasn't 
    explained very well in the article.
5.  Selection and Quality of the Links 19/20 
    Some links are sort of redundant or irrelevant.
6.  Types of Questions 9/10
    There was really no PSP question.
7.  Quality of the Questions 9/10
    Thought provoking and diverse questions.
8.  Overall Impression 10/10
    Alot of hard work was put into it.


Evaluation by Group 8

(A) Group #8 The  Dragons

(B) Group #1 The Chemysteries

(C) Responses to Various Evaluation Categories

(1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)
This is relevant to all people considering that we all have blood, and may 
someday need a transfusion.  It is very interesting.

(2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
The article was current and from a reliable source.  The article was a bit 
long, but made up for it with exciting text.

(3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 10 Points (0-10)
The editorial comments helped explain the complex article very well.  We 
did not find any grammatical errors.  The comments were simple.

(4) Organic Chemistry Content: 7 Points (0-10)
There was not very much organic chemistry found in the article or the 
editorial comments.  Most of the comments had to do with the hemoglobin 
and the blood, and little to do with the organic chemistry involved.

(5) Selection and Quality of the Links:20 Points (0-20)
All of the links worked, and were of very good content.  The background 
information helped explain the rest of the article very well.

(6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
All five questions are there.  They cover many different aspects of the 
article.  However, only two questions dealt with organic chemistry, one 
being the use of chemfinder.

(7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
Only two of the questions dealt with organic chemistry, while the other 
questions did not require any independent thought.  These other questions 
could be found just by searching through the article and links.  The last 
question was thought provoking however.

(8) Overall Impression. 9 Points (0-10)
Although the project was very well done, the lack of organic chemistry and 
its applications left a little to be desired.  A few minor adjustments, 
and some more organic chemistry could help boost the project to that elite 
Overall:  94 points


Evaluation by Group 9

A)	Evaluated by Group 9, The HMO*s
B)	Evaluating Group 1, The CheMysteries
1.	Topic Selection-20:  The topic is very relevant to organic
chemistry and recent issues concerning the need for donor blood due to
September 11 and terrorist scares-interesting.
2.	Newspaper and Article Selection-9:  USA Today is a very
reputable newspaper and the author seems to be knowledgeable.  However,
the article is a bit long.
3.	Quality of Editorial Comments-10:  Good organization, great
summary of article.
4.	Organic Chemistry Content-10:  Relates well and clearly to
organic chemistry-main concept is evident and easily understood.
5.	Selection and Quality of the Links-17:  The BSE link was
confusing as to why it was included; the Alliance Pharmaceuticals link
was unclear as to what information we were supposed to find in it and it
was repeated many times.
6.	Format, Number and Types of Questions-10:  Good variety of
formats and types of questions; good PSP question.
7.	Quality of Questions-10:  Thought-provoking questions, relate to
the important concepts of the article
8.	Overall Impression-9:  Excepting the links, very good quality,
good design and good information.

Overall Score:  95/100