Today's Agenda:

  • Today, we will talk about how to write the best answers for the short essay questions.
  1. Prepare your lecture notes and lecture outline. Then review your slides and lecture notes to find the related topic.
  2. In your answer, use key terms and concepts from your notes and slides
  3. If it is possible, define each of these concepts and relate them to the question
  4. Do not list anything, write a paragraph!
  • Let's practice now. We will use one of the in-class discussion questions to work on.
  • Today, we will also have guests from the College of Education. Wendy and Basilio (doctoral students) will come to our class to invite you to participate a research study. Your participation is voluntary and you will hear more about the study from them.


  • Remember to fill out and bring your practice paper (Topic 4 - Practice Essay Questions paper) back to class on Thursday.
  • Remember to participate at least 2 events for the learning community points assignment by October 13.

* The List of Events

Hispanic Heritage Month Events

Tuesday 10/3

  • Translation & Interpretation Opportunities Event - 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in CS 111
  • Hispanic Film Series - 7p.m., UC Oso 221. This week's film is Yo, la Peor de Todas

Wednesday 10/4

  • ICA Latin Dance Night - 5:30p.m. to 7p.m. in Hector P. Garcia Plaza
  • Chica Bonita: A Presentation by Mayra Zamora - 6p.m., UC Oso 221

Thursday 10/5

  • Tacos y Latinas: A Presentation by Taco Gear and Sew Bonita - 6p.m. to 7:30p.m. in UC Anchor Ballroom A