Celia Lacayo

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AF AMER M5
Social Organization of Black Communities See Full Profile

Overall 2.8 Easiness 2.6 Workload 3.0 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness 2.2

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Participation (10%) 2-Page Response (20%) Midterm (30%) Final (40%). Recorded lectures. Live TA discussions + going to office hours determined participation grade.
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Your grade is a shot in the dark. Your TA grades 100% of your writing. If you get a TA who grades harshly (which many people did), you're screwed in the class. Luckily for me I didn't, but its still unfair. There were people who were incredibly active in live discussions and obviously understood the course material yet they bombed papers.
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You get an INSANE amount of reading that you need to reference when doing all the papers. I understand that its a learning environment and the reading was genuinely important in understanding the topic, but it was still a lot. This is just my heads up.
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Lectures were useful. Lacayo likes repeating herself so at some points it would get redundant. But she definitely helped in relating the reading to topics and helping people understand the struggles of the time.
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Lacayo revealed each essay prompt during live lectures and then gave us 20 minutes to ask clarification questions before we couldn't email her or the TA's until the submission window closed. This sucked terribly. In a Zoom with 200 people, 20 minutes is no time to let everybody ask their questions. None of my questions I asked in chat were ever adressed. Overall just a bad experience in that aspect.
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If I would give advice, I would go to your TA's office hours and Lacayos office hours. Ask what you did wrong on your writing and ask how you can improve. Don't fall behind on reading or movies. Show them you care about your grade.

(Fall Quarter 2020)
SOCIOL M5
Social Organization of Black Communities See Full Profile

Overall 2.7 Easiness 2.7 Workload 3.3 Clarity 2.7 Helpfulness 3.3

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Class was way too hard for a GE. Material was engaging. Almost 200 pages of reading per week. Several essays that aren't graded lightly. Long lectures that aren't very engaging.

(Fall Quarter 2020)
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CLUSTER 20B
Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society See Full Profile

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CLUSTER 20CW
Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society: Special Topics See Full Profile

Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness N/A

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CHICANO 100SL
Barrio Service Learning See Full Profile

Overall 2.7 Easiness 3.3 Workload 4.3 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 2.7

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Horrible class- Mediocre professor who acts like a wannabe chola and her fake woke TAs. I had Dafne as my TA and she is by far the WORST TA EVER. Always late to discussion with no solid excuse and would take forever to reply to emails. I ended up getting a B+ even though we did great in our presentation and would always attend and participate in discussion and did very well on my reflection. Can't forget to mention that it took her 2 weeks to submit grades that she probably gave at random. This class was a mess from start to finish and it's incredible that the TAs and Professor had the audacity to act the way they acted. I agree with the first review- absolutely half ass class all quarter. The professor stopped giving lectures since around week 4 with the excuse to work on our projects and the TAs (at least my terrible TA) admitted she didn't do the readings since like week 2. We never touched the readings and instead would focus on our site experiences, which explains why so many people did bad on their essays since we were practically teaching ourselves. Please avoid this class and take it only if you need it. They took 4 weeks to assign us to our sites and had the audacity to be upset because people couldn't finish our hours. This class is a total fail and they should own up to their mistakes.

(Spring Quarter 2019)
CHICANO 100SL
Barrio Organization and Service Learning See Full Profile

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CHICANO 149
Gendered Politics and Chicana/Latina Political Participation See Full Profile

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AF AMER M154C
Black Experience in Latin America and Caribbean I See Full Profile

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SOCIOL M155
Latinos in U.S. See Full Profile

Overall 3.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 2.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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Get ready to read! Professor Lacayo is incredibly knowledgeable and gives amazing lectures. However, the amount of reading she assigns is astronomical. The readings are very dry and boring. Midterm was a 5pg essay and final was an in class essay. Additionally, she assigns two documentary reviews. Those are pretty informative. Go to office hours!!! It helps

(Summer Quarter 2018)
CHICANO M155A
Latinos in U.S. Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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CHICANO M155A
Latinos in U.S. See Full Profile

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