By Richard Bammer
Vacaville Unified classes resume Aug. 13, but, for nearly 50 incoming freshman the sound of a teacher’s or counselor’s voice rang in their ears Wednesday, when they became the third group of students in as many years to join the district’s Early College High School program.
Sitting in a lecture hall at the Solano Community College Vacaville Center, the teenagers listened as Elizabeth Urabe, a district counselor and head coordinator of the program, detailed how to write a formal e-mail to a college professor.
“Keep it short but be specific,” she said, adding that the students — all of them enrolled at Will C. Wood High School as part of the program — should avoid text message-style writing.
“Use proper capitalization, grammar and spelling,” said Urabe, formerly an English teacher at Wood.