read the question below and write an essay

I’m working on a English question and need guidance to help me study.

Please discuss the following prompt: The Buddha was known to have said that if women had been allowed into the Sangha from the start, the impact of the Dharma would have only lasted half as long. What do you think he meant by this? Do you think the Buddha was against women, or were there other factors that the Buddha was addressing?

you will be responsible for completing short essays of approximately 500 words (about 2 pages double spaced). For each essay, you will be given a fairly general prompt for you to base essay, with the intention that you will find a more specific thread tailored to your own interests to fit within the theme of the prompt.

your essays, I would like you to use at least two different peer reviewed sources to help substantiate your points. One of the sources should come from one of the assigned readings, and I would like at least one other source to come from outside our course texts. There are some great resources out there to help you find appropriate peer reviewed source material. One place to find some good journal articles is JSTOR ( You should have free access to these articles through your SDSU account. Of course, there is also the SDSU library, which contains plenty of books, journal, etc. to help you with this task as well. I’d like you to avoid using websites, as often these are not the most reliable and lack peer reviewed status. When providing these sources, you must use the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS or Chicago Style).

Your essays will be graded on the following criteria: a)evidence that the factual material called for in the question is presented and documented; b)coherence of the essay in organization and structure; c)ability to engage critically and analytically with the topic d)evidence of creative thinking; e)correct annotation of sources and presentation of bibliography; f)correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Regarding Chicago style:

we are using the CMOS Notes/Bibliography (NB) format. A good resource for this style can be found online at Purdue OWL: Here’s a sample of NB format in a paper: