Now Australia's Biggest Toy Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

The Black Student's Guide to College Success
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Promotional Information

This ground-breaking resource and uniquely comprehensive guide to college selection--and success--written for African-American students and their counselors has been revised and updated.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note to the Revised Edition Foreword by Dr. Louis W. Sullivan Preface: Reflections on a Speech by General Colin L. Powell How to Succeed in College Step One: Making Sure You Have the "Right Stuff" by Kermit R. McMurry Step Two: Should I Choose a Black College or an Integrated College? by Marvel Lang Step Three: Beginning the College Selection Process by Carol Jackson Step Four: Financing My College Education...How Am I Going to Pay for It and Where is the Money Coming From? by Judith Bradbury Wagner Step Five: Special Issue...For the Black Athlete by Ron Brown Step Six: What About Housing On Campus or Off? What are the Alternatives and What will Help Me Most? by Ruby D. Higgins Step Seven: Selecting a College Major and the Road That Is Taken by Curtis Baham Step Eight: The Critical First Two Weeks On Campus by Ruby D. Higgins Step Nine: Getting Along with Non-Blacks on Campus by Larry D. Roper Step Ten: Getting to Know Black African and Caribbean Students: Becoming a Member of a Global Ethnicity by Belletech Deressa Step Eleven: Study Habits: When and How to Study for Maximum Effect by Thomas H. Buxton Step Twelve: How to Handle Stress, Tension, and Frustration by Jan Potter Step Thirteen: What to Do if You Are Failing or in Academic Difficulty: How to Turn a Failing Situation into a Non-Failing One by Mary Pearce Step Fourteen: Legal and Financial Aid, Affirmative Action by Arthur G. Affleck How I Did It Captain Kenneth R. Tingman Constance Smith-Mahone Harold W. Clarke Lyn Vaughn Mervyn M. Dymally Dr. Marvel Lang Alice Jackson Kathryn E. Nelson Greg Gumbel Dr. Elliott C. Osborne Bill Cockerham Charles H. Epps, Jr. Dr. William L. Pollard Herman Cain Warren G. Outlaw Harry L. Schuler Andrea Arceneaux Lynn Finney Sharlene Williams Colonel Carol D. Boone G. E. Johnson Michael A. Freeman Julius Whigham Oyeshiku B. Carr Althea Taite Angelique R. Arrington Roland Lanier Mitchell College and University Directory What to Ask College Recruiters Sample Letter to the College Recruiter Most Prestigious Undergraduate Institutions Top Ten Historically and Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities Additional Historically and Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities Universities in Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean Black Greek Letter Organizations Directory of Major Colleges and Universities in the United States Index

About the Author

RUBY D. HIGGINS is Assistant Director of Student Support Services at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She is currently writing a multicultural education text for college students.

CLIDIE B. COOK is Vice Principal of Benson High School, Omaha, Nebraska.

WILLIAM J. EKELER is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His special interest is elementary education of ethnic minorities.

R. McLARAN SAWYER is Professor of the History of Education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He is co-author of several books on college teaching and Handbook Of College Teaching, Theory, and Applications (Greenwood, 1994).

KEITH W. PRICHARD is Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He is the author of four books on college teaching and co-author of Handbook of College Teaching: Theory and Applications (Greenwood, 1994). He is currently preparing a multicultural educational college text.

Reviews

"Offers more than just a listing of colleges and universities for the African American. It provides both informational reference assistance as well as general advice to the student. The second section is perhaps the most interesting. It is a collection of twenty-seven short autobiographical essays describing college experiences by successful, though not necessarily famous African Americans. The volume is worthwhile for high school and public libraries with African-American patrons. It is well-organized and easy to use."-RQ
?Offers more than just a listing of colleges and universities for the African American. It provides both informational reference assistance as well as general advice to the student. The second section is perhaps the most interesting. It is a collection of twenty-seven short autobiographical essays describing college experiences by successful, though not necessarily famous African Americans. The volume is worthwhile for high school and public libraries with African-American patrons. It is well-organized and easy to use.?-RQ
"Vital to future Black college students."- N. Schraufnagel Alcorn State University
." . . An invaluable resource for students, counselors, and parents. I highly endorse this publication and recommend its use to those who are seeking information on how to succeed in college."- Addie Crutcher, Ph.D. Minority/International Student Affairs The University of Montevallo
"The Black Student's Guide to College Success can be a very supportive element to students' selection of and admission to a four-year college or university. Many tips offered in this publication will assist the reader in not only gaining admission, but in earning a degree."- Dan Isaacs Assistant Superintendent Los Angeles Unified School District
"The transition from high school to college can be the most significant period in a person's life. It can literally define one's future. The Black Student's Guide to College Success enables Black students to make more informed decisions about college choice, financial aid, and performance in college at a critical juncture in their lives."-Alan H. Kirschner Vice President, Programs and Public Policy United Negro College Fund, Inc.
"The [book's] messages about succeeding in college are powerful and useful for any student, especially Afro-American students who are thinking about or actually are attending college. Students should find the chapters on financial aid and college athletics especially useful and enlightening. The vignettes included [are] both incisive and moving."- Dean K. Whitla Director, Office of Instructional Research and Evaluation Harvard University
"It matters not which schools African-Americans attend. Important for our culture and our ethnic group is that these young men and women go to institutions that provide a good education that prepares them for the challenges they must face as they become responsible adults. The Black Student's Guide to College Success should help you make the correct selection as you take your first of many steps towards claiming your rightful place in this nation."- Julius Erving

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Black Student's Guide to College Success on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top