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Author Brooks, F. Erik, author

Title African American student's guide to college success / F. Erik Brooks and Glenn L. Starks
Published Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 232 pages)
Contents Part 1. Transitioning from high school to college. Preparing for college -- Getting admitted to college -- Paying for college -- Part 2. Navigating through campus. Adjusting to college life -- Getting to know campus personnel -- Supporting successful habits -- Part 3. Learning the language and lingo of higher education. Signing up for courses -- Knowing your options -- Part 4. This is how we did it: our undergraduate experiences -- Part 5. Resources and additional information. Table 1: Scholarships -- Table 2: Four-year accredited historically Black colleges and universities in the United States as of 2013 -- Table 3: Two-year accredited historically Black colleges and universities in the United States as of 2010 -- Table 4: Best U.S. non-HBCU schools for minorities -- Table 5: Notable alumni of historically Black colleges and universities -- Table 6: Twenty-five best community colleges
Summary "Marked gaps in academic achievements continue to exist between white and black students on college campuses in America. This motivational book, with contributions from academic role models from within the African American community, provides tools to help ethnically diverse students choose the best college, improve their study skills, and cope with academic anxiety. From college selection to graduation, this practical resource provides firsthand accounts of successful college experiences and the strategies used by former students to obtain their degrees. This work is divided into four parts. After an introductory section that addresses how to find the right college for aspiring students, the second part discusses the culture of an academic environment and reveals what incoming students may discover on a new campus. The third section introduces the language and lingo used in college settings. Finally, the guide concludes with conversations with successful African Americans who have achieved their undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The content also features a helpful college and university directory"--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African American college students -- Biography.
African American college students -- Life skills guides.
College student orientation -- United States.
College students -- United States -- Life skills guides.
Genre/Form Biography.
Life skills guides.
Form Electronic book
Author Starks, Glenn L., 1966- author
ISBN 1440829306 (electronic book)
9781440829307 (electronic book)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)