African American Student's Guide to College Success

Editor/Author Brooks, F. Erik and Starks, Glenn L.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $37.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $55.50
ISBN: 978-1-44-082929-1
Category: Social Sciences - College Preparation
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

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.

Share this

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • PART I: TRANSITIONING FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE
  • STEP ONE: Preparing for College
  • STEP TWO: Getting Admitted to College
  • STEP THREE: Paying for College
  • PART II: NAVIGATING THROUGH CAMPUS
  • STEP FOUR: Adjusting to College Life
  • STEP FIVE: Getting to Know Campus Personnel
  • STEP SIX: Supporting Successful Habits
  • PART III: LEARNING THE LANGUAGE AND LINGO OF HIGHER EDUCATION
  • STEP SEVEN: Signing Up for Courses
  • STEP EIGHT: Knowing Your Options
  • PART IV: THIS IS HOW WE DID IT: OUR UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCES
  • Laurian Bowles
  • Christina Calloway
  • Algerian Hart
  • C. Douglas Johnson
  • Joi Reed Fairell
  • Gregory Gray
  • Benjamin Jones
  • Shakita B. Jones
  • Consuela Ward
  • Erica Williams
  • Ronald Williams
  • PART V: 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
  • About the Authors