ERIC Number: ED225430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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The Black Student's Guide to Colleges.
Beckham, Barry, Ed.
A guide for college-bound black students, which was researched and largely written by Brown University students, presents essays, book reviews, a glossary, and profiles of black colleges. The narrative section and authors are as follows: "A Collegiate Glossary" (Matthew Rose); "The Application Process" (Marvin Campbell); "Update: Federal Student Aid" (Claiborne Pell); "Black College or White?" (Amy Short); "Special Review," a review of Ed Smith's "Black Students in Interracial Schools," 1980 (Michael Ward); "Review of College Handbooks"--six handbooks, 1974-1981 (Marvin Campbell); "The Black College Athlete" (Herm Beavers); and "Study Skills,""Writing Tips," and "Managing Stress" (Leah Eskin). The profiles of over 100 colleges, predominantly white and historically black four-year schools, are based in part on interviews with black and white students. The data reveal the overall trends in black attrition, and financial aid awards to blacks, and the average amount of awards. The profiles also cover: black Greek-letter clubs, ethnic theater groups, premedical and prelaw clubs, intramural sports, minority recruitment, community relations, types of social cliques, radio and social cliques, radio and television programming, religious activities, and tutorial and remedial programs. The guide also provides a detailed schedule for taking the various college entrance examinations and filing applications, and examines all types of student financial aid. (SW)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Athletes, Black Colleges, Black Students, College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Environment, Extracurricular Activities, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Racial Relations, School Catalogs, Student Adjustment, Student Attrition, Student Financial Aid, White Students, Writing Skills
E.P. Dutton, Inc., 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ($8.95, paper copy; $15.95 hard copy--ISBN-0-525-93256-9).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
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