ERIC Number: ED377793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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The Black Student's Guide to College Success. Revised and Updated Edition.
Higgins, Ruby D., Ed.; And Others
This guide for college-bound black students begins with essays written by black professional educators on themes identified by black college students. The essays describe students' experiences from the junior or senior year in high school through the first year in college, and include: "Making Sure You Have the 'Right Stuff'" (Kermit R. McMurry); "Should I Choose a Black College or an Integrated College?" (Marvel Lang); "Beginning the College Selection Process" (Carol Jackson); "Financing My College Education...How Am I Going To Pay for It and Where Is the Money Coming From?" (Judith Bradbury Wagner); "Special Issue...for the Black Athlete" (Ron Brown); "What about Housing On Campus or Off? What Are the Alternatives and What Will Help Me Most?" (Ruby D. Higgins); "Selecting a College Major and the Road That Is Taken" (Curtis Baham); "The Critical First Two Weeks on Campus" (Ruby D. Higgins); "Getting Along with Non-Blacks on Campus" (Larry D. Roper); "Getting To Know Black African and Caribbean Students: Becoming a Member of a Global Ethnicity" (Belletech Deressa); "Study Habits: When and How To Study for Maximum Effect" (Thomas H. Buxton); "How To Handle Stress, Tension, and Frustration" (Jan Potter); "What To Do If You Are Failing or in Academic Difficulty: How To Turn a Failing Situation into a Non-Failing One" (Mary Pearce); and "Legal and Financial Aid, Affirmative Action" (Arthur G. Affleck). Part 2, "How I Did It," offers the college success stories of 27 prominent and not-so-prominent black college students and graduates. Part 3 provides a directory of over 950 colleges and universities, giving such information as degrees awarded, enrollment, student to faculty ratio, tuition and other fees, entrance difficulty, percentage of black students and black students who graduate, and availability of black special services. The directory is accompanied by the following chapters: "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"; and "Black Greek Letter Organizations." (JDD)
Descriptors: Athletes, Black Colleges, Black Students, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Housing, College Preparation, Colleges, High Schools, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Paying for College, Personal Narratives, Racial Relations, Stress Management, Student Financial Aid, Study Skills, Success, Universities
Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road W., Westport, CT 06881 (Paperback: ISBN-0-313-29432-1, $35; Hardcover: ISBN-0-313-29431-3).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
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