African American Student's Guide to College Success

ABC-CLIO
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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.

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About the author

F. Erik Brooks, PhD, is professor and chair of the department of African American studies at Western Illinois University.

Glenn L. Starks, PhD, is a senior acquisition division chief for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Publisher
ABC-CLIO
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Published on
Oct 21, 2015
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Pages
232
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ISBN
9781440829307
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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