Latino Student's Guide To College Success / Edition 1 by Leonard A. Valverde | 9780313319600 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Latino Student's Guide To College Success / Edition 1

Latino Student's Guide To College Success / Edition 1

by Leonard A. Valverde
     
 

ISBN-10: 031331960X

ISBN-13: 9780313319600

Pub. Date: 10/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Latinos, recognizing the importance of a college degree in being successful in the United States, are pursuing higher education in greater numbers. The Latino Student's Guide to College Success, written by Latino education experts, provides solid, up-to-date advice directed specifically to Latinos contemplating, preparing for, or already in the university or

Overview

Latinos, recognizing the importance of a college degree in being successful in the United States, are pursuing higher education in greater numbers. The Latino Student's Guide to College Success, written by Latino education experts, provides solid, up-to-date advice directed specifically to Latinos contemplating, preparing for, or already in the university or community college setting. This volume contains the 8 Steps to College Success, numerous vignettes of notable Latinos in many fields who give their personal story of how they succeeded in college and their advice for today's students, and a directory of top Latino universities and community colleges. Every Latino high school student as well as school counselors and libraries serving the Latino community will welcome this helpful guide.

The 8 Steps to College Success include Getting Ready for a College Education, How to Choose a College, What Does College Cost and Where Can I Find Financial Aid?, Your First Year of College: How to Know about Available Services, Strategies for Academic Success, Academic Support On and Off Campus, Your Student Rights and What You Can Do If You Are Failing a Course, and Extra-Curricular Activities. Next comes a section entitled How I Did It, a collection of autobiographical essays that will inspire Latino students. Finally, lists of the top 50 universities and the top 20 community colleges in the United States for Latinos, the top 5 universities in Puerto Rico, and percentage rankings of the Latino institutions round out the volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313319600
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Preparing for College

Getting Ready for a College Education (or What You Need to Know to Qualify for College) by Carlota Cardenas de Dwyer

How to Choose a College (A Journey with Familia) by Guadalupe Anaya

What Does College Cost and Where Can I Find Financial Aid? by Ronald S. Martinez

On Campus

Your First Year of College: How to Know about Available Services by Silas Abrego

Strategies for Academic Success (or How to Meet Your Academic Responsibilities) by A. Reynaldo Contreras

Academic Support On and Off Campus by Baltazar Arispe y Acevedo, Jr.

Your Student Rights and What You Can Do If You Are Failing a Course by Roberto Haro

Extra-Curricular Activities (or Life Beyond Classes and Studying) by Vicki A. Leal

"How I Did It"

Leonard A. Valverde, Former University Vice President

Eduardo Padron, District President of Miami Dade Community Colleges

Mari-Luci Jaramillo, Former U.S. Ambassador

Ronald Vera, Attorney at Law

Consulo Nieto, College Professor

Larry Villarreal, Career Airforce Officer

Polly Baca, Chief Executive Officer

"Cuca" Robeldo, Executive Director of a National Non-profit Consulting Firm

Loretta Sanchez, Congresswoman

Félix Gutiérrez, National Corprate Vice President

College and University Directory

Top 50 Universities in the United States for Latinos

Top Universities in the United States with the Greatest Percentage of Latino Undergraduates

Top 20 Community Colleges in the United States for Latinos

Top 10 Community Colleges in the United States with the Greatest Percentage of Latino Students

Top 5 Universities in Puerto Rico, Ranked by Bachelor's Degrees Awarded to Latinos

Index

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