The African American Student's Guide to Excellence in College

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The Guide to Excellence is a comprehensive academic and lifestyle manual which covers everything from time-management and dating, to test-taking strategies and choosing a major, preparing today's students for tomorrows opportunities.
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Overview

The Guide to Excellence is a comprehensive academic and lifestyle manual which covers everything from time-management and dating, to test-taking strategies and choosing a major, preparing today's students for tomorrows opportunities.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-This book differs from Marisa Parnham and Manie Barron's The African American Student's Guide to College (Princeton, 1999), Jawanza Kunjufu's Black College Student's Survival Guide (African American Images, 1998), and William J. Ekeler's The Black Student's Guide to College Success (Greenwood, 1994) in that it is more a study-skills guide than anything else. Its emphasis is on how to negotiate the college or university system to take advantage of all it has to offer in the way of academic and social resources. There are segments on taking exams; reading for comprehension; time management; and getting help from writing centers, study groups, and tutors. While the volume is well organized, clearly written, and sincere in its efforts to enlighten black students, the text is densely packed and might prove daunting to students whose skills and motivation are weak. There are no illustrations to draw the eye to a particularly important bit of information, making this title less appealing to those who might need it the most. Still, it should prove helpful to many students, whether or not they are African American. The text is rounded out with discussions on developing a healthy lifestyle, safe sex, dating, finances, extracurricular activities, working while in school, and choosing a major.-Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781417688197
  • Publisher: San Val
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 209
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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