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The Black Girl's Guide to College Success: What No One Really Tells You About College That You Must Know
     

The Black Girl's Guide to College Success: What No One Really Tells You About College That You Must Know

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by Sheryl Walker
 
The Black Girl's Guide to College Success: What No One Really Tells You About College That You Must Know provides readers with all the information they need to know to be successful in college. There are books that tell you how to get into college, but few that show you how to navigate college successfully once you're actually there.

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The Black Girl's Guide to College Success: What No One Really Tells You About College That You Must Know provides readers with all the information they need to know to be successful in college. There are books that tell you how to get into college, but few that show you how to navigate college successfully once you're actually there.

The Black Girl's Guide to College Success tells you a host of information that girls tend to learn through a terrible game of trial and error, such as the importance of maintaining a high GPA from the beginning of their freshman year. In high school you could study the day before an exam and still do well. You simply can not take this approach in college. You MUST study daily! You might only see your professor once or twice a week, so it's up to you to devote those other days to studying!

The Black Girl's Guide to College Success covers the entire college experience from choosing the right major, studying abroad, and obtaining internships, to having fun, balancing out relationships and extracurricular activities, and tough issues like combating feelings of inferiority. Life becomes a little easier when you don't have to figure out EVERYTHING on your own. Millions of black women have graduated from college and have been successful, but having a heads up on how to make it through successfully can only increase the population of black female college graduates.

The Black Girl's Guide to College Success not only defies the myth that all you have to do is study and get good grades to be successful in college, it leaves you wishing there was a Black Girl's Guide for every stage of life!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heather Robertson Mason
College is both an adventure and a challenge. How do you make it through college successfully? How do you make an education work for you, especially if you are a young black woman? This book has the answers. The author is not an educator and she does not work for a college. Instead she is a successful (very successful) business woman. Because of this, the focus of the book is not passing and getting your degree, but leaving college with the skills you need to jump into the workforce. The book starts off with the first week of school and takes readers through exams, GPA, dating, internships, and graduation. She touches on every aspect of college life, positive and negative. The chapters about practical matters are more effective than those that deal with dating, but as a whole, the book is filled with easy-to-read, easy-to-follow advice. The vast majority of the information is not geared toward African Americans, but the title of the book may cause more black girls to read it rather than to pass it over. The author does not pander to the stereotypes of being black, either. The expected readers are serious students trying to get ahead, not wannabe hiphop stars typically shown in the media. This book would be a wonderful gift for a daughter, a niece, a cousin, or a friend as they leave their childhood home in pursuit of their future. Reviewer: Heather Robertson Mason

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781425960650
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
02/19/2007
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
942,921
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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The Black Girl's Guide to College Success: What No One Really Tells You About College That You Must Know 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A must read for anyone going to college and parents/uncles/aunts/grandparents with kids getting ready to go to college. It has helpful tips given that there is valuable information that only someone who graduated could know. The book gives you the truth and nothing but the truth about college, from maintaining a high GPA to not forgetting to have fun. This book is a MUST READ, its entertaining and educational all in one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is crucial for all females thinking about going to college, on their way to college, and even already in college. I wish I had a book of this calibre on book shelves when I was in college. The Black Girl's Guide not only provides a recipe to succeed in college but also a recipe to succeeding in life which leave an everlasting taste in your mouth. Just one read of the mission statement and you are already empowered, and on your way to success. I read the book, fell in love and then purchased a copy for my college bound cousin who also loved it. I suggest you purchase your copy immediately.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I originally purchased it for my niece who's a senior in high school and figured that I should read it myself before passing it on to her. This book covered a range of issues that many African American women, including myself, have or will face throughout their collegiate career. I found it very easy to read which was one of my concerns as many high school students aren't too keen on self help books. I think that both parents and prospective college students should read this book together as it's a great way to start a dialogue about the college experience. Great job Sheryl!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i found this book to be very helpful and informative. it was an easy read and the information was practical. i especially enjoyed the sections on getting internships and studying abroad.