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