The Latino Student's Guide to College Success (Hardback)
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The Latino Student's Guide to College Success (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/10/2001
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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.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313311130
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 518 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Academic advisors strive for one-stop shopping for students by providing the necessary knowledge of academic policies and procedures, campus activities, scholarships, and financial aid. The Latino Student's Guide provides the wide range of necessary knowledge through essays written by Hispanic/Latino academic professionals...The Latino Student's Guide to College Success is very helpful for Hispanic/Latino students searching for a college or university and beginning their postsecondary career. It is also useful for high school guidance counselors, college and university admissions and financial aid counselors, advisors who conduct freshman orientation sessions, and those who teach freshman experience or introduction university courses."-NACADA Journal
..."essential for high schools with Latino populations...Recommended."-The Book Report
"Written for the Latino student, this guide may be more useful for school counselors...The vignettes here are realistic, painful at times, and even witty, but all are inspiring."-Multicultural Review
"[A]n important new anthology for Latino students and their families....a significant new work designed to help a broad audience deal with the major aspects of preparing for college....informative and valuable."-Hispanic Outlook
"This is a useful volume for those seeking information on preparing for higher education and for those already in a college setting....This practical guide will be welcomed by high-school counselors and Latino students."-School Library Journal
"�A�n important new anthology for Latino students and their families....a significant new work designed to help a broad audience deal with the major aspects of preparing for college....informative and valuable."-Hispanic Outlook
?...essential for high schools with Latino populations...Recommended.?-The Book Report
?Written for the Latino student, this guide may be more useful for school counselors...The vignettes here are realistic, painful at times, and even witty, but all are inspiring.?-Multicultural Review
?[A]n important new anthology for Latino students and their families....a significant new work designed to help a broad audience deal with the major aspects of preparing for college....informative and valuable.?-Hispanic Outlook
?This is a useful volume for those seeking information on preparing for higher education and for those already in a college setting....This practical guide will be welcomed by high-school counselors and Latino students.?-School Library Journal
?Does any library need this book in its collection? If the library serves a Hispanic population, the answer is "yes..,."required reading for all college freshman... one could confidently put this book in the hands of any student preparing for college.?-VOYA
?Academic advisors strive for one-stop shopping for students by providing the necessary knowledge of academic policies and procedures, campus activities, scholarships, and financial aid. The Latino Student's Guide provides the wide range of necessary knowledge through essays written by Hispanic/Latino academic professionals...The Latino Student's Guide to College Success is very helpful for Hispanic/Latino students searching for a college or university and beginning their postsecondary career. It is also useful for high school guidance counselors, college and university admissions and financial aid counselors, advisors who conduct freshman orientation sessions, and those who teach freshman experience or introduction university courses.?-NACADA Journal
.,."essential for high schools with Latino populations...Recommended."-The Book Report
"Does any library need this book in its collection? If the library serves a Hispanic population, the answer is "yes..,."required reading for all college freshman... one could confidently put this book in the hands of any student preparing for college."-VOYA

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