The Black Girl's Guide to College Success

What No One Really Tells You about College That You Must Know

Author: Sheryl Walker

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467082600

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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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 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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The Black Student's Guide to College Success

Author: Ruby D. Higgins,William J. Ekeler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313294313

Category: Education

Page: 365

View: 8275

Provides information on a variety of schools and experience of graduates
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Higher Hopes: a Black Man's Guide to College

Author: R.D. Smith

Publisher: BFI Technology LLC

ISBN: 0615675093

Category: African American college students

Page: 292

View: 888

For many, college is their first chance at life without a guide or instruction manual. There is great room to succeed-as well as fail. How can you approach your college career with the right tools, insights, and tips to succeed? In Higher Hopes, the author meticulously covers every aspect of your college journey from academics to relationships to studying abroad to dealing with race and class issues. Far from telling you to just do your homework and obey the rules, Higher Hopes outlines the hidden lessons and sometimes painful learnings that can make college not only an accomplishment but a triumph.
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The Modern Girl's Guide to Life

Author: Jane Buckingham

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 006174820X

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 957

A stylishly smart collection of practical advice for the busy modern woman With information on entertaining, etiquette, housekeeping, basic home repair, decorating, sex, and beauty, this indispensable book has everything today's young woman should know-but may not! The Modern Girl's Guide to Life is a collection of all the helpful tips and secrets that get passed on from generation to generation, but many of us have somehow missed. It's full of practical, definitive advice on the basics -- the day-to-day necessities like finding a bra that fits, balancing a checkbook, making a decent cup of coffee, and hemming a pair of pants. Modern Girl guru Jane Buckingham includes loads of savvy counsel to help us feel more refined, in charge, and together as we navigate the rocky terrain that is twenty-first-century womanhood.
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Black College Student Survival Guide

Author: Jawanza Kunjufu

Publisher: African Amer Images

ISBN: 9780913543559

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 6724

Offers advice on coping with college life
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U Chic

The College Girl's Guide to Everything: Dealing with Dorms, Classes, Sororities, Social Media, Dating, Staying Safe, and Making the Most Out of the Best Four Years of Your Life

Author: Christie Garton

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492646008

Category: Study Aids

Page: 464

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Want to know a secret about life in college? Everyone—from the social butterfly in freshman orientation to the top student in Bio 101—feels a little unsure about the college experience. And that's completely normal! In fact, everyone could use a little help sometimes, especially in their first year. We know, because we've been there. But don't worry: We have you covered! From the day you set foot on campus until the day you wear a cap and gown, get advice from a source you can trust: the expert and diverse team of all—star college students and recent grads behind U Chic. Campus Living — managing roommate relationships, and settling in that first semester Academics — schedules, majors, academic resources, and strategies for staying on top of your studies Social Life — tips and tricks on making friends, getting involved, and finding love in the age of apps Health & Safety — partying smart, coping with the winter blues, and knowing when to ask for help College Perks — internships, study abroad, spring break, and more! Plus! A brand new chapter on being a non—traditional student—its challenges, its joys, and how you can take charge of your college experience. We've got answers to your most burning college questions and tons of practical tips to ensure that you have the best four years of your life. We Are Supporting 1,000 Dreams: Every copy of UChic sold helps fund scholarships for high school— and college—aged women with big dreams. Learn more about UChic's 1,000 Dreams mission at UChic.com.
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The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost

A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure

Author: Rachel Friedman

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 038534337X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

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Rachel Friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim (and in an effort to escape impending life decisions), she buys a ticket to Ireland, a place she has never visited. There she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, a born adventurer who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey that takes her to three continents, fills her life with newfound friends, and gives birth to a previously unrealized passion for adventure. As her journey takes her to Australia and South America, Rachel discovers and embraces her love of travel and unlocks more truths about herself than she ever realized she was seeking. Along the way, the erstwhile good girl finally learns to do something she's never done before: simply live for the moment.
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Black Women College Students

A Guide to Student Success in Higher Education

Author: Felecia Commodore,Dominique J. Baker,Andrew T. Arroyo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317216385

Category: Education

Page: 148

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The latest book in the Key Issues on Diverse College Students series explores the state of Black women students in higher education. Delineating key issues, proposing an original student success model, and describing what institutions can do to better support this group, this important book provides a succinct but comprehensive exploration of this underrepresented and often neglected population on college campuses. Full of practical recommendations for working across academic and student affairs, this is a useful guide for administrators, faculty, and practitioners interested in creating pathways for Black female college student success. Whether this book is read cover to cover or used as a resource manual, the pages contain critical insights that should be taken into serious consideration wherever Black women college students are concerned.
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The Her Campus Guide to College Life

How to Manage Relationships, Stay Safe and Healthy, Handle Stress, and Have the Best Years of Your Life

Author: Stephanie Kaplan Lewis,Annie Chandler Wang,Windsor Hanger Western,Her Campus Editors

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440585121

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

View: 3836

From dating to internships--everything you need to know about college Get ready for the best years of your life! Written by the experts behind Her Campus, this college guide is bursting with insider tips to help you navigate classes, relationships, and all your extracurriculars--including parties and Greek life. Whether you're a seasoned upperclassman or are starting freshman year in just a few months, you'll learn how to: Bond with your roommate and set ground rules for your new space Beat the Freshman 15 without having to give up dessert Snag a date with the cutie from your Lit class Cope with stress and anxiety--even during finals week! Score jobs and internships that will help you transition into post-collegiette life You'll also get the lowdown on campus safety so you can enjoy all that college has to offer while avoiding the unfortunate scary parts that sometimes come with it. Complete with fun checklists and worksheets to help you carry out HC's essential advice, The Her Campus Guide to College Life shows you how to make the most out of your experience--in and outside the classroom.
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Pushout

The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Author: Monique Morris

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620974134

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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NOW IN PAPERBACK The "powerful" (Michelle Alexander) exploration—featured by the Atlantic, Essence, the Washington Post, New York magazine, NPR, the New Republic and the Tom Joyner Morning Show—of the harsh and harmful experiences confronting black girls in schools In a work that has rapidly become "imperative reading" (Lisa Delpit) on education, gender, and juvenile justice, Monique W. Morris (Black Stats, Too Beautiful for Words) chronicles the experiences of Black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged—by teachers, administrators, and the justice system—and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish. Equally "compelling" and "thought-provoking" (Kirkus Reviews), Pushout exposes a world of confined potential and supports the rising movement to challenge the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures. Called a book "for everyone who cares about children" by the Washington Post, Morris’s illumination of these critical issues is "timely and important" (Booklist) at a moment when Black girls are the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system. Praised by voices as wide-ranging as Gloria Steinem and Roland Martin, and highlighted for the audiences of Elle and Jet right alongside those of EdWeek and the Leonard Lopate Show, Pushout is a book that "will stay with you long after you turn the final page" (Bookish).
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A Modern Girl's Guide to Etiquette

How to Get It Right in Every Situation

Author: Sarah Ivens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749924249

Category: Reference

Page: 213

View: 4154

A modern woman's guide to successfully navigating everyday social situations covers small talk, charming the boss, traveling without the stress, dining, and hosting parties, among other etiquette-related topics. Original.
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The Bad Girl's Guide to Getting What You Want

Author: Cameron Tuttle

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811828963

Category: Self-Help

Page: 191

View: 9074

A guide for women with confidence and attitude provides tips on climbing the corporate ladder, dressing for success in careers and relationships, meeting men, and finding happiness.
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Swell

A Girl's Guide to the Good Life

Author: Cynthia Rowley,Ilene Rosenzweig

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 9780446524568

Category: Social Science

Page: 137

View: 6948

Aims to help women combine style and spirit with panache, offering tips on topics ranging from creating a signature look to getting the best table in a bistro
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You Know Everybody!

Author: Marcy Twete

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1626521891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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You Know Everybody! A Career Girl's Guide to Building a Network That Works recognizes that to achieve success in business, women must have a network that connects them regularly to both key people and opportunities that will help them succeed in business and in life. In today's business world, networking has become a four letter word. Even some of the biggest names in business admit to being nervous about networking. You Know Everybody! will debunk the common myths of networking for women and guide readers step by step through the process they'll need to strategically build a network. We'll remove fear from the equation and give you the tools to network with power and confidence. From perfecting your pitch to insider methods of following up and new innovative networking strategies, this book will lead you to the outcome of hearing someone say the words "you know everybody" and marvel at the size and depth of your network!
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Beautylicious!

The Black Girl's Guide to the Fabulous Life

Author: Jenyne M. Raines

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307513874

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Plenty of successful guides have been published for hip girls in general, but now the trendsetting black reader has a book of her own. Dedicated to chic sisters everywhere, Beautylicious! shimmers with wit and soul—an irresistible new recipe for loving, playing, and beautifying with verve. Chapters include: • Soul Power: Sizzle with radiance from the inside out • Queen Me: Treats to perk you up when the blues have got you down • Superfly: How to heat up your wardrobe without scorching your self-confidence • Fit and Fine: A toned body plus a healthy mind equals a sensational you • Beauty . . . Moi Way: Enhancing fabulous you • Fun and Frolic: Perfecting your swerve • Fête Accompli: Entertaining wtih style and soul • Date-o-Rama: The fast track to vixenhood • Mane Intrigue: Straight talk on finding a hairstyle that's as fabulous as you are • Luxe Life: The fine art of indulgence Beautylicious!also shares know-how from the Patron Saints of Fabulosity, along with tips for becoming a favorite hostess (and a favorite guest), staying cool in heated situations, and finessing that saucy outlook on life. The ideal gift, Beautylicious! sparkles with fun and flair. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Sacred Pampering Principles

An African-American Woman's Guide to Self-care and Inner Renewal

Author: Debrena J. Gandy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688163475

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 8448

Originally self-published to enormous acclaim and demand, Sacred Pampering Principles is a beautifully written guide with hundreds of easy and innovative ways for on-the-go women to pamper their bodies and nurture their spirits. With her holistic approach to filling your life with comfort, balance, and peace, Debrena Jackson Gandy debunks society's myth that doing something for yourself is decadent and selfish. In fact, she says, the joy we gain from treating ourselves--whether to a luxuriant bath or to a meditative hour alone--is transferred to the people in our lives. When we emerge rejuvenated, others benefit from a patient mother, a fulfilled wife, an effective coworker, a solidly grounded friend. Written for African-American women, but accessible to women of all races, Sacred Pampering Principles demonstrates not only pampering ideas, but also explains why pampering, for less time and money than one might imagine, is vital to a balanced life.
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A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance

A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good

Author: Emma Gray

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062748092

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 9787

An illustrated big-sister's guide to activism—the perfect gift for young feminists and long-time observers looking to enter the fray. Have recent events given you pause? Does Trump’s America make you fearful for the future of women? Do you want to become more involved in helping to preserve women’s rights but aren’t sure how? In A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance, Emma Rose Gray, Executive Editor at The Huffington Post, outlines all that young women need to know on pivotal women’s rights issues and offers a blueprint for those who want to take a stand and participate in the cause. This groundbreaking book includes: • Background information on key issues so you can choose where you most want to take a stand. • A guide for learning about the first Amendment and how to choose good news sources and make sure you’re getting quality information. • Practical instructions on how to get involved and stay involved, with examples from the author’s own experience organizing the successful “Watch Us Run” conference. • Instructions for how to talk to your friend who says she’s “just not that political” and your relatives whose beliefs conflict with your own. • Advice for self-care and how to stay involved without exhausting yourself. • Extensive back-matter including numbers to call, organizations to email and donate to, and scripts for reaching out to representatives and organizations. • Interviews with experienced activists including senator Elizabeth Warren, actress Amber Tamblyn, actress Marlo Thomas, Women’s March Co-Chair Carmen Perez, Mother of the Movement Lucy McBath, Black Lives Matter creator Alicia Garza, People for Bernie Founder Winnie Wong, and former assistant to President Obama Tina Tchen. Featuring original 2-color illustrations throughout by New York Magazine’s Eva Hill, A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance illuminates why the time has never been more important than now to get involved in helping to ensure women’s rights are protected for the current and future generations of women.
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The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life

Author: Maria Menounos

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062079046

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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Raised by working-class immigrant parents and later exposed to Hollywood's most elite experts in every field, Access Hollywood's, Today's, and Nightly News's reporter Maria Menounos reveals her EveryGirl secrets on everything: her systems to organize life, manage time, and ascend the ladder of success; her lazy woman's workout; her weight-loss tips (how she lost forty pounds and kept it off); and her guide to styling yourself like the stars—a self-proclaimed EveryGirl, Maria often does her own hair and makeup for celebrity events. In The EveryGirl's Guide to Life, Maria shares personal experiences and photos from her life and professional journey as well as the various mantras, mottos, and philosophies she's adopted from the world's most impressive women. She gives advice on health, career, relationships, renovations, recreation, and more. From your carpet to the red carpet, Maria teaches the EveryGirl on a budget how to do it all, while living a healthier and happier life.
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