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Wise Latinas by Jennifer De Leon (Editor)College can be a complex time for Latinas, who are traditionally expected to leave home when they get married. In her essay “Only Daughter,” author Sandra Cisneros remarks, “After four years in college and two more in graduate school, and still no husband, my father shakes his head even now and says I wasted all that education.” Wise Latinas is a collection of personal essays addressing the varied landscape of the Latina experience in higher education. For some Latinas, college, where they are vastly underrepresented, is the first time they are immersed in American culture outside their homes—and where the values of two cultures often clash. Wise Latinas is in part a response to this widening gap. Featuring acclaimed writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Norma Cant#65533;, and Julia Alvarez, to name a few, Wise Latinas shows that there is no one Latina college experience. With thoughtful and engaging pieces, Wise Latinas provides a platform for Latina writers to share their experiences in higher education and gives a voice to the many Latina women who have taken risks; embraced the new, confronted chan≥ and maintained (and in some cases found) their roots.
Call Number: 378.198268 W812 (Truax)
Publication Date: 2014-03-01
College Stress Solutions by Kelci Lynn LucierCollege Stress Solutions teaches you how to use simple exercises to overcome your anxiety and find success while at school. From completing assignments on a tight deadline to dealing with classmates to thinking about your future, this book gives you the tools and advice you need to feel more calm, relaxed, and motivated each and every day.
Call Number: 378.198 L937 (Truax)
Publication Date: 2014-04-18
College by Andrew DelbancoIn arguing for what a true college education should be, he demonstrates why making it available to as many young people as possible remains central to America's democratic promise.
Your Complete Guide to College Success by Donald J. FossYour Complete Guide to College Success is an up-to-date, evidence-based book that provides a roadmap for how to be successful in college - and afterwards. It covers a comprehensive set of academic and personal topics, and distills research results and advice into a student-friendly, readable package.
Call Number: 378.198 F751
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Generation on a Tightrope by Arthur Levine; Diane R. DeanAn understanding of today s undergraduate college students is vital to the effectiveness of our nation s colleges and universities. As <i>Generation on a Tightrope</i> clearly reveals, today s students need a very different education than the undergraduates who came before them: an education for the 21st Century, which colleges and universities are so far ill-equipped to offer and which will require major changes of them to provide. Examining college student expectations, aspirations, academics, attitudes, values, beliefs, social life, and politics, this book paints an accurate portrait of today s students. Timely and comprehensive, this volume offers educators, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and employers guidance and a much-needed grasp of the forces shaping the experiences of current undergraduates. The book: <br /> <ul> <li>Is based on completely new research of 5,000 college students and student affairs practitioners from 270 diverse college campuses</li> <li>Explores the similarities and differences between today s generation of students and previous generations</li> </ul>
Call Number: 378.198 L665 (Truax)
Publication Date: 2012-09-04
Community College Success by Isa AdneyCOMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS gives historically under-represented students the strategic and motivational tools they need to be their own advocates and achieve their education and their dreams.
This book guides students through these areas and shows them how to make the most of the community college experience. Students will explore certificate and degree options; connect their needs, plans, and personalities to courses and programs; and gain tips for enhancing their financial aid package and scoring scholarships.
The Smart Study Guide by Louise Tamblin; Pat Ward
Call Number: Online Book
Publication Date: 2006-09-18
Drawing on the latest research into memory, information processing and learning, this book helps students to tailor their study techniques to their own particular learning style and psychological make-up. An exploration of the tools and techniques essential to success in studying and passing examinations. Suitable for classroom, distance learning, online, or blended learning environments. Includes questionnaires, activities, key learning points, illustrations, diagrams, flow charts, and mindmaps.
Brilliant Time Management by Mike Clayton
Call Number: Online Book
Publication Date: 2011-01-18
Based on over 20 years of managing time effectively, Mike Clayton shares with younbsp;winning principles that helped him launch two successful businesses, lead and manage teams of people, juggle a busy family life with a demanding career, and much more.