The Latino Student's Guide to College Success

The Latino Student's Guide to College Success

Book - 2002
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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.

Greenwood Pub Group
A must-have, step-by-step guide for Latino students contemplating, preparing for, and succeeding in college.

Book News
Presented under a somewhat misleading title, the majority of this work consists of eight essays giving rather general advice about how to apply to and prepare for successful college enrollment. Advice includes SAT and ACT test preparation, how to find and apply for financial aid, how to utilize campus services, and other standard advice about going to college. The material that might be of particular interest to the Latino student pretty much consists of ten short (generally three-page) testimonials from various successful Latinos about their college careers. The book also includes appendices that list universities and colleges alongside information about tuition, enrollment levels, and ethnicity percentages. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

& Taylor

Offers advice to Latino students considering or already in a university or community college, including tips on choosing a college, strategies for academic success, and success stories from notable Latinos.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780313311130
Branch Call Number: 378.1982 L35
Characteristics: xii, 212 pages : forms ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Valverde, Leonard A


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