The Black Student's Guide to High School Success by William J. Ekeler

By William J. Ekeler

The single publication designed and written in particular for African American junior excessive and highschool scholars, this step by step advisor offers a lot wanted thoughts, strategies, and instruments to aid them create winning academic careers at school. From the editor and writer of the hugely acclaimed Black Student's advisor to school good fortune (1993, revised ed. 1995), this consultant comprises contributed essays through fifteen educators (many from traditionally black colleges), supplemented by means of luck tales of up to date black highschool scholars. it's going to support scholars to make knowledgeable offerings, to house the demanding situations and stumbling blocks to highschool luck either out and in of the study room, and to accomplish their highschool schooling. each one essay bargains with a particular subject of shock to black highschool scholars and is designed to inspire them to make clever offerings approximately their schooling and their destiny and to enhance delight and self-esteem.Following a Foreword by means of L. Douglas Wilder, former Governor of Virginia, and a Preface via Richard Arrington Jr., Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, the advisor beneficial properties fifteen informative essays, geared to the wishes of the black pupil getting into highschool, written in a conversational demeanour to which scholars can relate. every one essay is written by way of a profitable expert or educator in that box and is via a brief essay through a black highschool scholar on his or her own adventure in overcoming stumbling blocks to reach highschool. Essays tackle those issues: identifying a highschool; making plans for the longer term; the politics of excessive faculties; possibilities for fulfillment within the lecture room; learn conduct and tricks; athletics; extracurricular actions; management out and in of the school room; making the clever choice—saying no to medicinal drugs, alcohol, crime, and being pregnant; selecting your pals; black delight and conceit; getting concerned within the black neighborhood and church buildings; networking in an built-in society; some great benefits of part-time paintings; and the occupation hunt—further schooling or the workforce. This informative and motivational advisor, designed particularly for African American scholars, may also help them, their mom and dad, academics, and advice counselors to deal with matters dealing with black scholars to ensure that the scholars to effectively whole their highschool schooling.

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Past experience can also be manipulated into a political situation in high school. Many of you could provide examples of students who have to live up to certain expectations. In many cases, blacks are automatically viewed as exceptional athletes, which may or may not be the case. A sibling may have been an excellent athlete or a superior student, and teachers may assume that the brother orsister will possess the samequalities. Often these past experiences are not valid, and sometimes you may need to remind your teachers or other students of this fact.

Now as a senior, I enjoy many tangible and intangible rewards owing to persistence and determination. A. in a freshman dorm, and a DJ on WPAA, our campus radio station. Through these activities, I have gained confidence and stamina. The social and educational values I accomplished at Andover will last a lifetime. M y advice to students pursuing academic excellence is never give up because the best is yet to come. If you’re going toplay, play to win! Have nomercy and take no prisoners! CHAPTER 2 Planning for the Future: Choosing the Right Field of Study, Faculty, and Counselor RUBY C.

Attitude and attendance may also play an importantpolitical part in yourtime at high school. These two components, 23 24 The Black Student’s Guide to High School Success though not ordinarily political in nature, do have an impact on the relationship between you and your teacher. Politics areabout relationships, andas discussed earlier, you build those relationships to benefit your ultimate goals. Success in high school involves achievement in the classroom. One of the most effective ways to optimize your opportunities in the classroom is to have a positive relationship with your instructor.

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