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Black Male Student Success in Higher Education, 847k pdf
This is a tremendous resource that will help parents understand what leads to success among African American males in the college setting.

Things I wish I knew before I sent my Son to College

Questions to ask your student

  • Are you going to class?
    Skipping class is the number one reason why students fail.
     
  • Are you studying at least 25 hours per week?
    College is a full time job. Students should be in class, studying, and doing homework about 40 hours per week.
     
  • Are you reviewing the material in each class at least weekly?
    By reviewing all material each week, preparing for an exam becomes much easier.
     
  • Are you scheduling your time to relax?
    Everyone needs down time, but down time can eat into study time if there's not a schedule! Students become more successful by learning to manage their time.
     
  • Do you know the last day to withdraw from a class?
    After this date you cannot withdraw from a class (it's at the end of the 8th week of the semester).
     
  • Are you starting your assignments early?
    The unexpected happens: students get sick, their computers die. Starting assignments early makes for less stress.
     
  • Have you seen your advisor?
    Students need to meet with their advisors at the beginning of each semester and should meet again after mid-term grades are posted and before the end of the semester to review progress and plan for the next year.
     
  • Have you visited your professor during his/her office hours?
    Professors like to help students! They keep office hours in order to be available to give help and advice.
     
  • Are you going for extra help?
    There is a lot of help available - start by reviewing academic resources online.
     
  • Have you formed a study group?
    Studying complex material can be more efficient with a study group.

*Thanks to the good people in the Science Department of Old Dominion University for this list of questions.