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