Books by Dr. Boyce Watkins

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about College - A Guide for Minority Students

Used as a textbook for college courses and high school students, this award-winning book provides a no-nonsense discussion of what to expect in college. Dr. Watkins holds no punches as he gives minority students all the ammunition they need to dominate once they get into college. The book covers everything from how to deal with professors and get on their good side, to how to plot your path to graduation. Chapters include: Freshman beat downs and how to deal with them, Sex and stuff, Academic Butt Whoopin 101, and more. The book is written for students of all academic backgrounds, and tells them everything there is to know about college, how to get there and how to succeed.

A letter from Martinez White, a 15-year old high school student in Milwaukee, WI:

I started reading "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about College" about 2 nights ago and to say the least, I couldn't put it down. It's like your books are my college bibles. The raw advice that you gave in the book is exactly what I need and will use before, during and after College. I thank you for your truthfulness in your publications and for your struggle to get to where you are today. It's people like you who make a difference in the lives of youth like me. Success is a journey and this journey includes college, just as you said, " Starting college is like going to war. When you leave for battle ,You must bring all your weapons and ammunition." Your books are just that, weapons! And the ammunition that you've packed in these books are enough to kill a two-toned, Saber-toothed tiger!

Quick and Dirty Secrets of College Success - A Professor Tells it All

This book is a creative breakdown of college that include anecdotes, lyrical presentations, and a list of short-rules that students can use to do well in college. The book is easy to read, with lots of information packed in list format so that students can learn a great deal with very little time. The poems ("Xbox Blues" and "Strictly for the ballaz") and stories are designed to teach the lessons of college that students need to learn in order to avoid serious mistakes. (those students who own "Everything you ever wanted to know about college" do not need to buy this book)


The Parental 411 - What Every Parent Should Know about Their Child in College

This book explains the parent's role in ensuring their child's success in college. Dr. Watkins explains to parents what really goes on in college when parents aren't looking. Some of the topics include: How to support your child without spoiling them, why parents should force their children to get a job, the biggest mistakes made by parents of college students, etc.