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Francis Adu-Febiri, PhD
Sociology Professor

Everett Ofori, MBA
Everett Ofori, MBA
English & Education Professor

Books by Francis Adu-Febiri and Everett Ofori

Succeeding From the Margins of Canadian Society
A Strategic Resource for New Immigrants, Refugees
and International Students

by Francis Adu-Febiri, PhD and Everett Ofori, MBA

©2009

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Succeeding From the Margins of Canadian Society

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction Ė Racial/Ethnic Minorities in Canadian Society:
Constraints, Successes and Possibilities

Being Chocolate in a Vanilla World: The Story of Margaret Matthews

PART I: CONNECTING TO THE MAINSTREAM CANADIAN SOCIETY

1. Oh! Canada
2. Successful Racial and Cultural Minorities
3. Going for the Gold
4. Barriers to Minority Success: Ethnocentrism
5. Barriers to Minority Success: Racism, Identity and Diversity
6. Letís Talk About S - Solutions
7. Making Canada Your Home
8. Why You Should Keep Your Chin Up
9. Canadian Higher Educational Credentials as an Imperative
10. Smart Goal Setting and Why

REMINDERS AND RESOURCES

PART II: CONNECTING TO CANADIAN ACADEMIA FROM THE MARGINS OF SOCIETY

11. Education in Canada: Minorities Connecting to Mainstream Curriculum and
       Instruction From the Margins
12. Acquiring Critical Thinking Skills to Succeed in the Canadian Academic Culture
13. Becoming a Competent Academic Reader
14. Taking Notes Effectively and Efficiently While Reading and at Lectures
15. Becoming an Active Learner: Group and Class Participation
16. Overcoming the Fear of Oral Presentations
17. Mastering Academic Presentations: Problem Statement, Central Question and
       Thesis/Hypothesis
18. Constructing an Argument: The Center That Holds Academic Presentation and
       Writing Together
19. Going Beyond Academic Argument: Providing an Explanation
20. Research: Collecting Data to Produce Evidence
21. Research: Analyzing and Interpreting Data to Produce Evidence
22. Creating the Introduction and Conclusion for Your Presentations and Papers
23. Producing A+ Term Papers and Research Essays: Tricks of the Trade
24. Writing Excellent Reports
25. Excelling in Tests and Examinations
26. Conclusion: Connected But Not Assimilated

Bibliography

Index


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