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Getting Real: Proven Strategies for
Student Survival and Academic Success

Getting Real: Proven Strategies for Student Survival and Academic Success

“This handbook is full of practical advice and sensible observations that will prove useful to many students, counselors, and parents alike. Having read the book once, the reader will not discard it but rather keep it as a handy reference to be used over and over again. [Alicia] leaves the reader with the subtle, but ever present reminder that much of our destiny lies in our own hands!”

Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch

President, Center for Studying Social Welfare and Community Development. current President of the PA Chapter, National Association of Social Workers.

“Alicia’s book is informative, interesting, and easy to read. [It] is infused with positive energy and is practical and straightforward in tone. I spervise paraprofessionals at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and found her tips to be invaluable in helping them improve their study skills, get motivated, and battle test anxiety. I definitely recommend this book to any college student or person who works with college students. You will not be disappointed.”

Kayj Nash

UMBC Resident Director

“Alicia Harvey-Smith explodes many commonly held myths. Her tip filled, educational guidebook teaches how to achieve Super-Success! College athletes can benefit in a major way by applying these strategies.”

Vince Mumford

Executive Board Member, National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletics Administrators

“What a wonderful gift for students. It covers everything necessary to achieve academic success. It is our job to get it into student’s hands so that they can learn these worthwhile strategies. The author is divinely inspired and has shared her wisdom and wealth of knowledge with us through this guide.”

Johnny McCloud,

College Administrator

“Not boring, easy to read, understand and use. [Getting Real] is helpful and straightforward. More students need to get and use materials like this. They really work.”

Danita Williams

Community College Student

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