National Initiative to Save Young People Who Dream of Attending College Goes on Tour

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Dr. Stephen Jones has initiated an ambitious national tour and seminars to help students who are inadequately prepared for college. Over 50% of inner city students drop out of high school and 53% drop out of college. He has authored a book titled Seven Secrets of How to Study. His book and seminar have been recognized for their dynamic impact on students of all ages.

Seven Secrets of How to Study

Dr. Stephen Jones says there is a national crisis due to a 50% drop out rate among high school students. He says the national economy will continue to falter as long as we produce thousands of unemployable youths. To solve this problem Dr, Jones is launching a national tour to eradicate the drop out rate. His goal is to travel to all fifty states. Dr. Jones has launched a national initiative to save youth and he will present study skills and leadership workshops around the country. He has written a new book titled "Seven Secrets of How to Study" (http://www.sevensecrets-books.com). It is a book that solves student retention and dropout problems by demonstrating how students should prepare for college or trade school. Dr. Jones assists students who want to gain access to over 90 billion dollars in scholarships. His book Seven Secrets of How to Study offers a 120 page easy step by step system to show students how to master seven key study habit elements: (1) How to Study Smart, (2) Time Management, (3) Financial Planning, (4) Term Papers, (5) Test Questions, (6) Understanding the Text Book, and (7) Understanding Your Teacher. Students who read this book learn how easy it is to obtain an A+ on assignments. Every parent wants the ingredients that will help their child to earn better grades. In addition, Dr. Jones offers a curriculum, seminars, consulting regarding the book and on topics related to retention and graduation of students.

On any given day 50 percent of our nation’s 9th grade students are contemplating dropping out of school. In fact in many inner city schools only 50% of the students who start the 9th grade do not earn a high school diploma. A large percentage of these students lack the study habit skills to complete high school. According to a report by the Stanford Institute For Higher Education titled "Betraying the College Dream" released on March 4, 2003, college bound students are being set up to fail. For example, U.S. Department of Education researchers indicate that the level of mathematics proficiency in calculus increases graduation rate potential by 80 percent and most schools are not offering advanced subjects.

Over the next ten years 10 million young adults will pursue their college dreams with inadequate preparation. Our country faces severe economic consequences if we cannot educate the future workforce.

According to the Betraying the College Dream Report, some of the common misconceptions that students have about college are the start of their problems:

• Adhering to high school graduation requirements will prepare me for college (Not true)

• Getting in to college is the most difficult part. (Graduating is the most challenging part)

• It's important to take easier classes in high school and earn better grades (Challenging courses help students to prepare)

• Studying in the senior year of high school is not important (It's very important)

Dr. Stephen Jones is a Philadelphia native who has 20 years of experience as an educator, presenter, and author. Dr. Jones earned a B.A. in Psychology from Widener University, M.ed from Howard University, M.B.A from Philadelphia University, and Ed.D from Widener University. Dr Jones has devoted his career to helping 1000 s of students from across the country. He has used an extensive part of his career at Philadelphia University, Drexel University, and Metropolitan Career Center to help students who have poor study habits. Dr. Jones believes that students can achieve better grades if they are given the right tools to overcome test anxiety, poor time management, and an inability to focus.

Dr. Jones is featured in the September 2004 edition of Essence Magazine and has been a nationally recognized guest on numerous radio stations including: WHAT, WDAS and WURD Philadelphia, PA,: Radio One, Dayton, Ohio,: KNUS, Denver, Colorado; Incharge Radio, Orlando, Florida, KXIC, University of Iowa, KJLA, Los Angelas, California; WMM, Miami, Florida. LIBRadio Inglwood, California

To Purchase the Seven Secrets of How to study visit http://www.sevensecrets-books.com. You can contact Dr. Stephen Jones for a seminar, radio, or Television interview at 800-533-6032 and by cell at 610-842-3843.

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