*****Update: I am in the process of revising and renaming my book in order to improve sales and visibility, hopefully. The new title will be “The High School Student’s Guide to life AFTER High School–College and Post-High School. It is still available on Kindle and through Amazon at the reasonable prices of the first edition since I really believe that all students need an affordable book to help them, their parents, and teachers as they navigate their way to college or other post-high school education******
I am not the best at self-promotion, but I am posting this blog entry to promote my first book. It is titled, Professor Otter’s High School Student’s Guide to Life AFTER High School–College and Post-High School. I wrote this book based on my professional experiences as a high school and community college English teacher. I had many students who were the first in their families to attend or even think about attending college. They would talk to their guidance counselors, who were helpful, but were burdened by having to handle all the testing, scheduling, and emotional assistance issues students had.
I wrote this guide in a simple and direct manner to make facilitate clarity. Most chapters have questions at the end to assist potential college/technical college students in their search for colleges/technical colleges as well as ways to succeed once they get to their school. There is an additional chapter written for non-traditional students who are returning to school. As someone who earned his degrees while having to work full time, I understand the challenges of balancing work and school both as an undergraduate and as a graduate students with a job and a family.
I have set the price as affordable as possible so that students can purchase it easily regardless of family financial situation. It is available on Kindle ($2.99) through Amazon as well as a paperback book through Amazon ($5.99). The ISBN numbers for the book are: ISBN-13: 978-1491242971 and ISBN-10: 1491242973. It can be ordered by going to Amazon.com in either Kindle or paperback format.
I am also available to speak with groups of parents and students about the path from high school to college or technical college.