Listen to Me Now, or Listen to Me Later: A Memoir of Academic Success for College Students

Author(s): William T. Hoston

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2018

Pages: 170


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Listen to Me Now, or Listen to Me Later: A Memoir of Academic Success for College Students provides college students with key strategies and methods for achieving academic success. It gives advice to students on how to approach and handle trials and tribulations, gain self-awareness, and become an active learner while in college. This is an important read for students that need motivation to stay the path and complete their college education.

  • The themes of attitude, faith, determination, courage, and perseverance are used throughout the book in an attempt to enhance learning strategies.
  • Helps college students learn and practice effective self-management and study strategies.
  • Identifies essential skills for academic and career success.


Chapter One: God Has Plans for Me, Bigger than I Ever Imagined
Chapter Two: If You Embrace Negativity, It Will Hold You Forever
Chapter Three: From a 1.9 G.P.A. to a Ph.D.
Chapter Four: The Road Less Traveled Can Lead to Success
Chapter Five: Being Content Opens the Door for Failure
Chapter Six: Living a Significant Life

William T. Hoston

Dr. William T. Hoston, Sr., Ph.D., is Professor of Political Science and also serves as an Associate Dean at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) in the Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to joining PVAMU, he held professorships at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) and Wichita State University (WSU).

He holds teaching and research interests in the areas of minority voting behavior, political behavior of Black politicians, race and minority group behavior, Black masculinity, sexualities and gender, race and crime, and theories and dynamics of racism and oppression. An award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Hoston is the recipient of many teaching awards, including the National Society of Leadership and Success excellence in teaching award, and the Minnie Stevens Piper Professor award, which recognizes superior teaching at Texas higher education institutions.

Dr. Hoston’s written work traverses multiple genres, including editorials, essays, fiction, and poetry. He is the author or editor of nineteen books. His academic publications include: Toxic Silence: Race, Black Gender Identity, and Addressing the Violence against Black Transgender Women in Houston (2018), Race and the Black Male Subculture: The Lives of Toby Waller (2016), and Black Masculinity in the Obama Era: Outliers of Society (2014). Dr. Hoston’s last academic book, Toxic Silence, won the 2019 Lambda 176 new perspectives on race & ethnicity Literary Award in the ‘LGBTQ studies’ category. The Lambda Literary Awards is considered “the most prestigious and comprehensive literary award offered specifically to authors who write books about the LGBTQ experience” in the world.

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"Listen to Me Now or Listen to Me Later is a great inspirational read! I am currently studying for my GRE exam and this book has really motivated me to fight for my dream and not give up when things don't go as planned. I do hope to one day become someone very successful and inspiring as Dr. William T. Hoston is."

Alelhi Pena, Student



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