MILWAUKEE, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- College move-in days make for good newsreel footage as freshmen settle into their new environment. But there is an unreported side to this Norman Rockwell-like picture: college can swiftly overwhelm and the consequences are serious. Suicide is now the second most common cause of death among college students.
According to college prep and career expert, and university dean Dr. Bob Neuman, a huge number of freshmen will find themselves overwhelmed within the first few weeks. He explains that they are at risk for dropping out, depression, anxiety, insomnia and drinking too much. Why? Because they have not been taught how to succeed in college, which requires completely different skills than high school.
Dr. Bob, author of the new College Smart book series, targets students from middle school through college, along with their parents, high school teachers, counselors, and college advisers. He identifies 12 strategies for success that mature as students do. They need to learn them.
- How college students can quickly become beaten up by stress. In a recent survey, half of students rated their mental health below average.
- Why and how college students need to adopt a whole new learning strategy.
- Why college-bound students study less than an hour a day. College expects about 30 hours a week. Students can't adjust.
- College students should be career-bound. Most aren't.
- When to start to prepare for college. The earlier the better.
- Questions parents should consider long before sending their child to college.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
During his 25 years as a college academic advising dean, Dr. Bob Neuman has advised more than 12,000 students on getting the most out of college. Recognized by the media for the breadth of his experience and his plain-spokenness, Dr. Bob has been quoted in USA Today, Wall Street Journal on Campus, U.S. News and World Report, the New York Times and other national publications. In addition, he and his wife Jude do the popular weekly "Ready for College" podcast on WebTalkRadio.net. His latest books, released in August, are College Smart, College Smart Practical Tips for Parents and Start College Smart.
AVAILABILITY: Milwaukee, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone
CONTACT: Bob Neuman, (262) 784-1384; Email
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SOURCE Dr. Bob Neuman