18 Things College Students Need To Know by Renée Bailey

18 Things College Students Need To Know

Getting ready for college can be so exciting. You’re putting in applications and getting responses. You’re talking to your friends, making plans. Maybe you’re the first person in your family to go off to college and that amps up the thrill of the process. But here’s the thing: college itself is stressful. It can leave you emotionally spent, financially broke, and completely disillusioned with educating yourself, if you’re not careful.

You’re going to have stress. 38% of female college students and 27% of male college students report that their stress level is so high that it negatively affects their academic performance. The goal of 18 Things College Students Need to Know is to give you the tricks, hacks, and tools to handle your college stresses in a proactive way and make the best of the educational opportunity that college is.

ISBN: 978-1-64543-386-6
Official retail release date: September 1, 2020

Price: $16.95

18 Things College Students Need to Know is a pre-college book that every potential university student needs to read. This book contains eighteen topics to help navigate the college experience. It also intends to help relieve that overwhelming feeling that many future college students experience. For many just starting the college inquiry, this is the first step in working through many obstacles in the world, whether you are thinking about staying home or going away for college.”

Laurie L. Davis, Ed.D.

Instructor, Developmental Research, Texas Wesleyan University

Meet the Author

Renee BaileyRenée Bailey grew up as the only daughter of a single mother. Between the ages of about five to ten years old, she watched as her mother went to a two-year nursing college while working full-time. She watched as her mom studied, and listened while her mom played audiotapes of her classes. She listened so well that this young woman would actually quote the professors back to her mother.

As she approached her own college experience, she realized how ill-prepared she really was. Sure enough, in the second semester of her undergraduate degree, life took a sharp turn for this young woman and what she didn’t know about university life started working against her.

As a result of what Renée went through with her own college experience, she learned about the stress of college firsthand. Learning more about these stressors and how to overcome them kept her from being one of approximately 30 percent of college freshmen who drop out, and enabled her to finish two undergraduate degrees and a master’s degree in performance psychology. She has taught at the college level and now writes and speaks to high school and college students to help them manage stress and succeed more in college.

Meet the Author

Renee Bailey

Renée Bailey grew up as the only daughter of a single mother. Between the ages of about five to ten years old, she watched as her mother went to a two-year nursing college while working full-time. She watched as her mom studied, and listened while her mom played audiotapes of her classes. She listened so well that this young woman would actually quote the professors back to her mother.

As she approached her own college experience, she realized how ill-prepared she really was. Sure enough, in the second semester of her undergraduate degree, life took a sharp turn for this young woman and what she didn’t know about university life started working against her.

As a result of what Renée went through with her own college experience, she learned about the stress of college firsthand. Learning more about these stressors and how to overcome them kept her from being one of approximately 30 percent of college freshmen who drop out, and enabled her to finish two undergraduate degrees and a master’s degree in performance psychology. She has taught at the college level and now writes and speaks to high school and college students to help them manage stress and succeed more in college.