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AMERICA'S THE TOP 10 COLLEGES:

MIT scored 3.72 out of 4.
MIT held the same spot from last year's ranking. The university has been ranked #9 internationally by Forbes and #5 for universities by US News.
It has an admissions rate of 9.7%.

Stanford University scored 3.68 out of 4.
Stanford held the same spot from last year's ranking. The university has been ranked #5 by Forbes and #5 for universities by US News.
It has an admissions rate of 8%

#3 Harvard University
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Harvard University scored 3.65 out of 4.
Harvard held the same spot from last year's ranking. The university has been ranked #6 by Forbes and #1 for universities by US News.
It has an admissions rate of 7%

Princeton University scored 3.6 out of 4.
Princeton jumped one spot from last year's ranking. The university has been ranked #2 by Forbes and #1 for universities by US News.
It has an admissions rate of 10%.

Yale University scored 3.57 out of 4.
Yale fell one spot from last year's ranking. The university has been ranked #14 by Forbes and #3 for universities by US News.
It has an admissions rate of 9%.

CalTech scored 3.52 out of 4.
CalTech held the same spot from last year's ranking. The university has been ranked #13 by Forbes and #5 for universities by US News.
It has an admissions rate of 15%

Columbia University scored 3.39 out of 4.
Columbia held the same spot from last year's ranking. The university has been ranked #42 by Forbes and #4 for universities by US News.
It has an admissions rate of 11%.

Dartmouth College scored 3.35 out of 4.
Dartmouth held the same spot from last year's ranking. The college has been ranked #30 by Forbes and #11 for universities by US News.
It has an admissions rate of 13%

University of Pennsylvania scored 3.29 out of 4.
University of Pennsylvania held the same spot from last year's ranking. The university has been ranked #52 by Forbes and #5 for universities by US News.
It has an admissions rate of 18%

Cornell University scored 3.28 out of 4.
Cornell held the same spot from last year's ranking. The university has been ranked #51 by Forbes and #15 for universities by US News.
It has an admissions rate of 19%.

Did your college make this list? If so, do you think it is an accurate ranking?
DEVELOPING GOOD STUDENT HOMEWORK AND STUDY HABITS

Create an environment that is conducive to doing homework. Children need a consistent work space in their bedroom or another part of the home that is quiet, without distractions, and promotes study.

Schedule ample time for homework.
Establish a household rule that the TV and other electronic distractions stay off during homework time. Studying at the local coffee shop may seem like a good idea but not if there are constantly people interrupting or other disruptions. Even at home, studying in front of the TV won’t be the best use of your son or daughter’s time. Help your child by providing a quiet, well-lit, low-traffic space for study time. Take it one step further and institute a “communications blackout” policy with no cell phones or instant messaging allowed until schoolwork is done.

Supervise computer and Internet use.
Be available to answer questions and offer assistance, but never do a child's homework for her.

Take steps to help alleviate eye fatigue, neck fatigue and brain fatigue while studying. It may be helpful to close the books for a few minutes, stretch, and take a break periodically when it will not be too disruptive.
If your child is struggling with a particular subject, and you aren't able to help her yourself, a tutor can be a good solution. Talk it over with your child's teacher first.
Some children need help organizing their homework. Checklists, timers, and parental supervision can help overcome homework problems.

If your child is having difficulty focusing on or completing homework, discuss this with your child's teacher, school counselor, or health care provider.

Establish a good sleep routine. Insufficient sleep is associated with lower academic achievement in middle school, high school and college, as well as higher rates of absenteeism and tardiness. The optimal amount of sleep for most adolescents is in the range of 8.5 to 9.5 hours per night.

Students shouldn’t have any surprises when it come to how and what they will be graded on. By middle school and high school, most teachers will provide a course outline or syllabus, which can serve as a guide for the semester. If expectations aren’t clear, don’t wait until a bad report card comes in the mail. Your student should feel comfortable approaching teachers with questions about grading and assignments at any time. If this is not the case, it may be time for you as a parent to step in.

Being in the right mindset can make all the difference. You shuld motivate yourself to think positively when studying or heading into an exam and by all means, avoid catastrophic thinking. Try to turn negative statements like “I’ll never have enough time to get a good grade on this exam” into positive ones like “I began preparing later than I should have but I put together a comprehensive study plan and will be able to get through the material prior to the exam.”


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