Starting Off the School Year Right

The back-to-school season is upon us.  There is no better time than now to kick off a positive school year.  To help with this, The Cityzen has prepared some back-to-school tips and advice to a successful 2014-2015 school year.

A new year means new opportunities, and now is the perfect time to branch out.  MCHS offers a wide variety of clubs such as Science Club, Spellbowl, Art Club, and more!  Even though some sports have already begun, it is not too late to join an upcoming sport such as wrestling, gymnastics, or basketball.  Getting involved will not only lead to meeting new people, but also to finding out more of your own interests.  Better yet, by getting involved, you have the opportunity to represent MCHS and all the truly great things it has to offer.


Whether you are an underclassman or an upperclassman, you can take this academic year to commit yourself to your studies.  Instead of putting off that English homework for tomorrow at lunch, do it now.  Ask teachers for help when you do not understand something, rather than copying your friend’s answers (which may not even be correct anyways).   Prioritize yourself and make sure to get your work done, and done right.

To help you this with study well, The Cytizen has provided to you 5 simple study tips to help you survive this 2014-2015 school year.


Study Tips:

  • Be positive. Your mindset is everything in studying.  Instead of thinking “I am so bad at math, I’ll never get this right” stay positive and think “I might not be good at these equations now, but I can learn this.”
  • Find a good place to study. To focus well takes the right setting. A loud room or a crowded bus is not the best location to memorize vocabulary.  Try a quiet, comfortable place to study instead.
  • Be prepared. Make sure you have all your necessary textbooks, highlighters, notes, and anything else you need before you sit down to study.
  • Stay organized. It’s important to have all the right review sheets, study guides, and handouts for each class, don’t lose anything that could be vital information!
  • Find your study style. Every person is different, and therefore everyone will have a different study style. Some people may be better at reading information straight from the text. Others might prefer study games or working with pairs to study.  It’s important to find the right study style for you to study well.
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