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How to spend time wisely and effectively

Kelvin Ku, reporter

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Managing time may be difficult for some,
but students at McKinley High School have
come up with strategies to stay productive.
“It is hard to manage my time as a student

when I have school work and other respon-
sibilities like JROTC,” sophomore Christian

Truong said.
Managing time may be hard if you don’t

know what you’re doing. That’s where a plan-
ner comes in handy.

“The way I manage time is by creating an

organized layout of my assignments,” sopho-
more Keysha Liwag said.

A planner’s purpose is not limited to writ-
ing down your assignments.

“I make sure that I write the date the as-
signments are due, what classes they are due

for and how much time I think the assign-
ments will take to finish,” Liwag said.

Expert Guidance, an organization that
specializes in guiding students and adults
in everyday life, said that most of the time
students lose their confidence before their

exams. They found they end up forgetting ev-
erything during the exam and that studying

daily can be a solution.
“I study at the same time daily so it just
became a habit,” sophomore Ming Lam said.
Even with a schedule, students need to
manage distractions, such as games and
social media.

“To prevent myself from having distrac-
tions I do all my homework as soon as I get

home. That way I won’t have to worry about it
later,” sophomore Justin Obra said.
“Get off your phone,” MHS counselor Lisa
Panquites said.
Using a planner and making a schedule
also helps prevent procrastination. Many of
the students interviewed agreed it is best to
finish your assignments as soon as possible.
“Waiting until the last minute is a bad idea
as unexpected situations can occur and being
rushed to do something can lower the quality
of your work,” senior Dean Gomez said.

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