听听学生怎么说 | 如何做一个守时的人

By Tuesday February 22nd, 2022High School




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How to be a punctual person


In the midst of a vibrant landscape where everything is reviving, we welcome spring and the return to campus. As we begin the new semester, we continue to remind ourselves and our friends to “cherish time and keep time” because we know that time is precious.


The latest issue’s theme of the THIS Tsing Yin Magazine is “keep and insist.” In it, there is an article titled “How to be a punctual person.” It provides practical tips on how to be punctual. Let’s read it together!


Design: Andrew Li


How to Be A Punctual Person

吕泽伶 10年级

Katelynn Lv, Grade 10


Punctuality is an essential and very important quality. On campus, punctuality shows respect for teachers and is the first step to achieving your goals. Socially, we also value punctuality because it represents a person’s reliability and is the foundation of trust among peers.


Learning to be punctual is a sharpening of self-management and time management skills. It allows us to master the continuous passage of time meaning doing what we want to do and achieving what we want to achieve in life’s short time.


Below are a few suggestions that can help you manage time.



Set an alarm on your phone and take notes in your memo


This is a very common and widely-used method. It reminds you of the tasks you need to complete within a certain time frame. Knowing that something needs to be done within a certain time frame makes it easier to anticipate how long it will take to complete it and to start working on it based on your own reasonable assumptions.



Make a check-list


Make a check-list with events and times marked on it. This strategy gives you a sense of “reward.” After the task is completed within the time frame and is checked off, this sense of accomplishment can easily become a source of energy that motivates us to continue doing more. At your discretion, you can schedule a little break to relax. Consistently using this method will help build good habits.




Plan ahead for what needs to be done, and write a plan


List the things you want to do in the plan, indicating the order and estimated time. Stick to the planned time as much as possible. This helps a person manage tasks and time so that he or she can stay organized and on track in all situations.



Keep a clock or timekeeping object on your desk or in a place where you can see it at all times


This is a very visual way to remind a person of the time and to create a sense of urgency. Placing the clock in a readily visible location will provide frequent visual stimulation and increase the likelihood that a person will be able to complete tasks efficiently and within the time frame.



Set the clock five to ten minutes faster


If you make a habit of always finishing tasks ahead of time, you will not be worried about finishing work at the last second or realizing you are late at the last second. Setting the clock a few minutes faster is a good way to do this because it can be hard to tell yourself to finish something early when you think you have plenty of time. In other words, if a person tells himself or herself that he or she is going to finish the task fifteen minutes early, will he or she actually save those fifteen minutes? People tend to be more efficient when they are pressed for time. This not only will make a person punctual, but also it may even give that person some extra time which can be valuable especially when he or she encounters unexpected situations or problems.



Anticipate in advance the factors that will make you late


Consider in advance whether there will be any factors that will cause you to be late for an appointment or the day you need to complete a task. For example, if you have many things to prepare before you go to an appointment, divide the task over a few days.  Also, if you know that your paper is due on a date that has several other deadlines, focus on finishing your paper early or talk to your instructor about extending the deadline.


Let’s follow these practical tips together! In this new semester, we still have dreams ahead and roads under our feet. In order to keep moving forward, we should both cherish our time as well as manage our time wisely to achieve growth.

翻译 Translation | Mia Gu, Mercy Xu

排版 Editing | Mia Gu

审核 Auditing |  Dieu-Anh Nguyen, Toni Dong, 

Wenping Li

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