Tips When Writing The Final Matric Excamination


Tips When Writing The Final Matric Excamination

The matric exam is the most important exam that the matriculants have been preparing for 11 years and 11months.  This exam determines whether or not a matriculant qualifies for Tertiary education.

Guidelines To Follow When Preparing For The Final Exams

  • Switch ALL CELL PHONES OFF.  Do not allow any disruptions while studying.
  • At least 8 HOURS SLEEP per night is vital for studying and writing exams.
  • DIETEat enough PROTEINS such as biltong, nuts and cheese.
  • TAKE SHORT BREAKS.  For every hour you study, take a 15 minute break.  This is the ideal time to snack on the biltong or nuts.
  • NO BEVERAGES AT YOUR DESKwhile studying as it is very easy to form the habit of eating while studying.
  • Make sure it is QUIET while studying.  No television or music must be switched on at all.
  • TIME TABLE.  Work out a time table that suits your needs.  Make provision for relaxation and fun time e.g. watching a TV programme/walking.
  • Have all STUDY MATERIAL available while studying.  To prevent any distractions while studying,make sure that your DESK does not face any windows.  VENTILATION is very important while studying.
  • SUMMARISE your work by writing down KEY WORDS while studying as this will assist you remembering your study material much better.
  • EXERCISE:  exercise plays a vital role during your studying time.  One of the benefits of exercising is that your blood flow will increase and therefore your oxygen levels will increase.
  • SUPPLEMENTS:  Omega 3 and 6 tablets are vital to take while studying.
  • When RECEIVING the exam paper, SCAN through paper and start with the QUESTIONS YOU KNOW BEST FIRST.Remember to ENJOY writing your exam papers.  It is important to remember that when you go blank, NOT to panic, just take a deep breath, exhale AND READ THROUGHT THE QUESTIONS AGAIN.
    • James recommends the following remedies l during the examination: for stress – Rescue Remedy and Stress-away and for mental fatigue and enhancing cognitive properties:  MemorAll and Xcel.
    • All the best with your exams and future careers



The article was written by Educational Psychologist:  Nicolette Liddell   BA, B Ed Psig, Med Psig

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