All the best to Class of 2022: Words of encouragement to learners writing the final matric examination

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For any learner, the time for writing the final examination is both thrilling and nerve-racking. If you feel overwhelmed, take a break and breathe.

SchoolNet South Africa conveys its good wishes to learners sitting for the 2022 matric examinations. It is important to believe in yourself. Hard work through studying and preparing for the subjects you are going to write, is important to reach your goals.

The journey leading up to this time of writing your examination has had it up and down moments. Focus on a strong finish to your years of schooling. Your determination and unwavering commitment to your studies and dreams are an encouragement to witness. As always, you have our support as teachers, parents, siblings, friends, and communities across the country.

An article by Skills Academy provides tips that learners writing their final examination can apply. Here are some key SchoolNet South Africa tips for you to focus on. Click on the article link for the full list of tips.

Tips for learners writing examinations by Skills Academy

1. Outline your goals:
The biggest mistake you can make is studying without a goal. Having goals will encourage you to move forward. They can also help you measure how much you have improved and what you need to focus on.

2. Make sure you have covered everything:
Avoid getting caught off guard by question papers. Make sure you have covered everything your teachers, tutors, and advisors encouraged you to learn.

Things to avoid

1. Distractions:
Social media, television, and other disturbances could prevent you from taking in as much work as you can. Rather schedule time or reward yourself with leisure activities.

How to make studying a pleasant experience
1. Incorporate Games:
We all love playing games, so why not incorporate that into your study session to make it more pleasant … Think of your favourite games and try to incorporate that into your learning.

Things to do on exam day:
1. Get enough rest:
You need your brain to function properly. How will you do that? By getting enough sleep before you write your exams. Avoid cram sessions altogether. If you have to cram for the exams, it means you are not ready.

2. Pack your needed supplies:
Sharing is forbidden in the exam room. If you get caught, that could be the end of your examination. Make sure you have packed all the supplies you need. For examination, you can’t go wrong by packing two pens (a backup pen is essential), a sharpened pencil, a ruler, an eraser, and a calculator.

Please remember this is your journey. Enjoy it. Be proud of yourself.

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell, scientist, and inventor, 1847-1922

“When you believe in yourself, anything is possible. Wishing you the best of luck on your exam! – Online Student Life

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