Matrics reveal their exam study secrets and superstitions

2015-11-04 09:30
Girls’ High matric pupils who wrote CAT paper two yesterday. Seated from left are Aliya Moonilal, Megan Barnard, Shona Lagesse, Noluthando Mkhize and Eden Clemitson. Standing at the back, Joslyn Rimmer and Jodie van Locherenbery.

Girls’ High matric pupils who wrote CAT paper two yesterday. Seated from left are Aliya Moonilal, Megan Barnard, Shona Lagesse, Noluthando Mkhize and Eden Clemitson. Standing at the back, Joslyn Rimmer and Jodie van Locherenbery. (v)

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Pietermaritzburg - Matric pupils on Tuesday wrote the theory-based Computer Application Technology paper.

The Witness spoke to Girls’ High matrics about their preparations for and superstitions during exams.

Noluthando Mkhize (18) said some of the papers were a bit challenging compared to last year’s papers. “Being relaxed while studying helps me because stressing and panicking will only make things worse. People should not use energy supplements, because the last time I used them my body had a bad reaction to them. I don’t believe in luck; hard work and dedication is the only way.”

Joslyn Rimmer (18) said family support is very important during exams and her mother and brother motivate her to study harder. “Next year I am planning on getting a job and maybe the following year, 2017 I will go and study marketing. I believe in luck. I have this one watch which I wear every now and then. It might sound silly but it brings me luck.”

Shona Lagesse (18) said, “The paper was alright. People should learn to stay calm and try not to stress because once you start stressing, nothing goes in. When I study I find a place which will be very comfortable outside somewhere in the sun, so I can tan as well.”

Aliya Moonilal (17) said the paper was easier than class tests. “Paving that pathway to a better future starts now. If you want to be a nobody, then don’t study. Self-motivation and focus are the two best elements one needs to pull through. I don’t agree with [studying all night]. It not healthy and this could affect your sleep patterns.”

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