So we thought we’d give you a well-deserved study break and possibly a laugh or two. Because there are a few things we all go through during exam time.
Like actually wishing we'd taken that gap year or not decided to take physics on as a subject in grade 9.
Like struggling to find motivation.
And looking just about anywhere for your will to carry on.
And you keep studying, even though you feel like you can't remember a single thing.
And still you try to be hopeful, even though you know it's to no avail. That exam is going to be terrifying!
Because you already know you're going to have nothing to contribute to those post-exam discussions.
When people ask you how you're doing you pretty much feel like a mess.
And don't get me started on the "Are you worried you're not going to pass?"...
and "When are you graduating?" questions.
- Also read: A parent’s guide to surviving matric finals
You're going to start to wish you had actually done some studying during your vac like your teacher and lecturers suggested you do.
You'll wish you hadn't been so stubborn.
Because now you are this close to losing it:
But you push on nevertheless, because you know you're not alone.
So you'll kiss your mom goodbye and enter the exam venue.
Because it's been a long time coming but winter is finally here.
- Beat exam stress with these hilarious #Matric2017 tweet
- Download old matric exam papers here (updated)
- Exam stress tips for your kids
What have you found works for you when dealing with stress during exams? Tell us by commenting below.
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