Palmview Secondary School matriculants are ready to take on the matric examinations.
In the midst of the hopeful 2018 matric examinations, matriculants all over the country are preparing for the last stretch of their schooling career.
Top achieving pupils from Palmview Secondary School sat down with the Phoenix Sun and shared study tips that have worked for them during the course of the year.
The four pupils also gave words of encouragement to fellow matriculants for the last lap.
Payton Singarum who achieved extraordinary distinctions in all her subjects during the trial exams, stressed the importance of every matriculant understanding their school work. “Go over your school work at least two or three times. The more you go over your school work, the more you know it better. Practice does indeed make perfect. Strive for excellence on your own terms,” she said.
Mishka Riamraj, who has an average of 88 percent to 90 percent in all her subjects, said that she dedicates at least one day for each of her subjects.
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“I pray and meditate to combat against study block. I take about two, one hour long study breaks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon,” she said. Riamraj also warned against eating fast food as it slows down one’s mental capability.
Kerisha Tiara Moonsamy, who has an average ranging between 85 percent to 94 percent in her subjects, cautions fellow pupils to start in advance and not procrastinate.
“Use your time wisely or the stress and pressure of not having enough time will overwhelm you. Give your all,” she said.
Mariam Fazaal Kara who does a total of nine subjects, bagged a splendid six distinctions during her trial exams, urges her fellow matriculants across South Africa to not study for an the night before and not cram.
“Matriculants should rather have a timetable and only focus on the end goal,” she said.