Next week Wednesday matriculants will be writing their final exams and a few amendments have been made to the rules.
Grade 12 learners who fail to report, direct or indirect, access to leaked exam papers received through WhatsApp and the source of the message will be guilty of committing an irregularity.
This is one of the new clauses contained in a commitment agreement document for the 2021 Senior Certificate exams.
Parents and pupils will have to sign before matriculants start their exams next week.
On the Morning Show with Thomas and Skhumba, listeners were asked to share their most trusted study hacks.
As the saying goes – study smarter not harder. Check out some study tips that have proven to be effective:
Find a quiet place
One of the hacks to effective studying is to have the right environment.
Having fewer distractions will allow you to maximize your time. This includes putting away your phone.
Create a study plan
Set a study schedule. This will allow you to have enough time to study for your exam.
Don’t cram – learn
We’ve all tried cramming for an exam or test before. Studies have found that this is not the best way to learn for an exam as it only works in the short term.
Space out your studying. Research has shown that studying something more than twice increases retention.
Revising what you’ve studied will give you an indication of the progress you have made.
After a long session of studying, do something you enjoy like playing your most-loved game.
This functions as a technical reboot and allows your mind to process what you’ve learned.
Write down notes
Research has shown that writing down notes while studying improves learning.
Go through past exam papers
Testing yourself through past exam papers can help you find out the effectiveness of your revision.
Get enough sleep
Lack of sleep can negatively affect one’s memory and focus. Get enough sleep.
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