Tips for Writing Matric Exams


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Wow, can you believe the final Matric exams have been going for almost two weeks?

I’m so proud of Martin, he is following the exam prep tips and is studying really hard every day. Since he has the prep part in the bag, I thought I’d give him some tips on what to do on the actual exam day and I found these wonderful exam writing tips on the Western Cape Education Department’s Matric Support website.

Tip 1:

Get to the exam hall early and be prepared to start the exam.

Tip 2:

Make sure they gave you the right question paper and then read the instructions carefully. If you don’t, you might answer the paper incorrectly.

Tip 3:

Look through the whole question paper and mentally plan the time you will take to answer each question. Also leave time to review your answer and fix any mistakes you might have made.

Tip 4:

Analyse each question – how many parts are there and how should you write your answer?

Tip 5:

Try to answer each question with everything you know.

Tip 6:

Keep your answer paper neat and tidy. Write clearly and leave spaces between questions to make it easier to read for the marker.

Tip 7:

Don’t freak out if you can’t answer a question. Focus on what you know and write it down.

Tip 8:

Leave time to review and fix any mistakes you might have made. Also check that you have answered the question as instructed.

Tip 9:

Don’t leave early, use all the time you are given. Go over the questions again, you might just remember something you couldn’t answer before.

For the complete list of tips and other useful exam tools, visit the WCED Matric Support website.


Breathe, relax, you are doing great!

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the Distance Learning Diva


Disclaimer:  Martin and Desi are fictional characters created by College SA for educational purposes.