What to expect in the 3rd term

Time flew by so fast – we’re already two terms into the 2019 academic year. I totally understand if this makes you feel a bit nervous about your second term results or what to expect for the rest of the year. It’s normal to feel this way. Preparing for the next two terms is important, so I have put together a list of 5 things you should expect for the third term.

It’s a shorter term

Unlike the other terms, term 3 is always the shortest and you have to cover a lot of school work in a short period of time. This means you’ll have to prioritise your school work over chilling with your friends or spending time on social media. And if it’s your partner that could be a bit of a distraction, click here to find out how to balance books and bae. 

If you have a study plan or schedule, then good for you Choma, being organised and prepared will make the rest of the year easier for you. But if you don’t, it’s okay – you can always start now by simply searching the internet for tips on study plans and schedules. 

Subject choices for grade 9s 

If you’re in Grade 9, the third term is the right time for you to pick your subjects for the senior years. After receiving your results for term 1 and 2, you should know your strengths and weakness and have a better understanding on how you can pick the subjects you’re good at. 

Your teachers should be able to also help you make the right choice so don’t be afraid to ask them questions.

Matric dance

Even though some schools have their Matric dances in the first term, many have theirs around September. If you’re in Matric and you haven’t had yours yet, this is definitely something to look forward to. 

There’s still an opportunity to improve your marks

Many people believe that your June results determine whether you’ll pass your year or not. But the truth is, if you didn’t do well in the first two terms, it’s not the end of the world – you still have time to redeem yourself. Just remember to work hard and not throw in the towel! 

For tips on how to improve your marks, read: 

The value of homework 

How to get to the top of your class 

We all get nervous towards the end of the year, and it’s okay. There’s no need for you to stress. Also, you don’t have to be too hard on yourself, even if your first terms’ marks were not great. Dust yourself off and keep trying. 

Remember, if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Message, a Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).