We are almost there, the Maturity 2021 kicks off tomorrow and, despite the simplified formula without writing, most of the graduates live the night before exams in the name of anxiety and last-minute study. From a survey conducted by ScuolaZoo on 17,000 graduates, 37% in fact declared that they will spend the day before the exams on books studying as hard as possible; 34.6% instead will dedicate themselves to relaxation, but staying at home, while only 25% will go out with friends to celebrate. Then there are those who resort to superstitious rites, more or less imaginative, to defeat pre-examination anxiety. Surprisingly, however, the lucky charm has a sentimental value: many graduates will bring with them objects and accessories (such as hats and necklaces) that belonged to their grandparents.
Speaking instead of the actual oral, not all the exam worries students in the same way: the third part of the interview is more frightening, in which the candidate will have to structure a multidisciplinary speech starting from a material (text, photos, article, problem, project ...) chosen by the professors of the commission. In fact, more than half of the high school students (51%) are afraid of not knowing how to make the connections between subjects, while 37% are afraid of not saying a word during the exam making a silent scene. On the other hand, the lined up audience of the professors does not worry: only 9% fear them.
Once the state exam is over 33% of graduates are planning a trip with friends and 26% will also leave alone. The laziest (20%) will spend the post-exam period on the couch, while a tireless 13% will not take a summer break. It is already time to study for the entrance tests.