100 leading suggestions for test success as well as some mobile applications. Read, use and also be successful.

What should you be doing now if you want to do well in the June exams and also in tests normally?
Advice from those that’ve been there

1 Just research, do not hesitate. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

2 Put away the laptop. Get your moms and dads to hide the battery so you won’t be lured. @paddykell

3 Draw up a reasonable schedule. Short, frequent study sessions. You require to be doing more than your homework.

4 Organise on your own. It’s never ever too late. Clear notes, clean folders. Do not tension on your own out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Don’t prioritise any type of one topic. All subjects should obtain equivalent time. Enable two hours each weekend for every subject and around 30-40 mins per evening for researching what was covered on that day in the classroom.

6 Publish primary inspectors’ records for your subjects. They provide sample responses which you can utilize as a guide for answering style. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 Just how much time do you invest in the internet? Half-an-hour in the morning, a hr at night? All of it accumulates. Two hours a day is 14 weekly, 56 monthly. Picture if you were to invest just half of that modifying.

8 Fewer late nights. The worst point you can do at the weekends is spend the whole evening up, as well as the entire day in bed. Try to reach bed by 1am at the latest on weekend breaks, as well as get up early.

9 Split up work with a buddy, after that assemble, copy each other’s notes, teach each other what you discovered. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Checking out a publication isn’t researching– it reads a book. Establish a target: “I will certainly revise this subject for 45 mins”. Take notes as you go. Do away with the books. Do an exam inquiry. Now that’s research.

11 Get knowledgeable about the layout of the exam paper. Some documents are complicated and challenging instructions can throw you on the day.

12 Don’t cut too many edges. Annually trainees emerge ruined due to the fact that they listened to rumours regarding what was coming up. The reality is anything can turn up. The papers are designed to be unforeseeable.

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13 Record your revision notes on a dictaphone, download and install onto your phone, change on the move. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

14 Understand what you’re researching– or a minimum of try. Rephrase in your own words when possible. Students who do well in examinations do not simply vomit up truths, they demonstrate genuine understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Students have a tendency to ignore what they put down on their CAO forms in the rush to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no injury to maintain considering what course you intend to do, and also maintain investigating various locations. @paddykell

16 Don’t discuss what study you’re doing and don’t pay attention to other people about what they’re doing. Great deals of individuals exist regarding what they’re doing or not doing. The normally dazzling buddy that not did anything however somehow managed a B1 in the mocks is probably telling fibs regarding exactly how hard they’re functioning.

17Eat! Porridge can be flawlessly edible with some minor changes. Some fast ones include placing delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, and even molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the notion of not fit to eat slop away and keeps you going all early morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends as well as I began our very own unpopular pattern of soaking Nature Valley bars right into yogurt pots, which I comprehend noises abhorrent to some individuals, but it got us via. @ClareReidy1

19 Have something to divert your interest: being exclusively concentrated on a few days in June at this phase will certainly fry your mind.

20 Workout. Do not examine any later than 10pm, and if you can locate the power, opt for a walk. It launches endorphins in your mind that make you really feel great about yourself, as well as it clears your head after hours of examining. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter cups and delicious chocolate bars with nuts are fantastic brain food, and also addicting too. @ClareReidy1

22 Keep the tests in perspective. None of the complying with things will be dictated by just how you do in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you wed, how commonly you marry, the amount of icecreams you eat in your lifetime; your total health and health; the number of rocks that function their way right into your footwear leading to you continuously jumping about on one foot to remove them; the quantity of love in your life.


23 Concerning 75 per cent of Junior Cert and also 55 per cent of Leaving Cert English is totally undetected till you open the paper. That does not indicate you can’t examine for the examination. You are finding out abilities as opposed to rote-learning information.

24 Read, reviewed, check out. If you do not read extensively, you’ll never ever come to be a great author.

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Videotape them onto your smartphone or iPod as well as listen heading into college.

26 Don’t learn essays off by heart. If you’re writing a short story, have some instances of characterisation as well as setting ready to adapt to your title. Imaginative writing demands to be dazzling as well as entertaining. Program, don’t inform. The viewers must have specific sights, seems and smells in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

27 Read your exercise loud. You’ll hear errors earlier than you’ll see them.

28 Evaluating a personality is facility: examine what they say, what they do, just how they look, what they think and feel and other people’s opinions of them. Do not take them at their word– personalities usually lie, to themselves and others.

29Learn to lead to the word personality. There’s just one “h” and also it goes to the beginning.

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness design solutions rarely attain an excellent quality, especially if you obtain stuck exploring one factor in extreme detail.

31 Essays on researched texts should utilize a formal style. Points should be sustained with pertinent and exact quotes.

32 Know your solitary message quite possibly, inside out. Whether you’re utilizing referral or quote to sustain your solution, you need to understand the text in detail.

33 In the comparative research study, you should ask yourself “what’s this text all about?”. When you make a checklist with that going to all three texts, you can extra clearly see what they have in common. You then need to locate key moments in each to sustain your contrasts. And you ought to be comparing them regularly.

34 You have concerning a hr per area in the examination. Most individuals will certainly compose in between 7 and also 10 paragraphs. Time on your own and create three paragraphs in 20 minutes for a bit of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

35 Don’t listen to the verse tips. Prepare your favourite poets well as well as you will be compensated. The more you have to state concerning a poet’s job the far better, so have a view which you can back up by referencing the poet’s job.


36 Practising past test papers is a very vital part of creating great exam strategy. Start currently if you have not already.

37 You need to recognize the proofs and also theses and also the description of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Usage the main marking plans. They frequently reveal greater than one acceptable technique of solving a concern. The noting systems likewise reveal you how marks were assigned by the examiners across all parts of all questions in previous tests, but there’s no genuine need for you to analyse this. It is not possible to predict the appropriation of marks within a concern– the appropriation can differ hugely as well as in unforeseen ways.

39 Suppose you make a decision to give five hrs a week to mathematics, an affordable quantity at this phase of the year. Break this up into five 35 mins ports each week-night giving you practically 2 hrs at weekend break.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert topic without an option on the paper. As a result you need to stay on par with the material covered in course.

41 Weekend break study ideally ought to be made use of for attempting concerns from past papers as well as sample papers. It is essential to understand the exact set-up of your examination, the number of concerns, the phrasing used, and so on. Time yourself to get used to the time restraints.

42 The project maths noting plan is quite different from the marking system made use of in the past. There are five noting ranges, with approximately six categories per noting range. It’s a lot much more challenging than the previous system.

43 Begin with your favorite concern. It will certainly aid resolve your nerves on test day. Obviously if you like a consecutive strategy, do that.

44 It sounds evident yet get made use of to checking out concerns carefully. Make sure you’re not missing any kind of details.

45 It is vital to practice as well as be comfortable with the basics before trying the new word troubles in mathematics. These concerns have to be read extremely carefully. Try to understand the problem. Take a look at the info provided. Take down all the quantities offered and what is being looked for, ie, converting the English words right into mathematical sentences. Typically there is an equation that links the information you have with the information you need.

46 Occasionally you believe you know a topic, but along comes a question which can be phrased in a manner you have actually never ever seen prior to. Don’t allow this toss you. The even more practice you have from taking on various questions, the more positive you will certainly come to be when you deal with an odd looking inquiry.

47 If stuck, do not search for the service too swiftly. You will frequently learn more by tackling it by yourself for some time, even if you need to check out the service in the long run.

48 Program all functions within your response– do refrain from doing rough-work on a separate page. Do not utilize Tippex, rather cross out any mistakes with a solitary line. You might obtain marks for the work you have deleted, however not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you address a trouble using a calculator, write out some or all of the actions taken. Don’t just provide the answer. This is to guarantee you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a representation or perhaps a fundamental sketch can frequently be really handy to begin in taking on an inquiry, and may acquire marks for you.

50 Get familiar with your solutions and tables brochure. It supplies a great deal of helpful info. Utilize it.


51 Homework is really research study. It is evaluating on what was educated on that particular day in the class as well as is more often than not, directly based upon an examination concern: ie, verse questions or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós tale.

52 Pupils usually go home as well as discover a teacher’s answers on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t need to do this. You should perhaps study exactly how the question is opened– the structure of the answer– keeping an eye on pertinent quotations used.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can convert the rhyme you have virtually every answer called for on the day as all verse will certainly be published on the actual exam paper. The only areas that ought to be learned off by heart are the grammatic terms that will certainly be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint section– terms such as aimsigh and so forth.

54 Past exam documents are important. They reveal the design of the actual examination as well as exactly how concerns might be subdivided in different sections. It is good practice to research a particular topic and then do out exam inquiries, keeping an eye on schedule restrictions as well as sticking rigidly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the inquiry over and over to ensure you are in fact responding to the question asked. No marks will certainly be awarded for info that is not appropriate. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on style, only on theme and also not feelings or emotions.

56 At this stage, you will have finished your mock tests and will have endured 2 complete papers in Irish. Whatever mistakes you may have made, will not be repeated in June. Keep in mind, you will always learn by your blunders. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will need to adjust the size of time you spend on the different sections.

57 Don’t forget the significance of the dental Irish examination which carries 40 percent of the complete exam mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks going for this section. Technique asking questions. Students are typically much better at answering questions than asking them. Likewise practise checking out the verse daily– with 35 marks for reviewing a simple 10-12 lines it deserves extra that the whole poetry or prose training course.


Dental examination

58Remember that this is a conversation, not an interview. The inspector exists to help you reach your highest potential.

59Marks are granted for structure, interaction, vocabulary as well as enunciation, and also vocabulary is really how you expression your responses. Don’t use slang terms way too much. Rich vocabulary is everything about utilizing a various way to say something.

60 Pronunciation is extremely important and also make up 20 per cent of the examination Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and also record on your own to excellent your accent.

61Try costs 10-15 minutes a day on your oral work. Once you have actually learned a subject, practice it out loud on your own. When you are much more certain, practise with a pal or a loved one.

Aural exam.

62 Ask your teacher to evaluate you on previous aurals from years back regarding the very early 1990s preferably. Listen to your own CDs as well as downloads.

63Log on Google.fr for French, Google.de for German or Google.es for Spanish as well as search YouTube for clips in your chosen language. Even if you don’t comprehend every word, your ear will certainly become familiar with it.

64 For French, log onto tf1.fr and pay attention to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a prominent information network on French TV. You can likewise pay attention to French news on rfi.fr and also radiofrance.fr.

General language suggestions

65Do not find out off big long essays on every subject. You will certainly get stalled and also come to be disheartened. Write three factors on each topic and also discover 20 words of vocabulary. Make sure you have good sentences to start as well as finish a written piece.

66 Don’t utilize Google convert as it translates literally as well as does not take context right into factor to consider. Wordreference.com is an exceptional translation site. It will only convert one word at a time, so it can be irritating but there are fascinating aid forums on the website.

67Familiarise yourself with the means questions are asked at the end of each analysis comprehension.

68 Don’t be attracted to discover off opinion pieces by heart. It is unlikely that the item that you will certainly have learned will certainly address the question given up the paper. You will be heavily penalised if you don’t attend to the question, even if the language that you have made use of is appropriate. Instead, accumulate your vocabulary for the different topics on the syllabus and exercise with past or simulated examination papers.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to help LC students in preparation for French test. @NatashaLynchEF


70 It is best to invest 30 minutes at once examining biology. Take a brief, five-minute break after 30 minutes and then move on to the next subject.

71Try to spend concerning 4 30 minute sessions per week devoted to answering past papers. These might vary over the brief concerns in section A, the experimental concerns in section B as well as the lengthy questions in area C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are acquired from recognizing your interpretations. These need to be found out off by heart.
73 In between 15 as well as 30 per cent of the marks are obtained from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment per day over the course of a month. When learning the experiments you have to understand the steps taken as well as the factor for taking each step.

74Up to Easter, your research needs to range over the entire program. From Easter, focus on particular topics. These are the topics that show up yearly together with any kind of topics that are more likely to come up this year.


75Know what is involved: time– the location paper is 2 hrs and also 50 minutes long; framework– five full questions need to be addressed. All concerns equivalent 80 marks.

76Plan your research study. At least 80 percent of your time will be spent on research so it is necessary you obtain the skills to research efficiently.

77 Plan reasonable targets which you can accomplish in each research session, eg, write out 15 considerable pertinent points (SRPs) on your chosen subject.

78Focus on topics that are examined each year. These consist of: core device 1– landform advancement; plate tectonics; human interaction; core device 2– economic activities in an Irish area; economic activities in a European region; economic tasks in a continental/sub-continental region; financial elective– impact of EU policies on Ireland; multinational firms.

79When you read your notes, choose the key words or phrases which will certainly help you to bear in mind what the topic has to do with.

80 Make a topic summary by positioning the core theme or topic title in the centre after that draw lines from the centre and also write sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, compose the keywords or phrases linked to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the major topics. Don’t try to predict what will be analyzed. Instead, practise answering examination questions from previous documents. Time on your own as well as see if you can create a response in the time which the evaluation will certainly permit you.

82Remember that the 30-mark parts of the concern ought to have 15 SRPs


83 The normal key words are: “represent”– discuss as well as give factors; “contrast”– point out resemblances as well as distinctions; “contrast”– point out the major distinctions; “describe”– state the obvious; “describe”– draw up the bottom lines as well as create an explanation.


84Spend at the very least an hour-and-a-half on company alteration every second night. So three or 4 one-and-a-half hrs research study sessions weekly.

85The used service inquiry (ABQ) is on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 as well as 2003 will certainly be structured identically to 2013 and these ABQs should be practiced first, prior to any other year.

86 Long question practice: 25-mark questions– spend 10 mins on them; 20-mark concerns– invest eight minutes on them. 20-mark questions are the most usual and students mistakenly spend 10 minutes on them, which quickly accumulates to a great deal of two minutes’s lost during the examination; 15-mark concern– invest 6 mins.

87The 2 most preferred verbs are “highlight” and also “assess”. Yet with our above structure we immediately handle these verbs. The instance manage show as well as the student can make use of the advantage or negative aspect as their personal point of view by putting “in my opinion” ahead or their advantage or disadvantage. This is superb as it is a genuine opinion not rote picked up from a textbook.

88 ABQ– you have 45 mins to address this section. It is essential to practice it as it takes most students over an hour to do this inquiry. But after five or 6 ABQs the speed naturally creates. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will certainly not get it done in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– major mistake.You ought to be doing at the very least one ABQ every week from now till the examination.

89 The lengthy question can commonly have one sentence, however there are two components to be dealt with to appropriately respond to the inquiry. The long concern may likewise have a short story as an intro, if so trainees have to refer to the short story in their response or marks will be lost.


90By now you must be ended up, or nearing the conclusion of your unique study. Look over the needs for length, resources and also history information, as well as remember someone will certainly be reading 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summertime, so make it unforgettable.

91 Every subject will certainly have information that are necessary eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Ensure you know necessary days and what order occasions happened. It resembles narrating. Do not leave out the vital little bits and also it’s not very interesting if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Do not think of discovering off essays. It would be great if you get the exact wording in your examination concerns yet it’s unlikely to occur, so consider portable details that you can make use of to address any inquiry. Practise writing a factor per paragraph; bear in mind the answer is marked primarily paragraph by paragraph as well as if your work is organised and thoughtful, you’ll do well.

93 Remember, honours background is not regarding writing all you learn about a topic. It has to do with learning to make links to the inquiry you are addressing with the information you know. For instance, an inquiry on the variables that resulted in the growth of fascism is not create all you know about fascism: you need to isolate what caused its surge such as instability after the 2nd World War, the economic circumstance, risk of communism and so on 94Look at your documents: many students concern this inquiry as a procedure however understanding the topic, and also exactly how to manage composed and also visual resources can be worth an additional grade.

95Don’ t forget to change your mandatory study. There are only 3, so see to it you understand enough to compose a mini-essay of two-and-a fifty percent pages in order to address the contextualisation part of the inquiry.

Home Economics

96The home economics course is significant. Simplify. Have a schedule, and also take it someday or week at a time.

97Do 3 or four brief inquiries every evening. Every one is worth six marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your complete mark. Utilize your textbook to answer them, so you accumulate a bank of accurate info in your head.

98 Technique concern 1 (a) in area B. You will need to evaluate a graph or a chart in this concern. It does not appear in any book. You need to be acquainted with it.

99 Read one examination inquiry each evening. Highlight vital terms. What is being asked? Consider the noting scheme. Exactly how are marks distributed? Several pupils have the right information yet lose marks since they do not recognize their noting plan.

100Know all the topics in your optional. Part (a) is compulsory. If you reduced edges, you might obtain captured out.

Likewise try using some mobile applications to aid yyou stay cooncetrated.

Applications to assist focus
The most effective concentration applications can aid you get involved in the right psychological area for soaking up information. This classification looks at applications that maintain you from obtaining sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by blocking various other apps).

  1. Forest
    Forest Application
    A few of us need a little outside motivation to remain concentrated while examining. Which’s fine.

The Forest application provides an aesthetic reward by letting you plant a virtual tree and then basically holding that tree captive till your study session mores than.

Wish to inspect your Instagram for a second? Tempted to do a fast online shop in between textbook phases? Proceed. You’ll just need to involve peace with viewing your tree wither as well as die first.

But if you stick to your emphasis time, you’ll take pleasure in seeing your trees thrive. Over a number of study sessions, you can construct a fascinating electronic forest– a positive reminder of all your efficient hours.

Benefit: The Woodland app is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants actual trees on behalf of the online ones that pro customers grow (over 1 million trees as well as counting). So, utilizing this app to obstruct other apps while researching can assist the setting in addition to your qualities. Not bad at all.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Chrome
Typical score: 4.8/ 5 on Application Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Price: $2.99 on Application Store, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions available on all gadgets

  1. Freedom
    Freedom application to obstruct apps while researching
    Liberty is an app that locks your phone while researching (or any other time you require to concentrate). Flag the apps and/or internet sites that distract you, as well as Liberty will obstruct them– great if the self-motivated applications like Woodland don’t fairly suffice for you. You can establish a set up session in advance or begin some ‘Liberty time’ whenever you need it.

Liberty obstructs time-wasting applications and internet sites across all your tools, so your iPad will not lure you away while you’re examining on your MacBook.

Did you recognize? The majority of smartphones have integrated devices for tracking screen time and setting restrictions. They might not be as elegant as Forest as well as Freedom, however they can finish the job in a pinch. Seek ‘Screen Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Well-being’ (Android) to explore your choices.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Ordinary score: 3.2/ 5 on App Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for basic features, costs registration offered ($ 30/year).
Note: Please check your school’s plan before downloading this or any kind of app to your institution computer.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise app to aid concentration.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, but your much-loved tunes may not aid a lot either. There’s nothing quite like finishing a vital note just to realise you began composing verses halfway via the sentence (many thanks a whole lot, Billie).

A little white noise can assist you concentrate without attracting excessive interest to itself. The White Noise Lite app allows you build custom-made soundscapes to fit your choices with a variety of noises consisting of coastline waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and even a hoover (hi, if that’s what obtains you in the state of mind for research study, you do you).

Packing up the books for the night? Change from your researching mix to your snoozing mix for a relaxed rest.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Typical ranking: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for lite version, $1.49 for full variation (no ads).
Note: Please check your college’s plan prior to downloading this or any app to your institution computer.
Performance apps for pupils.
Alright, so you have actually got diversions off the beaten track as well as some history appears on loophole. Now allow’s talk about some great apps for trainees that will aid you obtain the most out of your research time. The following 2 research study apps assist you organise your routine and also remain on top of projects so you can achieve more and cram much less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist app.
    Todoist can arrange your school topics, task deadlines, homework and … virtually your entire life, if you desire it to. This is just one of the very best apps for trainees since it keeps your schoolwork on the right track while additionally holding you responsible.

The Todoist app offers useful functions consisting of:.

recurring due days (fantastic for weekly research).
fast add (include brand-new tasks and also tasks on the go).
favourites as well as top priorities (flag the subjects you need to focus on).
areas and also subtasks (divide intimidating jobs right into little, straightforward actions).
assimilations with various other apps (e.g. Google Schedule and Dropbox).
With all your tasks and also due days maintained nicely in Todoist– as opposed to floating around in your head– you’ll be complimentary to focus on your studies.

Offered on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows.
Average rating: 4.7/ 5 on App Shop, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for standard, $4.99/ year for costs (added attributes, no advertisements).
Note: Please inspect your college’s plan before downloading this or any kind of app to your institution computer system.

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