100 top ideas for test success as well as some mobile apps. Read, use and also do well.

What should you be doing currently if you wish to prosper in the June exams as well as in exams generally?
Guidance from those who have actually been there

1 Just research study, don’t put things off. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

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

3 Prepare a realistic schedule. Short, constant research sessions. You need to be doing more than your homework.

4 Organise on your own. It’s never far too late. Clear notes, tidy folders. Don’t stress and anxiety yourself out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Do not prioritise any kind of one subject. All subjects need to get equal time. Permit two hrs each weekend break for each and every subject and around 30-40 minutes per night for researching what was covered on that particular day in the class.

6 Print chief supervisors’ records for your subjects. They provide example answers which you can utilize as an overview for addressing style. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you invest in the web? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr at night? All of it accumulates. 2 hours a day is 14 each week, 56 each month. Imagine if you were to spend simply half of that modifying.

8 Less late evenings. The worst thing you can do at the weekends is invest the entire evening up, and the entire day in bed. Attempt to reach bed by 1am at the current on weekends, as well as stand up early.

9 Separate up deal with a buddy, then assemble, photocopy each other’s notes, educate each other what you found out. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reviewing a publication isn’t researching– it reads a book. Set a target: “I will certainly modify this subject for 45 mins”. Take notes as you go. Do away with guides. Do a test inquiry. Since’s research study.

11 Get accustomed to the design of the exam paper. Some papers are difficult and difficult directions could throw you on the day.

12 Don’t reduce way too many edges. Annually trainees emerge ruined due to the fact that they listened to rumours concerning what was coming up. The fact is anything can come up. The papers are designed to be uncertain.

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

14 Understand what you’re researching– or at the very least attempt. Rephrase in your very own words when possible. Pupils that succeed in tests do not just vomit up truths, they demonstrate genuine understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Trainees often tend to ignore what they take down on their CAO kinds in the thrill to examine for the Leaving Cert. It’s no harm to maintain thinking about what course you wish to do, and maintain looking into different locations. @paddykell

16 Don’t speak about what research you’re doing and also do not listen to other individuals about what they’re doing. Lots of people lie about what they’re doing or not doing. The naturally brilliant good friend that not did anything yet somehow managed a B1 in the mocks is possibly telling fibs regarding exactly how difficult they’re functioning.

17Eat! Gruel can be flawlessly edible with some minor changes. Some fast ones consist of placing delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or even molasses and also strawberries on it. It takes the idea of not fit to eat slop away and also maintains you going all morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends and I started our very own unpopular fad of soaking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I understand audios revolting to some individuals, but it got us through. @ClareReidy1

19 Have something to divert your attention: being exclusively focused on a couple of days in June at this stage will certainly fry your brain.

20 Workout. Don’t study any later than 10pm, and if you can locate the power, opt for a stroll. It releases endorphins in your brain that make you really feel excellent concerning yourself, as well as it removes your head after hours of examining. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter mugs as well as chocolate bars with nuts are fantastic mind food, and also addicting also. @ClareReidy1

22 Keep the tests in point of view. None of the complying with things will certainly be dictated by just how you do in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you wed, how often you wed, the amount of icecreams you consume in your life time; your total wellness and also health; the variety of rocks that function their means into your shoes resulting in you continuously jumping around on one foot to remove them; the amount of love in your life.


23 About 75 percent of Junior Cert and 55 per cent of Leaving Cert English is entirely undetected until you open up the paper. That does not imply you can’t examine for the test. You are learning skills as opposed to rote-learning details.

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

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Tape them onto your smartphone or iPod as well as pay attention heading right into school.

26 Do not find out essays off by heart. If you’re writing a narrative, have some instances of characterisation as well as establishing prepared to adjust to your title. Innovative creating demands to be vibrant and also enjoyable. Show, don’t inform. The viewers ought to have certain sights, seems and also smells in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

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

28 Evaluating a personality is facility: examine what they say, what they do, how they look, what they think and also really feel and also other people’s point of views of them. Don’t take them at their word– characters commonly exist, to themselves as well as others.

29Learn to mean words personality. There’s only one “h” and also it goes to the beginning.

30Structure your solutions. Stream-of-consciousness design responses seldom achieve a good grade, specifically if you get stuck exploring one point in too much detail.

31 Essays on examined messages must utilize a formal style. Factors need to be supported with pertinent as well as exact quotes.

32 Know your solitary message quite possibly, from top to bottom. Whether you’re utilizing reference or quotation to sustain your solution, you need to understand the text thoroughly.

33 In the relative research, you should ask yourself “what’s this text everything about?”. When you make a checklist keeping that heading for all 3 messages, you can more clearly see what they have in common. You after that require to locate essential moments in each to support your contrasts. And also you should be comparing them all the time.

34 You have concerning a hr per section in the test. Most people will create between 7 and 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and also write three paragraphs in 20 mins awhile of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not pay attention to the poetry tips. Prepare your much-loved poets well as well as you will certainly be rewarded. The more you have to say about a poet’s work the better, so have a sight which you can back up by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practicing previous exam papers is a very vital part of creating great exam method. Start now if you have not already.

37 You must recognize the proofs as well as theorems and the description of the vocabulary made use of.

38 Usage the main noting schemes. They commonly show more than one appropriate method of solving a concern. The noting systems also reveal you how marks were allocated by the examiners across all parts of all inquiries in previous tests, but there’s no real demand for you to evaluate this. It is not feasible to forecast the allocation of marks within a question– the appropriation can vary extremely as well as in unanticipated methods.

39 Mean you choose to give five hrs a week to mathematics, a practical quantity at this stage of the year. Damage this up right into five 35 minutes slots each week-night offering you just about two hours at weekend break.

40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert subject without a choice on the paper. Therefore you have to stay on par with the material covered in class.

41 Weekend break study preferably should be utilized for attempting questions from past documents as well as example documents. It is crucial to recognize the specific set up of your test, how many inquiries, the phrasing made use of, etc. Time on your own to get utilized to the moment restraints.

42 The project maths noting scheme is rather different from the marking plan made use of in the past. There are 5 marking ranges, with up to six categories per marking range. It’s a whole lot more difficult than the previous system.

43 Begin with your preferred question. It will aid settle your nerves on exam day. Obviously if you prefer a consecutive method, do that.

44 It appears noticeable however obtain used to checking out inquiries carefully. Make sure you’re not missing out on any info.

45 It is important to practice and also be comfortable with the fundamentals before trying the new word problems in mathematics. These concerns have to read very meticulously. Attempt to understand the problem. Consider the info offered. Write down all the amounts offered as well as what is being looked for, ie, converting the English words into mathematical sentences. Often there is an equation that connects the information you have with the data you require.

46 Sometimes you think you recognize a subject, however along comes a concern which can be phrased in a way you have actually never seen before. Do not allow this throw you. The even more technique you have from tackling various questions, the much more confident you will certainly come to be when you encounter a weird looking question.

47 If stuck, do not look up the option also promptly. You will certainly frequently discover more by tackling it on your own for a while, even if you have to review the remedy in the long run.

48 Program all operations within your answer– do refrain from doing rough-work on a different page. Do not utilize Tippex, instead delete any type of mistakes with a solitary line. You might obtain marks for the job you have actually deleted, however not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you solve an issue utilizing a calculator, write out some or all of the actions taken. Don’t simply provide the answer. This is to guarantee you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a diagram or perhaps a fundamental illustration can often be really valuable to get going in tackling an inquiry, and may acquire marks for you.

50 Obtain knowledgeable about your formulae as well as tables booklet. It gives a great deal of useful details. Use it.


51 Research is really study. It is wrapping up on what was shown on that day in the classroom as well as is generally, directly based on an exam inquiry: ie, poetry concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós tale.

52 Trainees usually go home as well as learn an educator’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t need to do this. You ought to probably examine exactly how the concern is opened– the framework of the solution– watching on appropriate quotations made use of.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can equate the rhyme you have basically every response required on the day as all verse will be published on the real exam paper. The only locations that ought to be learned off by heart are the grammatical terms that will certainly be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint section– terms such as aimsigh and so forth.

54 Past test documents are vital. They show the format of the real test and how concerns might be subdivided in various sections. It is good method to examine a certain topic and after that do out examination inquiries, keeping an eye on schedule restrictions and sticking strictly to them.

55 Maintain re-reading the inquiry over and over to guarantee you are actually answering the inquiry asked. No marks will certainly be awarded for info that is not appropriate. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on style, just on style and also not feelings or emotions.

56 At this phase, you will have completed your simulated exams and will have endured 2 complete documents in Irish. Whatever mistakes you might have made, will not be repeated in June. Bear in mind, you will constantly find out by your blunders. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will need to change the length of time you invest in the various sections.

57 Don’t neglect the relevance of the oral Irish assessment which carries 40 percent of the overall exam mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks going for this section. Practice asking questions. Trainees are normally better at answering inquiries than asking them. Likewise practise checking out the poetry on a daily basis– with 35 marks for reviewing a plain 10-12 lines it is worth much more that the whole poetry or prose training course.


Oral exam

58Remember that this is a conversation, not a meeting. The supervisor exists to aid you reach your highest possible possibility.

59Marks are granted for structure, communication, vocabulary as well as enunciation, as well as vocabulary is actually how you expression your actions. Do not use jargon terms too much. Rich vocabulary is all about utilizing a various way to claim something.

60 Enunciation is really important and represent 20 percent of the examination Listen to French, German or Spanish radio as well as document yourself to best your accent.

61Try investing 10-15 mins a day on your dental work. Once you have found out a subject, technique it out loud on your own. When you are extra confident, practise with a friend or a family member.

Aural exam.

62 Ask your teacher to test you on previous aurals from years back as for the early 1990s ideally. Listen to your very own CDs and also downloads.

63Log on to Google.fr for French, Google.de for German or Google.es for Spanish and search YouTube for clips in your chosen language. Even if you don’t comprehend every word, your ear will end up being accustomed to it.

64 For French, log onto tf1.fr and listen to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a prominent information channel on French TV. You can likewise listen to French news on rfi.fr as well as radiofrance.fr.

General language suggestions

65Do not find out off large lengthy essays on every subject. You will certainly get stalled and become disheartened. Write 3 points on each subject and also learn about 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have suitable sentences to begin as well as end a written item.

66 Don’t utilize Google translate as it translates literally and does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is an excellent translation website. It will only convert one word at once, so it can be irritating but there are intriguing aid discussion forums on the site.

67Familiarise on your own with the means concerns are asked at the end of each reading comprehension.

68 Do not be lured to discover off point of view pieces by heart. It is not likely that the piece that you will certainly have discovered will answer the concern given in the paper. You will certainly be heavily punished if you do not address the inquiry, even if the language that you have actually utilized is appropriate. Rather, develop your vocabulary for the various topics on the syllabus as well as exercise with previous or mock evaluation documents.

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


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

71Try to invest about 4 30 minute sessions each week devoted to answering past documents. These could range over the brief questions in area A, the experimental concerns in section B and also the lengthy concerns in section C.

72About 25 per cent of the marks are obtained from recognizing your definitions. These should be discovered off by heart.
73 Between 15 as well as 30 per cent of the marks are gained from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment per day over the course of a month. When learning the experiments you need to know the steps taken as well as the factor for taking each step.

74Up to Easter, your study needs to vary over the entire program. From Easter, focus on particular subjects. These are the subjects that come up every year in addition to any kind of subjects that are most likely to find up this year.


75Know what is involved: time– the geography paper is two hrs and also 50 minutes long; structure– 5 complete concerns have to be responded to. All questions equal 80 marks.

76Plan your study. At the very least 80 percent of your time will be spent on research study so it is essential you acquire the skills to examine effectively.

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

78Focus on subjects that are taken a look at each year. These consist of: core system 1– landform growth; plate tectonics; human interaction; core system 2– economic activities in an Irish region; financial activities in a European area; financial activities in a continental/sub-continental region; economic elective– impact of EU policies on Ireland; multinational firms.

79When you review your notes, select the keywords or expressions which will certainly aid you to bear in mind what the subject has to do with.

80 Make a subject summary by positioning the core motif or topic title in the centre after that attract lines from the centre as well as create sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, write the keywords or phrases connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the major subjects. Don’t attempt to forecast what will be analyzed. Instead, practise answering evaluation concerns from previous papers. Time yourself and also see if you can create an answer in the time which the examination will enable you.

82Remember that the 30-mark parts of the question must have 15 SRPs


83 The normal key words are: “make up”– clarify as well as provide factors; “compare”– mention resemblances and differences; “contrast”– point out the primary differences; “explain”– state the noticeable; “explain”– write out the key points and compose a description.


84Spend at least an hour-and-a-half on company alteration every second evening. So three or 4 one-and-a-half hours study sessions every week.

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

86 Lengthy question practice: 25-mark concerns– spend 10 mins on them; 20-mark questions– invest eight mins on them. 20-mark questions are the most typical as well as trainees erroneously invest 10 minutes on them, which soon accumulates to a great deal of two minutes’s lost throughout the exam; 15-mark question– spend 6 minutes.

87The 2 most preferred verbs are “show” and “assess”. Yet with our above structure we instantly deal with these verbs. The instance handle illustrate and also the pupil can make use of the advantage or downside as their individual viewpoint by putting “in my opinion” in front or their benefit or drawback. This is exceptional as it is a genuine opinion not rote picked up from a textbook.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to address this area. It is necessary to practise it as it takes most trainees over an hour to do this inquiry. However after 5 or six ABQs the rate normally establishes. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will certainly not get it performed in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You needs to be doing at least one ABQ weekly from currently up until the exam.

89 The long question can commonly have one sentence, yet there are 2 parts to be taken care of to correctly answer the concern. The lengthy inquiry may likewise have a narrative as an introduction, if so trainees need to describe the narrative in their answer or marks will be lost.


90By now you need to be finished, or nearing the completion of your unique research. Look over the requirements for length, sources as well as history information, and remember a person will be reading 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summer, so make it unforgettable.

91 Every subject will have details that are necessary eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make certain you recognize vital days as well as what order occasions happened. It resembles telling a story. Don’t neglect the essential bits and it’s not really fascinating if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Do not consider finding out off essays. It would certainly be excellent if you obtain the specific wording in your test concerns yet it’s unlikely to take place, so consider portable info that you can make use of to respond to any type of question. Practise writing a point per paragraph; remember the solution is significant primarily paragraph by paragraph as well as if your job is arranged and also thoughtful, you’ll do well.

93 Keep in mind, honours background is not about writing all you learn about a subject. It has to do with learning to make web links to the inquiry you are answering with the information you know. As an example, an inquiry on the factors that resulted in the development of fascism is not create all you understand about fascism: you should separate what brought about its surge such as instability after the second World War, the financial situation, danger of communism etc 94Look at your papers: several pupils concern this question as a procedure however knowing the subject, and just how to manage created and also aesthetic sources can be worth an added grade.

95Don’ t forget to revise your compulsory case studies. There are only 3, so see to it you know sufficient to write a mini-essay of two-and-a half pages in order to respond to the contextualisation part of the question.

Home Economics

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

97Do 3 or four short questions every night. Every one is worth six marks– that’s 1.5 per cent of your overall mark. Use your book to answer them, so you develop a financial institution of exact information in your head.

98 Practice question 1 (a) in section B. You will have to evaluate a chart or a graph in this question. It doesn’t appear in any book. You require to be acquainted with it.

99 Read one exam inquiry each evening. Highlight crucial terms. What is being asked? Look at the noting scheme. How are marks dispersed? Numerous trainees have the ideal info yet shed marks since they don’t understand their marking system.

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

Likewise try utilizing some mobile apps to aid yyou remain cooncetrated.

Applications to help concentration
The most effective concentration apps can aid you get into the best mental zone for absorbing details. This classification takes a look at applications that keep you from obtaining distracted (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing various other applications).

  1. Woodland
    Woodland App
    Several of us need a little external inspiration to stay concentrated while studying. And that’s fine.

The Forest application offers a visual reward by allowing you plant a virtual tree and then basically holding that tree hostage till your research session is over.

Wish to check your Instagram for a second? Attracted to do a quick online shop between book phases? Go on. You’ll simply have to concern tranquility with viewing your tree perish and die first.

However if you stick to your focus time, you’ll take pleasure in viewing your trees prosper. Over several research sessions, you can construct a wonderful digital woodland– a positive pointer of all your productive hrs.

Incentive: The Woodland application is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants genuine trees in support of the digital ones that pro users grow (over 1 million trees and also counting). So, using this application to block other applications while examining can assist the setting in addition to your qualities. Okay whatsoever.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Average ranking: 4.8/ 5 on App Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Price: $2.99 on Application Store, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions readily available on all tools

  1. Freedom
    Liberty application to block apps while examining
    Liberty is an application that secures your phone while examining (or any other time you require to concentrate). Flag the application and/or web sites that sidetrack you, and Freedom will obstruct them– wonderful if the self-motivated applications like Forest don’t rather suffice for you. You can set an arranged session in advance or begin some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you require it.

Freedom obstructs time-wasting apps and websites throughout all your tools, so your iPad will not lure you away while you’re researching on your MacBook.

Did you understand? Most mobile phones have built-in tools for tracking screen time and setting restrictions. They could not be as elegant as Forest as well as Freedom, but they can finish the job in a pinch. Try to find ‘Display Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Wellbeing’ (Android) to discover your alternatives.

Offered on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Ordinary ranking: 3.2/ 5 on Application Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for fundamental functions, costs registration available ($ 30/year).
Note: Please check your school’s plan prior to downloading this or any kind of application to your institution computer system.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise application to assist concentration.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to focus, however your favorite tunes could not assist a lot either. There’s nothing rather like completing an essential note only to understand you started writing verses halfway with the sentence (many thanks a great deal, Billie).

A bit of white noise can assist you concentrate without attracting too much interest to itself. The White Noise Lite application allows you develop personalized soundscapes to suit your preferences with a wide range of noises including coastline waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rainfall, running water as well as even a hoover (hi there, if that’s what gets you in the state of mind for research, you do you).

Evacuating the textbooks for the night? Switch over from your researching mix to your snoozing mix for a relaxed rest.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Ordinary score: 4.7/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for lite version, $1.49 for complete variation (no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your school’s plan before downloading this or any kind of app to your institution computer.
Productivity apps for trainees.
Alright, so you’ve obtained distractions out of the way and some history appears on loophole. Currently let’s talk about some good apps for pupils that will aid you get the most out of your research study time. The following two study apps help you arrange your routine and also stay on top of projects so you can achieve even more and pack less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist application.
    Todoist can organise your school subjects, task due dates, homework and … practically your entire life, if you want it to. This is just one of the very best applications for pupils since it maintains your schoolwork on course while additionally holding you answerable.

The Todoist app offers convenient attributes consisting of:.

reoccuring due days (terrific for regular homework).
quick include (include brand-new tasks and jobs on the go).
favourites as well as concerns (flag the subjects you require to focus on).
sections and also subtasks (divide challenging tasks right into little, straightforward steps).
combinations with other applications (e.g. Google Schedule as well as Dropbox).
With all your jobs and also due days maintained nicely in Todoist– as opposed to drifting about in your head– you’ll be cost-free to concentrate on your researches.

Offered on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows.
Average rating: 4.7/ 5 on Application Store, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for basic, $4.99/ year for premium (added features, no ads).
Note: Please examine your college’s plan prior to downloading this or any kind of app to your school computer.

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