100 leading pointers for exam success and some mobile applications. Read, use and also succeed.

What should you be doing currently if you want to prosper in the June examinations as well as in tests usually?
Guidance from those that’ve been there

1 Just study, don’t procrastinate. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

2 Do away with the laptop. Obtain your moms and dads to hide the battery so you won’t be tempted. @paddykell

3 Draw up a realistic schedule. Short, frequent study sessions. You need to be doing greater than your homework.

4 Organise yourself. It’s never ever too late. Clear notes, tidy folders. Don’t tension on your own out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Do not prioritise any one topic. All topics ought to obtain equal time. Enable two hrs each weekend for each and every subject as well as around 30-40 minutes per evening for researching what was covered on that particular day in the classroom.

6 Print chief supervisors’ reports for your subjects. They provide example responses which you can make use of as an overview for responding to design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 Just how much time do you spend on the net? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr in the evening? All of it adds up. Two hours a day is 14 weekly, 56 monthly. Picture if you were to spend simply half of that changing.

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

9 Split up deal with a buddy, then meet up, photocopy each other’s notes, instruct each other what you learned. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reading a publication isn’t examining– it’s reading a book. Set a target: “I will certainly modify this topic for 45 mins”. Remember as you go. Do away with guides. Do an examination question. Since’s study.

11 Get acquainted with the design of the exam paper. Some papers are challenging as well as difficult guidelines can throw you on the day.

12 Do not reduce a lot of edges. Every year students emerge ravaged because they listened to rumours regarding what was showing up. The truth is anything can come up. The documents are created to be unpredictable.

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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 examining– or at least attempt. Rephrase in your very own words when possible. Pupils that do well in tests don’t simply vomit up realities, they demonstrate actual understanding.

15 Maintain the CAO in mind. Pupils have a tendency to ignore what they take down on their CAO types in the thrill to examine for the Leaving Cert. It’s no damage to maintain thinking of what program you intend to do, as well as keep researching various areas. @paddykell

16 Do not speak about what study you’re doing as well as do not listen to other individuals concerning what they’re doing. Lots of individuals lie regarding what they’re doing or otherwise doing. The normally dazzling good friend who not did anything however somehow managed a B1 in the mocks is probably telling fibs regarding just how tough they’re working.

17Eat! Gruel can be flawlessly edible with some small modifications. Some fast ones include placing delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, and even molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the idea of inedible slop away as well as maintains you going all early morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends and I started our very own unpopular pattern of soaking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I comprehend sounds nauseous to some people, but it got us through. @ClareReidy1

19 Have something to divert your focus: being solely focused on a few days in June at this stage will certainly fry your mind.

20 Exercise. Do not examine any type of later than 10pm, as well as if you can discover the power, choose a walk. It launches endorphins in your mind that make you really feel great about on your own, as well as it clears your head after hrs of studying. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter cups as well as chocolate bars with nuts are dazzling mind food, and addictive too. @ClareReidy1

22 Maintain the exams in viewpoint. None of the complying with points will certainly be dictated by how you perform in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you wed, exactly how typically you wed, the amount of icecreams you eat in your lifetime; your general health and wellness as well as wellness; the number of rocks that function their means right into your shoes resulting in you repeatedly jumping about on one foot to eliminate them; the amount of love in your life.


23 About 75 per cent of Junior Cert and also 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is totally undetected till you open the paper. That does not indicate you can not study for the test. You are learning skills rather than rote-learning details.

24 Read, checked out, read. If you do not read widely, you’ll never come to be a good author.

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Tape-record them onto your smartphone or iPod as well as pay attention on the way into college.

26 Don’t find out essays off by heart. If you’re writing a short story, have some instances of characterisation and setting ready to adjust to your title. Creative composing needs to be brilliant and also enjoyable. Show, don’t inform. The reader must have specific sights, appears and also scents in their minds-eye as they review your writing.

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

28 Judging a personality is complex: analyze what they say, what they do, just how they look, what they think and also really feel and other people’s viewpoints of them. Do not take them at their word– characters usually lie, to themselves and others.

29Learn to spell the word character. There’s only one “h” as well as it’s at the start.

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness design responses rarely accomplish a great quality, specifically if you obtain stuck discovering one factor in extreme information.

31 Essays on studied texts should utilize a formal style. Factors need to be sustained with pertinent as well as accurate quotes.

32 Know your single message effectively, from top to bottom. Whether you’re using reference or quote to support your solution, you need to know the message thoroughly.

33 In the comparative research study, you should ask on your own “what’s this text all about?”. When you make a checklist keeping that going to all 3 messages, you can extra clearly see what they share. You after that require to locate vital moments in each to support your contrasts. And you need to be comparing them constantly.

34 You have concerning a hr per section in the test. Many people will compose between seven and also 10 paragraphs. Time yourself as well as write three paragraphs in 20 mins for a bit of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Don’t pay attention to the verse tips. Prepare your much-loved poets well and also you will be awarded. The even more you have to state concerning a poet’s job the far better, so have a sight which you can back up by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practising previous test documents is a very fundamental part of establishing excellent exam method. Start now if you haven’t already.

37 You have to recognize the proofs and theories and the explanation of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Use the official marking schemes. They frequently reveal more than one acceptable approach of resolving a concern. The noting systems also show you exactly how marks were alloted by the supervisors throughout all parts of all inquiries in previous examinations, but there’s no real need for you to analyse this. It is not possible to anticipate the allowance of marks within a question– the appropriation can differ extremely and also in unanticipated methods.

39 Expect you make a decision to give five hours a week to maths, an affordable amount at this stage of the year. Break this up into 5 35 minutes slots each week-night offering you nearly two hours at weekend break.

40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert subject without an option on the paper. Therefore you need to stay up to date with the material covered in class.

41 Weekend break research study ideally should be used for trying concerns from previous documents as well as example documents. It is essential to know the precise set up of your exam, the number of inquiries, the wording utilized, and so on. Time yourself to get made use of to the moment restrictions.

42 The task mathematics marking scheme is fairly various from the marking scheme utilized in the past. There are 5 marking scales, with approximately six classifications per marking range. It’s a great deal much more complicated than the previous system.

43 Begin with your favorite concern. It will aid resolve your nerves on exam day. Certainly if you favor a sequential approach, do that.

44 It seems obvious however obtain used to reading questions carefully. Ensure you’re not missing out on any info.

45 It is vital to practice and also fit with the fundamentals prior to trying the new word problems in mathematics. These questions have to read extremely thoroughly. Attempt to comprehend the trouble. Look at the details offered. Jot down all the amounts offered and also what is being looked for, ie, translating the English words right into mathematical sentences. Frequently there is a formula that connects the information you have with the data you require.

46 In some cases you think you recognize a topic, however along comes an inquiry which can be phrased in a way you have actually never ever seen prior to. Don’t let this throw you. The even more practice you have from taking on various concerns, the much more confident you will end up being when you face an unusual looking inquiry.

47 If stuck, do not seek out the remedy as well swiftly. You will often discover more by tackling it by yourself for a while, even if you have to read the remedy ultimately.

48 Show all workings within your solution– do refrain from doing rough-work on a separate web page. Don’t make use of Tippex, instead cross out any errors with a single line. You may get marks for the job you have written off, however not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you resolve an issue making use of a calculator, write out some or every one of the actions taken. Don’t just provide the answer. This is to guarantee you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a diagram or even a basic sketch can frequently be very useful to get started in tackling a concern, as well as might acquire marks for you.

50 Get aware of your solutions as well as tables pamphlet. It supplies a great deal of valuable details. Use it.


51 Research is actually study. It is evaluating on what was shown on that particular day in the class as well as is more often than not, straight based upon an exam question: ie, poetry inquiries or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós tale.

52 Pupils typically go residence and also discover an instructor’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You do not need to do this. You ought to maybe study how the concern is opened– the structure of the solution– watching on relevant quotes used.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can convert the rhyme you have practically every response called for on the day as all verse will be printed on the actual exam paper. The only locations that need to be discovered off by heart are the grammatic terms that will be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and more.

54 Past exam documents are crucial. They show the format of the actual examination and just how questions might be partitioned in various areas. It is excellent technique to study a certain topic and afterwards do out exam concerns, keeping an eye promptly constraints as well as sticking rigidly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the question over and over to ensure you are in fact addressing the inquiry asked. No marks will be granted for details that is not appropriate. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on theme, just on style as well as not feelings or feelings.

56 At this stage, you will have completed your mock examinations and also will certainly have endured two full papers in Irish. Whatever errors you may have made, will not be duplicated in June. Keep in mind, you will certainly always learn by your blunders. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will require to adjust the length of time you spend on the different areas.

57 Don’t neglect the importance of the dental Irish evaluation which brings 40 per cent of the complete examination mark. Know the picture series well as there are 80 marks going with this area. Technique asking concerns. Students are typically better at responding to questions than asking. Additionally practise reading the poetry every day– with 35 marks for reading a plain 10-12 lines it deserves extra that the entire verse or prose training course.


Oral exam

58Remember that this is a conversation, not a meeting. The inspector exists to assist you reach your highest capacity.

59Marks are granted for structure, communication, vocabulary and also pronunciation, and vocabulary is truly just how you phrase your actions. Don’t make use of vernacular terms too much. Rich vocabulary is all about making use of a various method to state something.

60 Enunciation is extremely vital and also represent 20 percent of the examination Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and also record on your own to best your accent.

61Try costs 10-15 mins a day on your dental work. As soon as you have found out a topic, technique it out loud on your own. When you are much more confident, practise with a good friend or a family member.

Aural test.

62 Ask your instructor to test you on previous aurals from years back as for the early 1990s preferably. Listen to your own CDs and 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 picked language. Even if you do not understand every word, your ear will certainly end up being familiar with it.

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

General language guidance

65Do not learn off large lengthy essays on every topic. You will certainly get stalled as well as end up being discouraged. Compose three factors on each subject and also find out about 20 words of vocabulary. See to it you have decent sentences to start and also end a created piece.

66 Don’t use Google equate as it translates essentially and also does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is an outstanding translation site. It will only convert one word at once, so it can be aggravating however there are interesting assistance discussion forums on the website.

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

68 Don’t be tempted to learn off viewpoint items by heart. It is unlikely that the item that you will have found out will certainly address the concern given in the paper. You will certainly be heavily punished if you do not deal with the inquiry, even if the language that you have used is correct. Rather, accumulate your vocabulary for the different topics on the curriculum as well as practice with previous or mock exam papers.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to assist LC trainees in prep for French examination. @NatashaLynchEF


70 It is best to spend half an hour at one time examining biology. Take a brief, five-minute break after half an hour and then move on to the next topic.

71Try to spend about 4 30 minute sessions per week devoted to responding to previous documents. These could vary over the brief concerns in area A, the speculative questions in area B as well as the long questions in section C.

72About 25 per cent of the marks are obtained from recognizing your interpretations. These must be discovered off by heart.
73 Between 15 as well as 30 percent of the marks are acquired from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment per day over the course of a month. When finding out the experiments you have to recognize the steps taken and also the factor for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your research ought to range over the entire program. From Easter, concentrate on particular subjects. These are the subjects that turn up annually together with any topics that are more probable to come up this year.


75Know what is included: time– the geography paper is two hrs and 50 mins long; structure– 5 full inquiries have to be responded to. All concerns equivalent 80 marks.

76Plan your research study. At least 80 per cent of your time will be spent on research so it is vital you get the abilities to research properly.

77 Plan practical targets which you can achieve in each study session, eg, write out 15 considerable appropriate points (SRPs) on your picked topic.

78Focus on subjects that are analyzed yearly. These consist of: core unit 1– landform development; plate tectonics; human interaction; core device 2– financial activities in an Irish area; financial tasks in a European area; economic tasks in a continental/sub-continental region; economic elective– impact of EU policies on Ireland; international business.

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

80 Make a topic recap by placing the core motif or topic title in the centre then attract lines from the centre as well as compose sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, compose the key words or expressions connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant subjects. Do not attempt to anticipate what will be examined. Rather, practise answering assessment questions from previous papers. Time yourself and also see if you can compose a response while which the evaluation will certainly allow you.

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


83 The usual keywords are: “make up”– explain and also offer reasons; “compare”– point out similarities as well as differences; “comparison”– explain the primary distinctions; “explain”– state the apparent; “clarify”– write out the bottom lines and also create an explanation.


84Spend at least an hour-and-a-half on company alteration every second night. So three or four one-and-a-half hours research sessions each week.

85The applied organization question (ABQ) gets on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 and 2003 will be structured identically to 2013 and also these ABQs must be practiced initially, before any other year.

86 Lengthy concern method: 25-mark concerns– spend 10 mins on them; 20-mark questions– invest 8 minutes on them. 20-mark inquiries are the most common and also trainees wrongly spend 10 minutes on them, which soon builds up to a great deal of two minutes’s lost during the exam; 15-mark concern– spend 6 minutes.

87The 2 most popular verbs are “highlight” and also “evaluate”. Yet with our above structure we automatically handle these verbs. The instance take care of illustrate and also the trainee can utilize the benefit or drawback as their individual opinion by putting “in my viewpoint” ahead or their advantage or downside. This is superb as it is a real opinion not rote picked up from a textbook.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to address this area. It is necessary to practice it as it takes most pupils over an hour to do this inquiry. But after five or six ABQs the rate naturally establishes. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will not get it carried out in under an hour in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You ought to be doing at the very least one ABQ each week from currently up until the examination.

89 The lengthy concern can often contain one sentence, however there are 2 components to be dealt with to properly address the inquiry. The lengthy question might also have a narrative as an introduction, if so pupils need to describe the short story in their solution or marks will certainly be shed.


90By now you need to be completed, or nearing the completion of your unique research. Look into the demands for size, resources as well as background details, and also bear in mind someone will be reading 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summertime, so make it memorable.

91 Every subject will have details that are necessary eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make certain you understand vital dates and what order events happened. It resembles narrating. Don’t exclude the important bits as well as it’s not really intriguing if you inform it in the wrong order.

92 Do not think about discovering off essays. It would certainly be terrific if you get the exact wording in your exam concerns but it’s unlikely to take place, so think of portable info that you can use to respond to any kind of question. Practise creating a point per paragraph; bear in mind the answer is significant primarily paragraph by paragraph and also if your work is organised and thoughtful, you’ll do well.

93 Bear in mind, honours history is not regarding writing all you understand about a topic. It is about discovering to make web links to the question you are responding to with the details you understand. For example, a question on the aspects that resulted in the growth of fascism is not create all you understand about fascism: you have to separate what caused its surge such as instability after the second World War, the economic scenario, risk of communism and so on 94Look at your files: several trainees regard this concern as a rule however recognizing the topic, and also how to handle created and also visual sources can be worth an extra quality.

95Don’ t fail to remember to modify your required case studies. There are only three, so make sure you recognize enough to write a mini-essay of two-and-a half web pages in order to respond to the contextualisation part of the inquiry.

Home Economics

96The home economics program is significant. Simplify. Have a timetable, and take it one day or week each time.

97Do three or 4 short concerns every evening. Each one deserves six marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your total mark. Utilize your textbook to address them, so you build up a financial institution of precise details in your head.

98 Practice question 1 (a) in area B. You will need to analyse a graph or a graph in this concern. It does not appear in any type of textbook. You need to be accustomed to it.

99 Read one examination inquiry each night. Highlight vital terms. What is being asked? Take a look at the marking scheme. Exactly how are marks distributed? Many pupils have the ideal details yet lose marks since they do not recognize their marking plan.

100Know all the subjects in your elective. Part (a) is compulsory. If you reduced edges, you may get captured out.

Also try utilizing some mobile apps to assist yyou stay cooncetrated.

Applications to aid concentration
The most effective focus applications can aid you get involved in the ideal mental area for taking in information. This category considers apps that keep you from getting sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing other applications).

  1. Forest
    Forest Application
    Some of us require a little outside motivation to remain concentrated while examining. Which’s fine.

The Forest app provides an aesthetic reward by allowing you plant an online tree and after that generally holding that tree captive up until your study session mores than.

Want to examine your Instagram for a second? Lured to do a quick online store in between textbook chapters? Proceed. You’ll simply have to pertain to peace with enjoying your tree perish and die first.

Yet if you adhere to your focus time, you’ll enjoy watching your trees flourish. Over several study sessions, you can develop a wonderful electronic forest– an enjoyable tip of all your efficient hours.

Perk: The Woodland application is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants actual trees on behalf of the online ones that pro individuals expand (over 1 million trees and counting). So, utilizing this application to block various other applications while researching can aid the environment as well as your qualities. Okay at all.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Typical ranking: 4.8/ 5 on App Shop, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Price: $2.99 on App Shop, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions offered on all devices

  1. Flexibility
    Flexibility application to block applications while researching
    Liberty is an app that secures your phone while studying (or any other time you need to focus). Flag the apps and/or sites that distract you, and also Freedom will block them– wonderful if the self-motivated applications like Woodland do not rather cut it for you. You can establish a set up session beforehand or start some ‘Liberty time’ whenever you require it.

Freedom blocks time-wasting applications as well as sites throughout all your devices, so your iPad will not lure you away while you’re studying on your MacBook.

Did you understand? Many mobile phones have integrated tools for tracking display time and also setting limits. They could not be as elegant as Forest and also Freedom, yet they can get the job done in a pinch. Try to find ‘Screen Time’ (iphone) or ‘Digital Well-being’ (Android) to explore your alternatives.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Ordinary ranking: 3.2/ 5 on Application Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: Free for basic functions, costs subscription available ($ 30/year).
Note: Please inspect your college’s plan before downloading this or any application to your institution computer system.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise app to assist focus.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, but your favourite tunes might not help so much either. There’s absolutely nothing quite like finishing an important note just to realise you began creating verses midway via the sentence (thanks a lot, Billie).

A bit of white noise can assist you focus without drawing way too much interest to itself. The White Noise Lite application allows you construct personalized soundscapes to match your choices with a variety of noises consisting of beach waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rainfall, running water as well as also a vacuum cleaner (hey, if that’s what obtains you in the mood for study, you do you).

Evacuating the books for the night? Switch over from your examining mix to your snoozing mix for a peaceful sleep.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Ordinary ranking: 4.7/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Price: Free for lite variation, $1.49 for complete variation (no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your college’s policy prior to downloading this or any kind of application to your college computer system.
Performance apps for students.
Alright, so you’ve obtained disturbances off the beaten track and also some history sounds on loop. Currently allow’s talk about some great applications for students that will certainly help you get the most out of your study time. The following two study apps help you arrange your timetable and stay on top of projects so you can achieve even more and stuff much less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist app.
    Todoist can arrange your school topics, task target dates, research as well as … pretty much your entire life, if you desire it to. This is just one of the best applications for pupils due to the fact that it keeps your schoolwork on the right track while also holding you accountable.

The Todoist application offers helpful attributes consisting of:.

persisting due days (excellent for regular research).
quick add (add brand-new projects and also jobs on the go).
favourites as well as priorities (flag the subjects you need to focus on).
sections and also subtasks (divide challenging projects right into small, straightforward steps).
combinations with other apps (e.g. Google Schedule and Dropbox).
With all your tasks and also due days maintained neatly in Todoist– as opposed to drifting around in your head– you’ll be cost-free to concentrate on your research studies.

Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows.
Average rating: 4.7/ 5 on App Shop, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for standard, $4.99/ year for costs (added functions, no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please examine your college’s policy prior to downloading this or any kind of app to your school computer.

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