100 leading pointers for examination success and also some mobile apps. Read, apply as well as do well.

What should you be doing currently if you intend to be successful in the June tests as well as in examinations usually?
Guidance from those who have actually existed

1 Simply study, do not postpone. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

2 Put away the laptop. Get your parents to conceal the battery so you won’t be lured. @paddykell

3 Draw up a sensible timetable. Short, frequent study sessions. You need to be doing greater than your research.

4 Organise on your own. It’s never too late. Clear notes, clean folders. Don’t anxiety on your own out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Don’t prioritise any one topic. All topics should obtain equivalent time. Enable two hours each weekend for each topic as well as around 30-40 mins per evening for researching what was covered on that particular day in the class.

6 Print chief examiners’ records for your topics. They give example responses which you can utilize as an overview for responding to design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you invest in the web? Half-an-hour in the morning, an hour at night? All of it builds up. Two hrs a day is 14 per week, 56 monthly. Envision if you were to spend simply half of that changing.

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

9 Separate up deal with a good friend, then assemble, copy each other’s notes, show each other what you discovered. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reading a book isn’t examining– it reads a book. Establish a target: “I will change this topic for 45 minutes”. Take notes as you go. Put away the books. Do an exam concern. Now that’s research.

11 Obtain familiar with the design of the exam paper. Some documents are complicated and also complicated directions can throw you on the day.

12 Do not cut too many corners. Each year trainees emerge devastated due to the fact that they listened to rumours about what was turning up. The fact is anything can come up. The documents are made to be unforeseeable.

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

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

15 Maintain the CAO in mind. Students often tend to forget about what they put down on their CAO forms in the thrill to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no injury to maintain thinking about what course you want to do, as well as keep researching various areas. @paddykell

16 Don’t speak about what research you’re doing and do not listen to other people concerning what they’re doing. Great deals of individuals lie regarding what they’re doing or otherwise doing. The normally brilliant good friend that not did anything however somehow handled a B1 in the mocks is probably telling fibs concerning exactly how difficult they’re functioning.

17Eat! Gruel can be completely edible with some small changes. Some fast ones consist of placing chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or even molasses and also strawberries on it. It takes the idea of inedible slop away and also keeps you going all early morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends and also I began our very own nerdy trend of dunking Nature Valley bars right into yogurt pots, which I comprehend sounds nauseous to some people, however it got us through. @ClareReidy1

19 Have something to divert your focus: being entirely concentrated on a couple of days in June at this stage will certainly fry your mind.

20 Exercise. Don’t study any kind of later than 10pm, and if you can find the energy, opt for a stroll. It launches endorphins in your mind that make you really feel good concerning on your own, and it removes your head after hrs of studying. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter cups as well as delicious chocolate bars with nuts are great brain food, and addictive too. @ClareReidy1

22 Maintain the exams in viewpoint. None of the following things will be dictated by just how you carry out in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you marry, how commonly you wed, the number of icecreams you consume in your lifetime; your general wellness as well as health; the variety of stones that function their means right into your footwear leading to you consistently hopping around on one foot to remove them; the quantity of love in your life.


23 About 75 percent of Junior Cert and 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is completely unseen up until you open the paper. That does not mean you can not research for the examination. You are finding out skills as opposed to rote-learning details.

24 Read, reviewed, review. If you do not read extensively, you’ll never ever become a good author.

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Videotape them onto your smartphone or iPod as well as pay attention heading right into institution.

26 Do not discover essays off by heart. If you’re creating a narrative, have some examples of characterisation as well as setting ready to adapt to your title. Creative writing needs to be dazzling and amusing. Program, do not tell. The viewers should have specific views, seems and smells in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

27 Review your exercise loud. You’ll listen to errors quicker than you’ll see them.

28 Judging a personality is facility: examine what they say, what they do, just how they look, what they assume and feel and other people’s viewpoints of them. Do not take them at their word– personalities commonly lie, to themselves as well as others.

29Learn to mean words character. There’s just one “h” and also it’s at the beginning.

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness design answers hardly ever accomplish a great grade, particularly if you obtain stuck exploring one point in extreme information.

31 Essays on examined messages need to make use of a formal style. Factors need to be supported with pertinent and accurate quotes.

32 Know your single text quite possibly, completely. Whether you’re making use of recommendation or quotation to support your solution, you need to understand the text carefully.

33 In the relative research study, you should ask yourself “what’s this text all about?”. When you make a listing with that said heading for all three messages, you can more clearly see what they share. You then need to find essential minutes in each to support your contrasts. And you should be contrasting them at all times.

34 You have concerning an hour per area in the exam. Most people will certainly compose in between 7 as well as 10 paragraphs. Time on your own and also compose 3 paragraphs in 20 minutes awhile of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

35 Don’t pay attention to the poetry pointers. Prepare your favorite poets well and also you will be rewarded. The more you need to say about a poet’s work the far better, so have a sight which you can support by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practising past test papers is an extremely integral part of creating excellent examination method. Start currently if you haven’t currently.

37 You need to recognize the proofs as well as theses and the description of the vocabulary used.

38 Usage the main marking systems. They commonly show more than one acceptable method of solving a question. The noting systems also show you how marks were alloted by the supervisors throughout all parts of all questions in previous tests, however there’s no actual need for you to evaluate this. It is not possible to predict the allotment of marks within a question– the appropriation can differ hugely and also in unforeseen means.

39 Intend you determine to give five hours a week to maths, a sensible quantity at this stage of the year. Damage this up into 5 35 minutes ports each week-night providing you practically two hours at weekend.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert topic without an option on the paper. Consequently you must stay up to date with the product covered in course.

41 Weekend break research study preferably must be used for trying questions from previous documents and sample documents. It is essential to know the specific set-up of your examination, the number of inquiries, the phrasing used, etc. Time on your own to obtain used to the moment restrictions.

42 The project maths marking system is quite various from the noting scheme made use of in the past. There are 5 marking ranges, with approximately 6 groups per marking range. It’s a lot extra difficult than the previous system.

43 Begin with your preferred inquiry. It will assist resolve your nerves on exam day. Certainly if you favor a sequential strategy, do that.

44 It appears apparent yet get made use of to reviewing inquiries meticulously. Make sure you’re not missing out on any info.

45 It is essential to practice as well as fit with the fundamentals before trying the new word issues in maths. These questions have to be read very thoroughly. Attempt to understand the trouble. Look at the info given. Write all the amounts provided as well as what is being sought, ie, converting the English words into mathematical sentences. Frequently there is an equation that links the information you have with the data you require.

46 Occasionally you think you understand a topic, yet along comes a question which can be phrased in a way you have actually never seen before. Don’t allow this toss you. The more method you have from tackling various inquiries, the extra confident you will certainly become when you deal with an unusual looking concern.

47 If stuck, do not look up the remedy as well quickly. You will typically learn more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you have to check out the option in the long run.

48 Show all workings within your solution– do not do rough-work on a separate web page. Do not make use of Tippex, instead delete any kind of errors with a single line. You may get marks for the job you have erased, however not if it’s Tippexed. Also, if you address a problem using a calculator, draw up some or all of the actions taken. Don’t simply provide the response. This is to guarantee you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a layout and even a basic sketch can usually be really valuable to begin in tackling an inquiry, and also may gain marks for you.

50 Get familiar with your solutions as well as tables booklet. It supplies a great deal of beneficial details. Utilize it.


51 Homework is actually research study. It is recapping on what was instructed on that day in the classroom and also is usually, directly based upon an examination question: ie, verse questions or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós story.

52 Pupils often go house and also find out a teacher’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You do not require to do this. You must probably examine exactly how the question is opened– the framework of the response– watching on relevant quotations used.

53 In the filiocht sections, if you can translate the poem you have practically every response called for on the day as all verse will certainly be published on the actual exam paper. The only locations that should be learned off by heart are the grammatical terms that will be asked in question 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and so on.

54 Previous examination documents are vital. They reveal the layout of the actual test as well as how questions may be partitioned in numerous areas. It is great method to research a specific topic and afterwards do out test questions, keeping an eye in a timely manner constraints as well as sticking strictly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the inquiry over and over to guarantee you are in fact responding to the concern asked. No marks will be granted for info that is not pertinent. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on style, just on theme as well as not sensations or emotions.

56 At this phase, you will have completed your simulated exams as well as will certainly have endured two full papers in Irish. Whatever mistakes you may have made, will not be repeated in June. Keep in mind, you will constantly discover by your mistakes. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will require to change the length of time you spend on the numerous areas.

57 Do not overlook the relevance of the oral Irish assessment which lugs 40 per cent of the overall test mark. Know the picture series well as there are 80 marks going with this area. Technique asking questions. Trainees are normally better at addressing inquiries than inquiring. Also practise reading the verse each day– with 35 marks for reviewing a plain 10-12 lines it deserves much more that the entire poetry or prose training course.


Oral test

58Remember that this is a discussion, not an interview. The supervisor is there to assist you reach your highest capacity.

59Marks are awarded for framework, interaction, vocabulary and enunciation, and vocabulary is actually exactly how you expression your responses. Do not use slang terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is everything about utilizing a different means to state something.

60 Enunciation is very essential and also represent 20 per cent of the exam Listen to French, German or Spanish radio as well as record yourself to best your accent.

61Try spending 10-15 minutes a day on your dental work. Once you have found out a topic, technique it aloud by yourself. When you are more positive, practise with a close friend or a family member.

Aural test.

62 Ask your educator to examine you on previous aurals from years back as for the very early 1990s if possible. Listen to your very own CDs and downloads.

63Log on to Google.fr for French, Google.de for German or Google.es for Spanish as well as search YouTube for clips in your selected language. Even if you do not recognize every word, your ear will become familiar with it.

64 For French, log onto tf1.fr and listen to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a popular information network on French TV. You can additionally listen to French information on rfi.fr and radiofrance.fr.

General language recommendations

65Do not discover off large lengthy essays on every topic. You will get slowed down as well as end up being discouraged. Create three points on each topic and also learn more about 20 words of vocabulary. Make sure you have good sentences to start and also finish a written piece.

66 Don’t make use of Google equate as it converts essentially as well as does not take context into consideration. Wordreference.com is an exceptional translation website. It will just convert one word at once, so it can be frustrating but there are fascinating help online forums on the site.

67Familiarise yourself with the method questions are asked at the end of each reading understanding.

68 Don’t be tempted to discover off opinion pieces by heart. It is not likely that the item that you will have learned will address the concern given up the paper. You will be heavily punished if you do not resolve the concern, even if the language that you have actually made use of is proper. Instead, accumulate your vocabulary for the different topics on the curriculum and also experiment past or simulated exam papers.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to assist LC students in prep for French exam. @NatashaLynchEF


70 It is best to spend half an hour at once studying biology. Take a brief, five-minute break after half an hour and after that proceed to the following topic.

71Try to invest about 4 thirty minutes sessions each week committed to addressing previous papers. These could range over the short inquiries in area A, the experimental questions in section B and the lengthy questions in section C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are gotten from knowing your interpretations. These ought to be learned off by heart.
73 Between 15 and also 30 percent of the marks are gained from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment daily throughout a month. When finding out the experiments you need to recognize the steps taken and the reason for taking each step.

74Up to Easter, your study ought to range over the whole program. From Easter, focus on certain subjects. These are the subjects that turn up every year together with any subjects that are more likely to find up this year.


75Know what is included: time– the location paper is two hrs and also 50 minutes long; framework– 5 full concerns have to be responded to. All concerns equivalent 80 marks.

76Plan your research study. A minimum of 80 per cent of your time will be spent on study so it is crucial you get the skills to examine efficiently.

77 Strategy sensible targets which you can accomplish in each research study session, eg, write out 15 considerable pertinent points (SRPs) on your chosen topic.

78Focus on topics that are taken a look at each year. These include: core unit 1– landform development; plate tectonics; human communication; core system 2– financial tasks in an Irish region; economic tasks in a European region; economic tasks in a continental/sub-continental region; economic optional– impact of EU plans on Ireland; international firms.

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

80 Make a subject summary by putting the core style or topic title in the centre then draw lines from the centre and also create sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, compose the keywords or expressions linked to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant subjects. Don’t try to anticipate what will certainly be examined. Instead, practise answering exam questions from past papers. Time yourself as well as see if you can create an answer while which the exam will enable you.

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


83 The usual key words are: “represent”– discuss as well as offer reasons; “compare”– explain similarities and also distinctions; “contrast”– explain the major distinctions; “describe”– state the noticeable; “discuss”– write out the key points as well as compose an explanation.


84Spend a minimum of an hour-and-a-half on business revision every second night. So three or four one-and-a-half hrs research sessions each week.

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

86 Long inquiry technique: 25-mark concerns– invest 10 mins on them; 20-mark inquiries– invest eight mins on them. 20-mark questions are the most common and pupils mistakenly spend 10 minutes on them, which soon develops to a great deal of 2 mins’s shed during the examination; 15-mark concern– spend six minutes.

87The two most popular verbs are “highlight” and also “evaluate”. Yet with our above framework we automatically manage these verbs. The example handle show as well as the student can make use of the advantage or disadvantage as their individual opinion by placing “in my opinion” in front or their advantage or drawback. This is superb as it is an authentic viewpoint not rote picked up from a textbook.

88 ABQ– you have 45 mins to address this area. It is essential to practice it as it takes most trainees over an hour to do this question. However after 5 or six ABQs the speed normally establishes. If you do not practise the ABQ, you will certainly not get it performed in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– major mistake.You must be doing at least one ABQ each week from currently until the exam.

89 The lengthy concern can usually consist of one sentence, but there are 2 components to be managed to correctly respond to the concern. The lengthy concern may additionally have a narrative as an introduction, if so pupils must refer to the narrative in their response or marks will certainly be lost.


90By currently you should be ended up, or nearing the completion of your unique study. Evaluate the requirements for length, resources and history information, as well as remember somebody will certainly read 300 of these over a couple of weeks in the summertime, so make it remarkable.

91 Every topic will certainly have details that are crucial eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make sure you understand essential days and also what order events occurred. It resembles narrating. Don’t omit the important little bits and it’s not really interesting if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Don’t think about discovering off essays. It would certainly be excellent if you get the exact phrasing in your examination questions but it’s unlikely to occur, so consider moveable details that you can use to address any concern. Practise writing a point per paragraph; bear in mind the response is marked mostly paragraph by paragraph and also if your job is arranged and thoughtful, you’ll succeed.

93 Bear in mind, honours background is not about composing all you find out about a subject. It has to do with finding out to make web links to the concern you are responding to with the information you understand. For example, a concern on the elements that brought about the development of fascism is not write all you understand about fascism: you should isolate what caused its increase such as instability after the second World War, the economic circumstance, risk of communism etc 94Look at your records: numerous students regard this concern as a formality however understanding the topic, and just how to handle created and visual resources can be worth an additional grade.

95Don’ t neglect to revise your compulsory case studies. There are just three, so see to it you recognize enough to write a mini-essay of two-and-a half pages in order to respond to the contextualisation part of the inquiry.

Home Economics

96The home economics training course is substantial. Simplify. Have a timetable, and also take it eventually or week each time.

97Do three or 4 short concerns every evening. Every one is worth 6 marks– that’s 1.5 per cent of your complete mark. Utilize your textbook to answer them, so you build up a bank of accurate info in your head.

98 Technique question 1 (a) in area B. You will need to evaluate a chart or a graph in this question. It doesn’t appear in any kind of book. You need to be acquainted with it.

99 Read one exam inquiry each evening. Highlight key terms. What is being asked? Check out the noting system. Exactly how are marks dispersed? Several trainees have the appropriate details yet shed marks since they don’t know their noting system.

100Know all the subjects in your optional. Component (a) is mandatory. If you reduced corners, you might get caught out.

Also attempt using some mobile apps to assist yyou remain cooncetrated.

Apps to help focus
The very best concentration applications can help you enter into the ideal mental area for taking in information. This group takes a look at apps that maintain you from getting distracted (e.g. with white noise or by blocking other apps).

  1. Woodland
    Forest Application
    Several of us require a little external motivation to remain focused while examining. Which’s penalty.

The Forest application gives a visual motivation by letting you grow a virtual tree and after that basically holding that tree hostage till your research study session mores than.

Intend to inspect your Instagram for a second? Lured to do a fast online store between book chapters? Go ahead. You’ll just have to come to peace with viewing your tree wither and die initially.

But if you adhere to your emphasis time, you’ll delight in viewing your trees grow. Over several research sessions, you can build a delightful digital forest– a pleasant suggestion of all your productive hrs.

Benefit: The Woodland application is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants genuine trees on behalf of the online ones that pro users expand (over 1 million trees and checking). So, utilizing this app to block other apps while studying can assist the setting as well as your grades. Tolerable at all.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Chrome
Ordinary ranking: 4.8/ 5 on App Shop, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Price: $2.99 on Application Shop, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions available on all devices

  1. Freedom
    Freedom application to block applications while researching
    Flexibility is an application that secures your phone while studying (or any other time you need to concentrate). Flag the apps and/or websites that sidetrack you, as well as Liberty will certainly obstruct them– great if the self-motivated apps like Woodland don’t fairly cut it for you. You can set an arranged session ahead of time or start some ‘Flexibility time’ whenever you require it.

Freedom obstructs time-wasting apps as well as web sites across all your tools, so your iPad will not lure you away while you’re researching on your MacBook.

Did you recognize? The majority of smart devices have built-in tools for tracking screen time and also setting limits. They could not be as expensive as Forest as well as Liberty, yet they can finish the job in a pinch. Look for ‘Display Time’ (iphone) or ‘Digital Wellbeing’ (Android) to explore your options.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Typical rating: 3.2/ 5 on App Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for fundamental functions, premium subscription readily available ($ 30/year).
Note: Please check your college’s policy prior to downloading this or any type of app to your college computer.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise application to help focus.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, but your preferred tunes may not aid a lot either. There’s absolutely nothing rather like ending up an essential note only to know you began writing verses midway through the sentence (many thanks a lot, Billie).

A little white noise can assist you concentrate without drawing too much attention to itself. The White Noise Lite app lets you build customized soundscapes to suit your choices with a variety of sounds including beach waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and even a vacuum (hi there, if that’s what obtains you in the state of mind for research, you do you).

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

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Typical ranking: 4.7/ 5 on Application Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for lite variation, $1.49 for full version (no ads).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your school’s plan before downloading this or any kind of application to your institution computer system.
Performance apps for trainees.
Alright, so you’ve obtained disturbances off the beaten track and also some background sounds on loop. Currently let’s discuss some excellent apps for pupils that will assist you obtain one of the most out of your research time. The next 2 study applications help you organise your schedule and also stay on top of assignments so you can achieve more and stuff much less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist application.
    Todoist can organise your school topics, assignment deadlines, homework and … virtually your entire life, if you desire it to. This is just one of the most effective apps for students due to the fact that it maintains your schoolwork on the right track while likewise holding you answerable.

The Todoist application offers convenient features consisting of:.

repeating due days (wonderful for weekly research).
fast add (include brand-new tasks and also jobs on the go).
favourites and priorities (flag the topics you require to focus on).
sections and subtasks (divide challenging projects right into tiny, basic actions).
integrations with other applications (e.g. Google Schedule and also Dropbox).
With all your jobs and due dates kept neatly in Todoist– as opposed to drifting around in your head– you’ll be free to focus on your researches.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows.
Ordinary rating: 4.7/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Price: Free for standard, $4.99/ year for costs (extra features, no ads).
Keep in mind: Please check your institution’s plan before downloading this or any type of app to your school computer.

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