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

What should you be doing currently if you wish to do well in the June exams and also in tests normally?
Suggestions from those that have actually existed

1 Simply research study, do not procrastinate. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

2 Do away with the laptop computer. Obtain your parents to hide the battery so you won’t be attracted. @paddykell

3 Create a realistic schedule. Short, frequent study sessions. You need to be doing greater than your research.

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

5 Don’t prioritise any type of one topic. All subjects must obtain equal time. Permit two hrs each weekend break for each and every topic and also around 30-40 minutes per evening for studying what was covered on that particular day in the class.

6 Publish chief inspectors’ records for your topics. They offer example responses which you can utilize as an overview for answering style. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 Just how much time do you spend on the web? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr at night? All of it accumulates. 2 hrs a day is 14 weekly, 56 per month. Envision if you were to invest just half of that modifying.

8 Fewer late evenings. The most awful point you can do at the weekend breaks is spend the entire night up, as well as the entire day in bed. Attempt to get to bed by 1am at the most recent on weekends, and rise early.

9 Divide up work with a good friend, then meet up, xerox each other’s notes, educate each other what you discovered. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reading a book isn’t studying– it’s reading a book. Establish a target: “I will modify this subject for 45 minutes”. Remember as you go. Put away the books. Do an exam concern. Now that’s study.

11 Obtain aware of the design of the exam paper. Some documents are complicated as well as complicated directions might toss you on the day.

12 Do not cut too many corners. Every year trainees emerge ravaged because they paid attention to rumours regarding what was showing up. The fact is anything can turn up. The papers are developed to be uncertain.

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

14 Understand what you’re examining– or at the very least try. Rephrase in your very own words when possible. Pupils who succeed in exams do not just vomit up facts, they demonstrate real understanding.

15 Maintain the CAO in mind. Trainees often tend to ignore what they take down on their CAO types in the rush to research for the Leaving Cert. It’s no damage to keep considering what training course you want to do, and also maintain investigating various areas. @paddykell

16 Do not speak about what study you’re doing and do not pay attention to other individuals concerning what they’re doing. Great deals of individuals exist about what they’re doing or otherwise doing. The naturally brilliant pal who not did anything but somehow took care of a B1 in the mocks is possibly telling fibs regarding how difficult they’re working.

17Eat! Porridge can be flawlessly edible with some small changes. Some fast ones consist of putting delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or perhaps molasses and strawberries on it. It takes the notion of inedible slop away and maintains you going all early morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends and I began our own nerdy fad of dunking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I recognize audios revolting to some individuals, but it got us with. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Workout. Don’t study any kind of later than 10pm, and if you can discover the energy, opt for a stroll. It launches endorphins in your brain that make you really feel good concerning yourself, and it clears your head after hours of researching. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter mugs and also delicious chocolate bars with nuts are brilliant mind food, and habit forming too. @ClareReidy1

22 Maintain the examinations in point of view. None of the complying with points will be dictated by just how you do in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you marry, how frequently you wed, the number of icecreams you consume in your lifetime; your overall health and also wellness; the number of stones that work their means right into your shoes leading to you repetitively jumping about on one foot to remove them; the amount of love in your life.


23 Regarding 75 percent of Junior Cert and 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is completely undetected till you open the paper. That does not mean you can not study for the exam. You are discovering abilities as opposed to rote-learning information.

24 Read, reviewed, read. If you do not review commonly, you’ll never come to be an excellent writer.

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Tape-record them onto your mobile phone or iPod as well as pay attention heading right into institution.

26 Do not discover essays off by heart. If you’re creating a short story, have some examples of characterisation and setting all set to adapt to your title. Innovative writing demands to be vibrant and also amusing. Program, do not tell. The visitor ought to have certain sights, seems as well as smells in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

27 Read your exercise loud. You’ll hear mistakes sooner than you’ll see them.

28 Judging a character is facility: examine what they claim, what they do, exactly how they look, what they think and really feel as well as other people’s viewpoints of them. Don’t take them at their word– characters typically lie, to themselves and also others.

29Learn to lead to words character. There’s just one “h” and it goes to the start.

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness style answers seldom attain an excellent grade, specifically if you obtain stuck exploring one factor in too much detail.

31 Essays on examined texts must utilize a formal style. Points must be sustained with appropriate and exact quotes.

32 Know your solitary text extremely well, completely. Whether you’re making use of recommendation or quotation to sustain your solution, you require to recognize the message thoroughly.

33 In the comparative research, you should ask on your own “what’s this text everything about?”. When you make a listing with that heading for all three texts, you can more plainly see what they have in common. You then require to discover essential moments in each to support your contrasts. As well as you ought to be contrasting them at all times.

34 You have regarding a hr per area in the examination. Most individuals will write between 7 and 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and create three paragraphs in 20 minutes awhile of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not listen to the verse suggestions. Prepare your preferred poets well as well as you will certainly be awarded. The even more you have to claim about a poet’s job the better, so have a sight which you can back up by referencing the poet’s job.


36 Practicing previous examination papers is a very vital part of establishing excellent examination technique. Start now if you haven’t already.

37 You have to know the proofs and also theses and also the description of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Use the main noting plans. They often show more than one appropriate technique of solving a question. The noting systems likewise reveal you exactly how marks were alloted by the inspectors across all parts of all questions in previous exams, but there’s no actual demand for you to analyse this. It is not possible to anticipate the allocation of marks within an inquiry– the allotment can differ hugely as well as in unanticipated ways.

39 Intend you choose to give five hours a week to mathematics, a practical amount at this stage of the year. Damage this up into five 35 minutes ports each week-night offering you practically 2 hours at weekend break.

40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert topic without a selection on the paper. Therefore you must keep up with the product covered in class.

41 Weekend research ideally ought to be utilized for attempting inquiries from previous papers and also sample papers. It is important to recognize the specific set up of your examination, the number of concerns, the wording made use of, and so on. Time yourself to get utilized to the moment restrictions.

42 The project mathematics marking system is fairly different from the marking system made use of in the past. There are 5 noting ranges, with up to 6 categories per marking scale. It’s a lot extra complicated than the previous system.

43 Begin with your preferred concern. It will aid settle your nerves on exam day. Of course if you favor a consecutive technique, do that.

44 It sounds apparent yet get utilized to checking out inquiries meticulously. See to it you’re not missing out on any details.

45 It is important to practise and be comfortable with the basics prior to attempting the new word problems in maths. These concerns have to be read very meticulously. Try to comprehend the trouble. Check out the information provided. Take down all the amounts given and also what is being sought, ie, converting the English words right into mathematical sentences. Frequently there is a formula that links the data you have with the information you require.

46 Sometimes you believe you recognize a subject, but along comes an inquiry which can be phrased in a way you have never seen before. Don’t allow this toss you. The more method you have from dealing with different questions, the more confident you will come to be when you face an odd looking inquiry.

47 If stuck, don’t search for the option as well promptly. You will frequently find out more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you need to read the option ultimately.

48 Program all operations within your response– do not do rough-work on a separate page. Don’t make use of Tippex, rather delete any kind of errors with a solitary line. You might get marks for the job you have actually deleted, however not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you solve a problem making use of a calculator, draw up some or all of the steps taken. Don’t just provide the response. This is to guarantee you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a representation or perhaps a basic sketch can commonly be very helpful to get going in taking on an inquiry, and also might gain marks for you.

50 Get familiar with your solutions and tables brochure. It offers a great deal of helpful details. Use it.


51 Research is actually research study. It is recapping on what was shown on that particular day in the classroom and also is most of the time, directly based on a test question: ie, verse inquiries or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós story.

52 Students typically go house as well as find out a teacher’s solutions on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t need to do this. You must probably examine how the concern is opened– the framework of the solution– keeping an eye on appropriate quotations utilized.

53 In the filiocht sections, if you can convert the rhyme you have basically every solution called for on the day as all verse will certainly be printed on the real exam paper. The only locations that must be found out off by heart are the grammatical terms that will be asked in question 6A in the léamhthuiscint section– terms such as aimsigh and so on.

54 Past test papers are essential. They show the layout of the actual test as well as how questions might be subdivided in various sections. It is excellent method to study a certain subject and after that do out exam concerns, keeping an eye promptly constraints and also sticking strictly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the concern over and over to guarantee you are actually addressing the concern 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 feelings.

56 At this phase, you will certainly have finished your mock examinations as well as will certainly have sat through two full documents in Irish. Whatever mistakes you may have made, will not be duplicated in June. Keep in mind, you will certainly constantly learn by your errors. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will certainly require to adjust the length of time you spend on the various sections.

57 Don’t overlook the importance of the dental Irish examination which brings 40 per cent of the complete test mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks going with this area. Method asking questions. Pupils are typically much better at responding to concerns than asking them. Also practise reading the poetry every day– with 35 marks for checking out a plain 10-12 lines it is worth much more that the whole poetry or prose course.


Dental test

58Remember that this is a discussion, not a meeting. The inspector exists to help you reach your greatest potential.

59Marks are granted for framework, communication, vocabulary and also enunciation, and vocabulary is actually exactly how you expression your actions. Don’t use jargon terms too much. Rich vocabulary is all about utilizing a different means to state something.

60 Pronunciation is really essential and also represent 20 percent of the test 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. Once you have discovered a subject, method it aloud on your own. When you are more confident, practise with a friend or a family member.

Aural test.

62 Ask your educator to examine you on previous aurals from years back as far as the early 1990s when possible. Pay attention to your own CDs and also downloads.

63Log on Google.fr for French, Google.de for German or Google.es for Spanish and also search YouTube for clips in your selected language. Even if you do not recognize every word, your ear will certainly come to be accustomed to it.

64 For French, log onto tf1.fr and listen to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a preferred news network on French television. You can additionally pay attention to French news on rfi.fr as well as radiofrance.fr.

General language guidance

65Do not find out off large long essays on every topic. You will obtain bogged down and also become discouraged. Create three factors on each topic and also learn more about 20 words of vocabulary. Make sure you have suitable sentences to start and also end a written piece.

66 Don’t make use of Google translate as it converts literally as well as does not take context into consideration. Wordreference.com is an exceptional translation site. It will only convert one word at a time, so it can be discouraging yet there are intriguing assistance forums on the website.

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

68 Don’t be attracted to find out off viewpoint items by heart. It is unlikely that the item that you will have found out will address the concern given up the paper. You will certainly be greatly penalised if you do not attend to the concern, even if the language that you have utilized is appropriate. Instead, build up your vocabulary for the different subjects on the syllabus and exercise with previous or mock examination documents.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to aid LC trainees in preparation for French exam. @NatashaLynchEF


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

71Try to spend about four half an hour sessions weekly committed to responding to past papers. These can range over the brief concerns in section A, the experimental questions in section B as well as the long questions in section C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are gotten from understanding your definitions. These need to be found out off by heart.
73 Between 15 and also 30 per cent of the marks are obtained from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment each day throughout a month. When learning the experiments you need to recognize the actions taken and the factor for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your research study needs to range over the entire training course. From Easter, concentrate on certain subjects. These are the subjects that show up every year together with any subjects that are more likely to come up this year.


75Know what is included: time– the geography paper is 2 hours as well as 50 mins long; structure– five full inquiries need to be addressed. All inquiries equivalent 80 marks.

76Plan your research study. A minimum of 80 per cent of your time will certainly be spent on study so it is essential you acquire the abilities to examine successfully.

77 Strategy reasonable targets which you can achieve in each study session, eg, draw up 15 considerable pertinent points (SRPs) on your picked topic.

78Focus on subjects that are checked out annually. These include: core unit 1– landform growth; plate tectonics; human communication; core device 2– economic activities in an Irish area; economic tasks in a European area; financial tasks in a continental/sub-continental region; economic elective– influence of EU policies on Ireland; international firms.

79When you review your notes, choose the keywords or phrases which will certainly aid you to remember what the subject has to do with.

80 Make a topic recap by placing the core motif or topic title in the centre after that draw lines from the centre as well as create sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, write the key words or phrases connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant subjects. Do not try to predict what will be analyzed. Rather, practise answering examination inquiries from past papers. Time yourself and also see if you can write a solution while which the assessment will enable you.

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


83 The usual keywords are: “make up”– explain and also give factors; “contrast”– point out similarities as well as distinctions; “comparison”– explain the primary distinctions; “describe”– state the obvious; “explain”– draw up the bottom lines as well as compose 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 study sessions each week.

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

86 Long question practice: 25-mark inquiries– spend 10 minutes on them; 20-mark inquiries– spend 8 minutes on them. 20-mark inquiries are one of the most typical as well as pupils incorrectly spend 10 minutes on them, which quickly builds up to a lot of 2 minutes’s shed throughout the test; 15-mark question– spend 6 mins.

87The two most preferred verbs are “illustrate” and “examine”. Yet with our above framework we automatically handle these verbs. The example deals with show and also the trainee can utilize the benefit or negative aspect as their individual viewpoint by putting “in my point of view” ahead or their benefit or negative aspect. This is outstanding as it is an authentic viewpoint not rote picked up from a book.

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

89 The lengthy concern can often contain one sentence, but there are 2 parts to be handled to correctly respond to the question. The lengthy concern might additionally have a short story as an introduction, if so pupils must refer to the short story in their answer or marks will be shed.


90By currently you ought to be finished, or nearing the conclusion of your unique research. Look over the demands for size, sources and history information, and also keep in mind someone will certainly be reading 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summer, so make it memorable.

91 Every topic will certainly have details that are necessary eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make sure you recognize vital days and also what order events occurred. It’s like telling a story. Don’t overlook the important little bits and it’s not really interesting if you inform it in the wrong order.

92 Do not think of learning off essays. It would certainly be terrific if you obtain the specific wording in your test inquiries yet it’s not likely to happen, so think about portable info that you can make use of to respond to any type of question. Practise writing a factor per paragraph; remember the solution is significant primarily paragraph by paragraph and also if your job is organised and thoughtful, you’ll do well.

93 Keep in mind, honours background is not regarding composing all you find out about a subject. It is about discovering to make web links to the inquiry you are answering with the details you understand. For example, an inquiry on the factors that resulted in the growth of fascism is not create all you know about fascism: you must separate what caused its rise such as instability after the second World War, the financial circumstance, threat of communism etc 94Look at your files: several students concern this question as a rule however knowing the topic, and just how to manage composed as well as aesthetic resources can be worth an added quality.

95Don’ t fail to remember to revise your compulsory case studies. There are just three, so see to it you recognize 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 course is substantial. Simplify. Have a timetable, and also take it one day or week at a time.

97Do 3 or 4 brief questions every night. Every one is worth 6 marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your total mark. Use your textbook to address them, so you accumulate a financial institution of accurate details in your head.

98 Practice concern 1 (a) in section B. You will need to analyse a chart or a graph in this question. It does not appear in any book. You require to be knowledgeable about it.

99 Read one test question each night. Highlight essential terms. What is being asked? Take a look at the marking system. How are marks dispersed? Many trainees have the appropriate details yet shed marks because they do not know their noting system.

100Know all the subjects in your optional. Part (a) is compulsory. If you cut edges, you might obtain caught out.

Additionally try using some mobile applications to assist yyou stay cooncetrated.

Apps to assist concentration
The very best focus apps can help you get into the best psychological zone for taking in information. This category checks out apps that keep you from getting sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing other apps).

  1. Woodland
    Woodland Application
    Several of us need a little outside motivation to stay focused while researching. And that’s fine.

The Woodland app supplies a visual reward by allowing you grow an online tree and afterwards primarily holding that tree captive until your research study session mores than.

Want to inspect your Instagram for a second? Attracted to do a quick online shop in between textbook phases? Proceed. You’ll just have to involve tranquility with viewing your tree perish as well as die initially.

However if you stick to your focus time, you’ll delight in seeing your trees flourish. Over a number of research sessions, you can construct a wonderful digital woodland– a positive reminder of all your productive hrs.

Bonus: The Woodland app is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants real trees on behalf of the digital ones that pro users expand (over 1 million trees as well as checking). So, using this app to block various other apps while studying can help the atmosphere as well as your qualities. Tolerable in any way.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Chrome
Ordinary rating: 4.8/ 5 on App Shop, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: $2.99 on App Store, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app purchases readily available on all devices

  1. Flexibility
    Liberty application to obstruct applications while researching
    Flexibility is an app that secures your phone while studying (or any other time you need to concentrate). Flag the apps and/or websites that distract you, and Flexibility will certainly block them– fantastic if the self-motivated apps like Forest do not rather suffice for you. You can establish an arranged session ahead of time or begin some ‘Flexibility time’ whenever you need it.

Liberty blocks time-wasting applications and also web sites throughout all your devices, so your iPad will not attract you away while you’re examining on your MacBook.

Did you understand? A lot of mobile phones have integrated devices for tracking display time and also establishing limits. They could not be as elegant as Forest as well as Liberty, but they can finish the job in a pinch. Look for ‘Display Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Wellness’ (Android) to explore your alternatives.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Ordinary score: 3.2/ 5 on App Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for standard functions, premium registration offered ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your institution’s plan prior to downloading this or any application to your college computer.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise app to help concentration.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to concentrate, however your favourite songs might not help a lot either. There’s nothing quite like ending up an important note just to understand you started writing verses halfway with the sentence (many thanks a whole lot, Billie).

A bit of white noise can assist you concentrate without drawing excessive focus to itself. The White Noise Lite app allows you develop customized soundscapes to fit your preferences with a wide variety of sounds consisting of beach waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and also even a vacuum (hey, if that’s what gets you in the state of mind for research study, you do you).

Packing up the textbooks for the evening? Switch from your researching mix to your snoozing mix for a relaxed rest.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Average ranking: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Price: Free for lite version, $1.49 for complete version (no advertisements).
Note: Please examine your college’s plan prior to downloading this or any type of application to your school computer.
Efficiency applications for trainees.
Alright, so you’ve got disturbances out of the way and also some background seems on loop. Now allow’s talk about some good applications for trainees that will certainly help you get one of the most out of your research time. The following two research study applications assist you arrange your schedule and also remain on top of projects so you can achieve more and cram much less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist application.
    Todoist can organise your institution topics, task target dates, research and … practically your whole life, if you desire it to. This is just one of the very best apps for students because it keeps your schoolwork on the right track while likewise holding you accountable.

The Todoist application offers convenient attributes including:.

reoccuring due days (fantastic for once a week research).
fast include (add brand-new tasks as well as jobs on the go).
favourites and also concerns (flag the topics you need to concentrate on).
areas and subtasks (divide challenging tasks into little, easy actions).
integrations with other applications (e.g. Google Schedule and also Dropbox).
With all your jobs and due dates maintained nicely in Todoist– rather than drifting around in your head– you’ll be totally free to focus on your research studies.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows.
Ordinary score: 4.7/ 5 on Application Store, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for basic, $4.99/ year for premium (additional features, no advertisements).
Note: Please examine your college’s policy prior to downloading this or any application to your institution computer system.

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