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

What should you be doing currently if you wish to prosper in the June exams as well as in examinations normally?
Guidance from those that’ve existed

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

2 Put away the laptop computer. Get your moms and dads to hide the battery so you will not be attracted. @paddykell

3 Prepare a practical timetable. Short, regular study sessions. You need to be doing greater than your homework.

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

5 Do not prioritise any one subject. All subjects must get equal time. Allow 2 hrs each weekend for each and every topic and also around 30-40 mins per evening for researching what was covered on that day in the classroom.

6 Publish chief inspectors’ records for your subjects. They offer 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? It all adds up. 2 hrs a day is 14 each week, 56 per month. Think of if you were to spend just half of that revising.

8 Less late nights. The most awful thing you can do at the weekend breaks is invest the whole evening up, and the entire day in bed. Attempt to reach bed by 1am at the latest on weekends, and stand up early.

9 Divide up work with a good friend, after that meet up, xerox each other’s notes, teach each other what you learned. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Checking out a publication isn’t studying– it’s reading a book. Set a target: “I will certainly change this topic for 45 minutes”. Make note as you go. Put away guides. Do an exam question. Now that’s study.

11 Obtain familiar with the design of the exam paper. Some papers are tricky and also complicated directions might toss you on the day.

12 Do not cut too many edges. Every year trainees emerge ravaged due to the fact that they paid attention to rumours about what was showing up. The reality is anything can turn up. The documents are designed to be unpredictable.

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

14 Understand what you’re examining– or at least attempt. Rephrase in your very own words when possible. Students that do well in exams don’t just vomit up truths, they show genuine understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Students tend to ignore what they put down on their CAO kinds in the thrill to examine for the Leaving Cert. It’s no injury to maintain thinking of what program you want to do, and maintain looking into different locations. @paddykell

16 Don’t talk about what research you’re doing and do not pay attention to other people concerning what they’re doing. Lots of individuals lie concerning what they’re doing or not doing. The naturally dazzling pal who not did anything yet in some way took care of a B1 in the mocks is possibly informing fibs regarding exactly how hard they’re working.

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

18 My friends and I started our very own unpopular fad of soaking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I comprehend audios abhorrent to some people, but it obtained us with. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Workout. Don’t examine any kind of later than 10pm, and also if you can discover the power, choose a walk. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you really feel excellent about yourself, and it removes your head after hours of studying. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter cups and delicious chocolate bars with nuts are great mind food, and also addictive also. @ClareReidy1

22 Maintain the exams in perspective. None of the following things will be determined by how you do in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you marry, how frequently you wed, the amount of icecreams you consume in your lifetime; your general wellness and also well-being; the number of rocks that function their method into your footwear causing you repeatedly jumping about on one foot to remove them; the quantity of love in your life.


23 Regarding 75 percent of Junior Cert and 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is completely unseen up until you open the paper. That does not indicate you can’t research for the test. You are discovering skills instead of rote-learning info.

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

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Tape-record them onto your mobile phone or iPod as well as pay attention en route right into college.

26 Do not find out essays off by heart. If you’re composing a short story, have some instances of characterisation as well as setting all set to adjust to your title. Imaginative creating needs to be brilliant and enjoyable. Show, don’t tell. The viewers should have certain sights, sounds as well as smells in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

27 Review your work out loud. You’ll listen to errors sooner than you’ll see them.

28 Judging a personality is complicated: analyze what they say, what they do, just how they look, what they believe as well as really feel and other people’s viewpoints of them. Don’t take them at their word– characters commonly lie, to themselves as well as others.

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

30Structure your solutions. Stream-of-consciousness design answers hardly ever accomplish a great quality, especially if you get stuck discovering one factor in extreme information.

31 Essays on studied messages have to use a formal style. Factors need to be supported with appropriate and accurate quotes.

32 Know your solitary text quite possibly, completely. Whether you’re using reference or quotation to support your answer, you require to understand the message thoroughly.

33 In the relative research study, you should ask on your own “what’s this message everything about?”. When you make a checklist with that said going to all three messages, you can a lot more clearly see what they have in common. You then need to discover vital moments in each to support your comparisons. And you ought to be contrasting them regularly.

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

35 Don’t pay attention to the verse tips. Prepare your preferred poets well as well as you will be compensated. The even more you have to state about a poet’s work the better, so have a sight which you can support by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practising previous exam documents is a really vital part of establishing good examination method. Start currently if you have not currently.

37 You need to recognize the proofs and theories and also the description of the vocabulary used.

38 Usage the main noting schemes. They frequently show greater than one appropriate method of fixing a concern. The noting plans likewise reveal you just how marks were designated by the inspectors across all parts of all questions in previous tests, however there’s no actual need for you to evaluate this. It is not feasible to forecast the allocation of marks within an inquiry– the allotment can differ extremely and in unexpected methods.

39 Mean you choose to give five hours a week to maths, a practical amount at this phase of the year. Damage this up into 5 35 minutes ports each week-night giving you just about two hours at weekend break.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert topic without a selection on the paper. For that reason you must stay on par with the product covered in class.

41 Weekend break research study preferably need to be utilized for trying inquiries from previous papers as well as sample documents. It is vital to know the exact set up of your exam, the amount of inquiries, the phrasing made use of, etc. Time on your own to get utilized to the time restraints.

42 The task mathematics marking scheme is quite various from the marking plan utilized in the past. There are five marking ranges, with as much as six classifications per noting scale. It’s a lot more complex than the previous system.

43 Begin with your preferred question. It will certainly assist resolve your nerves on test day. Certainly if you like a sequential approach, do that.

44 It seems noticeable however obtain used to reviewing questions meticulously. Ensure you’re not missing any information.

45 It is crucial to practise as well as fit with the essentials before attempting the new word issues in mathematics. These inquiries have to read very carefully. Attempt to recognize the trouble. Consider the info provided. Write all the quantities provided and what is being looked for, ie, converting the English words into mathematical sentences. Commonly there is a formula that connects the data you have with the data you need.

46 In some cases you think you understand a topic, but along comes a concern which can be phrased in such a way you have actually never seen prior to. Don’t allow this throw you. The even more technique you have from taking on different concerns, the more certain you will certainly come to be when you encounter an unusual looking concern.

47 If stuck, don’t seek out the solution as well quickly. You will certainly usually learn more by tackling it by yourself for some time, even if you have to check out the option ultimately.

48 Program all functions within your solution– do refrain rough-work on a different web page. Don’t use Tippex, instead write off any type of mistakes with a solitary line. You could obtain marks for the work you have actually written off, but not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you resolve an issue using a calculator, draw up some or every one of the actions taken. Don’t simply provide the answer. This is to ensure you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a layout or perhaps a basic illustration can usually be very practical to get started in dealing with a question, as well as might gain marks for you.

50 Obtain knowledgeable about your solutions and also tables brochure. It offers a lot of valuable details. Utilize it.


51 Homework is really study. It is summarizing on what was shown on that day in the classroom as well as is more often than not, directly based upon a test question: ie, verse questions or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós story.

52 Pupils frequently go house and find out an educator’s answers on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t require to do this. You need to possibly research exactly how the inquiry is opened– the framework of the response– keeping an eye on pertinent quotes used.

53 In the filiocht sections, if you can convert the poem you have basically every response needed on the day as all poetry will be printed on the actual exam paper. The only areas that ought to be learned off by heart are the grammatical terms that will certainly be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and more.

54 Previous test papers are vital. They show the layout of the actual examination and also exactly how questions might be partitioned in different areas. It is good method to examine a particular topic and after that do out examination inquiries, keeping an eye on time restraints and also sticking rigidly to them.

55 Maintain re-reading the inquiry over and over to ensure you are really responding to the question asked. No marks will be awarded for information that is not appropriate. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on motif, just on theme and also not sensations or feelings.

56 At this stage, you will certainly have finished your simulated examinations and will have sat through 2 complete papers in Irish. Whatever blunders you may have made, will not be duplicated in June. Bear in mind, you will certainly always discover by your blunders. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will need to adjust the size of time you spend on the numerous areas.

57 Do not overlook the value of the oral Irish evaluation which lugs 40 per cent of the overall exam mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks going for this section. Method asking inquiries. Trainees are typically much better at answering concerns than inquiring. Additionally practise checking out the poetry daily– with 35 marks for checking out a plain 10-12 lines it deserves extra that the whole verse or prose course.


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58Remember that this is a conversation, not an interview. The inspector is there to help you reach your greatest possibility.

59Marks are awarded for structure, interaction, vocabulary and enunciation, as well as vocabulary is actually exactly how you expression your actions. Don’t make use of jargon terms too much. Rich vocabulary is everything about utilizing a various method to say something.

60 Pronunciation is very vital as well as make up 20 percent of the exam Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and document yourself to best your accent.

61Try spending 10-15 mins a day on your dental work. Once you have actually discovered a topic, technique it aloud on your own. When you are more confident, practise with a good friend or a loved one.

Acoustic test.

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

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

64 For French, log onto tf1.fr as well as listen to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a popular information channel 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 certainly get slowed down as well as end up being discouraged. Create 3 factors on each topic and also learn about 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have decent sentences to begin and end a written piece.

66 Don’t make use of Google convert as it equates essentially as well as does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is an exceptional translation website. It will only equate one word each time, so it can be aggravating but there are intriguing assistance discussion forums on the website.

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

68 Don’t be tempted to discover off point of view items by heart. It is not likely that the item that you will certainly have learned will answer the concern given in the paper. You will be heavily penalised if you don’t deal with the concern, even if the language that you have actually made use of is correct. Rather, build up your vocabulary for the different topics on the syllabus and exercise with past or mock exam documents.

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


70 It is best to invest 30 minutes at one time researching biology. Take a brief, five-minute break after 30 minutes and after that move on to the next topic.

71Try to invest about 4 half an hour sessions each week dedicated to responding to past documents. 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 per cent of the marks are gained from understanding your meanings. These must be discovered off by heart.
73 Between 15 and also 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 have to understand the steps taken as well as the reason for taking each step.

74Up to Easter, your research study needs to vary over the entire training course. From Easter, concentrate on certain topics. These are the subjects that come up yearly together with any kind of subjects that are more probable ahead up this year.


75Know what is involved: time– the geography paper is two hrs as well as 50 minutes long; structure– five complete inquiries need to be responded to. All inquiries equal 80 marks.

76Plan your study. At the very least 80 per cent of your time will certainly be invested in research study so it is essential you obtain the skills to research effectively.

77 Strategy reasonable targets which you can achieve in each research study session, eg, draw up 15 significant appropriate factors (SRPs) on your chosen topic.

78Focus on topics that are analyzed yearly. These consist of: core device 1– landform growth; plate tectonics; human communication; core device 2– financial tasks in an Irish region; economic tasks in a European area; economic activities in a continental/sub-continental area; financial optional– impact of EU policies on Ireland; multinational business.

79When you review your notes, select the key words or expressions which will certainly help you to keep in mind what the subject is about.

80 Make a subject summary by positioning the core style or subject title in the centre then draw lines from the centre and write sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, create the keywords or phrases connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the major topics. Don’t try to predict what will certainly be checked out. Instead, practise answering evaluation inquiries from previous documents. Time yourself and see if you can write a response while which the examination will permit you.

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


83 The usual key words are: “make up”– explain and offer factors; “contrast”– point out resemblances and distinctions; “contrast”– explain the major differences; “explain”– state the obvious; “clarify”– write out the bottom lines as well as write an explanation.


84Spend at least an hour-and-a-half on service alteration every second evening. So 3 or four one-and-a-half hrs research sessions each 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 and also these ABQs should be practiced initially, prior to any other year.

86 Lengthy concern technique: 25-mark questions– invest 10 mins on them; 20-mark questions– invest 8 mins on them. 20-mark questions are one of the most usual and trainees incorrectly invest 10 mins on them, which quickly builds up to a lot of 2 minutes’s shed during the exam; 15-mark concern– invest six minutes.

87The two most popular verbs are “illustrate” and also “examine”. Yet with our above framework we immediately manage these verbs. The instance deals with show as well as the pupil can make use of the benefit or drawback as their personal opinion by placing “in my viewpoint” in front or their benefit or disadvantage. This is superb as it is an authentic opinion not rote picked up from a book.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to answer this section. It is necessary to practice it as it takes most students over a hr to do this question. Yet after five or six ABQs the speed naturally develops. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will certainly not get it done in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You must be doing a minimum of one ABQ every week from currently up until the exam.

89 The long inquiry can usually include one sentence, but there are 2 components to be handled to properly answer the question. The lengthy inquiry might likewise have a short story as an introduction, if so pupils must refer to the short story in their response or marks will be shed.


90By currently you must be finished, or nearing the completion of your special research. Look over the needs for size, resources as well as background info, and also keep in mind a person will certainly read 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summer season, so make it unforgettable.

91 Every topic will have information that are essential eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. See to it you recognize crucial days as well as what order events took place. It resembles telling a story. Do not leave out the important little bits and also it’s not really interesting if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Do not think about finding out off essays. It would be excellent if you get the precise wording in your exam concerns but it’s not likely to take place, so think of moveable info that you can make use of to answer any question. Practise creating a factor per paragraph; remember the response is significant primarily paragraph by paragraph as well as if your job is organised as well as thoughtful, you’ll succeed.

93 Bear in mind, honours history is not concerning writing all you know about a topic. It is about finding out to make links to the question you are responding to with the info you recognize. As an example, a question on the elements that led to the growth of fascism is not create all you know about fascism: you should isolate what caused its rise such as instability after the 2nd World War, the financial situation, risk of communism and so on 94Look at your files: numerous students concern this concern as a formality but understanding the topic, as well as exactly how to manage written and aesthetic sources can be worth an added grade.

95Don’ t fail to remember to change your required case studies. There are only three, so ensure you recognize sufficient to compose a mini-essay of two-and-a half web pages in order to address the contextualisation part of the question.

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

97Do 3 or four short concerns every evening. Every one is worth 6 marks– that’s 1.5 per cent of your complete mark. Utilize your textbook to address them, so you build up a bank of precise info in your head.

98 Method question 1 (a) in section B. You will certainly have to evaluate a graph or a chart in this question. It does not appear in any kind of book. You require to be accustomed to it.

99 Read one test inquiry each evening. Highlight vital terms. What is being asked? Look at the noting scheme. How are marks distributed? Numerous trainees have the appropriate details but shed marks due to the fact that they don’t know their noting system.

100Know all the topics in your optional. Component (a) is obligatory. If you cut edges, you may get captured out.

Likewise attempt utilizing some mobile applications to assist yyou remain cooncetrated.

Applications to help focus
The very best concentration apps can aid you enter into the right mental area for absorbing details. This classification looks at apps that maintain you from getting distracted (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing other apps).

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

The Forest app offers a visual motivation by allowing you plant a virtual tree and then primarily holding that tree captive till your research session is over.

Wish to check your Instagram momentarily? Lured to do a quick online shop in between textbook chapters? Go ahead. You’ll just need to concern peace with enjoying your tree perish and also die first.

But if you stick to your focus time, you’ll take pleasure in watching your trees prosper. Over a number of research sessions, you can construct a delightful electronic woodland– an enjoyable reminder of all your effective hours.

Bonus offer: The Woodland application is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants actual trees on behalf of the digital ones that pro users expand (over 1 million trees and also checking). So, using this application to obstruct various other apps while studying can help the setting along with your qualities. Tolerable in all.

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

  1. Liberty
    Liberty application to block applications while studying
    Liberty is an application that secures your phone while studying (or any other time you require to focus). Flag the application and/or internet sites that distract you, and Freedom will block them– wonderful if the self-motivated apps like Woodland don’t fairly suffice for you. You can establish a set up session beforehand or begin some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you need it.

Freedom obstructs time-wasting applications as well as sites across all your gadgets, so your iPad won’t lure you away while you’re studying on your MacBook.

Did you understand? Most smart devices have integrated devices for tracking screen time and establishing limitations. They could not be as fancy as Forest and Liberty, but they can get the job done in a pinch. Seek ‘Screen Time’ (iphone) or ‘Digital Health And Wellbeing’ (Android) to explore your alternatives.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average score: 3.2/ 5 on App Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Price: Free for fundamental features, costs membership available ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your school’s policy before downloading this or any type of app to your school computer system.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise application to aid concentration.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to concentrate, yet your much-loved tunes could not aid a lot either. There’s absolutely nothing fairly like completing a crucial note just to realise you began composing lyrics halfway via the sentence (many thanks a lot, Billie).

A little white noise can aid you concentrate without drawing too much focus to itself. The White Noise Lite app lets you develop customized soundscapes to fit your preferences with a vast array of audios including coastline waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rainfall, running water and also a hoover (hey, if that’s what obtains you in the state of mind for study, you do you).

Packing up the textbooks for the night? Switch over from your studying mix to your snoozing mix for a relaxing rest.

Offered on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Average rating: 4.7/ 5 on App Shop, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Price: Free for lite variation, $1.49 for complete variation (no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please examine your school’s policy before downloading this or any application to your college computer.
Efficiency applications for pupils.
Alright, so you have actually got interruptions off the beaten track as well as some background seems on loophole. Currently let’s discuss some great applications for pupils that will assist you get one of the most out of your research time. The following two study applications help you organise your schedule and stay on top of jobs so you can accomplish more and also cram less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist app.
    Todoist can organise your institution topics, project due dates, research and also … virtually your whole life, if you want it to. This is among the best apps for pupils since it maintains your schoolwork on course while additionally holding you liable.

The Todoist app offers handy functions consisting of:.

repeating due dates (excellent for regular research).
fast include (add new assignments and also jobs on the go).
favourites and also priorities (flag the subjects you require to focus on).
sections and subtasks (divide challenging tasks right into small, straightforward steps).
combinations with various other applications (e.g. Google Calendar and also Dropbox).
With all your jobs as well as due days kept nicely in Todoist– rather than floating around in your head– you’ll be free to concentrate on your research studies.

Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows.
Typical ranking: 4.7/ 5 on App Shop, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for basic, $4.99/ year for premium (added features, no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your school’s policy before downloading this or any app to your institution computer system.

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