100 leading tips for exam success and also some mobile apps. Read, use and also do well.

What should you be doing currently if you want to prosper in the June exams as well as in tests typically?
Recommendations from those who have actually existed

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

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

3 Formulate a practical timetable. Short, constant research sessions. You require to be doing more than your research.

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

5 Do not prioritise any type of one subject. All topics need to get equal time. Enable 2 hours each weekend break for each and every topic and also around 30-40 mins per evening for researching what was covered on that particular day in the class.

6 Print primary inspectors’ records for your subjects. They offer sample responses which you can utilize as a guide for addressing style. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you spend on the web? Half-an-hour in the morning, a hr in the evening? All of it builds up. Two hours a day is 14 per week, 56 each month. Visualize if you were to invest just half of that modifying.

8 Fewer late evenings. The most awful thing you can do at the weekend breaks is invest the entire night up, and the whole day in bed. Try to reach bed by 1am at the most up to date on weekends, as well as stand up early.

9 Divide up deal with a close friend, then assemble, xerox each other’s notes, teach each other what you learned. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reading a book isn’t researching– it reads a publication. Establish a target: “I will modify this topic for 45 minutes”. Remember as you go. Put away guides. Do an exam concern. Since’s study.

11 Get acquainted with the format of the exam paper. Some documents are tricky as well as difficult directions can toss you on the day.

12 Do not cut too many edges. Yearly students arise ravaged since they paid attention to rumours regarding what was showing up. The truth is anything can show up. The documents are designed to be uncertain.

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

14 Understand what you’re studying– or at least attempt. Rephrase in your very own words when feasible. Students who do well in examinations don’t just vomit up realities, they show genuine understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Students often tend to forget what they put down on their CAO kinds in the rush to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no damage to maintain thinking of what course you intend to do, and also maintain looking into various locations. @paddykell

16 Don’t talk about what study you’re doing as well as don’t pay attention to other individuals about what they’re doing. Great deals of individuals exist about what they’re doing or not doing. The naturally brilliant pal who did nothing but somehow managed a B1 in the mocks is most likely informing fibs regarding how hard they’re working.

17Eat! Gruel can be completely edible with some minor changes. Some fast ones consist of placing 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 morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends as well as I started our very own unpopular fad of dunking Nature Valley bars right into yogurt pots, which I comprehend noises revolting to some individuals, yet it got us via. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Exercise. Do not examine any kind of later than 10pm, as well as if you can locate the power, choose a walk. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you feel good regarding yourself, and it clears your head after hrs of studying. @paddykell

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

22 Keep the examinations in perspective. None of the adhering to points will be determined by how you do in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you marry, exactly how usually you wed, the number of icecreams you eat in your lifetime; your total health and wellness; the variety of stones that function their way into your shoes leading to you repetitively hopping about on one foot to eliminate them; the quantity of love in your life.


23 Regarding 75 percent of Junior Cert as well as 55 per cent of Leaving Cert English is entirely unseen up until you open up the paper. That does not imply you can’t study for the examination. You are finding out abilities as opposed to rote-learning info.

24 Read, checked out, review. If you do not check out widely, you’ll never ever come to be an excellent author.

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Tape-record them onto your smartphone or iPod and also listen on the way right into institution.

26 Do not discover essays off by heart. If you’re writing a narrative, have some instances of characterisation and establishing ready to adjust to your title. Creative writing requirements to be brilliant and amusing. Show, do not inform. The viewers should have specific sights, seems and scents in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

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

28 Judging a character is complex: analyze what they say, what they do, how they look, what they assume and really feel and also other individuals’s opinions of them. Don’t take them at their word– personalities often lie, to themselves and others.

29Learn to mean words personality. There’s only one “h” and it’s at the start.

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness design responses rarely attain an excellent grade, especially if you get stuck checking out one point in excessive detail.

31 Essays on researched messages should make use of a formal style. Points have to be supported with pertinent as well as precise quotes.

32 Know your solitary text quite possibly, completely. Whether you’re utilizing reference or quotation to sustain your answer, you need to recognize the text thoroughly.

33 In the relative research study, you should ask on your own “what’s this text all about?”. When you make a checklist with that heading for all three messages, you can a lot more clearly see what they have in common. You then require to locate essential minutes in each to sustain your comparisons. And you should be comparing them all the time.

34 You have about an hour per section in the examination. Most individuals will certainly write between 7 and also 10 paragraphs. Time on your own as well as create three paragraphs in 20 minutes for a bit of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not listen to the poetry pointers. Prepare your favorite poets well as well as you will certainly be rewarded. The even more you have to state about a poet’s work the better, so have a sight which you can back up by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practising past exam documents is an extremely fundamental part of developing good examination technique. Begin currently if you haven’t currently.

37 You should understand the evidence as well as theses and the description of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Use the main noting schemes. They commonly show greater than one acceptable approach of fixing a question. The noting plans likewise show you how marks were designated by the supervisors across all parts of all concerns in previous tests, yet there’s no actual requirement for you to analyse this. It is not possible to forecast the appropriation of marks within an inquiry– the allocation can differ hugely and in unanticipated methods.

39 Mean you choose to give five hrs a week to mathematics, an affordable quantity at this stage of the year. Break this up into 5 35 mins ports each week-night giving you nearly 2 hrs at weekend break.

40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert topic without an option on the paper. For that reason you need to stay on par with the product covered in course.

41 Weekend break research ideally need to be utilized for attempting concerns from past documents and sample papers. It is vital to know the specific set up of your examination, how many inquiries, the phrasing made use of, etc. Time on your own to obtain utilized to the moment restrictions.

42 The task maths marking plan is fairly various from the marking system used in the past. There are 5 marking ranges, with up to 6 groups per noting scale. It’s a lot a lot more complicated than the previous system.

43 Begin with your much-loved question. It will certainly help settle your nerves on test day. Of course if you like a consecutive technique, do that.

44 It sounds apparent yet get utilized to reviewing questions thoroughly. Make sure you’re not missing out on any details.

45 It is crucial to practice as well as fit with the fundamentals before trying the new word issues in maths. These questions have to read very thoroughly. Try to comprehend the problem. Check out the information offered. Jot down all the amounts offered and what is being sought, ie, converting the English words right into mathematical sentences. Frequently there is a formula that connects the data you have with the data you require.

46 Sometimes you believe you understand a topic, however along comes an inquiry which can be phrased in such a way you have actually never ever seen prior to. Do not let this throw you. The more method you have from dealing with various inquiries, the extra confident you will end up being when you encounter an unusual looking concern.

47 If stuck, don’t seek out the option too swiftly. You will certainly frequently discover more by tackling it on your own for a while, even if you need to review the option in the end.

48 Show all operations within your response– do not do rough-work on a separate web page. Do not use Tippex, rather erase any type of mistakes with a solitary line. You may obtain marks for the job you have crossed out, but not if it’s Tippexed. Also, if you resolve a problem utilizing a calculator, write out some or all of the steps taken. Don’t just give the solution. This is to guarantee you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a diagram and even a standard sketch can typically be very helpful to begin in taking on a question, as well as may gain marks for you.

50 Obtain acquainted with your solutions and also tables booklet. It offers a lot of helpful details. Utilize it.


51 Research is in fact research study. It is wrapping up on what was taught on that day in the classroom and also is usually, straight based upon an examination question: ie, poetry concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós tale.

52 Trainees frequently go residence as well as find out an educator’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You do not need to do this. You need to maybe examine just how the concern is opened– the framework of the solution– keeping an eye on relevant quotations used.

53 In the filiocht sections, if you can translate the rhyme you have virtually every answer needed on the day as all poetry will be printed on the actual exam paper. The only locations that must be learned off by heart are the grammatic terms that will be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and so on.

54 Past test documents are important. They reveal the format of the actual exam as well as exactly how inquiries might be subdivided in various sections. It is great method to examine a certain subject and afterwards do out test concerns, watching in a timely manner restraints and also sticking rigidly to them.

55 Maintain re-reading the inquiry over and over to guarantee you are in fact responding to the inquiry asked. No marks will be granted for information that is not relevant. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on theme, only on motif as well as not feelings or emotions.

56 At this stage, you will certainly have finished your mock exams and will have sat through two complete papers in Irish. Whatever blunders you might have made, will not be duplicated in June. Keep in mind, you will certainly always learn by your mistakes. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will need to readjust the size of time you invest in the numerous sections.

57 Do not overlook the significance of the dental Irish assessment which carries 40 percent of the total exam mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks choosing this section. Practice asking concerns. Trainees are generally better at responding to questions than asking. Also practise checking out the poetry each day– with 35 marks for reading a mere 10-12 lines it deserves extra that the entire poetry or prose course.


Dental examination

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

59Marks are granted for framework, communication, vocabulary as well as enunciation, and also vocabulary is really how you expression your feedbacks. Don’t utilize vernacular terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is everything about utilizing a various means to say something.

60 Enunciation is really vital as well as make up 20 percent of the exam Pay attention to French, German or Spanish radio as well as document yourself to excellent your accent.

61Try spending 10-15 minutes a day on your dental work. When you have learned a topic, technique it aloud on your own. When you are a lot more certain, practise with a friend or a loved one.

Aural test.

62 Ask your educator to check you on previous aurals from years back as for the early 1990s ideally. Pay attention to your very own CDs and downloads.

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

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

General language suggestions

65Do not find out off big long essays on every subject. You will get bogged down as well as end up being discouraged. Create three factors on each topic and discover 20 words of vocabulary. Ensure you have respectable sentences to start and end a composed piece.

66 Don’t utilize Google convert as it translates actually and does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is an exceptional translation website. It will just equate one word each time, so it can be irritating however there are fascinating aid online forums on the site.

67Familiarise on your own with the means questions are asked at the end of each analysis understanding.

68 Don’t be tempted to find out off opinion items by heart. It is unlikely that the item that you will certainly have discovered will certainly answer the question given in the paper. You will be greatly penalised if you do not address the inquiry, even if the language that you have actually utilized is correct. Instead, build up your vocabulary for the various subjects on the syllabus as well as experiment past or simulated examination papers.

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


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

71Try to invest about 4 half an hour sessions weekly committed to answering past documents. These can vary over the brief inquiries in area A, the speculative questions in area B and the long inquiries in section C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are acquired from knowing your meanings. These need to be found out off by heart.
73 Between 15 as well as 30 per cent of the marks are gained from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment daily over the course of a month. When discovering the experiments you have to know the steps taken and also the factor for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your research should vary over the entire training course. From Easter, concentrate on specific subjects. These are the topics that show up every year in addition to any topics that are most likely to find up this year.


75Know what is involved: time– the location paper is two hrs and 50 minutes long; framework– five full inquiries have to be answered. All concerns equivalent 80 marks.

76Plan your study. At the very least 80 percent of your time will certainly be invested in study so it is crucial you acquire the skills to examine properly.

77 Plan affordable targets which you can accomplish in each research session, eg, write out 15 significant pertinent points (SRPs) on your selected subject.

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

79When you review your notes, select the keywords or expressions which will certainly aid you to remember what the topic has to do with.

80 Make a topic recap by putting the core style or topic title in the centre then attract lines from the centre and compose sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, create the key words or expressions linked to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant subjects. Do not attempt to anticipate what will be analyzed. Rather, practise answering assessment questions from previous documents. Time yourself and also see if you can create a response while which the exam will certainly permit you.

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


83 The normal keywords are: “represent”– clarify and also offer factors; “contrast”– mention resemblances and differences; “contrast”– point out the primary distinctions; “explain”– state the obvious; “discuss”– draw up the bottom lines as well as compose an explanation.


84Spend at the very least an hour-and-a-half on business modification every second night. So three or 4 one-and-a-half hrs study sessions each week.

85The applied business question (ABQ) is on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 and also 2003 will be structured identically to 2013 and also these ABQs need to be practiced first, prior to any other year.

86 Long inquiry method: 25-mark questions– spend 10 mins on them; 20-mark inquiries– invest 8 mins on them. 20-mark inquiries are one of the most common and trainees incorrectly invest 10 mins on them, which soon develops to a lot of two minutes’s lost throughout the test; 15-mark concern– spend six minutes.

87The two most prominent verbs are “illustrate” and “examine”. Yet with our above structure we immediately manage these verbs. The example handle show and the trainee can make use of the advantage or drawback as their individual opinion by putting “in my point of view” ahead or their benefit or downside. This is excellent as it is a genuine viewpoint not rote picked up from a textbook.

88 ABQ– you have 45 mins to answer this section. It is essential to practice it as it takes most students over a hr to do this question. However after five or six ABQs the rate normally creates. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will certainly not get it performed in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You must be doing at least one ABQ weekly from currently up until the exam.

89 The long question can often include one sentence, but there are two components to be handled to appropriately respond to the concern. The long inquiry may likewise have a narrative as an intro, if so pupils should describe the short story in their answer or marks will certainly be shed.


90By now you must be completed, or nearing the conclusion of your special research study. Look over the requirements for length, sources as well as background information, as well as keep in mind someone will read 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summertime, so make it unforgettable.

91 Every topic will certainly have information that are crucial eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. See to it you know essential days and what order occasions took place. It’s like narrating. Don’t leave out the important little bits and also it’s not really interesting if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Don’t consider learning off essays. It would be fantastic if you get the specific phrasing in your exam inquiries yet it’s not likely to happen, so think of portable info that you can utilize to address any inquiry. Practise composing a point per paragraph; keep in mind the solution is marked mainly paragraph by paragraph as well as if your work is organised and thoughtful, you’ll succeed.

93 Remember, honours history is not regarding writing all you know about a subject. It has to do with finding out to make links to the inquiry you are responding to with the information you recognize. As an example, an inquiry on the elements that resulted in the development of fascism is not create all you learn about fascism: you have to isolate what caused its surge such as instability after the 2nd World War, the financial situation, threat of communism and so on 94Look at your papers: lots of students concern this concern as a formality however knowing the topic, and also how to take care of composed as well as visual resources can be worth an added quality.

95Don’ t forget to revise your required case studies. There are only three, so make sure you know enough to compose a mini-essay of two-and-a half web pages in order to address the contextualisation part of the question.

Home Economics

96The home economics course is huge. Break it down. Have a schedule, and take it one day or week each time.

97Do 3 or 4 brief questions every night. Each one is worth 6 marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your overall mark. Use your textbook to answer them, so you build up a bank of precise information in your head.

98 Method question 1 (a) in area B. You will certainly need to evaluate a chart or a graph in this question. It does not show up in any kind of textbook. You need to be acquainted with it.

99 Read one examination concern each night. Highlight vital terms. What is being asked? Consider the marking scheme. Just how are marks dispersed? Lots of students have the ideal details however shed marks because they do not know their noting scheme.

100Know all the topics in your elective. Part (a) is obligatory. If you cut edges, you may obtain caught out.

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

Applications to help concentration
The most effective concentration applications can help you get involved in the best psychological zone for soaking up details. This classification checks out apps that keep you from getting distracted (e.g. with white noise or by blocking various other applications).

  1. Forest
    Woodland Application
    Some of us require a little exterior motivation to remain concentrated while studying. Which’s penalty.

The Woodland app gives an aesthetic incentive by letting you grow an online tree and then generally holding that tree hostage up until your study session is over.

Want to check your Instagram momentarily? Lured to do a quick online shop in between book chapters? Go on. You’ll simply have to concern tranquility with viewing your tree wither as well as pass away first.

Yet if you adhere to your emphasis time, you’ll delight in viewing your trees prosper. Over several study sessions, you can develop a fascinating digital forest– a pleasant pointer of all your productive hrs.

Benefit: The Forest application is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants real trees in behalf of the online ones that pro users expand (over 1 million trees as well as checking). So, utilizing this app to obstruct other applications while researching can aid the environment as well as your grades. Tolerable whatsoever.

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

  1. Liberty
    Freedom application to obstruct apps while examining
    Flexibility is an application that secures your phone while examining (or any other time you need to focus). Flag the application and/or sites that sidetrack you, as well as Liberty will obstruct them– terrific if the self-motivated applications like Woodland don’t fairly suffice for you. You can set a scheduled session ahead of time or start some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you require it.

Freedom obstructs time-wasting applications and websites throughout all your devices, so your iPad will not attract you away while you’re studying on your MacBook.

Did you recognize? Many smartphones have integrated tools for tracking display time as well as establishing restrictions. They may not be as elegant as Woodland and also Freedom, however they can finish the job in a pinch. Try to find ‘Display Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Well-being’ (Android) to explore your alternatives.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average score: 3.2/ 5 on App Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for basic features, premium registration available ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your institution’s policy before downloading this or any kind of application to your institution computer system.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise app to assist concentration.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to concentrate, however your favorite tunes might not help a lot either. There’s nothing fairly like finishing an essential note only to understand you started creating verses midway with the sentence (thanks a great deal, Billie).

A little bit of white noise can assist you focus without drawing too much focus to itself. The White Noise Lite application allows you build custom-made soundscapes to match your preferences with a wide variety of audios including coastline waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rainfall, running water and also a vacuum (hello, if that’s what gets you in the mood for research study, you do you).

Evacuating the textbooks for the night? Switch from your researching mix to your snoozing mix for a relaxing sleep.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Ordinary ranking: 4.7/ 5 on Application Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for lite version, $1.49 for full version (no ads).
Note: Please check your institution’s policy before downloading this or any type of app to your institution computer system.
Performance apps for trainees.
Alright, so you have actually obtained interruptions off the beaten track and some history seems on loophole. Now let’s talk about some good applications for students that will certainly assist you obtain the most out of your research study time. The following two research study apps aid you arrange your schedule and also remain on top of jobs so you can attain more as well as cram much less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist application.
    Todoist can organise your college subjects, project target dates, research and … basically your whole life, if you desire it to. This is just one of the very best applications for students due to the fact that it keeps your schoolwork on the right track while likewise holding you answerable.

The Todoist application supplies helpful attributes consisting of:.

reoccuring due days (excellent for regular research).
quick include (include new projects and also tasks on the move).
favourites as well as top priorities (flag the subjects you require to focus on).
areas and also subtasks (divide daunting projects right into small, basic steps).
integrations with various other applications (e.g. Google Schedule and also Dropbox).
With all your tasks and due dates maintained nicely in Todoist– rather than floating around in your head– you’ll be totally free to concentrate on your research studies.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows.
Typical score: 4.7/ 5 on App Shop, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for fundamental, $4.99/ year for costs (additional features, no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please check your college’s policy before downloading this or any kind of application to your institution computer.

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