100 leading ideas for exam success as well as some mobile applications. Read, use and be successful.

What should you be doing currently if you want to prosper in the June examinations and also in exams usually?
Recommendations from those that have actually existed

1 Just research study, do not hesitate. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

2 Do away with the laptop computer. Obtain your parents to conceal the battery so you will not be lured. @paddykell

3 Formulate a realistic schedule. Short, regular study sessions. You need to be doing more than your homework.

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

5 Do not prioritise any type of one subject. All subjects ought to get equivalent time. Enable two hrs each weekend break for every topic and also around 30-40 minutes per night for studying what was covered on that particular day in the class.

6 Print chief inspectors’ records for your topics. They provide sample solutions which you can make use of as a guide for responding to design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you invest in the net? Half-an-hour in the morning, an hour in the evening? All of it accumulates. Two hours a day is 14 weekly, 56 each month. Picture if you were to invest simply half of that revising.

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

9 Split up deal with a close friend, then assemble, photocopy each other’s notes, show each other what you found out. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reviewing a publication isn’t researching– it reads a publication. Establish a target: “I will certainly change this subject for 45 mins”. Take notes as you go. Put away guides. Do an examination concern. Now that’s study.

11 Get aware of the layout of the exam paper. Some documents are challenging and also complicated directions can throw you on the day.

12 Don’t cut way too many corners. Every year pupils arise ruined due to the fact that they paid attention to rumours concerning what was coming up. The truth is anything can come up. The documents are designed to be uncertain.

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

14 Understand what you’re examining– or a minimum of try. Rephrase in your own words when possible. Trainees that succeed in tests do not just vomit up truths, they demonstrate real understanding.

15 Maintain the CAO in mind. Students often tend to forget what they take down on their CAO types in the thrill to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no damage to maintain considering what training course you wish to do, and also keep looking into various locations. @paddykell

16 Do not discuss what research study you’re doing as well as do not pay attention to other individuals about what they’re doing. Lots of people lie regarding what they’re doing or otherwise doing. The normally dazzling close friend who not did anything but in some way handled a B1 in the mocks is possibly informing fibs concerning how hard they’re functioning.

17Eat! Gruel can be flawlessly edible with some small adjustments. Some fast ones consist of placing delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or even molasses and strawberries on it. It takes the idea of not fit to eat slop away and keeps you going all morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends and also I started our very own unpopular pattern of dunking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I comprehend audios revolting to some individuals, yet it obtained us with. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Exercise. Do not research any kind of later than 10pm, and also if you can discover the energy, go with a stroll. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you really feel great concerning on your own, as well as it removes your head after hrs of examining. @paddykell

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

22 Maintain the tests in viewpoint. None of the adhering to things will certainly be determined by just how you do in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you wed, exactly how usually you wed, the number of icecreams you consume in your life time; your general health and wellness and health; the number of stones that function their method right into your footwear leading to you repetitively jumping around 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 undetected until you open up the paper. That does not indicate you can’t study for the examination. You are discovering skills instead of rote-learning details.

24 Read, reviewed, check out. If you do not review extensively, you’ll never become an excellent author.

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Record them onto your smart device or iPod and also pay attention on the way into institution.

26 Don’t find out essays off by heart. If you’re creating a short story, have some examples of characterisation and also setting all set to adapt to your title. Imaginative composing requirements to be vivid as well as amusing. Program, do not tell. The visitor ought to have particular views, sounds and also smells in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

27 Read your work out loud. You’ll hear errors quicker than you’ll see them.

28 Evaluating a character is complicated: analyze what they say, what they do, exactly how they look, what they believe and also feel and other people’s viewpoints of them. Don’t take them at their word– personalities typically lie, to themselves and also others.

29Learn to mean words personality. There’s only one “h” as well as it’s at the beginning.

30Structure your answers. Stream-of-consciousness design answers hardly ever attain an excellent grade, especially if you obtain stuck checking out one factor in extreme detail.

31 Essays on studied texts need to use a formal style. Points have to be sustained with pertinent and also precise quotes.

32 Know your solitary text extremely well, from top to bottom. Whether you’re using referral or quote to support your response, you require to know the text carefully.

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

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

35 Do not pay attention to the verse suggestions. Prepare your favourite poets well and you will be awarded. The even more you have to claim concerning a poet’s work the better, so have a view which you can support by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practicing past test papers is an extremely important part of establishing good test technique. Start currently if you haven’t already.

37 You should recognize the proofs and also theories and also the explanation of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Usage the official noting systems. They commonly reveal greater than one appropriate method of fixing an inquiry. The noting schemes likewise show you exactly how marks were designated by the inspectors throughout all parts of all questions in previous tests, however there’s no actual demand for you to evaluate this. It is not feasible to anticipate the allowance of marks within a question– the allotment can vary widely and in unforeseen methods.

39 Mean you choose to give five hours a week to mathematics, an affordable amount at this stage of the year. Damage this up right into five 35 mins slots each week-night giving you just about two hours at weekend.

40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert topic without an option on the paper. As a result you must stay up to date with the material covered in class.

41 Weekend break research preferably need to be used for attempting concerns from previous documents and also sample documents. It is essential to recognize the exact set-up of your test, how many inquiries, the phrasing used, and so on. Time on your own to obtain made use of to the moment restrictions.

42 The project mathematics marking system is quite various from the marking plan utilized in the past. There are 5 noting ranges, with up to six categories per marking scale. It’s a whole lot extra challenging than the previous system.

43 Begin with your much-loved concern. It will certainly aid resolve your nerves on exam day. Certainly if you prefer a consecutive approach, do that.

44 It seems evident yet get utilized to checking out concerns meticulously. Make sure you’re not missing out on any kind of details.

45 It is crucial to practise and be comfortable with the basics before attempting the new word problems in maths. These inquiries need to be read very carefully. Attempt to recognize the trouble. Take a look at the details offered. Jot down all the amounts provided and what is being sought, ie, translating the English words into mathematical sentences. Commonly there is a formula that links the information you have with the data you need.

46 Sometimes you think you understand a subject, however along comes a concern which can be phrased in a manner you have never seen before. Don’t allow this throw you. The more technique you have from taking on different inquiries, the extra certain you will certainly end up being when you encounter an unusual looking question.

47 If stuck, do not search for the solution too rapidly. You will typically discover more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you need to review the option ultimately.

48 Program all functions within your response– do not do rough-work on a separate page. Do not use Tippex, instead delete any type of mistakes with a single line. You could get marks for the job you have actually erased, yet not if it’s Tippexed. Likewise, if you address a problem making use of a calculator, draw up some or every one of the steps taken. Do not just give the answer. This is to ensure you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a representation or perhaps a standard sketch can frequently be very valuable to start in taking on a question, and may acquire marks for you.

50 Obtain acquainted with your formulae and also tables booklet. It provides a great deal of beneficial info. Utilize it.


51 Research is really research. It is wrapping up on what was shown on that day in the class and is most of the time, directly based upon an examination concern: ie, verse questions or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós story.

52 Pupils frequently go residence as well as discover an instructor’s solutions on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t need to do this. You need to maybe research just how the inquiry is opened– the structure of the solution– watching on relevant quotations made use of.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can convert the poem you have practically every solution required on the day as all verse will certainly be printed on the actual exam paper. The only areas that should be found out 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 Past examination papers are important. They show the design of the actual exam and also exactly how questions may be subdivided in numerous sections. It is good practice to study a specific topic and after that do out test inquiries, watching on schedule constraints and also sticking strictly to them.

55 Maintain re-reading the question over and over to ensure you are really responding to the concern asked. No marks will certainly be awarded for info that is not relevant. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on style, just on motif and not sensations or feelings.

56 At this stage, you will have finished your simulated exams as well as will have sat through two full documents in Irish. Whatever mistakes you may have made, will certainly not be duplicated in June. Remember, you will always find out by your errors. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will certainly need to readjust the size of time you spend on the various sections.

57 Don’t neglect the value of the dental Irish evaluation which brings 40 per cent of the overall test mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks opting for this area. Technique asking concerns. Trainees are usually better at answering concerns than asking. Additionally practise reading the verse each day– with 35 marks for reviewing a mere 10-12 lines it deserves extra that the whole poetry or prose program.


Oral test

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

59Marks are granted for framework, communication, vocabulary and enunciation, and vocabulary is truly exactly how you phrase your feedbacks. Do not use jargon terms way too much. Rich vocabulary is all about using a different method to claim something.

60 Pronunciation is very essential and also represent 20 per cent of the test Pay attention to French, German or Spanish radio and also document yourself to best your accent.

61Try spending 10-15 minutes a day on your dental job. When you have actually learned a topic, method it out loud by yourself. When you are a lot more confident, practise with a buddy or a loved one.

Aural test.

62 Ask your educator to test you on previous aurals from years back as for the very early 1990s if possible. Pay attention to your own CDs and also 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 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 pay attention to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a popular information network on French TV. You can likewise pay attention to French news on rfi.fr and also radiofrance.fr.

General language advice

65Do not find out off big lengthy essays on every subject. You will get slowed down and become discouraged. Create 3 points on each subject and learn about 20 words of vocabulary. Ensure you have decent sentences to begin and also end a created item.

66 Do not utilize Google equate as it translates literally and does not take context into consideration. Wordreference.com is a superb translation site. It will just convert one word each time, so it can be aggravating yet there are fascinating assistance online forums on the website.

67Familiarise yourself with the means inquiries are asked at the end of each analysis comprehension.

68 Do not be tempted to find out off viewpoint pieces by heart. It is not likely that the piece that you will have discovered will answer the concern given up the paper. You will be heavily punished if you do not attend to the inquiry, even if the language that you have made use of is proper. Instead, develop your vocabulary for the different topics on the syllabus and experiment past or mock examination documents.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to aid LC pupils in preparation for French examination. @NatashaLynchEF


70 It is best to invest 30 minutes at once examining biology. Take a short, five-minute break after thirty minutes and afterwards move on to the following subject.

71Try to invest about 4 thirty minutes sessions per week devoted to addressing previous documents. These could vary over the brief questions in area A, the speculative questions in area B and also the lengthy questions in section C.

72About 25 per cent of the marks are gotten from knowing your definitions. These need to be found out off by heart.
73 In between 15 and 30 percent of the marks are obtained from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment daily over the course of a month. When discovering the experiments you need to understand the actions taken and also the reason for taking each step.

74Up to Easter, your research should vary over the entire program. From Easter, focus on specific topics. These are the subjects that come up each year along with any topics that are more likely ahead up this year.


75Know what is involved: time– the geography paper is 2 hrs as well as 50 minutes long; framework– 5 complete questions need to be responded to. All inquiries equal 80 marks.

76Plan your research. At the very least 80 per cent of your time will certainly be invested in research so it is important you obtain the abilities to research efficiently.

77 Strategy sensible targets which you can achieve in each research session, eg, write out 15 significant relevant points (SRPs) on your chosen topic.

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

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

80 Make a topic recap by placing the core motif or topic title in the centre then attract lines from the centre and also write sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, create the keywords or expressions linked to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant subjects. Don’t attempt to anticipate what will be checked out. Rather, practise answering exam inquiries from past papers. Time yourself and also see if you can write an answer in the time which the evaluation will certainly enable you.

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


83 The normal keywords are: “represent”– describe and provide reasons; “contrast”– explain resemblances as well as distinctions; “contrast”– explain the main distinctions; “describe”– state the apparent; “clarify”– write out the key points and also create an explanation.


84Spend a minimum of an hour-and-a-half on company revision every second evening. So 3 or 4 one-and-a-half hrs research sessions weekly.

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

86 Long question practice: 25-mark inquiries– spend 10 mins on them; 20-mark concerns– spend eight minutes on them. 20-mark inquiries are the most typical and also students mistakenly invest 10 mins on them, which soon accumulates to a lot of two minutes’s lost during the exam; 15-mark inquiry– spend six minutes.

87The 2 most prominent verbs are “highlight” as well as “review”. Yet with our above structure we immediately take care of these verbs. The instance handle highlight as well as the student can use the advantage or downside as their personal viewpoint by putting “in my point of view” ahead or their benefit or negative aspect. This is excellent as it is a genuine point of view not rote learned from a book.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to answer this area. It is essential to practise it as it takes most pupils over a hr to do this concern. However after five or six ABQs the rate normally creates. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will not get it done in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You must be doing at the very least one ABQ every week from currently till the examination.

89 The lengthy inquiry can typically consist of one sentence, however there are two components to be managed to appropriately respond to the question. The lengthy inquiry might also have a narrative as an introduction, if so trainees need to refer to the short story in their solution or marks will certainly be lost.


90By currently you need to be ended up, or nearing the completion of your special research study. Examine the requirements for length, sources and also background info, and also bear in mind someone will read 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summertime, so make it memorable.

91 Every subject will certainly have details that are necessary eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. See to it you understand necessary days as well as what order events happened. It resembles telling a story. Don’t exclude the vital little bits and it’s not extremely interesting if you inform it in the wrong order.

92 Don’t consider finding out off essays. It would be wonderful if you get the specific phrasing in your test concerns yet it’s not likely to happen, so consider moveable information that you can use to answer any inquiry. Practise creating a factor per paragraph; keep in mind the answer is significant mostly paragraph by paragraph and if your work is organised as well as thoughtful, you’ll succeed.

93 Remember, honours background is not concerning creating all you know about a topic. It is about learning to make web links to the concern you are responding to with the information you understand. For instance, a question on the factors that resulted in the development of fascism is not write all you learn about fascism: you need to separate what caused its rise such as instability after the 2nd World War, the economic circumstance, danger of communism etc 94Look at your records: lots of trainees concern this question as a rule yet recognizing the subject, and also how to take care of composed as well as visual sources can be worth an extra quality.

95Don’ t fail to remember to change your obligatory case studies. There are only three, so make certain you know enough to write a mini-essay of two-and-a fifty percent pages in order to answer the contextualisation part of the question.

Home Economics

96The home economics training course is massive. Break it down. Have a schedule, and also take it eventually or week at a time.

97Do 3 or 4 brief inquiries every night. Every one deserves 6 marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your overall mark. Utilize your book to address them, so you accumulate a financial institution of accurate details in your head.

98 Practice question 1 (a) in area B. You will certainly have to evaluate a chart or a chart in this question. It doesn’t appear in any type of textbook. You require to be accustomed to it.

99 Read one test question each evening. Highlight key terms. What is being asked? Consider the noting scheme. Just how are marks distributed? Lots of students have the ideal details yet shed marks since they do not recognize their noting plan.

100Know all the subjects in your optional. Component (a) is compulsory. If you reduced corners, you may obtain captured out.

Additionally try making use of some mobile apps to help yyou remain cooncetrated.

Applications to assist concentration
The very best focus applications can assist you enter into the ideal psychological area for absorbing details. This category takes a look at applications that maintain you from getting sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing other applications).

  1. Forest
    Woodland App
    Some of us require a little exterior motivation to remain concentrated while researching. Which’s fine.

The Forest app offers a visual incentive by allowing you plant a virtual tree and after that primarily holding that tree hostage till your research study session mores than.

Intend to check your Instagram momentarily? Attracted to do a fast online store between textbook phases? Go on. You’ll simply need to come to tranquility with watching your tree wither and also die initially.

But if you adhere to your focus time, you’ll take pleasure in watching your trees prosper. Over several study sessions, you can develop a wonderful electronic woodland– a pleasurable tip of all your effective hrs.

Bonus: The Forest app is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants genuine trees on behalf of the online ones that pro customers grow (over 1 million trees and checking). So, utilizing this app to obstruct various other applications while examining can assist the atmosphere in addition to your grades. Okay in all.

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

  1. Liberty
    Freedom application to block applications while studying
    Flexibility is an app that locks your phone while examining (or any other time you require to focus). Flag the application and/or web sites that distract you, as well as Freedom will certainly block them– fantastic if the self-motivated apps like Forest do not quite suffice for you. You can set a scheduled session ahead of time or begin some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you require it.

Flexibility obstructs time-wasting applications and also internet sites across all your tools, so your iPad won’t lure you away while you’re researching on your MacBook.

Did you understand? Many smart devices have integrated devices for tracking screen time as well as establishing limitations. They could not be as elegant as Forest and Liberty, but they can finish the job in a pinch. Look for ‘Screen Time’ (iphone) or ‘Digital Wellness’ (Android) to discover your options.

Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average score: 3.2/ 5 on Application Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: Free for fundamental attributes, premium membership readily available ($ 30/year).
Note: Please inspect your school’s policy before downloading this or any type of application to your institution computer.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise app to assist focus.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, but your preferred tunes may not help so much either. There’s nothing fairly like completing a crucial note just to realise you started composing verses halfway with the sentence (many thanks a great deal, Billie).

A bit of white noise can help you focus without attracting too much attention to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you build customized soundscapes to fit your preferences with a variety of audios including coastline waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and also even a hoover (hi there, if that’s what gets you in the mood for study, you do you).

Evacuating the books for the evening? Switch over from your studying mix to your snoozing mix for a relaxed sleep.

Offered on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Average score: 4.7/ 5 on Application Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Price: Free for lite version, $1.49 for complete variation (no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please check your school’s plan prior to downloading this or any application to your institution computer.
Performance apps for pupils.
Alright, so you have actually obtained diversions off the beaten track as well as some history sounds on loophole. Now allow’s speak about some excellent apps for pupils that will help you obtain one of the most out of your study time. The following two study apps aid you organise your routine and remain on top of assignments so you can attain even more and stuff less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist application.
    Todoist can organise your school topics, task target dates, homework and also … virtually your whole life, if you desire it to. This is one of the best apps for trainees because it maintains your schoolwork on track while additionally holding you liable.

The Todoist application gives useful attributes including:.

reoccuring due days (terrific for once a week research).
quick add (add brand-new assignments and jobs on the move).
favourites and also top priorities (flag the subjects you require to concentrate on).
areas and subtasks (divide daunting projects into little, easy actions).
assimilations with various other applications (e.g. Google Calendar and also Dropbox).
With all your tasks and also due days kept neatly in Todoist– rather than floating about in your head– you’ll be totally free to focus on your studies.

Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows.
Ordinary score: 4.7/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for basic, $4.99/ year for costs (added attributes, no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please examine your school’s plan prior to downloading this or any kind of app to your college computer system.

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