100 leading suggestions for test success and some mobile apps. Read, use and do well.

What should you be doing currently if you want to succeed in the June tests and in examinations generally?
Recommendations from those that have actually been there

1 Just research study, do not put things off. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

2 Put away the laptop computer. Obtain your moms and dads to conceal the battery so you won’t be attracted. @paddykell

3 Formulate a reasonable timetable. Short, frequent research sessions. You need to be doing more than your homework.

4 Organise on your own. It’s never ever far too late. Clear notes, neat folders. Do not stress and anxiety on your own out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Do not prioritise any type of one topic. All subjects should get equivalent time. Allow 2 hrs each weekend break for each and every topic as well as around 30-40 minutes per evening for researching what was covered on that day in the class.

6 Print chief supervisors’ reports for your topics. They offer example solutions which you can utilize as a guide for answering design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you spend on the net? Half-an-hour in the morning, an hour in the evening? Everything builds up. 2 hrs a day is 14 each week, 56 per month. Picture if you were to invest just half of that changing.

8 Less late evenings. The most awful thing you can do at the weekend breaks is spend the entire evening up, as well as the entire day in bed. Try to reach bed by 1am at the most recent on weekends, as well as get up early.

9 Separate up work with a buddy, then assemble, xerox each other’s notes, teach each other what you found out. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reading a book isn’t researching– it’s reading a publication. Set a target: “I will certainly modify this subject for 45 mins”. Keep in mind as you go. Do away with guides. Do an exam concern. Now that’s research.

11 Obtain familiar with the format of the exam paper. Some papers are challenging as well as complex directions might throw you on the day.

12 Don’t reduce too many edges. Annually students arise ravaged because they paid attention to rumours about what was coming up. The fact is anything can show up. The papers are created to be unforeseeable.

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

14 Understand what you’re studying– or a minimum of attempt. Rephrase in your own words when feasible. Pupils that do well in tests don’t simply vomit up truths, they show genuine understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Students have a tendency to forget what they put down on their CAO kinds in the rush to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no damage to keep considering what training course you wish to do, and keep researching various locations. @paddykell

16 Do not speak about what research study you’re doing as well as do not listen to other people concerning what they’re doing. Lots of individuals lie regarding what they’re doing or not doing. The normally brilliant buddy that did nothing yet in some way handled a B1 in the mocks is probably informing fibs regarding how hard they’re working.

17Eat! Porridge can be flawlessly edible with some small adjustments. Some fast ones include putting delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or even molasses and also strawberries on it. It takes the concept of inedible slop away and also keeps you going all morning. @ClareReidy1

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

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

20 Exercise. Don’t examine any kind of later than 10pm, and if you can find the power, opt for a walk. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you feel excellent about yourself, as well as it clears your head after hrs of examining. @paddykell

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

22 Maintain the examinations in perspective. None of the adhering to points will be dictated by just how you carry out in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you marry, exactly how frequently you marry, the amount of icecreams you consume in your lifetime; your total health and also health; the number of stones that work their way into your footwear resulting in you continuously jumping around on one foot to eliminate them; the amount of love in your life.


23 Regarding 75 percent of Junior Cert and also 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is totally hidden up until you open the paper. That does not imply you can’t study for the exam. You are finding out abilities instead of rote-learning information.

24 Read, reviewed, check out. If you don’t check out widely, you’ll never become a good writer.

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

26 Do not find out essays off by heart. If you’re composing a narrative, have some instances of characterisation as well as establishing all set to adapt to your title. Creative creating requirements to be dazzling and also entertaining. Show, don’t inform. The visitor must have particular sights, seems as well as scents in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

27 Review your exercise loud. You’ll hear errors earlier than you’ll see them.

28 Judging a personality is complex: examine what they state, what they do, exactly how they look, what they assume as well as feel and other people’s point of views of them. Don’t take them at their word– personalities often exist, to themselves and others.

29Learn to lead to the word personality. There’s just one “h” and it’s at the beginning.

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness design answers seldom achieve a great grade, specifically if you obtain stuck exploring one point in extreme information.

31 Essays on researched messages must utilize a formal style. Points must be sustained with relevant and accurate quotes.

32 Know your solitary message effectively, completely. Whether you’re using recommendation or quote to support your response, you require to recognize the message thoroughly.

33 In the comparative study, you should ask yourself “what’s this message everything about?”. When you make a list keeping that going to all 3 texts, you can more clearly see what they have in common. You after that require to locate crucial moments in each to support your contrasts. And also you ought to be contrasting them regularly.

34 You have about an hour per area in the examination. The majority of people will compose between 7 and also 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and create three paragraphs in 20 mins awhile of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

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


36 Practicing previous examination documents is a really integral part of developing excellent exam method. Begin now if you haven’t already.

37 You need to understand the proofs and also theorems and the description of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Usage the official marking systems. They commonly show greater than one acceptable technique of addressing a question. The noting schemes also show you exactly how marks were allocated by the inspectors throughout all parts of all questions in previous exams, yet there’s no actual need for you to analyse this. It is not possible to anticipate the allotment of marks within an inquiry– the appropriation can differ extremely and in unexpected means.

39 Intend you choose to give five hours a week to maths, a sensible amount at this stage of the year. Damage this up right into 5 35 minutes slots each week-night giving you almost 2 hrs at weekend.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert subject without an option on the paper. Therefore you need to stay up to date with the material covered in course.

41 Weekend research study ideally ought to be used for attempting concerns from past papers and also example documents. It is essential to know the precise set up of your test, the amount of concerns, the phrasing made use of, and so on. Time on your own to obtain made use of to the moment restraints.

42 The task maths marking scheme is fairly various from the noting system utilized in the past. There are five marking ranges, with as much as 6 classifications per noting scale. It’s a whole lot much more challenging than the previous system.

43 Begin with your favorite question. It will certainly aid resolve your nerves on test day. Naturally if you favor a sequential strategy, do that.

44 It appears noticeable yet obtain used to reading questions very carefully. Ensure you’re not missing any details.

45 It is vital to practice and also fit with the basics prior to trying the new word problems in maths. These inquiries need to be read extremely carefully. Try to recognize the problem. Look at the information provided. Jot down all the amounts given and also what is being looked for, ie, equating the English words right into mathematical sentences. Often there is a formula that connects the data you have with the data you call for.

46 Sometimes you assume you recognize a topic, however along comes a concern which can be phrased in a manner you have never ever seen prior to. Don’t allow this throw you. The even more technique you have from dealing with different inquiries, the a lot more certain you will certainly end up being when you encounter a strange looking inquiry.

47 If stuck, do not search for the option too rapidly. You will usually learn more by tackling it by yourself for a while, even if you have to read the solution ultimately.

48 Show all operations within your solution– do refrain rough-work on a separate web page. Don’t use Tippex, rather delete any errors with a solitary line. You could get marks for the job you have crossed out, yet not if it’s Tippexed. Also, if you fix a trouble utilizing a calculator, write out some or every one of the steps taken. Don’t just offer the answer. This is to guarantee you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a representation and even a fundamental sketch can commonly be very valuable to start in taking on a concern, and might obtain marks for you.

50 Obtain familiar with your solutions as well as tables pamphlet. It provides a great deal of valuable info. Utilize it.


51 Homework is in fact research. It is summarizing on what was instructed on that particular day in the classroom and also is generally, directly based upon a test concern: ie, poetry concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós story.

52 Students usually go house and find out a teacher’s solutions on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You do not require to do this. You must possibly examine how the concern is opened– the framework of the answer– keeping an eye on pertinent quotes used.

53 In the filiocht sections, if you can convert the rhyme you have virtually every solution needed on the day as all verse will be printed on the actual exam paper. The only areas that must be found out off by heart are the grammatic terms that will certainly be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint section– terms such as aimsigh and so forth.

54 Previous test papers are crucial. They reveal the design of the real exam and exactly how inquiries might be subdivided in various areas. It is great technique to research a particular subject and then do out exam concerns, watching on time restraints and also sticking rigidly 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 pertinent. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on motif, only on theme and not sensations or feelings.

56 At this stage, you will have finished your simulated tests as well as will have sat through 2 full papers in Irish. Whatever mistakes you may have made, will certainly not be duplicated in June. Keep in mind, you will constantly discover by your mistakes. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will certainly need to adjust the length of time you invest in the various areas.

57 Don’t disregard the value of the oral Irish examination which brings 40 per cent of the total exam mark. Know the picture series well as there are 80 marks opting for this area. Method asking questions. Pupils are normally better at addressing concerns than asking them. Likewise practise reading the poetry every day– with 35 marks for reviewing a mere 10-12 lines it is worth extra that the entire poetry or prose training course.


Dental test

58Remember that this is a discussion, not a meeting. The inspector is there to aid you reach your highest capacity.

59Marks are granted for structure, communication, vocabulary and also pronunciation, and also vocabulary is actually exactly how you phrase your responses. Do not utilize slang terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is all about making use of a various method to state something.

60 Enunciation is very vital as well as make up 20 per cent of the test Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and also document yourself to best your accent.

61Try spending 10-15 minutes a day on your dental work. Once you have actually learned a topic, practice it aloud on your own. When you are more confident, practise with a pal or a family member.

Aural test.

62 Ask your educator to check you on previous aurals from years back as far as the early 1990s when possible. 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 as well as search YouTube for clips in your selected language. Even if you don’t comprehend every word, your ear will certainly end up being accustomed to it.

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

General language recommendations

65Do not learn off big lengthy essays on every subject. You will certainly obtain stalled as well as become disheartened. Write three factors on each subject and learn about 20 words of vocabulary. See to it you have respectable sentences to begin as well as finish a created item.

66 Do not use Google convert as it converts actually and does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is a superb translation website. It will only convert one word each time, so it can be discouraging yet there are interesting help discussion forums on the website.

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

68 Don’t be lured to find out off viewpoint items by heart. It is not likely that the piece that you will certainly have found out will respond to the concern given in the paper. You will be greatly punished if you do not resolve the question, even if the language that you have actually used is proper. Rather, develop your vocabulary for the various topics on the curriculum and experiment past or simulated exam documents.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to help LC pupils in prep for French test. @NatashaLynchEF


70 It is best to invest thirty minutes at once researching biology. Take a short, five-minute break after 30 minutes and after that go on to the next subject.

71Try to invest concerning 4 half an hour sessions weekly committed to answering previous documents. These could vary over the brief concerns in area A, the experimental concerns in area B as well as the long concerns in area C.

72About 25 per cent of the marks are acquired from recognizing your meanings. These must be learned off by heart.
73 In between 15 as well as 30 percent of the marks are acquired from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment each day throughout a month. When discovering the experiments you need to recognize the actions taken as well as the reason for taking each step.

74Up to Easter, your research study must vary over the entire training course. From Easter, focus on particular topics. These are the topics that show up annually along with any kind of topics that are more likely ahead up this year.


75Know what is involved: time– the geography paper is 2 hours and 50 minutes long; structure– five complete questions have to be addressed. All questions equal 80 marks.

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

77 Strategy practical targets which you can accomplish in each research study session, eg, draw up 15 considerable relevant factors (SRPs) on your selected subject.

78Focus on subjects that are examined each year. These include: core unit 1– landform advancement; plate tectonics; human communication; core device 2– financial activities in an Irish area; economic activities in a European region; financial tasks in a continental/sub-continental area; economic elective– impact of EU plans on Ireland; multinational business.

79When you review your notes, choose the key words or phrases which will certainly assist you to keep in mind what the subject has to do with.

80 Make a topic recap by placing the core theme or topic title in the centre then attract lines from the centre and create 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 major topics. Do not try to predict what will be examined. Instead, practise answering evaluation questions from past papers. Time yourself and see if you can write a solution in the time which the exam will certainly allow you.

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


83 The typical key words are: “make up”– clarify as well as offer factors; “compare”– explain similarities as well as distinctions; “contrast”– point out the primary differences; “define”– state the noticeable; “explain”– write out the bottom lines as well as write an explanation.


84Spend a minimum of an hour-and-a-half on company revision every second night. So three or 4 one-and-a-half hrs research study sessions each week.

85The used business question (ABQ) gets on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 and also 2003 will be structured identically to 2013 and these ABQs must be practised initially, before any other year.

86 Long question method: 25-mark concerns– spend 10 minutes on them; 20-mark inquiries– invest 8 minutes on them. 20-mark questions are the most usual and pupils mistakenly invest 10 mins on them, which quickly accumulates to a lot of 2 mins’s lost during the exam; 15-mark inquiry– invest six minutes.

87The two most popular verbs are “show” and “evaluate”. Yet with our above structure we instantly manage these verbs. The instance take care of illustrate and the pupil can make use of the benefit or drawback as their individual point of view by placing “in my point of view” in front or their benefit or negative aspect. This is exceptional as it is a genuine point of view not rote gained from a book.

88 ABQ– you have 45 mins to answer this area. It is important to practice it as it takes most students over an hour to do this question. Yet after five or six ABQs the speed naturally creates. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will not get it carried out in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You should be doing at least one ABQ each week from now till the test.

89 The lengthy concern can commonly consist of one sentence, but there are two components to be taken care of to properly respond to the question. The long inquiry might additionally have a narrative as an intro, if so pupils need to describe the short story in their solution or marks will be lost.


90By now you should be completed, or nearing the completion of your unique research. Look into the demands for size, sources as well as history info, as well as keep in mind someone will be reading 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summer, so make it unforgettable.

91 Every subject will have details that are vital eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. See to it you know vital days and also what order occasions occurred. It resembles telling a story. Do not omit the important little bits as well as it’s not really interesting if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Do not consider discovering off essays. It would certainly be fantastic if you obtain the specific phrasing in your test inquiries yet it’s unlikely to occur, so think about moveable information that you can utilize to address any type of question. Practise writing a point per paragraph; remember the response is significant mainly paragraph by paragraph and also if your work is organised and thoughtful, you’ll do well.

93 Remember, honours history is not about composing all you learn about a topic. It is about learning to make links to the question you are responding to with the info you understand. For instance, a concern on the factors that caused the development of fascism is not write all you understand about fascism: you should separate what produced its rise such as instability after the 2nd World War, the financial scenario, risk of communism and so on 94Look at your papers: several students regard this concern as a procedure however understanding the topic, and how to handle composed and visual resources can be worth an extra quality.

95Don’ t forget to revise your mandatory study. There are only three, so make certain you recognize enough to compose a mini-essay of two-and-a fifty percent pages in order to respond to the contextualisation part of the question.

Home Economics

96The home economics training course is huge. Break it down. Have a timetable, and take it someday or week each time.

97Do three or 4 short questions every night. Every one deserves six marks– that’s 1.5 per cent of your overall mark. Use your book to answer them, so you develop a bank of precise info in your head.

98 Technique concern 1 (a) in area B. You will have to evaluate a graph or a chart in this concern. It does not appear in any book. You require to be familiar with it.

99 Read one examination inquiry each evening. Highlight vital terms. What is being asked? Consider the marking system. Exactly how are marks distributed? Many pupils have the ideal info however shed marks because they do not recognize their noting plan.

100Know all the subjects in your elective. Part (a) is compulsory. If you cut corners, you might obtain captured out.

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

Apps to help focus
The very best focus applications can help you get involved in the appropriate psychological area for taking in info. This group looks at apps that keep you from obtaining distracted (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing other applications).

  1. Woodland
    Woodland Application
    Some of us need a little external motivation to stay concentrated while examining. And that’s fine.

The Forest app supplies an aesthetic reward by letting you plant a digital tree and afterwards basically holding that tree captive until your study session is over.

Want to inspect your Instagram for a second? Lured to do a quick online store between textbook chapters? Proceed. You’ll simply need to pertain to tranquility with watching your tree perish and pass away initially.

Yet if you stay with your emphasis time, you’ll delight in watching your trees thrive. Over numerous study sessions, you can build a delightful electronic forest– a positive suggestion of all your effective hrs.

Bonus offer: The Woodland application is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants real trees in behalf of the online ones that pro customers expand (over 1 million trees and counting). So, using this application to obstruct other apps while researching can help the environment in addition to your qualities. Not bad in any way.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Typical score: 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 gadgets

  1. Freedom
    Liberty app to block applications while researching
    Liberty is an app that secures your phone while examining (or any other time you need to focus). Flag the application and/or sites that sidetrack you, and also Liberty will obstruct them– terrific if the self-motivated applications like Woodland don’t quite suffice for you. You can establish an arranged session ahead of time or begin some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you need it.

Freedom blocks time-wasting apps and also internet sites across all your tools, so your iPad will not attract you away while you’re researching on your MacBook.

Did you recognize? A lot of mobile phones have built-in tools for tracking screen time and also establishing restrictions. They might not be as fancy as Woodland and also Liberty, however they can finish the job in a pinch. Look for ‘Display Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Well-being’ (Android) to explore your choices.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average ranking: 3.2/ 5 on App Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Price: Free for basic features, premium membership available ($ 30/year).
Note: Please examine your school’s plan prior to downloading this or any kind of application to your institution computer.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise application to help concentration.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, yet your much-loved tunes could not assist so much either. There’s nothing quite like finishing a crucial note just to realise you began creating verses halfway via the sentence (thanks a great deal, Billie).

A little bit of white noise can help you focus without drawing too much interest to itself. The White Noise Lite app lets you develop custom soundscapes to fit your preferences with a variety of noises including coastline waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water as well as also a hoover (hi there, if that’s what gets you in the mood for research, you do you).

Evacuating the textbooks for the night? Change from your researching mix to your snoozing mix for a peaceful sleep.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Average score: 4.7/ 5 on App Shop, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for lite version, $1.49 for full version (no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please examine your institution’s policy prior to downloading this or any app to your school computer.
Productivity apps for trainees.
Alright, so you have actually got diversions off the beaten track and some history appears on loop. Currently let’s discuss some great apps for students that will help you obtain the most out of your study time. The next 2 research study applications assist you organise your schedule as well as stay on top of jobs so you can achieve more and stuff less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist app.
    Todoist can organise your college subjects, assignment deadlines, research and also … virtually your whole life, if you want it to. This is one of the very best applications for pupils since it maintains your schoolwork on the right track while additionally holding you accountable.

The Todoist app supplies convenient functions including:.

recurring due days (excellent for regular homework).
fast add (include new projects and also tasks on the go).
favourites and also top priorities (flag the topics you need to concentrate on).
areas as well as subtasks (divide daunting projects right into tiny, basic steps).
combinations with various other apps (e.g. Google Calendar and also Dropbox).
With all your jobs as well as due dates maintained nicely in Todoist– rather than drifting around in your head– you’ll be complimentary to concentrate on your researches.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows.
Ordinary score: 4.7/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for standard, $4.99/ year for premium (extra features, no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please check your college’s plan prior to downloading this or any type of application to your college computer system.

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