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

What should you be doing currently if you want to prosper in the June exams and also in exams normally?
Suggestions from those who have actually been there

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

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

3 Draw up a reasonable timetable. Short, frequent study sessions. You need to be doing more than your homework.

4 Organise on your own. It’s never ever too late. Clear notes, clean folders. Do not anxiety yourself out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Don’t prioritise any type of one subject. All subjects need to obtain equal time. Permit 2 hours each weekend for each subject as well as around 30-40 mins per night for examining what was covered on that particular day in the classroom.

6 Publish chief supervisors’ records for your subjects. They give sample solutions which you can use as a guide for answering style. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 Just how much time do you invest in the web? Half-an-hour in the early morning, an hour in the evening? All of it builds up. Two hours a day is 14 each week, 56 each month. Picture if you were to invest simply half of that revising.

8 Less late evenings. The worst thing you can do at the weekend breaks is spend the whole night up, and the entire day in bed. Attempt to get to bed by 1am at the most up to date on weekend breaks, as well as rise early.

9 Divide up deal with a friend, after that assemble, xerox each other’s notes, show each other what you learned. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Checking out a publication isn’t researching– it’s reading a book. Establish a target: “I will revise this topic for 45 mins”. Remember as you go. Put away the books. Do an exam concern. Since’s study.

11 Get knowledgeable about the layout of the exam paper. Some documents are tricky as well as complicated directions can toss you on the day.

12 Don’t reduce way too many edges. Each year trainees emerge devastated because they listened to rumours regarding what was turning up. The truth is anything can turn up. The papers are made to be unforeseeable.

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

14 Understand what you’re examining– or at least try. Rephrase in your very own words when possible. Pupils who do well in exams don’t just vomit up realities, they demonstrate actual understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Pupils have a tendency to ignore what they put down on their CAO forms in the rush to research for the Leaving Cert. It’s no damage to keep thinking of what course you intend to do, and also keep investigating different areas. @paddykell

16 Don’t talk about what research you’re doing as well as do not pay attention to other individuals regarding what they’re doing. Lots of people lie about what they’re doing or not doing. The naturally fantastic buddy that did nothing however somehow handled a B1 in the mocks is possibly informing fibs about exactly how tough they’re functioning.

17Eat! Gruel can be perfectly edible with some small modifications. Some fast ones include placing chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, and even molasses and also strawberries on it. It takes the concept of inedible slop away and also maintains you going all morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends and also I began our own nerdy pattern of soaking Nature Valley bars right into yogurt pots, which I recognize noises abhorrent to some people, however it got us via. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Exercise. Don’t study any kind of later than 10pm, and if you can find the power, go with a stroll. It launches endorphins in your brain that make you feel great concerning yourself, and also it clears your head after hours of researching. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter mugs and also delicious chocolate bars with nuts are brilliant mind food, as well as addictive as well. @ClareReidy1

22 Keep the examinations in viewpoint. None of the complying with things will be determined by exactly how you carry out in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you wed, exactly how frequently you marry, how many icecreams you eat in your life time; your overall health and also health; the variety of rocks that work their method right into your shoes resulting in you continuously jumping around on one foot to remove them; the amount of love in your life.


23 Concerning 75 percent of Junior Cert and 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is totally undetected up until you open the paper. That does not imply you can not examine for the examination. You are finding out skills rather than rote-learning information.

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

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

26 Do not find out essays off by heart. If you’re writing a narrative, have some instances of characterisation and setting prepared to adapt to your title. Imaginative creating needs to be vibrant and also amusing. Program, do not inform. The visitor ought to have certain views, appears and smells in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

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

28 Evaluating a character is facility: analyze what they say, what they do, exactly how they look, what they believe as well as feel and other people’s point of views of them. Do not take them at their word– personalities typically exist, to themselves as well as others.

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

30Structure your answers. Stream-of-consciousness design answers seldom accomplish a good quality, specifically if you get stuck checking out one point in extreme detail.

31 Essays on researched messages have to make use of a formal style. Factors must be sustained with appropriate as well as exact quotes.

32 Know your solitary text very well, inside out. Whether you’re using reference or quote to support your solution, you need to recognize the text thoroughly.

33 In the relative research study, you should ask yourself “what’s this text all about?”. When you make a checklist with that said heading for all three messages, you can much more clearly see what they have in common. You after that need to find crucial moments in each to support your comparisons. As well as you ought to be contrasting them all the time.

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

35 Do not listen to the poetry suggestions. Prepare your preferred poets well and also you will certainly be rewarded. The more you need to say concerning a poet’s work the far better, so have a view which you can back up by referencing the poet’s job.


36 Practising previous examination documents is an extremely fundamental part of establishing great exam method. Start currently if you haven’t already.

37 You have to recognize the proofs and also theories and also the explanation of the vocabulary used.

38 Usage the official marking plans. They frequently show more than one acceptable approach of addressing a concern. The noting systems also show you how marks were designated by the supervisors throughout all parts of all inquiries in previous examinations, but there’s no real requirement for you to analyse this. It is not feasible to forecast the allocation of marks within a concern– the allotment can vary hugely and also in unforeseen methods.

39 Intend you choose to give five hrs a week to maths, a sensible amount at this phase of the year. Damage this up into 5 35 mins slots each week-night offering you almost 2 hrs at weekend break.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert subject without a choice on the paper. For that reason you have to keep up with the product covered in course.

41 Weekend study preferably ought to be made use of for trying questions from past papers and also example documents. It is crucial to understand the exact set up of your test, the amount of inquiries, the phrasing made use of, and so on. Time on your own to obtain utilized to the time restraints.

42 The job mathematics marking system is fairly various from the noting system utilized in the past. There are 5 marking scales, with approximately six groups per marking scale. It’s a great deal a lot more complicated than the previous system.

43 Begin with your much-loved inquiry. It will certainly aid settle your nerves on test day. Naturally if you like a consecutive strategy, do that.

44 It sounds apparent however obtain made use of to checking out questions meticulously. Ensure you’re not missing out on any type of information.

45 It is crucial to practise and be comfortable with the essentials before attempting the new word issues in maths. These inquiries have to read extremely thoroughly. Try to recognize the problem. Consider the information offered. Write all the quantities given as well as what is being looked for, ie, converting the English words right into mathematical sentences. Typically there is a formula that connects the data you have with the information you need.

46 In some cases you believe you know a topic, but along comes a question which can be phrased in a manner you have never ever seen before. Do not allow this throw you. The even more practice you have from taking on different concerns, the a lot more positive you will certainly come to be when you face a weird looking concern.

47 If stuck, don’t look up the remedy also swiftly. You will certainly frequently find out more by tackling it by yourself for some time, even if you have to check out the service in the long run.

48 Program all operations within your response– do not do rough-work on a separate page. Don’t make use of Tippex, rather cross out any kind of errors with a single line. You might obtain marks for the work you have deleted, yet not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you address a trouble making use of a calculator, draw up some or all of the steps taken. Don’t just provide the answer. This is to guarantee you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a diagram or perhaps a fundamental sketch can commonly be extremely practical to begin in tackling a concern, and might obtain marks for you.

50 Obtain familiar with your formulae as well as tables pamphlet. It provides a lot of helpful information. Use it.


51 Research is in fact research. It is evaluating on what was taught on that particular day in the class and also is most of the time, directly based upon an examination concern: ie, poetry concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós story.

52 Pupils often go home as well as learn an instructor’s solutions on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t need to do this. You should perhaps examine exactly how the concern is opened– the structure of the response– keeping an eye on pertinent quotes utilized.

53 In the filiocht sections, if you can translate the rhyme you have virtually every response required on the day as all poetry will be printed on the actual exam paper. The only areas that must be learned off by heart are the grammatical terms that will certainly be asked in question 6A in the léamhthuiscint section– terms such as aimsigh and more.

54 Previous examination documents are crucial. They reveal the layout of the actual test as well as how concerns may be partitioned in numerous areas. It is good method to research a specific topic and then do out exam concerns, keeping an eye on time restrictions as well as sticking rigidly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the concern over and over to ensure you are in fact responding to the concern asked. No marks will certainly be awarded for information that is not pertinent. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on motif, just on theme as well as not sensations or emotions.

56 At this stage, you will certainly have finished your simulated exams as well as will have endured two full documents in Irish. Whatever errors you might have made, will certainly not be duplicated in June. Bear in mind, you will certainly constantly find out by your blunders. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will certainly require to adjust the length of time you spend on the numerous areas.

57 Don’t disregard the relevance of the oral Irish exam which lugs 40 per cent of the overall exam mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks opting for this section. Practice asking concerns. Pupils are usually better at responding to inquiries than asking them. Likewise practise reviewing the verse every day– with 35 marks for checking out a simple 10-12 lines it deserves a lot more that the entire verse or prose course.


Dental examination

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

59Marks are awarded for framework, interaction, vocabulary and also enunciation, and also vocabulary is actually just how you expression your responses. Do not use jargon terms way too much. Rich vocabulary is everything about utilizing a different method to state something.

60 Enunciation is extremely important and represent 20 per cent of the exam Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and record yourself to best your accent.

61Try investing 10-15 mins a day on your dental work. Once you have actually found out a subject, method it out loud by yourself. When you are extra positive, practise with a good friend or a relative.

Aural exam.

62 Ask your teacher to test you on previous aurals from years back as for the very early 1990s preferably. Pay attention to your own CDs and 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 recognize every word, your ear will certainly come to be accustomed to it.

64 For French, log onto tf1.fr as well as listen to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a popular news channel on French television. You can also listen to French information on rfi.fr and radiofrance.fr.

General language guidance

65Do not learn off big lengthy essays on every subject. You will certainly obtain slowed down as well as end up being disheartened. Create 3 factors on each subject and learn about 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have suitable sentences to begin and also end a written item.

66 Don’t utilize Google convert as it translates literally and does not take context into factor to consider. Wordreference.com is an exceptional translation website. It will only equate one word at a time, so it can be discouraging but there are fascinating aid forums on the site.

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

68 Do not be attracted to discover off viewpoint pieces by heart. It is unlikely that the item that you will have learned will answer the question given up the paper. You will be heavily punished if you do not resolve the concern, even if the language that you have actually used is proper. Instead, build up your vocabulary for the different subjects on the syllabus and also exercise with previous or simulated exam papers.

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


70 It is best to invest thirty minutes at one time researching biology. Take a short, five-minute break after half an hour and after that move on to the next subject.

71Try to spend regarding four thirty minutes sessions per week devoted to answering past papers. These might vary over the short questions in section A, the speculative concerns in section B and also the long concerns in area C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are gotten from recognizing your definitions. These must be discovered off by heart.
73 Between 15 and also 30 per cent of the marks are obtained from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment per 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 study should vary over the whole course. From Easter, concentrate on specific topics. These are the topics that come up annually along with any kind of topics that are most likely to find up this year.


75Know what is involved: time– the location paper is 2 hrs and also 50 minutes long; structure– five full inquiries need to be responded to. All questions equal 80 marks.

76Plan your study. A minimum of 80 per cent of your time will be invested in research study so it is crucial you obtain the abilities to examine effectively.

77 Plan practical targets which you can accomplish in each research session, eg, write out 15 considerable relevant factors (SRPs) on your chosen topic.

78Focus on topics that are examined annually. These include: core system 1– landform development; plate tectonics; human interaction; core system 2– financial activities in an Irish area; economic tasks in a European area; financial tasks in a continental/sub-continental area; economic elective– impact of EU plans on Ireland; multinational firms.

79When you review your notes, select the keywords or expressions which will help you to keep in mind what the subject has to do with.

80 Make a subject summary by placing the core style or subject title in the centre then attract lines from the centre and also compose sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, create the key words or phrases connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant subjects. Do not attempt to forecast what will certainly be checked out. Instead, practise answering evaluation concerns from past papers. Time yourself and see if you can compose a response while which the assessment will permit you.

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


83 The normal keywords are: “make up”– describe as well as offer reasons; “contrast”– point out resemblances and also distinctions; “contrast”– mention the main distinctions; “define”– state the evident; “discuss”– draw up the key points as well as create an explanation.


84Spend at the very least an hour-and-a-half on company modification every second night. So three or four one-and-a-half hours research study sessions each week.

85The used business concern (ABQ) is 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 must be practised first, prior to any other year.

86 Lengthy inquiry technique: 25-mark inquiries– invest 10 minutes on them; 20-mark concerns– invest eight mins on them. 20-mark questions are one of the most usual and trainees incorrectly spend 10 minutes on them, which quickly develops to a lot of two mins’s shed during the exam; 15-mark question– spend 6 minutes.

87The two most preferred verbs are “highlight” and also “assess”. Yet with our above framework we automatically handle these verbs. The instance take care of show and also the student can use the advantage or downside as their individual point of view by placing “in my point of view” ahead or their advantage or negative aspect. This is excellent as it is a real opinion not rote learned from a textbook.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to answer this area. It is vital to practice it as it takes most pupils over an hour to do this inquiry. However after 5 or six ABQs the speed normally develops. If you do not practise the ABQ, you will certainly not get it done in under an hour in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You ought to be doing at least one ABQ weekly from now up until the examination.

89 The long concern can usually consist of one sentence, however there are two parts to be handled to correctly address the inquiry. The long question might also have a narrative as an introduction, if so students must refer to the narrative in their response or marks will certainly be lost.


90By currently you should be finished, or nearing the conclusion of your special study. Look over the demands for length, sources and also background details, and also bear in mind someone will read 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summertime, so make it remarkable.

91 Every topic will have information that are vital eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make sure you know important dates as well as what order events took place. It’s like telling a story. Don’t overlook the essential little bits and it’s not extremely fascinating if you inform it in the wrong order.

92 Don’t think of finding out off essays. It would be excellent if you obtain the specific wording in your exam concerns but it’s not likely to happen, so consider portable info that you can make use of to address any kind of question. Practise writing a point per paragraph; keep in mind the response is marked mostly paragraph by paragraph and also if your work is organised and also thoughtful, you’ll do well.

93 Keep in mind, honours history is not about composing all you understand about a subject. It has to do with learning to make links to the concern you are responding to with the information you know. As an example, an inquiry on the aspects that caused the growth of fascism is not write all you know about fascism: you have to isolate what produced its surge such as instability after the second World War, the financial situation, hazard of communism etc 94Look at your documents: many trainees concern this concern as a rule but understanding the subject, and also exactly how to deal with created as well as aesthetic sources can be worth an additional quality.

95Don’ t neglect to revise your obligatory study. There are just three, so see to it you know enough to create a mini-essay of two-and-a fifty percent web pages in order to address the contextualisation part of the inquiry.

Home Economics

96The home economics training course is significant. Simplify. Have a timetable, as well as take it someday or week each time.

97Do 3 or four brief concerns every evening. Each one deserves 6 marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your total mark. Utilize your textbook to address them, so you build up a bank of accurate information in your head.

98 Practice inquiry 1 (a) in section B. You will need to analyse a chart or a graph in this question. It doesn’t appear in any type of book. You require to be aware of it.

99 Read one exam question each evening. Highlight vital terms. What is being asked? Look at the noting scheme. How are marks distributed? Numerous trainees have the best info however shed marks because they do not understand their noting scheme.

100Know all the topics in your optional. Part (a) is compulsory. If you reduced corners, you may obtain caught out.

Likewise try making use of some mobile apps to aid yyou stay cooncetrated.

Applications to aid concentration
The very best focus apps can help you get into the appropriate psychological area for absorbing info. This group takes a look at apps that maintain you from getting sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing various other apps).

  1. Woodland
    Woodland App
    Some of us need a little exterior motivation to remain focused while studying. And that’s penalty.

The Woodland application supplies a visual motivation by letting you grow a digital tree and then primarily holding that tree captive till your research session is over.

Want to check your Instagram momentarily? Lured to do a quick online store between book phases? Go on. You’ll just have to concern tranquility with viewing your tree perish and also die initially.

But if you adhere to your focus time, you’ll enjoy viewing your trees prosper. Over numerous study sessions, you can develop a fascinating electronic woodland– a positive pointer of all your efficient hours.

Benefit: The Woodland application is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants actual trees on behalf of the online ones that pro users grow (over 1 million trees and also counting). So, utilizing this app to block other apps while examining can aid the environment as well as your grades. Tolerable in any way.

Available on: iphone, Android, Chrome
Average rating: 4.8/ 5 on App Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Price: $2.99 on Application Shop, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions offered on all tools

  1. Liberty
    Flexibility app to block applications while researching
    Flexibility is an app that secures your phone while researching (or any other time you require to concentrate). Flag the apps and/or web sites that sidetrack you, as well as Liberty will certainly obstruct them– fantastic if the self-motivated applications like Forest don’t fairly cut it for you. You can establish a scheduled session beforehand or start some ‘Liberty time’ whenever you need it.

Flexibility blocks time-wasting apps and websites throughout all your gadgets, so your iPad will not lure you away while you’re examining on your MacBook.

Did you know? Many smart devices have built-in tools for tracking screen time and establishing limitations. They may not be as elegant as Forest and also Liberty, yet they can get the job done in a pinch. Seek ‘Screen Time’ (iphone) or ‘Digital Health And Wellbeing’ (Android) to discover your options.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Ordinary ranking: 3.2/ 5 on App Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for fundamental attributes, costs membership available ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your college’s policy prior to downloading this or any app to your institution computer system.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise app to assist concentration.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to concentrate, but your much-loved songs may not help a lot either. There’s absolutely nothing quite like completing a vital note only to realise you began creating lyrics halfway with the sentence (thanks a great deal, Billie).

A little bit of white noise can aid you focus without drawing way too much focus to itself. The White Noise Lite app lets you develop customized soundscapes to fit your choices with a large range of noises including coastline waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rainfall, running water as well as even a vacuum (hi, if that’s what obtains you in the state of mind for research, you do you).

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

Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Ordinary score: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for lite version, $1.49 for full variation (no ads).
Keep in mind: Please check your institution’s plan before downloading this or any kind of application to your institution computer.
Productivity applications for pupils.
Alright, so you’ve obtained diversions off the beaten track as well as some background seems on loop. Currently allow’s discuss some great applications for pupils that will assist you obtain one of the most out of your study time. The following 2 research study applications help you organise your timetable and stay on top of tasks so you can attain more and cram less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist application.
    Todoist can arrange your school topics, job due dates, research as well as … pretty much your whole life, if you desire it to. This is just one of the most effective apps for pupils due to the fact that it keeps your schoolwork on the right track while additionally holding you responsible.

The Todoist application provides helpful functions consisting of:.

repeating due days (great for regular homework).
fast add (include new assignments and also tasks on the go).
favourites and also top priorities (flag the topics you need to concentrate on).
sections and subtasks (divide intimidating tasks into little, basic actions).
integrations with various other apps (e.g. Google Calendar and Dropbox).
With all your tasks and also due days kept neatly in Todoist– rather than drifting around in your head– you’ll be cost-free to concentrate on your studies.

Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows.
Typical rating: 4.7/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for fundamental, $4.99/ year for costs (extra attributes, no ads).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your college’s policy prior to downloading this or any application to your institution computer system.

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