100 top pointers for test success and also some mobile applications. Read, use as well as do well.

What should you be doing currently if you wish to be successful in the June examinations and also in examinations usually?
Suggestions from those that have actually been there

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

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

3 Formulate a sensible schedule. Short, regular study sessions. You require to be doing greater than your homework.

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

5 Don’t prioritise any one subject. All topics should obtain equal time. Enable 2 hours each weekend for each subject and around 30-40 minutes per night for researching what was covered on that particular day in the class.

6 Print primary inspectors’ records for your topics. They offer sample responses which you can utilize as a guide for responding to design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 Just how much time do you spend on the net? Half-an-hour in the morning, a hr at night? All of it adds up. Two hrs a day is 14 per week, 56 per month. Picture if you were to spend simply half of that revising.

8 Less late evenings. The worst point you can do at the weekends is invest the whole night up, as well as the entire day in bed. Try to get to bed by 1am at the current on weekends, as well as get up early.

9 Separate up collaborate with a pal, after that assemble, photocopy each other’s notes, instruct each other what you learned. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reviewing a book isn’t researching– it reads a publication. Set a target: “I will certainly change this topic for 45 minutes”. Take notes as you go. Do away with the books. Do an exam concern. Now that’s research study.

11 Obtain accustomed to the design of the exam paper. Some documents are complicated as well as difficult guidelines could toss you on the day.

12 Don’t cut way too many corners. Annually students emerge ruined because they listened to rumours about what was showing up. The fact is anything can show up. The documents are created to be unforeseeable.

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

14 Understand what you’re researching– or at the very least attempt. Rephrase in your own words when feasible. Pupils that succeed in examinations do not simply vomit up facts, they demonstrate genuine understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Pupils often tend to forget about what they take down on their CAO forms in the thrill to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no harm to keep thinking of what training course you intend to do, and also keep researching various areas. @paddykell

16 Don’t talk about what research study you’re doing and also do not pay attention to other individuals regarding what they’re doing. Great deals of individuals lie about what they’re doing or not doing. The naturally dazzling buddy that did nothing yet somehow took care of a B1 in the mocks is possibly informing fibs about just how tough they’re functioning.

17Eat! Gruel can be perfectly edible with some small changes. Some fast ones include placing delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or perhaps molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the idea of not fit to eat slop away and maintains you going all early morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends as well as I started our very own nerdy pattern of soaking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I recognize sounds abhorrent to some individuals, however it obtained us via. @ClareReidy1

19 Have something to divert your interest: being entirely concentrated on a couple of days in June at this phase will fry your brain.

20 Exercise. Do not research any kind of later than 10pm, as well as if you can locate the energy, opt for a walk. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you feel excellent regarding on your own, as well as it clears your head after hrs of examining. @paddykell

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

22 Keep the tests in perspective. None of the following points will certainly be determined by just how you perform in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you wed, just how usually you wed, the number of icecreams you consume in your life time; your overall wellness as well as wellness; the number of rocks that work their method right into your shoes causing you repetitively jumping around on one foot to remove them; the amount of love in your life.


23 Regarding 75 percent of Junior Cert and also 55 per cent of Leaving Cert English is totally unseen until you open up the paper. That does not imply you can’t examine for the test. You are discovering skills instead of rote-learning information.

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

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Videotape them onto your mobile phone or iPod as well as pay attention en route right into institution.

26 Don’t discover essays off by heart. If you’re writing a short story, have some instances of characterisation and also establishing ready to adjust to your title. Creative creating requirements to be dazzling and also entertaining. Program, don’t tell. The reader should have details views, sounds as well as scents in their minds-eye as they review your writing.

27 Review your exercise loud. You’ll listen to mistakes sooner than you’ll see them.

28 Judging a character is facility: analyze what they say, what they do, how they look, what they think and really feel as well as other individuals’s viewpoints of them. Do not take them at their word– personalities typically lie, to themselves and others.

29Learn to spell the word character. There’s only one “h” and also it’s at the beginning.

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness design answers hardly ever accomplish an excellent quality, particularly if you get stuck exploring one factor in excessive detail.

31 Essays on examined messages need to utilize a formal style. Factors must be supported with relevant and also accurate quotes.

32 Know your solitary message quite possibly, from top to bottom. Whether you’re making use of recommendation or quotation to support your solution, you require to know the text thoroughly.

33 In the relative research study, you should ask on your own “what’s this message everything about?”. When you make a list with that going to all three texts, you can extra plainly see what they have in common. You then need to discover crucial minutes in each to support your comparisons. As well as you need to be contrasting them regularly.

34 You have regarding an hour per section in the examination. Lots of people will compose in between seven and also 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and also compose 3 paragraphs in 20 minutes awhile of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not listen to the verse ideas. Prepare your favourite poets well as well as you will be compensated. The more you have to claim concerning a poet’s work the better, so have a sight which you can back up by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practicing previous examination papers is an extremely fundamental part of creating great test technique. Beginning now if you haven’t already.

37 You must recognize the evidence as well as theses and also the description of the vocabulary made use of.

38 Usage the main noting schemes. They frequently reveal more than one acceptable approach of fixing a concern. The noting plans also reveal you exactly how marks were assigned by the examiners across all parts of all concerns in previous examinations, however there’s no real demand for you to evaluate this. It is not feasible to anticipate the allocation of marks within a concern– the allotment can vary hugely as well as in unforeseen ways.

39 Suppose you decide to give five hrs a week to maths, a practical amount at this stage of the year. Damage this up right into five 35 mins ports each week-night offering you just about 2 hrs at weekend.

40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert subject without a choice on the paper. Consequently you must keep up with the product covered in class.

41 Weekend research preferably ought to be used for trying questions from past documents and example papers. It is crucial to understand the precise set up of your test, the amount of inquiries, the phrasing made use of, etc. Time on your own to obtain used to the moment restrictions.

42 The project mathematics noting scheme is rather different from the noting system used in the past. There are 5 marking ranges, with as much as 6 groups per noting range. It’s a great deal a lot more complex than the previous system.

43 Begin with your favourite concern. It will aid settle your nerves on exam day. Naturally if you choose a consecutive method, do that.

44 It appears obvious but obtain used to reviewing concerns very carefully. See to it you’re not missing any kind of details.

45 It is essential to practice as well as be comfortable with the essentials before trying the new word issues in mathematics. These concerns need to read really meticulously. Try to recognize the problem. Check out the details provided. Write all the amounts offered as well as what is being looked for, ie, equating the English words right into mathematical sentences. Usually there is an equation that connects the data you have with the information you need.

46 Often you believe you understand a topic, but along comes a question which can be phrased in a manner you have actually never ever seen prior to. Do not allow this toss you. The more method you have from tackling various concerns, the extra positive you will certainly become when you face an odd looking question.

47 If stuck, don’t look up the remedy also swiftly. You will certainly usually discover more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you need to check out the service in the end.

48 Show all workings within your response– do refrain from doing rough-work on a separate web page. Don’t make use of Tippex, instead erase any kind of errors with a solitary line. You may obtain marks for the work you have crossed out, however not if it’s Tippexed. Also, if you resolve a trouble utilizing a calculator, draw up some or every one of the actions taken. Do not just give the solution. This is to ensure you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a diagram and even a basic sketch can commonly be very helpful to start in taking on a question, as well as might get marks for you.

50 Obtain familiar with your solutions and also tables pamphlet. It gives a great deal of useful information. Use it.


51 Research is actually study. It is evaluating on what was instructed on that particular day in the class and is usually, straight based upon an examination inquiry: ie, verse concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós story.

52 Trainees commonly go home and also learn an instructor’s answers on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t need to do this. You must probably research how the inquiry is opened– the structure of the answer– watching on pertinent quotes utilized.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can equate the rhyme you have practically every answer called for on the day as all verse will be published on the real exam paper. The only locations that need to be learned off by heart are the grammatic terms that will be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint section– terms such as aimsigh and more.

54 Previous test papers are essential. They show the layout of the actual test and also just how concerns might be subdivided in numerous sections. It is great practice to study a particular subject and after that do out exam questions, keeping an eye on schedule restrictions as well as sticking strictly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the inquiry over and over to ensure you are really addressing the inquiry asked. No marks will be awarded for details that is not relevant. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on style, just on style and not feelings or feelings.

56 At this phase, you will have completed your simulated exams and also will have endured 2 complete papers in Irish. Whatever blunders you may have made, will not be repeated in June. Bear in mind, you will always discover by your blunders. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will certainly require to readjust the size of time you invest in the numerous areas.

57 Do not forget the importance of the dental Irish evaluation which lugs 40 per cent of the overall test mark. Know the picture series well as there are 80 marks opting for this area. Practice asking inquiries. Pupils are typically much better at responding to concerns than asking them. Likewise practise reading the verse on a daily basis– with 35 marks for reading a simple 10-12 lines it deserves much more that the whole poetry or prose program.


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

59Marks are awarded for structure, interaction, vocabulary as well as pronunciation, and also vocabulary is actually how you phrase your reactions. Do not use slang terms too much. Rich vocabulary is all about making use of a various means to claim something.

60 Pronunciation is very crucial as well as represent 20 percent of the exam Pay attention to French, German or Spanish radio and record on your own to ideal your accent.

61Try costs 10-15 mins a day on your dental work. When you have discovered a subject, practice it out loud by yourself. When you are more confident, practise with a friend or a loved one.

Aural exam.

62 Ask your instructor to check you on previous aurals from years back regarding the very early 1990s if possible. Pay attention to your very 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 chosen language. Even if you don’t understand 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 information network on French TV. You can also pay attention to French information on rfi.fr as well as radiofrance.fr.

General language guidance

65Do not learn off huge long essays on every topic. You will obtain stalled and become discouraged. Compose three factors on each topic and also learn about 20 words of vocabulary. Ensure you have suitable sentences to start and finish a composed item.

66 Do not use Google convert as it translates essentially as well as does not take context right into factor to consider. Wordreference.com is an excellent translation website. It will only convert one word at a time, so it can be discouraging however there are fascinating help forums on the site.

67Familiarise yourself with the means concerns are asked at the end of each analysis understanding.

68 Do not be tempted to discover off opinion pieces by heart. It is not likely that the piece that you will have learned will answer the inquiry given up the paper. You will certainly be heavily punished if you don’t attend to the concern, even if the language that you have used is appropriate. Rather, develop your vocabulary for the various subjects on the curriculum and also exercise with previous or simulated examination documents.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to assist LC students in prep for French test. @NatashaLynchEF


70 It is best to spend 30 minutes at one time studying biology. Take a short, five-minute break after thirty minutes and afterwards proceed to the following subject.

71Try to invest about four 30 minute sessions each week devoted to answering previous papers. These could range over the short questions in area A, the speculative concerns in section B and the lengthy concerns in area C.

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

74Up to Easter, your research needs to vary over the entire program. From Easter, concentrate on particular topics. These are the topics that come up each year together with any subjects that are more likely to find up this year.


75Know what is included: time– the geography paper is two hours and also 50 minutes long; structure– five full questions need to be answered. All inquiries equal 80 marks.

76Plan your research. At least 80 per cent of your time will be spent on research study so it is necessary you obtain the skills to study efficiently.

77 Strategy reasonable targets which you can accomplish in each research session, eg, write out 15 considerable appropriate factors (SRPs) on your selected subject.

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

79When you review your notes, pick the keywords or expressions which will aid you to keep in mind what the subject is about.

80 Make a subject summary by placing the core motif or subject title in the centre then draw lines from the centre and also compose sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, compose the keywords or expressions linked to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant subjects. Do not attempt to anticipate what will certainly be checked out. Instead, practise answering examination concerns from past papers. Time on your own as well as see if you can write an answer while which the evaluation will certainly allow you.

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


83 The typical keywords are: “represent”– explain and also provide reasons; “compare”– point out resemblances and differences; “comparison”– mention the main differences; “explain”– state the obvious; “explain”– draw up the bottom lines and also compose an explanation.


84Spend at the very least an hour-and-a-half on service modification every second evening. So 3 or 4 one-and-a-half hrs research sessions every week.

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

86 Lengthy inquiry practice: 25-mark concerns– spend 10 minutes on them; 20-mark questions– invest 8 minutes on them. 20-mark questions are one of the most usual and students erroneously invest 10 minutes on them, which soon accumulates to a great deal of 2 mins’s shed during the test; 15-mark inquiry– invest 6 minutes.

87The 2 most popular verbs are “highlight” as well as “review”. Yet with our above framework we automatically deal with these verbs. The example handle illustrate and the student can utilize the benefit or negative aspect as their personal point of view by placing “in my viewpoint” in front or their advantage or downside. This is exceptional as it is a real viewpoint not rote picked up from a book.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to address this section. It is vital to practice it as it takes most pupils over an hour to do this inquiry. However after five or 6 ABQs the speed normally creates. If you do not practise the ABQ, you will certainly not get it performed in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You ought to be doing at the very least one ABQ weekly from now till the examination.

89 The long concern can usually have one sentence, however there are 2 parts to be taken care of to correctly respond to the concern. The long question might additionally have a narrative as an intro, if so students should describe the narrative in their solution or marks will be shed.


90By now you need to be finished, or nearing the completion of your unique research. Examine the needs for length, sources and also background details, as well as bear in mind a person will certainly read 300 of these over a couple of weeks in the summer season, so make it memorable.

91 Every topic will certainly have information that are vital eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make sure you understand necessary days as well as what order occasions happened. It’s like narrating. Do not overlook the important little bits and also it’s not very fascinating if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Don’t think of finding out off essays. It would be excellent if you get the precise phrasing in your test concerns but it’s not likely to take place, so consider portable info that you can make use of to answer any kind of question. Practise writing a factor per paragraph; keep in mind the solution is marked mainly paragraph by paragraph and also if your job is organised and thoughtful, you’ll succeed.

93 Keep in mind, honours history is not concerning writing all you understand about a topic. It has to do with learning to make web links to the inquiry you are answering with the information you understand. For example, a question on the factors that brought about the development of fascism is not compose all you learn about fascism: you need to separate what produced its increase such as instability after the 2nd World War, the economic situation, danger of communism and so on 94Look at your files: several students regard this inquiry as a procedure yet knowing the topic, and also how to manage written and also aesthetic sources can be worth an extra grade.

95Don’ t neglect to change your required case studies. There are just three, so ensure you know sufficient to create a mini-essay of two-and-a half pages in order to address the contextualisation part of the inquiry.

Home Economics

96The home economics program is significant. Break it down. Have a timetable, and also take it someday or week at once.

97Do three or four short inquiries every evening. Every one is worth 6 marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your overall mark. Use your textbook to address them, so you build up a bank of exact information in your head.

98 Technique inquiry 1 (a) in area B. You will need to analyse a chart or a graph in this question. It doesn’t appear in any kind of textbook. You require to be knowledgeable about it.

99 Read one exam inquiry each night. Highlight vital terms. What is being asked? Take a look at the noting plan. Just how are marks dispersed? Lots of pupils have the right info but shed marks due to the fact that they do not know their noting system.

100Know all the topics in your elective. Part (a) is required. If you cut corners, you may get captured out.

Also attempt making use of some mobile apps to assist yyou remain cooncetrated.

Apps to help focus
The very best concentration applications can assist you enter the ideal psychological zone for taking in details. This group looks at apps that keep you from obtaining distracted (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing various other apps).

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

The Woodland app offers an aesthetic motivation by allowing you grow a digital tree and afterwards generally holding that tree hostage until your research study session is over.

Want to inspect your Instagram momentarily? Lured to do a fast online store in between book chapters? Go ahead. You’ll just have to involve tranquility with viewing your tree wither and also pass away first.

Yet if you adhere to your emphasis time, you’ll appreciate seeing your trees grow. Over numerous study sessions, you can build a fascinating digital woodland– a positive pointer of all your effective hours.

Bonus offer: The Forest application is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants genuine trees in behalf of the digital ones that pro customers expand (over 1 million trees and checking). So, utilizing this app to block other apps while studying can assist the environment in addition to your grades. Tolerable whatsoever.

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

  1. Freedom
    Liberty app to block applications while studying
    Flexibility is an app that secures your phone while studying (or any other time you need to concentrate). Flag the apps and/or internet sites that sidetrack you, and also Liberty will block them– terrific if the self-motivated apps like Forest don’t fairly suffice for you. You can set an arranged session in advance or begin some ‘Flexibility time’ whenever you need it.

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

Did you know? A lot of mobile phones have built-in tools for tracking screen time and setting restrictions. They might not be as elegant as Forest as well as Flexibility, yet they can finish the job in a pinch. Look for ‘Screen Time’ (iphone) or ‘Digital Wellness’ (Android) to discover your choices.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Typical score: 3.2/ 5 on App Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for fundamental features, costs registration offered ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please examine your college’s plan before downloading this or any kind of app to your institution computer.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise app to help concentration.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to focus, but your preferred songs might not help so much either. There’s nothing quite like completing an important note just to know you started writing verses midway through the sentence (many thanks a great deal, Billie).

A little white noise can aid you concentrate without drawing too much attention to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you construct custom-made soundscapes to suit your choices with a wide variety of sounds including beach waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and also even a vacuum (hey, if that’s what gets you in the mood for research study, you do you).

Packing up the books for the evening? Switch from your researching mix to your snoozing mix for a restful sleep.

Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Typical ranking: 4.7/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for lite version, $1.49 for full version (no advertisements).
Note: Please examine your school’s plan prior to downloading this or any app to your institution computer system.
Productivity applications for trainees.
Alright, so you’ve obtained disturbances off the beaten track and some history appears on loophole. Now allow’s discuss some great apps for pupils that will certainly assist you obtain one of the most out of your study time. The following two study apps aid you arrange your schedule and stay on top of assignments so you can achieve more and stuff much less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist application.
    Todoist can organise your institution topics, project deadlines, research and also … pretty much your entire life, if you desire it to. This is one of the most effective apps for students due to the fact that it keeps your schoolwork on track while additionally holding you answerable.

The Todoist app supplies handy attributes consisting of:.

repeating due dates (great for weekly research).
fast include (add new jobs and also jobs on the move).
favourites and priorities (flag the topics you require to focus on).
sections and also subtasks (divide intimidating tasks right into little, straightforward steps).
integrations with other apps (e.g. Google Schedule and also Dropbox).
With all your tasks as well as due dates kept nicely in Todoist– instead of floating around in your head– you’ll be cost-free to concentrate on your research studies.

Offered on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows.
Average score: 4.7/ 5 on Application Store, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Price: Free for standard, $4.99/ year for premium (added functions, no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please examine your college’s policy before downloading this or any application to your institution computer system.

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