100 leading tips for examination success and some mobile apps. Read, apply and also prosper.

What should you be doing currently if you want to prosper in the June tests and in tests typically?
Recommendations from those that have actually existed

1 Simply research study, don’t postpone. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

2 Put away the laptop. Obtain your parents to hide the battery so you won’t be tempted. @paddykell

3 Draw up a reasonable schedule. Short, regular study sessions. You require to be doing greater than your research.

4 Organise yourself. It’s never ever far too late. Clear notes, clean folders. Do not stress yourself out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Don’t prioritise any type of one subject. All subjects must obtain equal time. Enable 2 hours each weekend for each subject and also around 30-40 minutes per evening for examining what was covered on that day in the class.

6 Publish primary inspectors’ reports for your topics. They provide example solutions which you can use as an overview for responding to design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you invest in the internet? Half-an-hour in the morning, a hr at night? Everything builds up. Two hours a day is 14 weekly, 56 monthly. Picture if you were to invest simply half of that revising.

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

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

10 Reviewing a publication isn’t studying– it’s reading a book. Establish a target: “I will certainly revise this topic for 45 minutes”. Bear in mind as you go. Put away the books. Do an exam concern. Now that’s research.

11 Get knowledgeable about the format of the exam paper. Some documents are challenging and challenging instructions could throw you on the day.

12 Do not cut way too many corners. Each year trainees arise ravaged due to the fact that they listened to rumours about what was coming up. The reality is anything can come up. The papers are developed to be uncertain.

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

14 Understand what you’re examining– or a minimum of try. Rephrase in your very own words when feasible. Trainees who succeed in exams don’t simply vomit up truths, they show actual understanding.

15 Maintain the CAO in mind. Pupils tend to forget what they take down on their CAO types in the thrill to research for the Leaving Cert. It’s no damage to maintain considering what course you want to do, and also keep researching different areas. @paddykell

16 Do not talk about what research you’re doing and don’t pay attention to other individuals about what they’re doing. Lots of individuals lie regarding what they’re doing or not doing. The naturally fantastic close friend who did nothing however somehow took care of a B1 in the mocks is possibly informing fibs regarding exactly how hard they’re working.

17Eat! Gruel can be completely edible with some small changes. Some fast ones include putting delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or even molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the concept of not fit to eat slop away as well as keeps you going all morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends and also I started our very own unpopular fad of soaking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I understand audios nauseous to some people, yet it obtained us via. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Workout. Do not examine any later than 10pm, and if you can locate the energy, opt for a stroll. It launches endorphins in your brain that make you feel good about yourself, as well as it removes your head after hrs of examining. @paddykell

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

22 Maintain the examinations in perspective. None of the complying with points will certainly be determined by how you do in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you wed, exactly how typically you wed, the number of icecreams you eat in your life time; your general health and wellness and well-being; the number of rocks that function their method into your footwear resulting in you repeatedly hopping 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 till you open up the paper. That does not indicate you can not research for the test. You are learning skills as opposed to rote-learning details.

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

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Record them onto your smart device or iPod and also listen en route right into school.

26 Don’t discover essays off by heart. If you’re composing a short story, have some examples of characterisation as well as establishing prepared to adjust to your title. Creative composing needs to be dazzling and also amusing. Show, do not tell. The viewers needs to have particular views, sounds and scents in their minds-eye as they review your writing.

27 Read your exercise loud. You’ll listen to mistakes earlier than you’ll see them.

28 Judging a character is complex: examine what they say, what they do, how they look, what they assume and really feel and also other individuals’s point of views of them. Do not take them at their word– characters often lie, to themselves and also others.

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

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

31 Essays on researched texts have to use a formal style. Factors have to be sustained with relevant and also exact quotes.

32 Know your single text effectively, completely. Whether you’re using reference or quotation to support your solution, you need to recognize the text thoroughly.

33 In the comparative research study, you should ask on your own “what’s this text everything about?”. When you make a listing keeping that going to all three texts, you can more clearly see what they have in common. You then require to find vital moments in each to sustain your contrasts. And also you must be contrasting them regularly.

34 You have concerning an hour per section in the exam. Most individuals will write between 7 and also 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and also write three paragraphs in 20 mins awhile of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not listen to the verse tips. Prepare your favorite poets well as well as you will certainly be compensated. The even more you need to say regarding a poet’s work the better, so have a sight which you can back up by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practising past examination documents is an extremely fundamental part of establishing good exam strategy. Beginning currently if you have not currently.

37 You have to understand the proofs and also theses as well as the description of the vocabulary used.

38 Use the official marking systems. They commonly reveal greater than one appropriate method of fixing an inquiry. The marking plans also reveal you exactly how marks were allocated by the inspectors across all parts of all questions in previous examinations, yet there’s no genuine demand for you to evaluate this. It is not feasible to forecast the allowance of marks within a question– the allowance can differ hugely and also in unforeseen means.

39 Mean you decide to give five hrs a week to mathematics, an affordable quantity at this phase of the year. Break this up right into 5 35 minutes slots each week-night providing you almost two hours at weekend.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert subject without an option on the paper. Consequently you need to keep up with the product covered in class.

41 Weekend break research ideally should be made use of for trying concerns from previous documents as well as example documents. It is essential to understand the precise set-up of your examination, how many concerns, the wording used, and so on. Time yourself to obtain made use of to the moment restraints.

42 The job mathematics noting plan is fairly various from the marking system utilized in the past. There are five marking scales, with as much as six categories per marking scale. It’s a great deal extra difficult than the previous system.

43 Begin with your preferred question. It will certainly aid resolve your nerves on examination day. Certainly if you choose a sequential strategy, do that.

44 It appears obvious yet obtain used to checking out concerns thoroughly. Ensure you’re not missing any kind of information.

45 It is essential to practise and also fit with the essentials before trying the new word issues in mathematics. These questions have to be read extremely carefully. Attempt to understand the problem. Check out the information provided. Jot down all the quantities provided as well as what is being sought, ie, equating the English words into mathematical sentences. Commonly there is a formula that links the data you have with the data you require.

46 In some cases you think you understand a subject, yet along comes an inquiry which can be phrased in a way you have never ever seen prior to. Don’t let this toss you. The more method you have from dealing with different concerns, the a lot more positive you will certainly come to be when you face an unusual looking question.

47 If stuck, do not look up the remedy too promptly. You will certainly often discover more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you need to read the service in the long run.

48 Show all operations within your answer– do not do rough-work on a separate web page. Don’t utilize Tippex, instead write off any mistakes with a single line. You may obtain marks for the work you have crossed out, however not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you address a trouble making use of a calculator, write out some or every one of the steps taken. Do not simply provide the answer. This is to ensure you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a layout or perhaps a basic illustration can typically be very helpful to start in dealing with an inquiry, and also may obtain marks for you.

50 Get knowledgeable about your solutions as well as tables pamphlet. It offers a great deal of helpful details. Utilize it.


51 Research is in fact research study. It is recapping on what was taught on that particular day in the classroom and also is typically, directly based on a test concern: ie, poetry inquiries or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós tale.

52 Trainees usually go residence and also learn an instructor’s solutions on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t require to do this. You need to perhaps research how the inquiry is opened– the framework of the solution– watching on relevant quotes utilized.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can translate the rhyme you have virtually every solution called for on the day as all verse will be printed on the actual exam paper. The only locations that need to be learned off by heart are the grammatical terms that will be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint section– terms such as aimsigh and so on.

54 Previous examination documents are vital. They reveal the format of the real exam as well as exactly how inquiries might be partitioned in numerous sections. It is excellent practice to research a specific subject and then do out examination questions, keeping an eye on schedule restraints and sticking strictly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the concern over and over to guarantee you are really answering the question asked. No marks will certainly be granted for info that is not relevant. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on style, just on style and also not feelings or emotions.

56 At this stage, you will certainly have finished your mock examinations as well as will have sat through 2 full papers in Irish. Whatever blunders you might have made, will not be duplicated in June. Bear in mind, you will certainly constantly learn by your errors. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will certainly need to change the size of time you invest in the different sections.

57 Don’t disregard the significance of the dental Irish examination which carries 40 per cent of the total exam mark. Know the picture series well as there are 80 marks going with this section. Method asking concerns. Trainees are generally much better at responding to questions than inquiring. Additionally practise reading the poetry each day– with 35 marks for reviewing a mere 10-12 lines it is worth a lot more that the whole verse or prose training course.


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58Remember that this is a conversation, not an interview. The examiner exists to help you reach your greatest possibility.

59Marks are granted for framework, communication, vocabulary and also pronunciation, and also vocabulary is actually exactly how you expression your actions. Don’t utilize jargon terms too much. Rich vocabulary is all about using a various method to state something.

60 Enunciation is really important and also represent 20 percent of the test Pay attention to French, German or Spanish radio and record yourself to ideal your accent.

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

Aural exam.

62 Ask your educator to test you on previous aurals from years back regarding the very early 1990s when possible. Listen to your own CDs as well as 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 do not recognize every word, your ear will certainly come to be familiar with it.

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

General language suggestions

65Do not find out off huge lengthy essays on every topic. You will obtain slowed down and also become disheartened. Compose 3 factors on each subject and also learn more about 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have decent sentences to start and finish a written item.

66 Don’t make use of Google equate as it translates actually and does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is a superb translation website. It will only translate one word at once, so it can be irritating yet there are intriguing aid discussion forums on the site.

67Familiarise on your own with the method concerns are asked at the end of each reading comprehension.

68 Don’t be attracted to discover off point of view pieces by heart. It is unlikely that the item that you will have found out will answer the question given up the paper. You will certainly be greatly punished if you don’t attend to the question, even if the language that you have used is correct. Instead, develop your vocabulary for the various topics on the syllabus as well as exercise with previous or simulated assessment documents.

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


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

71Try to invest about four thirty minutes sessions each week devoted to answering past documents. These might vary over the brief concerns in section A, the experimental questions in section B and also the long concerns in section C.

72About 25 per cent of the marks are acquired from knowing your interpretations. These should be learned off by heart.
73 In between 15 as well as 30 per cent of the marks are obtained from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment each day throughout a month. When discovering the experiments you need to know the steps taken as well as the factor for taking each step.

74Up to Easter, your research ought to range over the whole training course. From Easter, concentrate on certain subjects. These are the subjects that come up each year along with any type of subjects that are most likely to come up this year.


75Know what is entailed: time– the location paper is 2 hrs and 50 minutes long; framework– 5 full questions need to be addressed. All concerns equal 80 marks.

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

77 Strategy sensible targets which you can attain in each research session, eg, write out 15 considerable relevant points (SRPs) on your selected subject.

78Focus on topics that are analyzed each year. These consist of: core system 1– landform advancement; plate tectonics; human interaction; core unit 2– financial tasks in an Irish area; financial tasks in a European region; economic tasks in a continental/sub-continental region; financial optional– influence of EU policies on Ireland; multinational firms.

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

80 Make a topic recap by positioning the core style or subject title in the centre then draw lines from the centre as well as 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 significant subjects. Do not attempt to predict what will certainly be examined. Rather, practise answering assessment questions from previous documents. Time on your own and see if you can compose an answer in the time which the examination will allow you.

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


83 The normal keywords are: “make up”– discuss and offer factors; “compare”– point out similarities and also distinctions; “comparison”– mention the main differences; “define”– state the evident; “describe”– draw up the key points and also create a description.


84Spend a minimum of an hour-and-a-half on service alteration every second night. So three or four one-and-a-half hours study sessions every week.

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

86 Long question technique: 25-mark inquiries– invest 10 mins on them; 20-mark inquiries– invest 8 mins on them. 20-mark concerns are one of the most typical and also pupils mistakenly spend 10 minutes on them, which quickly builds up to a lot of two mins’s shed throughout the test; 15-mark question– spend six mins.

87The two most popular verbs are “show” and “examine”. Yet with our above framework we automatically handle these verbs. The instance manage show as well as the student can utilize the benefit or downside as their personal viewpoint by placing “in my opinion” ahead or their benefit or disadvantage. This is exceptional as it is an authentic point of view not rote learned from a textbook.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to address this section. It is necessary to practise it as it takes most pupils over an hour to do this question. But after 5 or six ABQs the speed naturally creates. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will not get it carried out in under an hour in the Leaving Cert– major mistake.You needs to be doing at the very least one ABQ each week from now till the test.

89 The long question can commonly contain one sentence, yet there are two parts to be dealt with to properly address the inquiry. The long question may likewise have a narrative as an intro, if so trainees should describe the short story in their response or marks will be shed.


90By now you must be finished, or nearing the conclusion of your unique study. Examine the needs for length, sources as well as history info, and also remember someone will certainly be reading 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summer, so make it unforgettable.

91 Every topic will certainly have details that are crucial eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make sure you recognize important days as well as what order events occurred. It’s like telling a story. Don’t leave out the essential bits and it’s not extremely interesting if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Do not think of learning off essays. It would be fantastic if you get the specific wording in your examination inquiries however it’s unlikely to happen, so think about portable details that you can make use of to respond to any type of question. Practise writing a factor per paragraph; keep in mind the response is marked mostly paragraph by paragraph as well as if your work is organised as well as thoughtful, you’ll do well.

93 Remember, honours history is not about creating all you find out about a subject. It has to do with finding out to make links to the question you are responding to with the details you know. As an example, an inquiry on the variables that led to the growth of fascism is not create all you learn about fascism: you should separate what caused its rise such as instability after the second World War, the financial situation, danger of communism etc 94Look at your documents: many pupils concern this concern as a rule but understanding the subject, and also just how to manage written and also aesthetic resources can be worth an extra grade.

95Don’ t neglect to revise your required study. There are just three, so ensure you know enough to create a mini-essay of two-and-a half pages in order to answer the contextualisation part of the inquiry.

Home Economics

96The home economics training course is massive. Simplify. Have a timetable, and take it someday or week at a time.

97Do 3 or 4 brief questions every night. Every one is worth 6 marks– that’s 1.5 per cent of your overall mark. Utilize your book to address them, so you accumulate a bank of accurate information in your head.

98 Technique concern 1 (a) in section B. You will need to analyse a chart or a graph in this question. It does not appear in any book. You require to be acquainted with it.

99 Read one examination concern each evening. Highlight crucial terms. What is being asked? Check out the noting system. Exactly how are marks dispersed? Lots of pupils have the ideal information however shed marks since they do not understand their marking scheme.

100Know all the topics in your optional. Part (a) is compulsory. If you cut corners, you might get caught out.

Likewise attempt making use of some mobile applications to assist yyou remain cooncetrated.

Apps to aid concentration
The very best focus applications can assist you get involved in the ideal mental zone for absorbing information. This category considers apps that keep you from obtaining distracted (e.g. with white noise or by blocking various other applications).

  1. Forest
    Forest Application
    Some of us need a little external motivation to stay concentrated while studying. And that’s penalty.

The Forest app offers a visual reward by letting you grow a virtual tree and then primarily holding that tree captive up until your research session mores than.

Want to examine your Instagram for a second? Tempted to do a fast online shop between book phases? Proceed. You’ll just need to pertain to peace with seeing your tree wither as well as pass away first.

But if you stay with your focus time, you’ll delight in viewing your trees flourish. Over a number of study sessions, you can build a fascinating digital forest– an enjoyable suggestion of all your efficient hours.

Bonus offer: The Forest app is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants genuine trees in behalf of the virtual ones that pro users expand (over 1 million trees and counting). So, using this app to obstruct other apps while examining can aid the atmosphere as well as your qualities. Tolerable whatsoever.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Ordinary ranking: 4.8/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: $2.99 on Application Shop, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app purchases readily available on all gadgets

  1. Freedom
    Freedom app to obstruct applications while researching
    Liberty is an app that secures your phone while researching (or any other time you require to focus). Flag the application and/or websites that distract you, and Flexibility will block them– excellent if the self-motivated apps like Forest don’t rather cut it for you. You can set a scheduled session in advance or begin some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you require it.

Flexibility obstructs time-wasting applications and sites throughout all your devices, so your iPad won’t attract you away while you’re studying on your MacBook.

Did you understand? A lot of smartphones have built-in tools for tracking display time and also setting limits. They might not be as fancy as Woodland and also Liberty, but they can get the job done in a pinch. Seek ‘Display Time’ (iphone) or ‘Digital Wellness’ (Android) to explore your alternatives.

Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Ordinary score: 3.2/ 5 on App Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Price: Free for fundamental functions, premium registration available ($ 30/year).
Note: Please inspect your institution’s plan prior to downloading this or any type of application to your school computer system.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise app to assist concentration.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, but your favorite songs could not aid so much either. There’s nothing fairly like finishing an important note only to know you started writing verses halfway through the sentence (thanks a lot, Billie).

A little bit of white noise can help you concentrate without attracting way too much focus to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you construct custom-made soundscapes to fit your preferences with a wide range of audios including beach waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and also even a vacuum cleaner (hi, if that’s what obtains you in the mood for research, you do you).

Evacuating the textbooks for the night? Change from your studying mix to your snoozing mix for a relaxing sleep.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Average rating: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for lite variation, $1.49 for full variation (no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your college’s policy before downloading this or any type of application to your college computer.
Efficiency apps for students.
Alright, so you have actually obtained interruptions out of the way and some background sounds on loophole. Currently let’s speak about some excellent apps for pupils that will certainly aid you obtain one of the most out of your study time. The next two research study applications assist you arrange your routine and also stay on top of projects so you can accomplish even more as well as pack much less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist app.
    Todoist can arrange your college topics, task deadlines, research and also … pretty much your whole life, if you want it to. This is among the very best apps for students due to the fact that it keeps your schoolwork on track while additionally holding you answerable.

The Todoist app provides helpful attributes consisting of:.

repeating due days (great for weekly research).
fast add (include new jobs and also jobs on the go).
favourites and priorities (flag the topics you need to focus on).
areas and subtasks (divide daunting jobs into small, basic steps).
combinations with other applications (e.g. Google Calendar as well as Dropbox).
With all your tasks and also due days maintained neatly in Todoist– as opposed to drifting around in your head– you’ll be complimentary to concentrate on your research studies.

Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows.
Typical score: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Price: Free for standard, $4.99/ year for costs (added functions, no ads).
Note: Please inspect your institution’s policy before downloading this or any type of application to your college computer.

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