100 top tips for examination success and also some mobile apps. Read, use as well as be successful.

What should you be doing currently if you wish to prosper in the June exams and in examinations normally?
Guidance from those who have actually been there

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

2 Do away with the laptop. Get your parents to hide the battery so you won’t be lured. @paddykell

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

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

5 Don’t prioritise any kind of one topic. All subjects should get equivalent time. Allow 2 hrs each weekend break for each and every subject and also around 30-40 mins per night for studying what was covered on that particular day in the classroom.

6 Publish primary inspectors’ reports for your subjects. They offer sample solutions which you can make use of as a guide for answering style. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you spend on the internet? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr in the evening? It all builds up. 2 hrs a day is 14 each week, 56 per month. Envision if you were to invest just half of that modifying.

8 Fewer late evenings. The worst thing you can do at the weekends is invest the whole night up, and the whole day in bed. Try to get to bed by 1am at the latest on weekends, as well as rise early.

9 Separate up work with a good friend, then meet up, photocopy each other’s notes, instruct each other what you learned. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Checking out a publication isn’t researching– it reads a publication. Establish a target: “I will revise this topic for 45 minutes”. Keep in mind as you go. Put away guides. Do a test concern. Now that’s research study.

11 Obtain accustomed to the format of the exam paper. Some papers are difficult and complex instructions can toss you on the day.

12 Do not cut way too many corners. Annually trainees emerge devastated because they paid attention to rumours regarding what was showing up. The truth is anything can turn up. The papers are made to be unpredictable.

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

14 Understand what you’re researching– or at least try. Rephrase in your very own words when feasible. Pupils that do well in examinations do not just vomit up realities, they show real understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Students have a tendency to forget about what they put down on their CAO types in the rush to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no injury to keep thinking about what program you wish to do, and keep investigating various locations. @paddykell

16 Do not speak about what research study you’re doing as well as do not pay attention to other people concerning what they’re doing. Lots of people lie concerning what they’re doing or not doing. The normally dazzling good friend that did nothing yet somehow managed a B1 in the mocks is most likely telling fibs regarding how difficult they’re functioning.

17Eat! Porridge can be perfectly edible with some minor changes. Some fast ones consist of putting delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or even molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the idea of inedible slop away and maintains you going all early morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends as well as I started our own nerdy pattern of soaking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I comprehend audios revolting to some people, however it got us via. @ClareReidy1

19 Have something to divert your interest: being only concentrated on a few days in June at this phase will certainly fry your brain.

20 Workout. Don’t research any later than 10pm, and if you can find the energy, opt for a walk. It releases endorphins in your brain that make you feel good concerning yourself, as well as it clears your head after hours of researching. @paddykell

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

22 Keep the exams in point of view. None of the adhering to points will be determined by exactly how you perform in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you wed, exactly how usually you marry, how many icecreams you eat in your life time; your general health and wellness as well as well-being; the number of rocks that function their method into your shoes leading to you continuously hopping about on one foot to eliminate them; the amount of love in your life.


23 Concerning 75 per cent of Junior Cert and also 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is entirely unseen until you open the paper. That does not indicate you can not study for the exam. You are discovering abilities instead of rote-learning info.

24 Read, read, review. If you do not read widely, you’ll never become a good author.

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Tape them onto your smartphone or iPod and also listen on the way into school.

26 Don’t discover essays off by heart. If you’re creating a narrative, have some instances of characterisation as well as setting ready to adjust to your title. Innovative creating needs to be brilliant and enjoyable. Show, do not inform. The reader ought to have particular sights, seems and scents in their minds-eye as they review your writing.

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

28 Judging a character is complicated: analyze what they say, what they do, just how they look, what they think as well as really feel and also other people’s point of views of them. Do not take them at their word– personalities often exist, to themselves and others.

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

30Structure your solutions. Stream-of-consciousness design solutions rarely achieve an excellent quality, especially if you get stuck exploring one point in too much information.

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

32 Know your solitary message effectively, from top to bottom. Whether you’re making use of referral or quote to sustain your answer, you require to understand the text carefully.

33 In the comparative research, you should ask on your own “what’s this message all about?”. When you make a checklist keeping that going to all 3 messages, you can much more plainly see what they have in common. You after that need to locate essential minutes in each to support your comparisons. And you should be contrasting them all the time.

34 You have concerning an hour per section in the exam. Most people will certainly compose in between 7 and 10 paragraphs. Time yourself as well as create three paragraphs in 20 mins for a bit of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not listen to the poetry tips. Prepare your favorite poets well and also you will be awarded. The more you have to state regarding a poet’s work the far better, so have a sight which you can support by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practicing past examination documents is a very vital part of establishing excellent examination method. Begin currently if you haven’t already.

37 You must recognize the evidence as well as theories as well as the explanation of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Usage the main marking systems. They often reveal more than one acceptable approach of addressing a question. The marking systems additionally reveal you exactly how marks were alloted by the inspectors across all parts of all questions in previous examinations, yet there’s no real need for you to analyse this. It is not feasible to forecast the allowance of marks within a question– the allowance can vary widely and in unforeseen ways.

39 Expect you make a decision to give five hours a week to maths, a reasonable amount at this phase of the year. Break this up right into five 35 mins slots each week-night providing you just about 2 hours at weekend break.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert topic without a choice on the paper. As a result you need to keep up with the product covered in class.

41 Weekend research study preferably ought to be made use of for trying inquiries from past papers and also sample papers. It is important to understand the precise 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 moment restrictions.

42 The job mathematics marking plan is rather various from the noting plan made use of in the past. There are 5 marking ranges, with as much as 6 groups per noting scale. It’s a whole lot more complicated than the previous system.

43 Begin with your favorite question. It will help settle your nerves on test day. Naturally if you prefer a sequential strategy, do that.

44 It sounds noticeable yet get utilized to reading questions thoroughly. Make certain you’re not missing out on any kind of details.

45 It is important to practice as well as fit with the basics before trying the new word problems in maths. These questions have to read extremely thoroughly. Try to understand the problem. Consider the info offered. Write down all the quantities offered and also what is being sought, ie, translating the English words right into mathematical sentences. Usually there is an equation that connects the information you have with the data you require.

46 Sometimes you assume you understand a topic, yet along comes a concern which can be phrased in a way you have actually never ever seen before. Do not let this toss you. The more technique you have from taking on various concerns, the more positive you will end up being when you deal with a weird looking concern.

47 If stuck, do not look up the service also rapidly. You will often discover more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you have to check out the solution ultimately.

48 Show all workings within your response– do not do rough-work on a different page. Do not utilize Tippex, instead write off any type of mistakes with a solitary line. You could get marks for the job you have deleted, however not if it’s Tippexed. Also, if you solve a trouble utilizing a calculator, draw up some or all of the steps taken. Don’t just give the answer. This is to ensure you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a layout or perhaps a standard sketch can frequently be really practical to get started in taking on an inquiry, and also may acquire marks for you.

50 Obtain familiar with your solutions as well as tables pamphlet. It gives a great deal of helpful information. Utilize it.


51 Homework is actually study. It is summarizing on what was taught on that particular day in the classroom as well as is usually, straight based upon an examination inquiry: ie, poetry concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós tale.

52 Pupils frequently go house and also learn an instructor’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You do not require to do this. You ought to maybe examine how the question is opened– the structure of the solution– keeping an eye on appropriate quotations used.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can equate the rhyme you have practically every solution required on the day as all verse will certainly be printed on the real exam paper. The only locations that need to be discovered off by heart are the grammatical terms that will certainly be asked in question 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and so on.

54 Previous test papers are essential. They reveal the layout of the actual test as well as how inquiries may be subdivided in various sections. It is great practice to examine a certain topic and after that do out exam concerns, keeping an eye on time restrictions and sticking rigidly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the concern over and over to guarantee you are in fact answering the question asked. No marks will be awarded for information that is not appropriate. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on style, only on theme as well as not feelings or feelings.

56 At this stage, you will certainly have finished your simulated examinations and also will have sat through 2 full papers in Irish. Whatever blunders you may have made, will not be repeated in June. Remember, you will certainly always learn by your blunders. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will certainly require to adjust the size of time you spend on the numerous areas.

57 Do not overlook the importance of the oral Irish examination which lugs 40 per cent of the total exam mark. Know the picture series well as there are 80 marks opting for this area. Practice asking questions. Students are normally much better at answering inquiries than inquiring. Also practise checking out the verse daily– with 35 marks for checking out a mere 10-12 lines it is worth more that the entire poetry or prose course.


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58Remember that this is a discussion, not a meeting. The inspector is there to assist you reach your greatest possibility.

59Marks are granted for structure, interaction, vocabulary as well as pronunciation, and vocabulary is actually how you expression your responses. Don’t use slang terms way too much. Rich vocabulary is everything about using a various means to claim something.

60 Pronunciation is very important as well as make up 20 percent of the examination Listen to French, German or Spanish radio as well as document on your own to best your accent.

61Try investing 10-15 minutes a day on your dental work. As soon as you have learned a subject, method it out loud on your own. When you are more positive, practise with a good friend or a relative.

Aural examination.

62 Ask your instructor to evaluate you on previous aurals from years back as far as the early 1990s when possible. Pay attention to your own CDs and downloads.

63Log on to 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 comprehend every word, your ear will certainly end up being accustomed to it.

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

General language advice

65Do not learn off huge long essays on every subject. You will certainly get bogged down as well as become discouraged. Write 3 factors on each topic as well as learn more about 20 words of vocabulary. See to it you have respectable sentences to begin and also finish a created item.

66 Do not make use of Google translate as it translates literally as well as does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is an outstanding translation site. It will only equate one word each time, so it can be aggravating but there are intriguing aid forums on the website.

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

68 Don’t be attracted to find out off opinion pieces by heart. It is not likely that the piece that you will certainly have found out will address the question given up the paper. You will certainly be heavily penalised if you do not attend to the inquiry, even if the language that you have actually made use of is right. Instead, develop your vocabulary for the various subjects on the curriculum and experiment previous or mock evaluation papers.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to aid LC pupils 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 then go on to the next topic.

71Try to spend regarding four half an hour sessions per week committed to answering past documents. These can vary over the brief inquiries in section A, the speculative concerns in section B as well as the long inquiries in area C.

72About 25 per cent of the marks are gained from understanding your meanings. These should be found out off by heart.
73 In between 15 and 30 percent of the marks are gained 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 have to understand the actions taken and the factor for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your study should vary over the entire program. From Easter, concentrate on particular topics. These are the subjects that show up yearly along with any kind of subjects that are more probable to come up this year.


75Know what is included: time– the location paper is 2 hours as well as 50 minutes long; structure– 5 complete concerns need to be responded to. All concerns equivalent 80 marks.

76Plan your study. A minimum of 80 per cent of your time will certainly be invested in research study so it is essential you get the skills to research successfully.

77 Strategy reasonable targets which you can attain in each research study session, eg, write out 15 substantial appropriate points (SRPs) on your selected subject.

78Focus on subjects that are checked out annually. These include: core device 1– landform advancement; plate tectonics; human interaction; core unit 2– financial tasks in an Irish region; economic tasks in a European area; economic activities in a continental/sub-continental area; economic optional– effect of EU policies on Ireland; multinational business.

79When you read your notes, select the key words or expressions which will certainly assist you to remember what the subject has to do with.

80 Make a subject recap by putting the core style 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, create the keywords or expressions connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the major subjects. Don’t attempt to predict what will certainly be examined. Instead, practise answering exam questions from previous papers. Time on your own as well as see if you can write an answer in the time which the exam will enable you.

82Remember that the 30-mark parts of the question ought to have 15 SRPs


83 The normal key words are: “account for”– clarify and also provide factors; “contrast”– point out similarities and also distinctions; “contrast”– mention the main differences; “describe”– state the evident; “discuss”– draw up the bottom lines as well as create a description.


84Spend a minimum of an hour-and-a-half on company modification every second evening. So three or 4 one-and-a-half hours study sessions every week.

85The applied business question (ABQ) is on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 and 2003 will certainly be structured identically to 2013 as well as these ABQs must be practised first, prior to any other year.

86 Lengthy inquiry technique: 25-mark questions– invest 10 mins on them; 20-mark inquiries– invest 8 mins on them. 20-mark inquiries are one of the most typical as well as students mistakenly spend 10 mins on them, which soon accumulates to a great deal of two minutes’s lost during the examination; 15-mark question– spend six mins.

87The two most prominent verbs are “illustrate” and “assess”. Yet with our above framework we immediately manage these verbs. The instance handle highlight and also the pupil can make use of the benefit or negative aspect as their personal viewpoint by putting “in my point of view” in front or their advantage or disadvantage. This is outstanding as it is a genuine point of view not rote gained from a book.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to answer this area. It is necessary to practice it as it takes most students over a hr to do this concern. But after 5 or 6 ABQs the rate normally creates. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will not get it done in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You should be doing at the very least one ABQ each week from now till the exam.

89 The lengthy inquiry can typically contain one sentence, however there are two parts to be managed to appropriately answer the question. The lengthy concern might also have a short story as an intro, if so trainees should describe the narrative in their answer or marks will be lost.


90By currently you should be completed, or nearing the conclusion of your special research study. Examine the requirements for length, resources as well as history info, and remember a person will certainly be reading 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summer season, so make it unforgettable.

91 Every topic will certainly have information that are crucial eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make certain you recognize essential days as well as what order events occurred. It’s like telling a story. Don’t overlook the vital bits and also it’s not very intriguing if you inform it in the wrong order.

92 Do not think about learning off essays. It would be great if you get the exact phrasing in your exam concerns but it’s not likely to occur, so think about portable details that you can utilize to address any type of question. Practise composing a point per paragraph; bear in mind the response is marked primarily paragraph by paragraph and if your job is arranged and also thoughtful, you’ll do well.

93 Bear in mind, honours history is not concerning composing all you learn about a topic. It has to do with learning to make links to the concern you are answering with the information you know. For instance, an inquiry on the aspects that brought about the growth of fascism is not create all you learn about fascism: you need to isolate what caused its surge such as instability after the 2nd World War, the economic situation, hazard of communism and so on 94Look at your files: several students concern this question as a formality but knowing the subject, and also exactly how to handle written and also visual sources can be worth an added quality.

95Don’ t forget to change your compulsory study. There are only 3, so ensure you know enough to compose a mini-essay of two-and-a fifty percent web pages in order to respond to the contextualisation part of the question.

Home Economics

96The home economics program is substantial. Break it down. Have a schedule, and also take it someday or week each time.

97Do 3 or four brief concerns every evening. Each one is worth 6 marks– that’s 1.5 per cent of your complete mark. Utilize your book to answer them, so you build up a financial institution of exact details in your head.

98 Practice concern 1 (a) in section B. You will need to analyse a chart or a graph in this inquiry. It does not show up in any book. You require to be aware of it.

99 Read one test concern each evening. Highlight vital terms. What is being asked? Look at the noting plan. Just how are marks dispersed? Many students have the right details but lose marks because they don’t understand their noting scheme.

100Know all the topics in your elective. Part (a) is required. If you reduced corners, you might obtain captured out.

Also try using some mobile applications to aid yyou stay cooncetrated.

Apps to help concentration
The best focus applications can help you get involved in the right mental area for soaking up info. This group checks out applications that maintain you from obtaining sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by blocking other apps).

  1. Forest
    Woodland App
    Several of us need a little outside motivation to stay focused while studying. Which’s fine.

The Forest app supplies a visual reward by allowing you plant a virtual tree and then primarily holding that tree hostage till your research study session is over.

Wish to inspect your Instagram momentarily? Attracted to do a quick online store in between book chapters? Go on. You’ll simply need to concern tranquility with viewing your tree wither as well as pass away first.

However if you stay with your focus time, you’ll appreciate watching your trees grow. Over a number of research sessions, you can build a delightful digital woodland– a positive tip of all your efficient hrs.

Bonus: The Forest app is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants actual trees on behalf of the online ones that pro individuals grow (over 1 million trees as well as counting). So, utilizing this app to block other apps while studying can assist the atmosphere as well as your grades. Tolerable in all.

Available on: iphone, Android, Chrome
Ordinary ranking: 4.8/ 5 on Application Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Price: $2.99 on Application Store, Free (with ads) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions available on all devices

  1. Freedom
    Freedom app to block apps while examining
    Freedom is an app that locks your phone while examining (or any other time you require to focus). Flag the apps and/or websites that distract you, and also Freedom will block them– terrific if the self-motivated applications like Woodland don’t rather suffice for you. You can establish a set up session in advance or start some ‘Flexibility time’ whenever you need it.

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

Did you recognize? A lot of mobile phones have integrated devices for tracking screen time as well as establishing limitations. They may not be as elegant as Forest and also Freedom, yet they can do the job in a pinch. Try to find ‘Screen Time’ (iphone) or ‘Digital Health And Wellbeing’ (Android) to discover your options.

Offered on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Typical rating: 3.2/ 5 on App Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Price: Free for fundamental attributes, premium subscription available ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please check your school’s plan prior to downloading this or any kind of application to your college computer.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise app to help focus.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to concentrate, yet your preferred songs could not assist so much either. There’s absolutely nothing quite like completing a vital note just to know you started composing verses midway with the sentence (many thanks a whole lot, Billie).

A little bit of white noise can assist you concentrate without drawing too much attention to itself. The White Noise Lite app allows you construct personalized soundscapes to match your preferences with a variety of audios consisting of beach waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and also even a vacuum (hi, if that’s what gets you in the state of mind for research, you do you).

Evacuating the books for the night? Change from your researching mix to your snoozing mix for a peaceful rest.

Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Average ranking: 4.7/ 5 on App Shop, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for lite variation, $1.49 for full version (no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please check your institution’s plan prior to downloading this or any application to your school computer.
Performance applications for trainees.
Alright, so you’ve got diversions out of the way and some history sounds on loophole. Currently let’s speak about some great apps for students that will assist you get one of the most out of your research study time. The next two research study apps aid you arrange your schedule and stay on top of jobs so you can attain even more and also stuff much less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist app.
    Todoist can organise your school topics, assignment due dates, homework and also … practically your entire life, if you desire it to. This is just one of the best apps for trainees because it maintains your schoolwork on course while also holding you answerable.

The Todoist application gives handy functions including:.

persisting due dates (fantastic for weekly research).
quick add (add new projects and tasks on the move).
favourites as well as top priorities (flag the topics you need to concentrate on).
sections and also subtasks (divide daunting tasks into tiny, straightforward actions).
integrations with various other applications (e.g. Google Calendar as well as Dropbox).
With all your tasks and due dates maintained nicely in Todoist– rather than floating about in your head– you’ll be complimentary 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 ads).
Note: Please check your college’s plan before downloading this or any type of application to your college computer system.

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