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

What should you be doing now if you wish to succeed in the June tests and also in examinations generally?
Guidance from those who’ve been there

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

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

3 Create a practical timetable. Short, frequent research 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 anxiety yourself out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Do not prioritise any one subject. All subjects must obtain equal time. Permit 2 hrs each weekend break for each subject and also around 30-40 minutes per evening for researching what was covered on that day in the class.

6 Publish primary examiners’ reports for your subjects. They provide example solutions which you can use as an overview for answering design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 Just how much time do you invest in the internet? Half-an-hour in the morning, an hour at night? All of it accumulates. Two hours a day is 14 weekly, 56 each month. Envision if you were to spend just half of that revising.

8 Less late nights. The most awful thing you can do at the weekend breaks is invest the entire night up, and the whole day in bed. Attempt to get to bed by 1am at the current on weekends, as well as get up early.

9 Divide up collaborate with a close friend, then meet up, copy each other’s notes, instruct each other what you found out. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reading a publication isn’t researching– it reads a book. Set a target: “I will revise this subject for 45 minutes”. Make note as you go. Put away the books. Do an examination question. Since’s study.

11 Obtain aware of the design of the exam paper. Some documents are complicated and also complicated instructions might toss you on the day.

12 Don’t cut too many corners. Each year pupils emerge ravaged since they listened to rumours about what was turning up. The reality is anything can show up. The papers are designed to be uncertain.

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

14 Understand what you’re researching– or at least try. Rephrase in your very own words when possible. Pupils that succeed in tests do not simply vomit up facts, they show genuine understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Students tend to forget what they put down on their CAO kinds in the thrill to examine for the Leaving Cert. It’s no damage to maintain thinking of what program you intend to do, as well as keep researching different areas. @paddykell

16 Do not discuss what study you’re doing and don’t pay attention to other individuals about what they’re doing. Great deals of individuals lie regarding what they’re doing or not doing. The normally dazzling friend that did nothing however in some way handled a B1 in the mocks is possibly informing fibs regarding exactly how hard they’re functioning.

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

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

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

20 Exercise. Do not research any type of later than 10pm, as well as if you can discover the power, go with a stroll. It launches endorphins in your brain that make you really feel good concerning on your own, as well as it clears your head after hours of researching. @paddykell

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

22 Keep the exams in viewpoint. None of the complying with points will be determined by exactly how you perform in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you marry, just how typically you marry, how many icecreams you eat in your life time; your overall health and also well-being; the number of stones that function their means into your footwear leading to you consistently hopping about on one foot to remove them; the quantity of love in your life.


23 Regarding 75 per cent of Junior Cert as well as 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is totally hidden till you open the paper. That does not suggest you can’t research for the test. You are learning abilities instead of rote-learning details.

24 Read, read, read. If you do not review commonly, you’ll never end up being a good author.

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Videotape them onto your smartphone or iPod and also listen heading into college.

26 Don’t learn essays off by heart. If you’re writing a short story, have some examples of characterisation and setting ready to adjust to your title. Innovative creating needs to be brilliant as well as amusing. Show, do not tell. The visitor must have particular views, appears and smells in their minds-eye as they review your writing.

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

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

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

30Structure your answers. Stream-of-consciousness style solutions hardly ever accomplish a good quality, particularly if you get stuck discovering one point in too much information.

31 Essays on researched texts should use a formal style. Points have to be sustained with pertinent and also precise quotes.

32 Know your single message effectively, inside out. Whether you’re making use of referral or quotation to support your answer, you require to know the text thoroughly.

33 In the relative study, you should ask on your own “what’s this message all about?”. When you make a list keeping that going to all 3 messages, you can much more plainly see what they share. You then need to find essential minutes in each to sustain your contrasts. And also you must be contrasting them all the time.

34 You have regarding a hr per area in the test. Many people will create in between 7 and also 10 paragraphs. Time on your own and also write three paragraphs in 20 minutes for a bit of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

35 Don’t listen to the poetry ideas. Prepare your much-loved poets well as well as you will certainly be rewarded. The even more you need to say concerning a poet’s job the much better, so have a sight which you can back up by referencing the poet’s job.


36 Practicing previous test documents is an extremely important part of creating good test technique. Start now if you haven’t currently.

37 You need to understand the proofs and theorems as well as the explanation of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Use the official marking plans. They often show greater than one appropriate technique of addressing a question. The noting plans likewise reveal you just how marks were assigned by the inspectors across all parts of all concerns in previous exams, however there’s no actual demand for you to evaluate this. It is not feasible to predict the allowance of marks within a concern– the allotment can differ hugely and also in unexpected means.

39 Expect you make a decision to give five hours a week to maths, a sensible quantity at this stage of the year. Damage this up right into 5 35 mins ports each week-night offering you almost 2 hrs at weekend break.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert subject without a selection on the paper. Consequently you must keep up with the product covered in course.

41 Weekend break study preferably ought to be made use of for trying inquiries from past papers as well as example documents. It is essential to know the precise set up of your exam, the number of questions, the phrasing made use of, etc. Time yourself to obtain used to the moment restraints.

42 The job mathematics noting plan is fairly various from the noting plan utilized in the past. There are 5 noting scales, with approximately six classifications per marking range. It’s a whole lot much more difficult than the previous system.

43 Begin with your much-loved inquiry. It will assist resolve your nerves on exam day. Naturally if you prefer a sequential technique, do that.

44 It appears noticeable yet get made use of to checking out concerns carefully. Make certain you’re not missing out on any kind of information.

45 It is crucial to practice and fit with the fundamentals prior to attempting the new word problems in maths. These concerns have to be read extremely meticulously. Attempt to understand the issue. Take a look at the info given. Jot down all the amounts provided and what is being sought, ie, converting the English words right into mathematical sentences. Often there is a formula that connects the data you have with the information you require.

46 Sometimes you think you understand a subject, but along comes a question which can be phrased in such a way you have never seen before. Don’t let this throw you. The more technique you have from dealing with various inquiries, the more confident you will become when you encounter a weird looking concern.

47 If stuck, don’t look up the remedy too rapidly. You will certainly frequently learn more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you have to review the option in the long run.

48 Show all workings within your answer– do refrain from doing rough-work on a separate page. Don’t utilize Tippex, instead write off any type of mistakes with a single line. You might get marks for the job you have deleted, yet not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you resolve a problem using a calculator, draw up some or all of the steps taken. Don’t just offer the answer. This is to ensure you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a layout and even a fundamental sketch can typically be very practical to get going in dealing with an inquiry, and might get marks for you.

50 Obtain knowledgeable about your solutions and tables booklet. It offers a great deal of helpful information. Utilize it.


51 Homework is in fact research study. It is summarizing on what was instructed on that particular day in the class and is most of the time, straight based on an exam inquiry: ie, poetry concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós story.

52 Pupils commonly go house and discover an instructor’s answers on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t require to do this. You need to possibly research exactly how the inquiry is opened– the structure of the answer– keeping an eye on pertinent quotations made use of.

53 In the filiocht sections, if you can translate the rhyme you have basically every answer called for on the day as all poetry will be printed on the actual exam paper. The only locations that ought to be found out off by heart are the grammatical terms that will certainly be asked in question 6A in the léamhthuiscint section– terms such as aimsigh and so forth.

54 Past test papers are vital. They reveal the format of the real test as well as exactly how concerns might be partitioned in different sections. It is excellent method to study a particular subject and afterwards do out test concerns, watching on time restrictions and also sticking strictly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the concern over and over to guarantee you are actually answering the concern asked. No marks will certainly be granted for information that is not relevant. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on theme, only on style as well as not feelings or emotions.

56 At this phase, you will have completed your mock examinations and will have sat through 2 full documents in Irish. Whatever mistakes you might have made, will not be repeated in June. Keep in mind, you will certainly constantly learn by your mistakes. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will certainly require to change the size of time you invest in the numerous sections.

57 Do not disregard the importance of the oral Irish exam which brings 40 percent of the total examination mark. Know the picture series well as there are 80 marks choosing this area. Practice asking inquiries. Trainees are normally better at addressing concerns than asking them. Additionally practise checking out the poetry daily– with 35 marks for reading a plain 10-12 lines it deserves more that the entire poetry or prose training course.


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58Remember that this is a conversation, not a meeting. The supervisor exists to assist you reach your highest possible potential.

59Marks are granted for framework, interaction, vocabulary as well as enunciation, and also vocabulary is actually how you expression your reactions. Do not make use of jargon terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is everything about making use of a different method to claim something.

60 Enunciation is really essential and also represent 20 per cent of the test Pay attention to French, German or Spanish radio and document on your own to excellent your accent.

61Try investing 10-15 mins a day on your dental job. As soon as you have learned a subject, practice it out loud on your own. When you are extra certain, practise with a close friend or a family member.

Acoustic examination.

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

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

General language guidance

65Do not find out off big long essays on every subject. You will obtain bogged down as well as become discouraged. Write 3 points on each topic and find out about 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have respectable sentences to start as well as end a created item.

66 Do not make use of Google equate as it equates literally and does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is an outstanding translation website. It will only equate one word each time, so it can be discouraging yet there are fascinating assistance online forums on the site.

67Familiarise yourself with the method questions are asked at the end of each analysis understanding.

68 Don’t be tempted to find out off opinion pieces by heart. It is not likely that the item that you will certainly have learned will certainly respond to the inquiry given in the paper. You will be heavily penalised if you do not resolve the question, even if the language that you have used is appropriate. Instead, accumulate your vocabulary for the various subjects on the syllabus as well as experiment previous or simulated exam documents.

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


70 It is best to spend half an hour at once researching biology. Take a short, five-minute break after half an hour and afterwards proceed to the next subject.

71Try to spend regarding four 30 minute sessions each week committed to responding to previous documents. These can range over the short inquiries in area A, the speculative concerns in section B and also the long questions in section C.

72About 25 per cent of the marks are obtained from understanding your meanings. These should be found out off by heart.
73 Between 15 and also 30 per cent of the marks are gotten from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment daily over the course of a month. When finding out the experiments you have to recognize the actions taken and also the factor for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your research ought to vary over the entire training course. From Easter, focus on certain topics. These are the topics that come up each year in addition to any kind of subjects that are more likely to find up this year.


75Know what is included: time– the geography paper is two hrs as well as 50 mins long; structure– five full inquiries need to be answered. All concerns equivalent 80 marks.

76Plan your research study. A minimum of 80 percent of your time will certainly be spent on research so it is necessary you obtain the skills to study efficiently.

77 Strategy affordable targets which you can accomplish in each study session, eg, write out 15 significant appropriate points (SRPs) on your picked subject.

78Focus on topics that are taken a look at yearly. These include: 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– effect of EU policies on Ireland; international business.

79When you read your notes, select the keywords or expressions which will certainly help you to bear in mind what the topic has to do with.

80 Make a topic recap by putting the core theme or subject title in the centre then draw lines from the centre as well as write sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, create the key words or expressions linked to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant topics. Don’t try to anticipate what will certainly be analyzed. Instead, practise answering exam concerns from previous papers. Time yourself as well as see if you can compose a response in the time which the examination will certainly enable you.

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


83 The usual keywords are: “account for”– explain and also provide reasons; “compare”– point out similarities and distinctions; “comparison”– explain the major differences; “describe”– state the apparent; “explain”– write out the key points and also write a description.


84Spend at least an hour-and-a-half on business modification every second night. So three or four one-and-a-half hrs research study sessions weekly.

85The used organization inquiry (ABQ) is on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 and 2003 will be structured identically to 2013 and these ABQs need to be practised first, before any other year.

86 Long inquiry practice: 25-mark concerns– invest 10 mins on them; 20-mark questions– spend eight mins on them. 20-mark questions are one of the most usual as well as trainees incorrectly invest 10 minutes on them, which quickly accumulates to a great deal of two minutes’s shed throughout the test; 15-mark concern– invest 6 mins.

87The 2 most prominent verbs are “illustrate” and “evaluate”. Yet with our above framework we instantly handle these verbs. The example manage illustrate and also the trainee can use the benefit or disadvantage as their personal viewpoint by putting “in my viewpoint” in front or their advantage or drawback. This is outstanding as it is a genuine viewpoint not rote learned from a textbook.

88 ABQ– you have 45 mins to answer this section. It is necessary to practice it as it takes most pupils over a hr to do this question. But after five or six ABQs the rate naturally develops. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will not get it carried out in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– major mistake.You ought to be doing a minimum of one ABQ weekly from now until the exam.

89 The lengthy question can commonly include one sentence, however there are two components to be handled to correctly answer the inquiry. The long question may additionally have a short story as an introduction, if so trainees have to refer to the short story in their solution or marks will certainly be shed.


90By currently you must be completed, or nearing the conclusion of your special study. Evaluate the demands for length, resources as well as background information, and also remember somebody will certainly be reading 300 of these over a couple of weeks in the summer season, so make it memorable.

91 Every topic will certainly have details that are important eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make sure you understand essential days and what order occasions occurred. It resembles telling a story. Do not exclude the vital little bits and it’s not very intriguing if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Do not think about finding out off essays. It would certainly be terrific if you obtain the specific phrasing in your exam concerns yet it’s unlikely to take place, so think about portable information that you can use to address any type of concern. Practise composing a point per paragraph; keep in mind the response is marked primarily paragraph by paragraph as well as if your work is organised as well as thoughtful, you’ll do well.

93 Bear in mind, honours history is not regarding writing all you find out about a subject. It has to do with learning to make web links to the inquiry you are responding to with the details you understand. For example, a concern on the aspects that caused the development of fascism is not compose all you understand about fascism: you must isolate what caused its rise such as instability after the second World War, the economic situation, risk of communism etc 94Look at your documents: many pupils concern this concern as a procedure but knowing the subject, and also just how to take care of created as well as aesthetic sources can be worth an added grade.

95Don’ t neglect to modify your mandatory case studies. There are just 3, so make sure you recognize enough to write a mini-essay of two-and-a half web pages in order to address the contextualisation part of the concern.

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96The home economics course is big. Simplify. Have a timetable, and take it eventually or week at a time.

97Do 3 or four short questions every night. Every one deserves six marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your overall mark. Use your book to answer them, so you build up a bank of exact details in your head.

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

99 Read one examination concern each night. Highlight key terms. What is being asked? Take a look at the marking scheme. Exactly how are marks dispersed? Lots of students have the ideal details however shed marks due to the fact that they don’t know their marking system.

100Know all the topics in your optional. Component (a) is mandatory. If you reduced edges, you may get caught out.

Additionally try making use of some mobile applications to help yyou stay cooncetrated.

Apps to aid concentration
The very best focus applications can help you get involved in the best mental zone for soaking up info. This category considers apps that maintain you from obtaining distracted (e.g. with white noise or by blocking various other apps).

  1. Forest
    Forest App
    Several of us require a little exterior motivation to remain focused while examining. Which’s fine.

The Woodland app gives a visual incentive by letting you grow an online tree and after that essentially holding that tree hostage until your research study session mores than.

Wish to check your Instagram for a second? Attracted to do a quick online shop between textbook chapters? Go ahead. You’ll simply have to involve peace with enjoying your tree wither and also die first.

Yet if you stay with your focus time, you’ll take pleasure in seeing your trees thrive. Over several research study sessions, you can build a fascinating electronic woodland– a pleasurable pointer of all your productive hours.

Reward: The Forest app is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants real trees on behalf of the digital ones that pro users expand (over 1 million trees and counting). So, utilizing this application to block other apps while studying can help the environment in addition to your qualities. Tolerable in all.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Chrome
Average score: 4.8/ 5 on Application Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: $2.99 on App Shop, Free (with ads) on Google Play– in-app purchases readily available on all gadgets

  1. Flexibility
    Liberty app to obstruct applications while examining
    Flexibility is an application that locks your phone while researching (or any other time you need to focus). Flag the application and/or web sites that sidetrack you, as well as Liberty will block them– excellent if the self-motivated apps like Forest don’t rather suffice for you. You can establish a set up session beforehand or begin some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you need it.

Liberty obstructs time-wasting applications and also sites throughout all your tools, so your iPad won’t lure you away while you’re researching on your MacBook.

Did you recognize? Many smartphones have integrated devices for tracking screen time and also establishing restrictions. They may not be as expensive as Woodland as well as Liberty, yet they can get the job done in a pinch. Look for ‘Screen Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Well-being’ (Android) to explore your alternatives.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average score: 3.2/ 5 on App Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: Free for standard functions, premium subscription readily available ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your school’s plan prior to downloading this or any app to your school computer.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise app to help concentration.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, yet your preferred songs could not help so much either. There’s nothing fairly like finishing an essential note only to understand you started writing lyrics midway with the sentence (many thanks a great deal, Billie).

A little white noise can assist you focus without drawing excessive focus to itself. The White Noise Lite app lets you build customized soundscapes to fit your choices with a large range of audios consisting of beach waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and also even a vacuum cleaner (hey, if that’s what gets you in the state of mind for research, you do you).

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

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Typical ranking: 4.7/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for lite variation, $1.49 for complete version (no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please examine your institution’s plan prior to downloading this or any app to your college computer.
Performance apps for pupils.
Alright, so you have actually got disturbances out of the way and some history appears on loophole. Now allow’s discuss some excellent applications for students that will certainly help you obtain one of the most out of your research time. The next 2 research study apps assist you arrange your schedule and remain on top of assignments so you can accomplish more and also stuff much less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist app.
    Todoist can arrange your college subjects, task target dates, homework and … virtually your whole life, if you want it to. This is among the best apps for trainees due to the fact that it keeps your schoolwork on track while likewise holding you answerable.

The Todoist application gives helpful features consisting of:.

persisting due dates (fantastic for weekly research).
fast add (add new jobs and also tasks on the move).
favourites and also top priorities (flag the subjects you require to focus on).
areas and also subtasks (divide daunting tasks right into little, basic actions).
assimilations with various other apps (e.g. Google Calendar as well as Dropbox).
With all your tasks and due dates maintained nicely in Todoist– rather than floating around in your head– you’ll be totally free to focus on your studies.

Offered on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows.
Ordinary ranking: 4.7/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for standard, $4.99/ year for premium (added attributes, no advertisements).
Note: Please inspect your institution’s policy prior to downloading this or any kind of app to your institution computer.

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