100 top ideas for exam success and also some mobile applications. Read, apply and succeed.

What should you be doing currently if you want to succeed in the June examinations and also in examinations normally?
Guidance from those who’ve been there

1 Just study, don’t put things off. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

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

3 Create a reasonable timetable. Short, regular study sessions. You need to be doing more than your homework.

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

5 Do not prioritise any one topic. All topics need to get equal time. Enable 2 hrs each weekend for each and every topic and also around 30-40 minutes per evening for examining what was covered on that day in the classroom.

6 Publish chief examiners’ reports for your subjects. They give example solutions which you can use as an overview for responding to design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you spend on the net? Half-an-hour in the early morning, an hour at night? Everything builds up. 2 hrs a day is 14 per week, 56 monthly. Think of if you were to spend just half of that revising.

8 Fewer late nights. The worst thing you can do at the weekends is spend the entire evening up, and the entire day in bed. Try to reach bed by 1am at the most recent on weekends, and also get up early.

9 Divide up work with a close friend, after that assemble, copy each other’s notes, educate each other what you discovered. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Checking out a book isn’t studying– it’s reading a publication. Set a target: “I will modify this subject for 45 minutes”. Take notes as you go. Put away the books. Do a test question. Now that’s study.

11 Get aware of the format of the exam paper. Some documents are challenging and difficult guidelines might toss you on the day.

12 Do not reduce a lot of edges. Each year trainees emerge devastated due to the fact that they paid attention to rumours concerning what was coming up. The reality is anything can show up. The documents are created to be unforeseeable.

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13 Record your alteration notes on a dictaphone, download and install 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 possible. Pupils that do well in examinations do not simply vomit up facts, they show real understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Trainees often tend to forget what they put down on their CAO types in the thrill to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no injury to maintain thinking about what course you want to do, and maintain researching different areas. @paddykell

16 Don’t speak about what study you’re doing and also do not listen to other individuals regarding what they’re doing. Lots of people lie regarding what they’re doing or otherwise doing. The naturally dazzling buddy who not did anything but in some way managed a B1 in the mocks is most likely telling fibs regarding how tough they’re functioning.

17Eat! Gruel can be perfectly edible with some minor modifications. Some fast ones include putting chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or perhaps molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the notion of not fit to eat slop away and also keeps you going all morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends and also I started our very own unpopular fad of soaking Nature Valley bars right into yogurt pots, which I recognize sounds revolting to some people, yet it got us through. @ClareReidy1

19 Have something to divert your attention: being only focused on a couple of days in June at this phase will certainly fry your brain.

20 Exercise. Do not research any type of later than 10pm, as well as if you can locate the power, go with a stroll. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you feel excellent concerning yourself, as well as it clears your head after hrs of examining. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter cups as well as delicious chocolate bars with nuts are dazzling mind food, as well as addictive too. @ClareReidy1

22 Maintain the examinations in point of view. None of the complying with things will be dictated by just how you carry out in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you wed, how typically you wed, the number of icecreams you eat in your lifetime; your general health and wellness and health; the number of stones that function their method into your footwear causing you continuously hopping about on one foot to remove them; the quantity of love in your life.


23 Regarding 75 percent of Junior Cert and also 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is entirely unseen till you open the paper. That does not imply you can not examine for the test. You are discovering skills as opposed to rote-learning info.

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

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Videotape them onto your mobile phone or iPod and also pay attention heading into college.

26 Do not discover essays off by heart. If you’re composing a short story, have some examples of characterisation and setting ready to adjust to your title. Imaginative composing requirements to be vibrant and entertaining. Program, do not inform. The viewers needs to have certain sights, appears as well as scents in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

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

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

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

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness design responses seldom attain a good quality, especially if you obtain stuck discovering one point in extreme detail.

31 Essays on studied messages have to utilize a formal style. Factors have to be supported with appropriate and exact quotes.

32 Know your single text quite possibly, completely. Whether you’re utilizing reference or quotation to sustain your solution, you need to know the message carefully.

33 In the comparative study, you should ask on your own “what’s this text all about?”. When you make a checklist keeping that heading for all 3 texts, you can much more clearly see what they share. You then require to find key minutes in each to support your contrasts. And also you ought to be comparing them at all times.

34 You have concerning an hour per section in the exam. Many people will certainly create between 7 and 10 paragraphs. Time on your own as well as compose 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 you will certainly be compensated. The more you need to state about a poet’s work the far better, so have a view which you can support by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practicing previous examination papers is a very fundamental part of creating great exam strategy. Beginning currently if you haven’t currently.

37 You should know the proofs and also theses and also the explanation of the vocabulary used.

38 Use the official noting plans. They often reveal more than one appropriate method of resolving a question. The noting plans additionally reveal you just how marks were allocated by the supervisors across all parts of all concerns in previous exams, but there’s no actual requirement for you to analyse this. It is not possible to predict the appropriation of marks within a concern– the allowance can differ widely and also in unexpected ways.

39 Suppose you choose to give five hours a week to mathematics, a sensible amount at this stage of the year. Break this up right into five 35 minutes slots each week-night giving you nearly 2 hours at weekend break.

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

41 Weekend break research preferably should be used for attempting inquiries from previous documents as well as example papers. It is vital to recognize the specific set up of your examination, how many concerns, the wording used, etc. Time yourself to obtain used to the time restrictions.

42 The task maths noting system is fairly various from the marking scheme used in the past. There are five noting scales, with approximately six groups per marking scale. It’s a lot more complex than the previous system.

43 Begin with your much-loved inquiry. It will aid resolve your nerves on examination day. Naturally if you like a consecutive approach, do that.

44 It seems evident but get used to reading questions meticulously. Ensure you’re not missing out on any type of details.

45 It is essential to practice and be comfortable with the essentials before attempting the new word troubles in mathematics. These inquiries have to be read really meticulously. Try to understand the trouble. Consider the information given. Write all the amounts provided and also what is being looked for, ie, translating the English words right into mathematical sentences. Often there is an equation that links the data you have with the information you call for.

46 Often you think you recognize a topic, however along comes a concern which can be phrased in a way you have actually never ever seen prior to. Do not let this throw you. The even more practice you have from dealing with different questions, the more confident you will certainly become when you deal with a weird looking question.

47 If stuck, do not seek out the service as well promptly. You will certainly commonly find out more by tackling it by yourself for some time, even if you have to read the option in the end.

48 Program all operations within your response– do refrain from doing rough-work on a different page. Do not use Tippex, instead erase any errors with a single line. You could get marks for the job you have actually deleted, but not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you fix an issue making use of a calculator, draw up some or every one of the steps taken. Don’t simply provide the response. This is to ensure you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a diagram and even a standard sketch can frequently be very helpful to begin in dealing with a concern, and may acquire marks for you.

50 Get knowledgeable about your formulae and tables booklet. It provides a great deal of beneficial info. Utilize it.


51 Homework is in fact study. It is recapping on what was shown on that particular day in the class and also is more often than not, straight based on an examination concern: ie, verse concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós story.

52 Pupils typically go residence as well as find out an instructor’s solutions on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t need to do this. You should probably research just how the question is opened– the framework of the solution– watching on relevant quotes used.

53 In the filiocht sections, if you can translate the rhyme you have essentially every response needed on the day as all verse will be printed on the actual exam paper. The only locations that must be discovered off by heart are the grammatic terms that will be asked in question 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and so forth.

54 Past exam documents are vital. They show the design of the real test and exactly how questions might be subdivided in different sections. It is good technique to research a particular subject and after that do out examination questions, keeping an eye on time restraints as well as sticking rigidly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the inquiry over and over to ensure you are really answering the concern asked. No marks will be granted for information that is not pertinent. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on theme, just on style as well as not sensations or emotions.

56 At this stage, you will have completed your mock examinations as well as will have endured two complete papers in Irish. Whatever errors you may have made, will certainly not be duplicated in June. Remember, you will certainly always find out by your blunders. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will certainly need to change the length of time you invest in the numerous areas.

57 Do not neglect the value of the dental Irish exam which lugs 40 percent of the complete test mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks choosing this section. Technique asking concerns. Students are usually much better at responding to questions than asking them. Additionally practise reviewing the poetry every day– with 35 marks for checking out a plain 10-12 lines it deserves extra that the entire poetry or prose course.


Oral examination

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

59Marks are granted for framework, interaction, vocabulary as well as pronunciation, and also vocabulary is actually exactly how you expression your feedbacks. Don’t make use of vernacular terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is everything about utilizing a various means to state something.

60 Pronunciation is extremely vital and make up 20 per cent of the test Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and record on your own to best your accent.

61Try costs 10-15 mins a day on your oral work. When you have actually found out a topic, technique it aloud on your own. When you are a lot more certain, practise with a pal or a family member.

Aural test.

62 Ask your educator to evaluate you on previous aurals from years back as far as the early 1990s when possible. Listen 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 selected language. Even if you do not understand every word, your ear will certainly become familiar with it.

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

General language suggestions

65Do not learn off large long essays on every topic. You will obtain stalled and also become disheartened. Write 3 factors on each subject and learn more about 20 words of vocabulary. Make sure you have respectable sentences to begin and finish a composed item.

66 Do not use Google translate as it converts actually and also does not take context into factor to consider. Wordreference.com is a superb translation site. It will just equate one word at once, so it can be frustrating yet there are interesting assistance forums on the website.

67Familiarise yourself with the way concerns are asked at the end of each reading understanding.

68 Do not be tempted to discover off viewpoint items by heart. It is not likely that the piece that you will have discovered will certainly respond to the concern given up the paper. You will certainly be greatly penalised if you don’t address the question, even if the language that you have utilized is appropriate. Rather, develop your vocabulary for the different subjects on the syllabus and exercise with previous or mock assessment papers.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to assist LC pupils in prep for French examination. @NatashaLynchEF


70 It is best to spend half an hour at once studying biology. Take a brief, five-minute break after 30 minutes and then move on to the next topic.

71Try to invest regarding 4 half an hour sessions each week devoted to responding to previous documents. These might range over the brief inquiries in section A, the experimental questions in area B and also the long concerns in area C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are gained from knowing your meanings. These ought to be found out off by heart.
73 In between 15 and 30 percent of the marks are gotten from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment each day over the course of a month. When finding out the experiments you have to understand the actions taken as well as the reason for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your study ought to range over the whole course. From Easter, concentrate on certain subjects. These are the topics that come up each year in addition to any kind of topics that are more likely to come up this year.


75Know what is entailed: time– the location paper is two hours and also 50 mins long; framework– five complete concerns have to be responded to. All inquiries equivalent 80 marks.

76Plan your study. At the very least 80 percent of your time will certainly be invested in research study so it is necessary you acquire the abilities to research successfully.

77 Strategy affordable targets which you can achieve in each research study session, eg, draw up 15 significant relevant factors (SRPs) on your picked topic.

78Focus on subjects that are analyzed yearly. These consist of: core device 1– landform advancement; plate tectonics; human communication; core system 2– financial activities in an Irish area; financial tasks in a European area; economic activities in a continental/sub-continental area; economic elective– impact of EU policies on Ireland; international companies.

79When you read your notes, pick the key words or expressions which will certainly help you to keep in mind what the topic is about.

80 Make a topic recap by putting the core theme or subject title in the centre after that attract lines from the centre as well as create sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, compose the key words or expressions connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the major topics. Do not try to anticipate what will certainly be examined. Rather, practise answering evaluation concerns from past papers. Time yourself and see if you can compose an answer in the time which the exam will permit you.

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


83 The normal keywords are: “account for”– clarify and offer factors; “contrast”– explain similarities as well as differences; “comparison”– point out the main differences; “describe”– state the noticeable; “describe”– draw up the key points as well as create a description.


84Spend at least an hour-and-a-half on service revision every second night. So three or 4 one-and-a-half hrs research study sessions weekly.

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

86 Long concern technique: 25-mark inquiries– spend 10 minutes on them; 20-mark concerns– spend 8 mins on them. 20-mark concerns are the most typical as well as trainees erroneously invest 10 mins on them, which soon accumulates to a lot of two minutes’s shed throughout the examination; 15-mark question– invest six minutes.

87The 2 most prominent verbs are “illustrate” as well as “examine”. Yet with our above framework we automatically deal with these verbs. The example deals with show and the trainee can use the benefit or downside as their personal opinion by putting “in my opinion” in front or their advantage or disadvantage. This is excellent as it is an authentic viewpoint not rote picked up from a book.

88 ABQ– you have 45 mins to address this area. It is essential to practise it as it takes most pupils over a hr to do this concern. However after five or six ABQs the rate normally develops. If you do not practise the ABQ, you will certainly not get it done in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– major mistake.You must be doing at the very least one ABQ each week from now up until the examination.

89 The lengthy question can typically consist of one sentence, but there are 2 components to be dealt with to correctly respond to the question. The long concern may likewise have a short story as an intro, if so trainees need to describe the narrative in their response or marks will be lost.


90By currently you must be ended up, or nearing the conclusion of your special research. Examine the requirements for size, resources as well as background info, as well as keep in mind someone will read 300 of these over a couple of weeks in the summer season, so make it unforgettable.

91 Every subject will certainly have information that are important eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make sure you understand essential days as well as what order occasions happened. It resembles narrating. Do not omit the important little bits as well as it’s not extremely fascinating if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Do not think of discovering off essays. It would certainly be wonderful if you obtain the exact wording in your exam concerns yet it’s not likely to occur, so think about moveable info that you can utilize to address any kind of inquiry. Practise writing a point per paragraph; bear in mind the answer is marked mainly paragraph by paragraph and if your work is arranged and thoughtful, you’ll do well.

93 Keep in mind, honours background is not about creating all you understand about a subject. It is about finding out to make web links to the concern you are addressing with the information you understand. As an example, a question on the variables that led to the development of fascism is not compose all you learn about fascism: you have to separate what produced its increase such as instability after the 2nd World War, the financial scenario, risk of communism and so on 94Look at your files: lots of pupils regard this question as a procedure but knowing the topic, and how to take care of created and also aesthetic sources can be worth an additional grade.

95Don’ t neglect to change your compulsory case studies. There are just three, so ensure you recognize sufficient to compose a mini-essay of two-and-a half pages in order to respond to the contextualisation part of the concern.

Home Economics

96The home economics course is significant. Simplify. Have a schedule, and also take it someday or week at once.

97Do three or 4 short questions every night. Every one is worth 6 marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your overall mark. Utilize your textbook to address them, so you accumulate a bank of precise information in your head.

98 Practice concern 1 (a) in area B. You will have to analyse a chart or a chart in this inquiry. It doesn’t show up in any kind of book. You need to be familiar with it.

99 Read one test question each evening. Highlight crucial terms. What is being asked? Check out the marking plan. Just how are marks distributed? Numerous pupils have the appropriate information however lose marks since they don’t know their noting plan.

100Know all the topics in your optional. Part (a) is obligatory. If you cut edges, you may get caught out.

Also try making use of some mobile applications to assist yyou remain cooncetrated.

Apps to aid concentration
The very best focus apps can assist you enter into the best mental zone for soaking up details. This classification considers apps that keep you from obtaining distracted (e.g. with white noise or by blocking various other applications).

  1. Forest
    Forest Application
    Several of us need a little outside inspiration to stay focused while researching. Which’s fine.

The Woodland application gives an aesthetic motivation by allowing you grow an online tree and then essentially holding that tree hostage until your study session is over.

Wish to check your Instagram momentarily? Tempted to do a fast online store between book chapters? Proceed. You’ll just have to concern tranquility with watching your tree perish as well as pass away first.

Yet if you stay with your emphasis time, you’ll take pleasure in seeing your trees thrive. Over a number of research sessions, you can develop a delightful electronic forest– a pleasant tip of all your efficient hours.

Reward: The Forest application is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants real trees in behalf of the digital ones that pro customers grow (over 1 million trees and counting). So, utilizing this application to block other apps while studying can assist the setting in addition to your qualities. Okay in all.

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

  1. Freedom
    Flexibility application to obstruct applications while examining
    Liberty is an app that secures your phone while examining (or any other time you need to focus). Flag the apps and/or internet sites that sidetrack you, and also Flexibility will block them– wonderful if the self-motivated applications like Woodland don’t fairly cut it for you. You can set a scheduled session in advance or begin some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you require it.

Liberty blocks time-wasting apps and also sites throughout all your devices, so your iPad will not tempt you away while you’re researching on your MacBook.

Did you understand? Most smart devices have built-in devices for tracking display time as well as establishing restrictions. They may not be as expensive as Forest and also Flexibility, however they can get the job done in a pinch. Search for ‘Display Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Well-being’ (Android) to explore your alternatives.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Ordinary ranking: 3.2/ 5 on App Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Price: Free for fundamental functions, premium membership offered ($ 30/year).
Note: Please examine your institution’s policy prior to downloading this or any app to your college computer.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise application to assist concentration.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, but your favourite songs could not aid a lot either. There’s nothing fairly like completing an essential note only to know you began composing lyrics halfway through the sentence (many thanks a whole lot, Billie).

A little white noise can aid you concentrate without attracting too much interest to itself. The White Noise Lite app allows you build personalized soundscapes to match your preferences with a large range of audios consisting of beach waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rainfall, running water as well as also a vacuum (hi, if that’s what obtains you in the mood for research, you do you).

Packing up the books for the evening? Switch over from your examining mix to your snoozing mix for a peaceful rest.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Average score: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for lite variation, $1.49 for full variation (no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please examine your institution’s plan prior to downloading this or any type of application to your college computer system.
Performance apps for students.
Alright, so you’ve obtained distractions out of the way as well as some history appears on loop. Currently let’s discuss some good apps for students that will assist you obtain the most out of your study time. The following 2 study applications help you arrange your schedule and also remain on top of tasks so you can accomplish more and cram less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist app.
    Todoist can organise your college subjects, project deadlines, homework and … practically your entire life, if you want it to. This is just one of the most effective applications for students due to the fact that it keeps your schoolwork on course while likewise holding you responsible.

The Todoist application offers handy functions consisting of:.

reoccuring due days (great for once a week research).
quick include (add brand-new jobs and tasks on the move).
favourites as well as concerns (flag the subjects you require to focus on).
sections and subtasks (divide daunting projects into tiny, easy actions).
assimilations with other applications (e.g. Google Schedule as well as Dropbox).
With all your jobs and also due days maintained neatly in Todoist– rather than floating around in your head– you’ll be free to focus on your research studies.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows.
Ordinary score: 4.7/ 5 on App Shop, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for basic, $4.99/ year for costs (extra attributes, no advertisements).
Note: Please check your college’s policy before downloading this or any kind of application to your school computer system.

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