100 top suggestions for test success and some mobile apps. Read, use and also succeed.

What should you be doing currently if you want to do well in the June tests and in tests generally?
Advice from those who have actually existed

1 Just research, do not procrastinate. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

2 Do away with the laptop computer. Obtain your moms and dads to conceal the battery so you won’t be tempted. @paddykell

3 Create a reasonable schedule. Short, constant 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. Do not anxiety on your own out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Do not prioritise any type of one subject. All subjects need to get equal time. Enable 2 hrs each weekend break for each and every topic and around 30-40 mins per night for examining what was covered on that particular day in the class.

6 Print primary supervisors’ reports for your topics. They give sample responses which you can use as a guide for addressing style. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 Just how much time do you invest in the net? Half-an-hour in the morning, an hour in the evening? All of it builds up. 2 hrs a day is 14 each week, 56 each month. Think of if you were to invest simply half of that modifying.

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

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

10 Reviewing a publication isn’t examining– it’s reading a book. Establish a target: “I will revise this topic for 45 mins”. Keep in mind as you go. Put away guides. Do an examination inquiry. Now that’s research study.

11 Obtain acquainted with the design of the exam paper. Some papers are complicated as well as complicated directions could toss you on the day.

12 Do not cut a lot of corners. Yearly students arise ravaged because they paid attention to rumours concerning what was turning up. The fact is anything can come up. The papers are developed to be unpredictable.

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

14 Understand what you’re researching– or at least attempt. Rephrase in your very own words when possible. Trainees that do well in examinations don’t just vomit up facts, they show real understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Trainees tend to forget what they put down on their CAO forms in the rush to research for the Leaving Cert. It’s no injury to maintain thinking about what program you intend to do, and keep researching different areas. @paddykell

16 Don’t talk about what research you’re doing and also do not pay attention to other people concerning what they’re doing. Great deals of individuals lie regarding what they’re doing or otherwise doing. The normally brilliant friend who not did anything but in some way managed a B1 in the mocks is possibly telling fibs regarding just how hard they’re functioning.

17Eat! Gruel can be completely edible with some small changes. Some fast ones consist of putting chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or even molasses and strawberries on it. It takes the concept 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 nerdy trend of dunking Nature Valley bars right into yogurt pots, which I recognize noises revolting to some individuals, but it obtained us with. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Workout. Do not research any type of later than 10pm, as well as if you can find the energy, choose a walk. It releases endorphins in your brain that make you really feel great concerning yourself, and also it clears your head after hrs of studying. @paddykell

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

22 Keep the examinations in point of view. None of the following things will certainly be determined by just how you carry out in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you marry, exactly how often you marry, the amount of icecreams you eat in your life time; your overall health and well-being; the variety of stones that work their means into your shoes resulting in you repeatedly hopping about on one foot to eliminate them; the quantity of love in your life.


23 About 75 percent of Junior Cert and 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is totally hidden until you open up the paper. That does not suggest you can not study for the test. You are discovering abilities as opposed to rote-learning info.

24 Read, checked out, read. If you don’t review widely, you’ll never end up being an excellent author.

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Record them onto your smart device or iPod as well as pay attention on the way right into institution.

26 Don’t discover essays off by heart. If you’re creating a short story, have some instances of characterisation and setting prepared to adapt to your title. Creative writing requirements to be dazzling and amusing. Show, don’t inform. The reader ought to have details sights, appears and also smells in their minds-eye as they review your writing.

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

28 Judging a personality is complicated: examine what they claim, what they do, how they look, what they assume and also feel as well as other people’s point of views of them. Do not take them at their word– characters commonly exist, to themselves and also others.

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

30Structure your solutions. Stream-of-consciousness style answers seldom achieve an excellent grade, specifically if you get stuck exploring one point in excessive detail.

31 Essays on examined messages need to utilize a formal style. Factors have to be supported with relevant as well as precise quotes.

32 Know your solitary message quite possibly, completely. Whether you’re using recommendation or quotation to sustain your solution, you need to know the text in detail.

33 In the comparative research study, you should ask yourself “what’s this message all about?”. When you make a listing with that heading for all three messages, you can more clearly see what they have in common. You after that require to locate essential moments in each to support your comparisons. As well as you must be comparing them at all times.

34 You have concerning a hr per area in the exam. The majority of people will certainly compose in between 7 and also 10 paragraphs. Time on your own and create 3 paragraphs in 20 mins for a bit of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not listen to the poetry suggestions. Prepare your preferred poets well as well as you will be awarded. The even more you need to say regarding a poet’s job the much better, so have a view which you can back up by referencing the poet’s job.


36 Practising past examination papers is a very important part of creating great examination strategy. Beginning now if you have not already.

37 You have to recognize the proofs and theorems and also the explanation of the vocabulary made use of.

38 Usage the official marking systems. They often show more than one acceptable method of addressing a concern. The marking plans likewise reveal you how marks were alloted by the examiners across all parts of all inquiries in previous exams, but there’s no actual demand for you to evaluate this. It is not feasible to anticipate the allocation of marks within a question– the allowance can differ hugely and in unforeseen means.

39 Suppose you decide to give five hours a week to maths, a reasonable quantity at this phase of the year. Break this up into five 35 minutes ports each week-night offering you just about 2 hrs at weekend.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert topic without a selection on the paper. For that reason you should stay up to date with the material covered in class.

41 Weekend study ideally ought to be utilized for trying inquiries from previous documents and example papers. It is essential to know the specific set up of your test, how many inquiries, the phrasing used, etc. Time yourself to get made use of to the moment restrictions.

42 The task maths noting system is quite various from the noting plan used in the past. There are five marking scales, with as much as 6 classifications per noting range. It’s a great deal extra challenging than the previous system.

43 Begin with your favourite question. It will certainly assist settle your nerves on test day. Of course if you favor a sequential strategy, do that.

44 It seems noticeable yet obtain utilized to checking out concerns very carefully. See to it you’re not missing out on any kind of information.

45 It is essential to practise as well as fit with the basics prior to trying the new word issues in mathematics. These concerns need to be read very thoroughly. Attempt to comprehend the issue. Look at the info given. Jot down all the quantities given and also what is being sought, ie, converting the English words right into mathematical sentences. Commonly there is a formula that links the data you have with the data you need.

46 Often you assume you understand a topic, yet along comes a question which can be phrased in a manner you have actually never seen prior to. Don’t allow this throw you. The even more method you have from taking on various concerns, the much more confident you will certainly become when you encounter a strange looking inquiry.

47 If stuck, do not search for the service as well quickly. You will certainly usually learn more by tackling it by yourself for some time, even if you have to review the option in the long run.

48 Show all functions within your response– do not do rough-work on a separate web page. Do not utilize Tippex, instead cross out any errors with a single line. You could get marks for the work you have actually written off, yet not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you solve an issue using a calculator, write out some or every one of the steps taken. Don’t just give the response. This is to guarantee you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a representation or perhaps a standard illustration can often be very valuable to begin in taking on an inquiry, as well as might acquire marks for you.

50 Get acquainted with your solutions as well as tables pamphlet. It provides a lot of beneficial details. Utilize it.


51 Research is actually study. It is summarizing on what was shown on that particular day in the class and also is most of the time, straight based on an exam question: ie, verse concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós tale.

52 Pupils frequently go home and learn an educator’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You do not need to do this. You must possibly study exactly how the inquiry is opened– the structure of the solution– watching on relevant quotes used.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can convert the rhyme you have essentially every solution needed on the day as all poetry will certainly be published on the real exam paper. The only locations that should be found out off by heart are the grammatical terms that will certainly be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and so forth.

54 Previous examination documents are important. They show the design of the real test and also just how inquiries may be subdivided in numerous sections. It is great method to examine a certain subject and afterwards do out exam questions, keeping an eye on schedule restraints and also sticking strictly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the inquiry over and over to ensure you are actually answering the concern asked. No marks will certainly be granted for information that is not relevant. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on style, just on style as well as not sensations or feelings.

56 At this phase, you will have finished your mock exams and will certainly have sat through 2 complete documents in Irish. Whatever blunders you might have made, will certainly not be repeated in June. Keep in mind, you will certainly always learn by your mistakes. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will need to change the size of time you invest in the numerous areas.

57 Do not forget the importance of the oral Irish assessment which carries 40 percent of the total test mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks going with this area. Practice asking questions. Pupils are normally much better at addressing inquiries than asking them. Also practise checking out the verse daily– with 35 marks for reading a mere 10-12 lines it deserves extra that the whole poetry or prose course.


Oral exam

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

59Marks are awarded for structure, interaction, vocabulary and also enunciation, and vocabulary is truly how you phrase your responses. Do not utilize slang terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is all about utilizing a various method to claim something.

60 Pronunciation is very essential as well as accounts for 20 percent of the test Listen to French, German or Spanish radio as well as record yourself to best your accent.

61Try investing 10-15 mins a day on your oral job. As soon as you have actually discovered a topic, practice it aloud on your own. When you are a lot more positive, practise with a close friend or a relative.

Aural test.

62 Ask your teacher to examine you on previous aurals from years back regarding the early 1990s when possible. Listen to your very 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 selected language. Even if you do not recognize every word, your ear will come to be accustomed to it.

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

General language recommendations

65Do not discover off big long essays on every topic. You will obtain bogged down and also become discouraged. Write 3 factors on each subject and find out about 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have good sentences to begin and also finish a written piece.

66 Don’t utilize Google equate as it translates literally and does not take context right into factor to consider. Wordreference.com is a superb translation website. It will only translate one word at a time, so it can be discouraging however there are intriguing assistance forums on the site.

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

68 Do not be lured to find out off viewpoint pieces by heart. It is not likely that the item that you will certainly have found out will certainly respond to the concern given up the paper. You will be greatly punished if you do not deal with the question, even if the language that you have used is right. Rather, develop your vocabulary for the different topics on the syllabus and also practice with previous or mock assessment documents.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to help LC students in preparation for French exam. @NatashaLynchEF


70 It is best to invest half an hour at once studying biology. Take a brief, five-minute break after 30 minutes and then carry on to the following subject.

71Try to invest about four thirty minutes sessions each week dedicated to answering previous papers. These might vary over the brief inquiries in section A, the speculative questions in area B and the lengthy concerns in area C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are gained from recognizing your definitions. These must be discovered off by heart.
73 In between 15 and 30 percent of the marks are obtained from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment daily over the course of a month. When discovering the experiments you need to understand the steps taken as well as the factor for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your research must range over the entire training course. From Easter, focus on certain subjects. These are the subjects that show up every year in addition to any kind of topics that are most likely ahead up this year.


75Know what is entailed: time– the geography paper is two hours and 50 minutes long; structure– five complete concerns have to be answered. All questions equal 80 marks.

76Plan your research. At the very least 80 per cent of your time will certainly be invested in study so it is vital you get the skills to research successfully.

77 Plan sensible targets which you can achieve in each research session, eg, draw up 15 substantial pertinent factors (SRPs) on your selected subject.

78Focus on subjects that are examined annually. These include: core system 1– landform advancement; plate tectonics; human interaction; core system 2– economic activities in an Irish area; financial activities in a European area; economic tasks in a continental/sub-continental region; economic optional– influence of EU policies on Ireland; international firms.

79When you read your notes, select the keywords or phrases which will certainly assist you to keep in mind what the topic has to do with.

80 Make a subject summary by positioning the core theme or topic title in the centre then draw lines from the centre and compose sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, write the key words or expressions linked to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant topics. Do not try to predict what will be checked out. Instead, practise answering exam inquiries from previous papers. Time on your own and see if you can create a solution in the time which the examination will allow you.

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


83 The common key words are: “make up”– explain and offer factors; “compare”– point out resemblances and also differences; “comparison”– point out the main distinctions; “define”– state the obvious; “discuss”– draw up the bottom lines and create a description.


84Spend at the very least an hour-and-a-half on business revision every second night. So 3 or four one-and-a-half hrs study sessions each week.

85The used organization concern (ABQ) is on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 and also 2003 will be structured identically to 2013 and also these ABQs must be practiced first, prior to any other year.

86 Long question practice: 25-mark concerns– invest 10 mins on them; 20-mark concerns– spend eight mins on them. 20-mark concerns are the most typical and also trainees incorrectly invest 10 minutes on them, which soon builds up to a great deal of 2 mins’s lost during the exam; 15-mark inquiry– invest 6 minutes.

87The two most prominent verbs are “show” and “evaluate”. Yet with our above structure we instantly take care of these verbs. The instance handle illustrate and also the student can use the benefit or negative aspect as their individual opinion by placing “in my viewpoint” ahead or their advantage or negative aspect. This is outstanding as it is a genuine opinion not rote gained from a book.

88 ABQ– you have 45 mins to answer this area. It is important to practise it as it takes most pupils over an hour to do this question. Yet after five or six ABQs the speed normally establishes. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will not get it done in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You must be doing at least one ABQ each week from currently till the exam.

89 The long concern can frequently have one sentence, but there are two components to be managed to correctly answer the question. The long inquiry might also have a narrative as an intro, if so pupils need to describe the short story in their answer or marks will certainly be lost.


90By currently you ought to be finished, or nearing the completion of your unique research. Examine the needs for length, sources and also history info, and also bear in mind somebody will certainly be reading 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summer season, so make it remarkable.

91 Every topic will certainly have details that are essential eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. See to it you understand important dates and also what order occasions occurred. It resembles narrating. Do not overlook the essential little bits as well as it’s not extremely fascinating if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Do not think of finding out off essays. It would be wonderful if you get the specific wording in your exam questions however it’s unlikely to occur, so think of portable details that you can make use of to answer any type of concern. Practise composing a point per paragraph; bear in mind the response is marked mostly paragraph by paragraph and if your work is organised as well as thoughtful, you’ll succeed.

93 Remember, honours background is not concerning creating all you know about a topic. It has to do with discovering to make links to the question you are addressing with the information you recognize. For instance, a concern on the variables that brought about the growth of fascism is not create all you learn about fascism: you should isolate what produced its rise such as instability after the 2nd World War, the economic scenario, danger of communism and so on 94Look at your papers: numerous pupils regard this question as a rule yet understanding the topic, and exactly how to manage composed and visual sources can be worth an added grade.

95Don’ t fail to remember to revise your obligatory study. There are just 3, so ensure you understand sufficient to create a mini-essay of two-and-a half web pages in order to respond to the contextualisation part of the inquiry.

Home Economics

96The home economics course is massive. Break it down. Have a schedule, as well as take it someday or week at a time.

97Do 3 or four short concerns every night. Each one deserves six marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your complete mark. Utilize your book to answer them, so you accumulate a financial institution of exact information in your head.

98 Method concern 1 (a) in area B. You will have to analyse a graph or a chart in this concern. It doesn’t show up in any textbook. You need to be aware of it.

99 Read one test question each evening. Highlight key terms. What is being asked? Take a look at the noting plan. Exactly how are marks dispersed? Lots of pupils have the best details yet shed marks since they don’t know their marking system.

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

Likewise try using some mobile applications to help yyou remain cooncetrated.

Apps to aid focus
The most effective focus applications can assist you get involved in the best mental zone for soaking up details. This group checks out applications that maintain you from getting sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing other apps).

  1. Forest
    Woodland Application
    A few of us require a little external motivation to remain focused while examining. Which’s fine.

The Forest app gives an aesthetic reward by allowing you plant a virtual tree and then basically holding that tree hostage till your research session is over.

Intend to examine your Instagram for a second? Tempted to do a quick online shop between book phases? Go on. You’ll just need to involve tranquility with viewing your tree perish as well as pass away first.

Yet if you adhere to your emphasis time, you’ll delight in seeing your trees prosper. Over several study sessions, you can build a delightful electronic forest– an enjoyable suggestion of all your productive hrs.

Incentive: The Woodland application is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants real trees on behalf of the virtual ones that pro individuals grow (over 1 million trees as well as checking). So, utilizing this application to obstruct various other apps while researching can aid the setting along with your qualities. Not bad in any way.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Chrome
Average 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 offered on all devices

  1. Freedom
    Flexibility app to obstruct apps while researching
    Flexibility is an app that locks your phone while researching (or any other time you require to focus). Flag the application and/or internet sites that sidetrack you, and also Flexibility will certainly obstruct them– wonderful if the self-motivated applications like Woodland don’t quite cut it for you. You can set a scheduled session beforehand or start some ‘Flexibility time’ whenever you require it.

Flexibility blocks time-wasting apps as well as internet sites across all your tools, so your iPad will not attract you away while you’re studying on your MacBook.

Did you understand? The majority of smart devices have built-in devices for tracking screen time and setting restrictions. They could not be as fancy as Forest as well as Liberty, but they can finish the job in a pinch. Look for ‘Display Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Wellness’ (Android) to discover your choices.

Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Typical rating: 3.2/ 5 on App Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Price: Free for standard attributes, costs subscription offered ($ 30/year).
Note: Please check your college’s policy before downloading this or any kind of application to your college computer system.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise application to aid focus.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to focus, however your much-loved tunes might not aid so much either. There’s nothing rather like ending up a crucial note only to understand you started writing lyrics halfway through the sentence (many thanks a whole lot, Billie).

A bit of white noise can assist you focus without drawing excessive focus to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you develop custom-made soundscapes to match your choices with a large range of sounds consisting of beach waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and also a hoover (hi there, if that’s what obtains you in the mood for research study, you do you).

Evacuating the books for the night? Switch from your researching mix to your snoozing mix for a relaxing sleep.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Average score: 4.7/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for lite variation, $1.49 for complete version (no advertisements).
Note: Please check your institution’s plan prior to downloading this or any kind of application to your school computer system.
Performance apps for pupils.
Alright, so you’ve obtained interruptions out of the way and also some background sounds on loop. Currently allow’s speak about some good applications for pupils that will certainly aid you obtain the most out of your research study time. The following two study applications help you organise your routine as well as remain on top of tasks so you can accomplish more and pack less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist app.
    Todoist can arrange your school subjects, job due dates, homework as well as … practically your whole life, if you want it to. This is just one of the very best apps for trainees since it maintains your schoolwork on track while additionally holding you answerable.

The Todoist app offers handy features consisting of:.

persisting due dates (great for once a week research).
fast include (add brand-new assignments and also tasks on the go).
favourites as well as top priorities (flag the topics you need to focus on).
areas and subtasks (divide intimidating jobs right into tiny, simple actions).
assimilations with other apps (e.g. Google Schedule and Dropbox).
With all your tasks and due days kept neatly in Todoist– rather than floating about in your head– you’ll be complimentary to concentrate on your studies.

Readily available 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 (extra features, no advertisements).
Note: Please examine your college’s plan prior to downloading this or any kind of application to your college computer system.

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