100 top ideas for test success and some mobile apps. Read, use and do well.

What should you be doing currently if you wish to be successful in the June exams and also in tests normally?
Suggestions from those who have actually been there

1 Just research study, do not postpone.

2 Do away with the laptop. Get your parents to conceal the battery so you won’t be tempted

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

4 Organise yourself. It’s never ever far too late. Clear notes, tidy folders. Do not stress and anxiety yourself out.

5 Do not prioritise any one subject. All subjects must get equivalent time. Permit 2 hrs each weekend for each and every subject and also around 30-40 minutes per evening for studying what was covered on that particular day in the classroom.

6 Publish chief examiners’ reports for your topics. They provide sample answers which you can use as an overview for addressing style.

7 Just how much time do you spend on the net? Half-an-hour in the morning, an hour at night? It all accumulates. 2 hrs a day is 14 weekly, 56 per month. Imagine if you were to spend simply half of that revising.

8 Less late nights. The worst point you can do at the weekend breaks is spend the whole evening up, as well as the entire day in bed. Attempt to reach bed by 1am at the most recent on weekend breaks, and also rise early.

9 Divide up collaborate with a close friend, after that meet up, photocopy each other’s notes, teach each other what you learned.

10 Reading a book isn’t examining– it reads a book. Set a target: “I will certainly change this subject for 45 mins”. Keep in mind as you go. Put away guides. Do an examination question. Now that’s research.

11 Obtain accustomed to the layout of the exam paper. Some documents are complicated as well as challenging directions can throw you on the day.

12 Do not cut a lot of corners. Annually pupils arise ruined because they listened to rumours regarding what was showing up. The fact is anything can come up. The documents are designed to be unforeseeable.

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13 Record your modification notes on a dictaphone, download and install onto your phone, change on the move.

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

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Students have a tendency to forget what they put down on their CAO kinds in the rush to examine for the Leaving Cert. It’s no injury to keep thinking of what course you want to do, and also keep researching various locations.

16 Do not discuss what study you’re doing as well as do not listen to other people regarding what they’re doing. Great deals of individuals lie about what they’re doing or not doing. The normally dazzling good friend that not did anything however in some way took care of a B1 in the mocks is possibly informing fibs regarding just how tough they’re functioning.

17Eat! Gruel can be flawlessly edible with some small modifications. Some fast ones consist of putting delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or perhaps molasses and strawberries on it. It takes the idea of inedible slop away and keeps you going all morning.

18 My friends as well as I started our own unpopular fad of soaking Nature Valley bars right into yogurt pots, which I comprehend audios revolting to some people, however it got us through.

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

20 Workout. Don’t study any later than 10pm, as well as if you can locate the energy, go for a walk. It launches endorphins in your brain that make you really feel great about on your own, as well as it clears your head after hours of researching.

21 Peanut butter cups and also chocolate bars with nuts are brilliant brain food, and addictive also. @ClareReidy1

22 Keep the exams in perspective. None of the adhering to things will be determined by exactly how you do in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you marry, how frequently you wed, the number of icecreams you eat in your lifetime; your total health and wellness; the number of stones that function their way into your shoes leading to you repetitively hopping about on one foot to eliminate them; the amount of love in your life.


23 Concerning 75 percent of Junior Cert as well as 55 per cent of Leaving Cert English is entirely unseen up until you open the paper. That does not imply you can not examine for the test. You are finding out abilities rather than rote-learning details.

24 Read, reviewed, check out. If you don’t review commonly, you’ll never come to be a good writer.

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Tape-record them onto your smart device or iPod as well as listen heading right into school.

26 Don’t discover essays off by heart. If you’re writing a narrative, have some examples of characterisation as well as setting prepared to adjust to your title. Innovative writing needs to be dazzling as well as amusing. Show, do not inform. The visitor must have particular views, seems and scents in their minds-eye as they review your writing.

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

28 Judging a personality is complex: examine what they state, what they do, exactly how they look, what they believe and also feel and other people’s opinions of them. Do not take them at their word– personalities usually lie, to themselves and others.

29Learn to spell words character. There’s just one “h” and it’s at the start.

30Structure your answers. Stream-of-consciousness style solutions hardly ever attain an excellent quality, specifically if you get stuck exploring one point in too much information.

31 Essays on examined texts need to use a formal style. Factors should be supported with relevant as well as exact quotes.

32 Know your single message very well, completely. Whether you’re utilizing referral or quote to sustain your response, you require to recognize the message carefully.

33 In the comparative study, you should ask yourself “what’s this message all about?”. When you make a checklist with that going to all 3 texts, you can more clearly see what they have in common. You then require to discover crucial minutes in each to support your comparisons. And also you ought to be contrasting them all the time.

34 You have about an hour per area in the examination. Lots of people will certainly compose between seven as well as 10 paragraphs. Time on your own as well as write 3 paragraphs in 20 minutes awhile of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not listen to the poetry tips. Prepare your much-loved poets well and also you will certainly be rewarded. The even more you need to claim concerning a poet’s job the better, so have a sight which you can back up by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practicing past exam papers is an extremely fundamental part of creating good exam method. Start currently if you have not already.

37 You should understand the evidence as well as theories as well as the explanation of the vocabulary made use of.

38 Usage the official noting systems. They frequently show greater than one acceptable approach of solving a concern. The marking plans likewise reveal you exactly how marks were assigned by the supervisors throughout all parts of all inquiries in previous exams, however there’s no genuine need for you to analyse this. It is not feasible to predict the allocation of marks within a question– the allotment can differ widely and also in unanticipated ways.

39 Intend you determine to give five hours a week to maths, an affordable amount at this phase of the year. Break this up right into 5 35 minutes ports each week-night providing you practically two hours at weekend.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert topic without a choice on the paper. For that reason you need to keep up with the material covered in course.

41 Weekend study preferably should be utilized for trying inquiries from previous documents and example documents. It is important to recognize the precise set up of your test, the amount of inquiries, the phrasing used, and so on. Time yourself to get utilized to the time restraints.

42 The job mathematics noting system is fairly various from the noting scheme used in the past. There are five marking ranges, with approximately six classifications per marking scale. It’s a great deal extra complex than the previous system.

43 Begin with your preferred question. It will assist resolve your nerves on test day. Certainly if you like a consecutive technique, do that.

44 It sounds apparent but obtain utilized to reading inquiries thoroughly. See to it you’re not missing out on any type of information.

45 It is crucial to practise as well as fit with the fundamentals before attempting the new word issues in mathematics. These concerns have to be read really thoroughly. Try to understand the trouble. Consider the info given. Write all the quantities given as well as what is being sought, ie, translating the English words into mathematical sentences. Usually there is a formula that links the information you have with the data you call for.

46 Occasionally you believe you understand a subject, however along comes a concern which can be phrased in a way you have actually never seen prior to. Do not let this throw you. The more practice you have from tackling various questions, the much more confident you will certainly come to be when you encounter an unusual looking concern.

47 If stuck, do not look up the solution also rapidly. You will certainly usually discover more by tackling it on your own for a while, even if you need to read the solution ultimately.

48 Show all workings within your response– do refrain rough-work on a separate web page. Do not make use of Tippex, rather cross out any kind of mistakes with a solitary line. You may get marks for the work you have crossed out, but not if it’s Tippexed. Likewise, if you fix a problem making use of a calculator, write out some or all of the steps taken. Do not simply provide the answer. This is to guarantee you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a layout or perhaps a basic illustration can frequently be really helpful to start in tackling an inquiry, and might acquire marks for you.

50 Obtain acquainted with your formulae and also tables booklet. It supplies a great deal of helpful details. Use it.


51 Research is in fact research. It is recapping on what was educated on that day in the class and is typically, directly based on an exam concern: ie, verse questions or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós tale.

52 Students frequently go residence as well as discover an instructor’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t need to do this. You must perhaps study exactly how the inquiry is opened– the structure of the answer– keeping an eye on pertinent quotes utilized.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can convert the poem you have virtually every answer required on the day as all poetry will certainly be printed on the actual 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 section– terms such as aimsigh and more.

54 Past test papers are important. They reveal the layout of the real test and exactly how concerns may be subdivided in different sections. It is excellent technique to study a specific subject and after that do out test inquiries, keeping an eye in a timely manner restrictions and also sticking rigidly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the concern over and over to guarantee you are really addressing the inquiry asked. No marks will certainly be granted for information that is not pertinent. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on theme, only on style and not sensations or emotions.

56 At this phase, you will certainly have finished your mock exams as well as will certainly have endured 2 full documents in Irish. Whatever errors you might have made, will certainly not be duplicated in June. Remember, you will certainly constantly learn by your blunders. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will certainly need to change the size of time you invest in the numerous areas.

57 Do not overlook the significance of the dental Irish assessment which brings 40 per cent of the total examination mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks choosing this area. Practice asking inquiries. Pupils are normally better at answering questions than asking them. Also practise reviewing the poetry on a daily basis– with 35 marks for reviewing a plain 10-12 lines it is worth much more that the entire poetry or prose training course.


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

59Marks are awarded for structure, communication, vocabulary and pronunciation, and also vocabulary is actually just how you expression your reactions. Do not utilize slang terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is all about making use of a different way to claim something.

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

61Try costs 10-15 mins a day on your dental job. As soon as you have discovered a subject, technique it out loud by yourself. When you are a lot more certain, practise with a pal or a loved one.

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62 Ask your teacher to examine you on previous aurals from years back regarding the early 1990s when possible. Pay attention to your very own CDs and also 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 picked language. Even if you do not understand every word, your ear will become familiar with it.

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

General language suggestions

65Do not discover off huge long essays on every topic. You will get stalled and end up being disheartened. Create three points on each topic and also discover 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have suitable sentences to start and also end a written piece.

66 Don’t utilize Google equate as it translates actually as well as does not take context into factor to consider. Wordreference.com is an exceptional translation site. It will only equate one word at once, so it can be irritating however there are intriguing aid discussion forums on the site.

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

68 Don’t be attracted to find out off point of view pieces by heart. It is unlikely that the piece that you will have learned will answer the inquiry given up the paper. You will certainly be heavily penalised if you don’t deal with the concern, even if the language that you have actually utilized is right. Instead, accumulate your vocabulary for the various subjects on the syllabus and also experiment past or simulated examination documents.

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


70 It is best to spend thirty minutes at once examining biology. Take a brief, five-minute break after 30 minutes and after that go on to the next subject.

71Try to spend about 4 thirty minutes sessions each week devoted to addressing past documents. These could range over the short questions in section A, the experimental inquiries in area B and the long concerns in section C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are obtained from knowing your interpretations. These need to be discovered off by heart.
73 Between 15 and also 30 per cent of the marks are acquired from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment each day throughout a month. When discovering the experiments you need to know the steps taken and the reason for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your study should range over the entire program. From Easter, focus on particular subjects. These are the subjects that turn up each year along with any kind of subjects that are more likely ahead up this year.


75Know what is involved: time– the location paper is 2 hours and 50 minutes long; structure– 5 complete inquiries have to be responded to. All concerns equal 80 marks.

76Plan your study. At least 80 per cent of your time will certainly be invested in research so it is crucial you acquire the skills to research effectively.

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

78Focus on topics that are examined yearly. These consist of: core unit 1– landform growth; plate tectonics; human communication; core system 2– economic activities in an Irish area; financial activities in a European region; financial activities in a continental/sub-continental region; financial optional– influence of EU policies on Ireland; international firms.

79When you review your notes, pick the key words or phrases which will aid you to remember what the topic is about.

80 Make a subject recap by putting the core motif or subject title in the centre then draw lines from the centre and compose sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, compose the keywords or phrases linked to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant subjects. Don’t try to predict what will certainly be checked out. Rather, practise answering assessment concerns from past documents. Time on your own and also see if you can write an answer in the time which the examination will allow you.

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


83 The common keywords are: “account for”– explain and also give reasons; “contrast”– explain similarities and differences; “contrast”– explain the primary differences; “explain”– state the noticeable; “explain”– write out the key points and create an explanation.


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

85 The used company concern (ABQ) gets on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 and also 2003 will be structured identically to 2013 as well as these ABQs must be practised initially, prior to any other year.

86 Long inquiry practice: 25-mark inquiries– invest 10 mins on them; 20-mark questions– spend eight minutes on them. 20-mark inquiries are the most common as well as students wrongly spend 10 minutes on them, which soon develops to a great deal of 2 minutes’s shed throughout the examination; 15-mark concern– invest six mins.

87 Both most preferred verbs are “show” as well as “evaluate”. Yet with our above framework we automatically deal with these verbs. The instance handle illustrate and the student can use the benefit or downside as their individual point of view by placing “in my opinion” in front or their benefit or drawback. This is outstanding as it is an authentic point of view not rote picked up from a textbook.

Also attempt making use of some mobile apps to help yyou remain cooncetrated.

Apps to help focus
The most effective concentration applications can assist you get into the ideal psychological area for soaking up information. This group considers apps that keep you from getting sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by blocking various other apps).

1. Forest
Woodland Application
Several of us need a little outside motivation to remain concentrated while studying. And that’s fine.

The Forest app supplies an aesthetic incentive by allowing you plant an online tree and after that generally holding that tree hostage till your research study session mores than.

However if you stay with your emphasis time, you’ll enjoy seeing your trees grow. Over a number of study sessions, you can develop a delightful digital forest– a pleasant suggestion of all your efficient hrs.

Benefit: The Forest application is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants actual trees in behalf of the digital ones that pro users grow (over 1 million trees and checking). So, utilizing this app to block other apps while examining can aid the atmosphere along with your qualities. Okay at all.

Available on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Average ranking: 4.8/ 5 on Application Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: $2.99 on Application Store, Free (with ads) on Google Play– in-app purchases available on all gadgets
2. Liberty
Flexibility application to block apps while examining
Freedom is an app that locks your phone while examining (or any other time you need to concentrate). Flag the application and/or internet sites that sidetrack you, and also Flexibility will obstruct them– terrific if the self-motivated apps like Forest don’t rather cut it for you. You can set a set up session in advance or begin some ‘Flexibility time’ whenever you require it.

Flexibility blocks time-wasting applications and web sites throughout all your tools, so your iPad will not lure you away while you’re researching on your MacBook.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average score: 3.2/ 5 on Application Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Price: Free for basic features, costs registration readily available ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your college’s policy prior to downloading this or any kind of application to your school computer system.

3. White Noise Lite.
White Noise app to aid concentration.
Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to concentrate, yet your much-loved tunes may not assist so much either. There’s nothing fairly like ending up a vital note just to understand you began composing lyrics midway via the sentence (thanks a great deal, Billie).

A little white noise can aid you concentrate without attracting excessive focus to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you construct personalized soundscapes to fit your choices with a vast array of audios including coastline waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water as well as even a vacuum cleaner (hello, if that’s what obtains you in the mood for research, you do you).

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