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

What should you be doing currently if you want to succeed in the June exams as well as in tests usually?
Suggestions from those that’ve been there

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

2 Do away with the laptop computer. Get your moms and dads to hide the battery so you will not be attracted. @paddykell

3 Draw up a practical schedule. Short, regular study sessions. You need to be doing greater than your homework.

4 Organise on your own. It’s never ever too late. Clear notes, neat folders. Don’t stress and anxiety on your own out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Do not prioritise any type of one subject. All subjects ought to get equal time. Enable two hours each weekend for every topic and also around 30-40 minutes per evening for studying what was covered on that particular day in the class.

6 Publish chief supervisors’ records for your subjects. They provide example solutions which you can utilize as an overview for answering design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 Just how much time do you invest in the net? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr in the evening? Everything adds up. 2 hours a day is 14 per week, 56 per month. Envision if you were to spend simply half of that modifying.

8 Less late nights. The worst point you can do at the weekends is invest the whole evening up, as well as the whole day in bed. Try to get to bed by 1am at the current on weekend breaks, and stand up early.

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

10 Checking out a publication isn’t researching– it’s reading a book. Set a target: “I will certainly revise this subject for 45 minutes”. Take notes as you go. Do away with the books. Do an exam question. Now that’s study.

11 Obtain acquainted with the format of the exam paper. Some papers are tricky as well as complex instructions can toss you on the day.

12 Do not reduce a lot of edges. Yearly trainees emerge ruined because they paid attention to rumours concerning what was showing up. The truth is anything can turn up. The documents are made to be uncertain.

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

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

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Pupils have a tendency to forget about what they put down on their CAO types in the rush to examine for the Leaving Cert. It’s no harm to keep thinking about what course you intend to do, as well as keep investigating various areas. @paddykell

16 Don’t talk about what study you’re doing as well as don’t listen to other individuals about what they’re doing. Lots of people exist about what they’re doing or not doing. The normally brilliant good friend that not did anything however in some way managed a B1 in the mocks is most likely telling fibs concerning exactly how tough they’re functioning.

17Eat! Porridge can be completely edible with some small changes. Some fast ones include placing chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, and even molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the concept of inedible slop away and keeps you going all early morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends and I began our own nerdy trend of soaking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I comprehend audios revolting to some people, but it obtained us through. @ClareReidy1

19 Have something to divert your focus: being only concentrated on a few days in June at this stage will certainly fry your mind.

20 Workout. Don’t examine any type of later than 10pm, as well as if you can discover the energy, go for a walk. It launches endorphins in your mind that make you really feel good about yourself, and also it removes your head after hours of researching. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter mugs and also delicious chocolate bars with nuts are fantastic brain food, and also addictive too. @ClareReidy1

22 Keep the exams in perspective. None of the complying with points will be dictated by just how you perform in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you marry, exactly how frequently you wed, the amount of icecreams you consume in your life time; your overall wellness and wellness; the variety of rocks that function their method right into your shoes causing you continuously hopping about on one foot to remove them; the quantity of love in your life.


23 Concerning 75 percent of Junior Cert and 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is completely hidden till you open up the paper. That does not mean you can’t research for the exam. You are learning abilities instead of rote-learning details.

24 Read, checked out, check out. If you don’t check out widely, you’ll never ever come to be a great author.

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Videotape them onto your smart device or iPod and also pay attention heading right into institution.

26 Do not discover essays off by heart. If you’re writing a narrative, have some examples of characterisation and also setting ready to adjust to your title. Creative creating requirements to be vibrant and also enjoyable. Program, do not inform. The reader should have specific sights, seems as well as smells in their minds-eye as they review your writing.

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

28 Judging a character is facility: examine what they say, what they do, just how they look, what they believe and also feel as well as other people’s viewpoints of them. Don’t take them at their word– characters frequently lie, to themselves as well as others.

29Learn to spell the word personality. There’s just one “h” as well as it’s at the start.

30Structure your answers. Stream-of-consciousness design responses hardly ever achieve a good quality, particularly if you obtain stuck exploring one factor in extreme information.

31 Essays on examined messages should utilize a formal style. Points should be sustained with appropriate as well as accurate quotes.

32 Know your single message effectively, completely. Whether you’re utilizing referral or quotation to sustain your answer, you need to know the text in detail.

33 In the relative research, you should ask on your own “what’s this text everything about?”. When you make a listing keeping that going to all three texts, you can a lot more clearly see what they share. You after that require to discover vital moments in each to sustain your comparisons. As well as you must be comparing them at all times.

34 You have concerning an hour per area in the examination. Most people will create between 7 and 10 paragraphs. Time yourself as well as write three paragraphs in 20 mins for a bit of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Don’t pay attention to the poetry tips. Prepare your preferred poets well and also you will be compensated. The even more you need to claim regarding a poet’s work the much better, so have a view which you can support by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practicing previous test documents is a really vital part of developing good exam strategy. Begin currently if you haven’t already.

37 You must recognize the evidence and theorems as well as the description of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Usage the official noting systems. They typically reveal more than one appropriate technique of addressing an inquiry. The marking systems additionally reveal you how marks were designated by the inspectors across all parts of all concerns in previous examinations, however there’s no genuine need for you to analyse this. It is not feasible to forecast the allowance of marks within an inquiry– the appropriation can differ hugely as well as in unexpected means.

39 Suppose you determine to give five hrs a week to maths, a sensible amount at this stage of the year. Damage this up into 5 35 mins slots each week-night offering you nearly two hours at weekend break.

40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert subject without a selection on the paper. Therefore you should stay on top of the product covered in course.

41 Weekend research study preferably ought to be used for attempting inquiries from previous papers as well as example documents. It is vital to understand the exact set up of your test, the number of inquiries, the wording made use of, and so on. Time on your own to obtain utilized to the time restraints.

42 The job maths marking system is rather various from the marking system used in the past. There are 5 noting scales, with up to six classifications per marking range. It’s a great deal extra difficult than the previous system.

43 Begin with your much-loved inquiry. It will help resolve your nerves on examination day. Of course if you choose a sequential strategy, do that.

44 It sounds apparent yet obtain made use of to reading questions meticulously. See to it you’re not missing out on any type of information.

45 It is vital to practice as well as be comfortable with the basics before attempting the new word issues in maths. These concerns have to be read really meticulously. Attempt to understand the problem. Check out the information given. Write down all the amounts offered and what is being sought, ie, translating the English words into mathematical sentences. Usually there is a formula that connects the data you have with the information you require.

46 Sometimes you believe you understand a topic, yet along comes a concern which can be phrased in such a way you have actually never seen prior to. Don’t let this toss you. The even more method you have from taking on different questions, the more confident you will certainly end up being when you face a weird looking inquiry.

47 If stuck, don’t search for the option as well rapidly. You will certainly often discover more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you have to review the option in the end.

48 Program all workings within your solution– do refrain from doing rough-work on a different web page. Don’t utilize Tippex, rather erase any mistakes with a single line. You may get marks for the job you have deleted, yet not if it’s Tippexed. Also, if you solve an issue utilizing a calculator, write out some or all of the actions taken. Do not simply provide the response. This is to ensure you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a layout and even a standard sketch can usually be extremely valuable to begin in tackling an inquiry, and may obtain marks for you.

50 Get knowledgeable about your formulae as well as tables brochure. It provides a lot of valuable info. Utilize it.


51 Research is really study. It is wrapping up on what was instructed on that particular day in the classroom and is more often than not, directly based upon a test question: ie, poetry inquiries or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós tale.

52 Students typically go residence and find out an instructor’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t require to do this. You need to probably examine how the concern is opened– the framework of the solution– keeping an eye on relevant quotations used.

53 In the filiocht sections, if you can equate the poem you have essentially every answer required on the day as all verse will be printed on the actual exam paper. The only areas that should 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 on.

54 Past test papers are essential. They reveal the design of the actual examination and also just how concerns may be subdivided in numerous sections. It is great technique to research a particular subject and afterwards do out exam inquiries, watching in a timely manner restraints as well as sticking strictly to them.

55 Maintain re-reading the concern over and over to ensure you are really addressing the question asked. No marks will certainly be granted for info that is not appropriate. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on style, only on theme and also not feelings or feelings.

56 At this phase, you will have completed your simulated examinations and also will certainly have sat through two complete papers in Irish. Whatever blunders you may have made, will certainly not be repeated in June. Bear in mind, you will constantly learn by your mistakes. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will certainly require to readjust the length of time you spend on the various areas.

57 Do not overlook the value of the oral Irish exam which carries 40 per cent of the overall test mark. Know the picture series well as there are 80 marks going for this area. Practice asking questions. Trainees are generally better at responding to inquiries than asking. Likewise practise checking out the verse every day– with 35 marks for reading a plain 10-12 lines it is worth a lot more that the whole poetry or prose training course.


Oral examination

58Remember that this is a conversation, not a meeting. The examiner is there to assist you reach your highest potential.

59Marks are granted for structure, interaction, vocabulary as well as pronunciation, as well as vocabulary is truly just how you expression your actions. Do not utilize vernacular terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is everything about utilizing a various method to state something.

60 Pronunciation is very crucial and represent 20 percent of the test Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and also document yourself to excellent your accent.

61Try spending 10-15 mins a day on your dental job. Once you have actually discovered a subject, practice it out loud by yourself. When you are more confident, practise with a pal or a loved one.

Acoustic examination.

62 Ask your educator to examine 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 search YouTube for clips in your chosen language. Even if you don’t comprehend every word, your ear will certainly end up being familiar with it.

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

General language recommendations

65Do not discover off huge long essays on every topic. You will certainly get slowed down and also come to be discouraged. Compose three factors on each topic as well as find out about 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have suitable sentences to start as well as end a created piece.

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

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

68 Don’t be tempted to learn off viewpoint items by heart. It is unlikely that the piece that you will certainly have discovered will certainly respond to the concern given in the paper. You will certainly be heavily punished if you do not deal with the concern, even if the language that you have actually made use of is right. Rather, build up your vocabulary for the various subjects on the syllabus and also practice with previous or simulated examination documents.

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


70 It is best to spend thirty minutes at once studying biology. Take a short, five-minute break after 30 minutes and then carry on to the next topic.

71Try to invest about 4 thirty minutes sessions per week dedicated to addressing past documents. These could vary over the brief concerns in area A, the speculative inquiries in area B as well as the long inquiries in section C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are gotten from recognizing your meanings. These need to be found out off by heart.
73 Between 15 and also 30 per cent of the marks are gained from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment per day throughout a month. When discovering the experiments you need to understand the actions taken and also the factor for taking each step.

74Up to Easter, your study must vary over the entire training course. From Easter, concentrate on specific subjects. These are the subjects that come up annually along with any kind of topics that are more probable to come up this year.


75Know what is involved: time– the geography paper is two hours and 50 mins long; framework– five full inquiries need to be addressed. All concerns equal 80 marks.

76Plan your study. At least 80 percent of your time will certainly be spent on research so it is essential you obtain the abilities to examine efficiently.

77 Plan sensible targets which you can accomplish in each study session, eg, draw up 15 considerable appropriate points (SRPs) on your selected topic.

78Focus on topics that are taken a look at each year. These include: core device 1– landform growth; plate tectonics; human interaction; core device 2– financial tasks in an Irish region; financial activities in a European region; financial tasks in a continental/sub-continental area; economic optional– impact of EU policies on Ireland; multinational firms.

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

80 Make a topic summary by positioning the core theme or topic title in the centre after that attract lines from the centre and also write sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, create the keywords or phrases connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the major topics. Don’t try to predict what will be taken a look at. Instead, practise answering assessment questions from past papers. Time yourself as well as see if you can compose an answer while which the exam will permit you.

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


83 The common key words are: “represent”– clarify and provide reasons; “compare”– point out similarities and distinctions; “comparison”– explain the primary distinctions; “explain”– state the noticeable; “clarify”– write out the key points and also create an explanation.


84Spend a minimum of an hour-and-a-half on company revision every second night. So 3 or 4 one-and-a-half hrs research sessions every week.

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

86 Lengthy question technique: 25-mark inquiries– spend 10 mins on them; 20-mark inquiries– spend eight minutes on them. 20-mark questions are one of the most typical and pupils wrongly invest 10 mins on them, which soon builds up to a great deal of 2 mins’s lost throughout the examination; 15-mark inquiry– spend six mins.

87The 2 most prominent verbs are “highlight” as well as “review”. Yet with our above framework we immediately handle these verbs. The example deals with show and the pupil can utilize the advantage or drawback as their individual opinion by placing “in my opinion” in front or their benefit or disadvantage. This is outstanding as it is an authentic point of view not rote gained from a textbook.

88 ABQ– you have 45 mins to answer this area. It is vital to practise it as it takes most pupils over an hour to do this inquiry. However after 5 or six ABQs the rate naturally creates. 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 needs to be doing a minimum of one ABQ every week from now till the examination.

89 The long inquiry can usually consist of one sentence, but there are two parts to be handled to appropriately address the question. The lengthy inquiry might also have a short story as an introduction, if so students must describe the short story in their solution or marks will certainly be lost.


90By now you need to be completed, or nearing the completion of your special research. Look into the needs for size, sources and also history info, and remember somebody will certainly be reading 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summertime, so make it memorable.

91 Every topic will certainly have details that are vital eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make sure you understand vital dates and also what order events occurred. It resembles telling a story. Don’t neglect the crucial little bits and also it’s not extremely fascinating if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Don’t think of finding out off essays. It would certainly be fantastic if you get the exact wording in your examination questions however it’s unlikely to occur, so consider portable info that you can make use of to respond to any type of concern. Practise composing a factor per paragraph; remember the answer is marked primarily paragraph by paragraph and also if your job is organised and also thoughtful, you’ll do well.

93 Keep in mind, honours history is not about composing all you find out about a subject. It has to do with learning to make links to the concern you are responding to with the information you recognize. For instance, an inquiry on the factors that resulted in the growth of fascism is not compose all you find out about fascism: you must isolate what caused its surge such as instability after the 2nd World War, the economic scenario, risk of communism etc 94Look at your papers: lots of pupils concern this inquiry as a procedure however knowing the subject, and how to deal with written as well as aesthetic sources can be worth an extra grade.

95Don’ t forget to revise your compulsory case studies. There are only three, so make sure you know enough to compose a mini-essay of two-and-a half pages in order to address the contextualisation part of the concern.

Home Economics

96The home economics program is big. Break it down. Have a timetable, as well as take it someday or week at a time.

97Do three or four brief questions every evening. Every one deserves six marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your complete mark. Use your textbook to answer them, so you accumulate a financial institution of precise information in your head.

98 Method question 1 (a) in area B. You will have to evaluate a graph or a graph in this inquiry. It does not appear in any kind of textbook. You need to be knowledgeable about it.

99 Read one exam question each night. Highlight vital terms. What is being asked? Take a look at the noting plan. Just how are marks dispersed? Lots of pupils have the ideal details yet shed marks since they do not know their noting plan.

100Know all the topics in your optional. Component (a) is compulsory. If you reduced edges, you might get captured out.

Likewise try making use of some mobile applications to help yyou remain cooncetrated.

Apps to aid concentration
The best focus apps can assist you enter into the appropriate mental area for absorbing information. This category considers applications that keep you from obtaining sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by blocking various other apps).

  1. Woodland
    Woodland Application
    A few of us need a little exterior motivation to remain concentrated while researching. Which’s penalty.

The Woodland app gives an aesthetic motivation by letting you plant a digital tree and then basically holding that tree captive till your research session is over.

Intend to check your Instagram for a second? Attracted to do a quick online store in between book phases? Proceed. You’ll just need to concern tranquility with watching your tree wither as well as die initially.

But if you stay with your focus time, you’ll appreciate watching your trees grow. Over a number of study sessions, you can develop a fascinating electronic woodland– a pleasurable suggestion of all your effective hrs.

Perk: The Woodland app is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants actual trees in support of the virtual ones that pro users grow (over 1 million trees and also checking). So, using this app to obstruct other applications while examining can help the environment as well as your qualities. Okay in any way.

Offered on: iphone, Android, Chrome
Average rating: 4.8/ 5 on App Shop, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: $2.99 on Application Shop, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app purchases offered on all gadgets

  1. Liberty
    Liberty app to obstruct applications while examining
    Flexibility is an app that secures your phone while researching (or any other time you require to focus). Flag the application and/or sites that distract you, and Flexibility will obstruct them– terrific if the self-motivated applications like Woodland do not rather suffice for you. You can establish a set up session in advance or begin some ‘Flexibility time’ whenever you require it.

Freedom obstructs time-wasting apps and also sites throughout all your tools, so your iPad will not lure you away while you’re researching on your MacBook.

Did you know? The majority of smartphones have built-in devices for tracking display time as well as setting limitations. They might not be as elegant as Forest as well as Freedom, yet they can finish the job in a pinch. Seek ‘Display Time’ (iphone) or ‘Digital Well-being’ (Android) to discover your choices.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average ranking: 3.2/ 5 on App Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: Free for basic attributes, costs registration available ($ 30/year).
Note: Please check your institution’s policy prior to downloading this or any kind of app to your college computer system.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise application to help focus.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to concentrate, yet your much-loved tunes might not assist a lot either. There’s nothing fairly like finishing an important note only to understand you began composing lyrics midway with the sentence (many thanks a whole lot, Billie).

A little white noise can help you concentrate without attracting way too much interest to itself. The White Noise Lite app allows you construct custom soundscapes to fit your choices with a wide range of sounds consisting of coastline waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and also a hoover (hi, if that’s what gets you in the state of mind for research study, you do you).

Packing up the textbooks for the evening? Change from your examining mix to your snoozing mix for a relaxing sleep.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Typical rating: 4.7/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Price: Free for lite version, $1.49 for full variation (no ads).
Note: Please examine your institution’s plan before downloading this or any type of app to your college computer.
Productivity apps for pupils.
Alright, so you have actually got diversions off the beaten track as well as some background seems on loop. Currently let’s discuss some excellent apps for students that will certainly assist you get the most out of your research study time. The following 2 research study applications assist you organise your timetable and also remain on top of tasks so you can accomplish even more as well as pack much less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist app.
    Todoist can organise your college topics, task deadlines, research as well as … practically your entire life, if you desire it to. This is among the best applications for trainees due to the fact that it maintains your schoolwork on course while also holding you liable.

The Todoist application offers convenient functions consisting of:.

persisting due dates (great for weekly homework).
fast include (add brand-new projects and tasks on the go).
favourites as well as concerns (flag the topics you need to focus on).
sections and also subtasks (divide challenging jobs into small, easy actions).
integrations with other apps (e.g. Google Schedule and Dropbox).
With all your tasks and also due dates kept nicely in Todoist– rather than drifting about in your head– you’ll be complimentary to focus on your researches.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows.
Ordinary score: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for standard, $4.99/ year for costs (extra features, no ads).
Note: Please inspect your school’s plan before downloading this or any app to your school computer.

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