100 leading tips for test success and also some mobile apps. Read, use and succeed.

What should you be doing now if you wish to succeed in the June tests and in exams normally?
Guidance from those who have actually existed

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

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

3 Prepare a reasonable schedule. Short, frequent research sessions. You require to be doing greater than your homework.

4 Organise on your own. It’s never far too late. Clear notes, clean folders. Don’t anxiety yourself out. @Orlaith_Farrell

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

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

7 Just how much time do you spend on the net? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr at night? All of it adds up. 2 hours a day is 14 weekly, 56 each month. Visualize if you were to spend simply half of that changing.

8 Fewer late nights. The most awful point you can do at the weekends is spend the entire evening up, and the entire day in bed. Attempt to get to bed by 1am at the most recent on weekend breaks, and also stand up early.

9 Separate up deal with a good friend, after that meet up, xerox each other’s notes, educate each other what you discovered. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reading a book isn’t examining– it’s reading a publication. Set a target: “I will revise this subject for 45 mins”. Remember as you go. Put away guides. Do an examination concern. Now that’s research study.

11 Obtain acquainted with the format of the exam paper. Some papers are challenging as well as difficult directions could throw you on the day.

12 Do not cut too many corners. Each year pupils emerge ravaged because they paid attention to rumours regarding what was showing up. The reality is anything can turn up. The documents are made to be unpredictable.

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

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

15 Maintain the CAO in mind. Students have a tendency to ignore what they put down on their CAO forms in the thrill to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no damage to maintain thinking about what program you want to do, and keep investigating various locations. @paddykell

16 Don’t speak about what research study you’re doing and don’t listen to other people concerning what they’re doing. Lots of individuals exist about what they’re doing or not doing. The naturally dazzling good friend that did nothing but somehow took care of a B1 in the mocks is probably telling fibs concerning how hard they’re working.

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

18 My friends and also I began our own nerdy trend of dunking Nature Valley bars right into yogurt pots, which I recognize audios revolting to some people, however it got us with. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Exercise. Don’t study any kind of later than 10pm, and if you can discover the power, choose a stroll. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you feel good about on your own, and also it removes your head after hrs of studying. @paddykell

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

22 Keep the tests in perspective. None of the following points will be determined by exactly how you perform in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you marry, how often you wed, the amount of icecreams you consume in your life time; your total health and wellness as well as well-being; the number of rocks that function their way right into your footwear resulting in you repetitively hopping around on one foot to eliminate them; the amount of love in your life.


23 Concerning 75 per cent of Junior Cert and also 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is entirely hidden till you open up the paper. That does not suggest you can’t study for the exam. You are learning skills instead of rote-learning details.

24 Read, read, review. If you do not read widely, you’ll never ever come to be an excellent author.

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Tape them onto your smartphone or iPod and pay attention heading into college.

26 Do not discover essays off by heart. If you’re writing a narrative, have some instances of characterisation and also setting ready to adapt to your title. Creative creating demands to be dazzling as well as amusing. Show, do not inform. The visitor must have specific sights, appears and also scents in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

27 Read your exercise loud. You’ll hear mistakes sooner than you’ll see them.

28 Evaluating a character is complex: analyze what they state, what they do, exactly how they look, what they assume as well as really feel and other individuals’s viewpoints of them. Do not take them at their word– characters frequently exist, to themselves and others.

29Learn to mean the word character. There’s only one “h” as well as it goes to the start.

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness style responses rarely achieve an excellent grade, specifically if you obtain stuck discovering one factor in excessive detail.

31 Essays on studied messages have to make use of a formal style. Factors should be sustained with relevant as well as accurate quotes.

32 Know your single message effectively, inside out. Whether you’re utilizing reference or quote to support your answer, you need to understand the message in detail.

33 In the comparative study, you should ask yourself “what’s this text all about?”. When you make a listing keeping that going to all three messages, you can more clearly see what they share. You then require to discover vital moments in each to support your contrasts. And also you ought to be comparing them constantly.

34 You have regarding a hr per area in the examination. The majority of people will certainly create in between 7 and also 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and compose three paragraphs in 20 minutes for a bit of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not listen to the verse pointers. Prepare your favorite poets well and also you will be compensated. The even more you need to say regarding a poet’s work the far better, so have a sight which you can support by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practising previous examination documents is an extremely vital part of developing good test technique. Start now if you have not already.

37 You need to understand the proofs and also theses as well as the description of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Use the main noting plans. They usually reveal greater than one appropriate method of solving an inquiry. The marking schemes also show you just how marks were assigned by the inspectors throughout all parts of all concerns in previous examinations, yet there’s no genuine demand for you to analyse this. It is not feasible to predict the appropriation of marks within a concern– the appropriation can differ widely and in unexpected methods.

39 Expect you make a decision to give five hrs a week to maths, a practical amount at this phase of the year. Break this up into 5 35 mins slots each week-night providing you almost two hrs at weekend break.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert subject without a choice on the paper. For that reason you need to stay on par with the material covered in class.

41 Weekend research study preferably must be used for trying concerns from previous papers as well as example documents. It is important to recognize the exact set-up of your exam, the amount of concerns, the wording made use of, and so on. Time on your own to obtain made use of to the moment restrictions.

42 The job maths noting scheme is quite different from the marking scheme made use of in the past. There are five marking ranges, with up to 6 classifications per noting scale. It’s a great deal more complex than the previous system.

43 Begin with your favourite question. It will assist resolve your nerves on examination day. Naturally if you favor a consecutive strategy, do that.

44 It seems evident yet get utilized to reading questions meticulously. Make certain you’re not missing out on any information.

45 It is vital to practice and fit with the basics before trying the new word problems in maths. These questions need to read extremely thoroughly. Try to understand the issue. Look at the info provided. Take down all the amounts given and what is being sought, ie, equating the English words right into mathematical sentences. Usually there is a formula that connects the information you have with the data you require.

46 In some cases you believe you understand a subject, but along comes a concern which can be phrased in a way you have never seen before. Don’t let this throw you. The even more practice you have from dealing with various concerns, the more positive you will become when you deal with a strange looking inquiry.

47 If stuck, do not look up the service also promptly. You will frequently learn more by tackling it by yourself for a while, even if you need to read the option in the end.

48 Show all workings within your answer– do refrain rough-work on a different page. Do not use Tippex, instead delete any kind of mistakes with a solitary line. You may get marks for the job you have deleted, but not if it’s Tippexed. Also, if you resolve an issue utilizing a calculator, write out some or all of the steps taken. Don’t simply offer the response. This is to guarantee you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a diagram and even a fundamental sketch can commonly be very valuable to begin in dealing with an inquiry, and also might gain marks for you.

50 Obtain accustomed to your formulae as well as tables brochure. It supplies a great deal of valuable info. Utilize it.


51 Homework is really study. It is wrapping up on what was shown on that day in the classroom and is typically, straight based on an exam concern: ie, verse questions or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós tale.

52 Trainees often go residence and also learn a teacher’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You do not require to do this. You need to probably research exactly how the question is opened– the structure of the solution– keeping an eye on pertinent quotations utilized.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can convert the rhyme you have basically every solution needed on the day as all poetry will be published on the actual exam paper. The only locations that need to be learned off by heart are the grammatical terms that will certainly be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and more.

54 Previous test papers are essential. They show the design of the actual examination and exactly how concerns may be subdivided in various areas. It is good method to study a certain topic and afterwards do out exam questions, keeping an eye promptly restraints and also sticking strictly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the question over and over to guarantee you are actually 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 motif, just on style as well as not feelings or emotions.

56 At this phase, you will certainly have completed your simulated examinations and will certainly have endured 2 full documents in Irish. Whatever blunders you might have made, will not be repeated in June. Remember, you will certainly constantly find out by your errors. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will certainly require to adjust the length of time you invest in the different sections.

57 Do not neglect the value of the oral Irish examination which carries 40 per cent of the complete exam mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks going with this section. Method asking concerns. Students are typically better at responding to inquiries than asking. Additionally practise reviewing the verse every day– with 35 marks for checking out a mere 10-12 lines it is worth more that the entire verse or prose training course.


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58Remember that this is a conversation, not a meeting. The supervisor exists to help you reach your highest possibility.

59Marks are awarded for framework, communication, vocabulary and also pronunciation, as well as vocabulary is really exactly how you phrase your reactions. Don’t utilize jargon terms too much. Rich vocabulary is everything about utilizing a different method to claim something.

60 Pronunciation is really vital and represent 20 percent of the test Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and document on your own to perfect your accent.

61Try costs 10-15 mins a day on your oral work. When you have found out a subject, practice it out loud on your own. When you are extra positive, practise with a pal or a loved one.

Acoustic test.

62 Ask your instructor to test you on previous aurals from years back as for the early 1990s ideally. Listen to your own CDs as well as downloads.

63Log on to Google.fr for French, Google.de for German or Google.es for Spanish and search YouTube for clips in your picked language. Even if you don’t understand every word, your ear will come to be familiar with it.

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

General language recommendations

65Do not discover off big long essays on every topic. You will get stalled and also become discouraged. Create three factors on each topic as well as learn about 20 words of vocabulary. Ensure you have decent sentences to start as well as finish a written piece.

66 Do not make use of Google translate as it converts literally and does not take context right into factor to consider. Wordreference.com is an excellent translation site. It will just equate one word each time, so it can be frustrating but there are fascinating help discussion forums on the website.

67Familiarise on your own with the method questions are asked at the end of each reading understanding.

68 Don’t be attracted to find out off opinion items by heart. It is unlikely that the piece that you will certainly have learned will certainly respond to the concern given up the paper. You will be heavily punished if you do not address the inquiry, even if the language that you have used is right. Rather, build up your vocabulary for the different topics on the syllabus as well as experiment past or simulated assessment documents.

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


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

71Try to invest regarding four thirty minutes sessions weekly dedicated to answering previous documents. These might vary over the short inquiries in section A, the experimental concerns in section B and the lengthy questions in section C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are gained from knowing your definitions. These must be found out off by heart.
73 In between 15 and 30 percent of the marks are gotten from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment per day throughout a month. When learning the experiments you need to understand the steps taken and also the reason for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your research study must vary over the whole program. From Easter, concentrate on certain topics. These are the subjects that come up annually in addition to any type of subjects that are more likely to find up this year.


75Know what is involved: time– the location paper is two hours and 50 minutes long; framework– 5 complete concerns have to be answered. All questions equivalent 80 marks.

76Plan your study. A minimum of 80 per cent of your time will certainly be invested in research study so it is essential you acquire the skills to study properly.

77 Strategy practical targets which you can accomplish in each research session, eg, write out 15 substantial relevant factors (SRPs) on your picked subject.

78Focus on subjects that are examined each year. These include: core unit 1– landform development; plate tectonics; human communication; core unit 2– financial activities in an Irish region; economic activities in a European region; financial tasks in a continental/sub-continental region; financial elective– impact of EU plans on Ireland; international firms.

79When you read your notes, choose the keywords or expressions which will certainly help you to remember what the topic is about.

80 Make a topic recap by positioning the core theme 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 connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the major subjects. Do not try to forecast what will certainly be examined. Instead, practise answering evaluation concerns from past papers. Time yourself as well as see if you can create a solution while which the assessment will certainly enable you.

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


83 The typical keywords are: “account for”– explain and offer factors; “contrast”– point out resemblances as well as distinctions; “comparison”– point out the main differences; “describe”– state the evident; “describe”– write out the bottom lines and create a description.


84Spend at least an hour-and-a-half on service revision every second night. So 3 or four one-and-a-half hrs research sessions every week.

85The used company inquiry (ABQ) is 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 first, prior to any other year.

86 Long concern method: 25-mark questions– spend 10 minutes on them; 20-mark concerns– spend eight minutes on them. 20-mark concerns are the most common and also trainees mistakenly spend 10 minutes on them, which quickly builds up to a great deal of 2 mins’s lost during the examination; 15-mark question– invest six mins.

87The 2 most popular verbs are “show” and “review”. Yet with our above framework we immediately deal with these verbs. The instance deals with highlight and the trainee can make use of the benefit or negative aspect as their personal viewpoint by putting “in my viewpoint” ahead or their benefit or drawback. This is exceptional as it is a real opinion not rote learned from a textbook.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to answer this section. It is important to practice it as it takes most trainees over an hour to do this concern. However after 5 or six ABQs the rate naturally creates. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will not get it done in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– major mistake.You should be doing at the very least one ABQ every week from currently until the test.

89 The long question can commonly have one sentence, yet there are 2 components to be dealt with to correctly respond to the question. The lengthy inquiry may also 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 should be finished, or nearing the conclusion of your special research. Evaluate the requirements for size, resources as well as background information, and also remember somebody will be reading 300 of these over a couple of weeks in the summer season, so make it memorable.

91 Every subject will certainly have details that are essential eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make certain you understand necessary dates and what order occasions took place. It’s like telling a story. Do not neglect the vital bits as well as it’s not extremely interesting if you inform it in the wrong order.

92 Don’t think about finding out off essays. It would certainly be fantastic if you get the exact phrasing in your test inquiries yet it’s not likely to occur, so consider moveable details that you can utilize to address any question. Practise writing a factor per paragraph; remember the answer is significant mostly paragraph by paragraph as well as if your work is organised as well as thoughtful, you’ll do well.

93 Keep in mind, honours background is not about writing all you learn about a topic. It has to do with finding out to make web links to the question you are addressing with the info you understand. For instance, a question on the aspects that led to the growth of fascism is not write all you learn about fascism: you need to separate what produced its increase such as instability after the 2nd World War, the financial scenario, risk of communism etc 94Look at your records: several trainees concern this question as a procedure yet recognizing the subject, and how to deal with composed and aesthetic resources can be worth an additional quality.

95Don’ t forget to change your compulsory study. There are only 3, so ensure you understand enough to compose a mini-essay of two-and-a fifty percent web pages in order to address the contextualisation part of the concern.

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96The home economics program is substantial. Break it down. Have a timetable, as well as take it eventually or week each time.

97Do three or 4 brief questions every night. Every one is worth six marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your total mark. Use your book to answer them, so you accumulate a financial institution of accurate info in your head.

98 Technique inquiry 1 (a) in area B. You will have to evaluate a graph or a graph in this inquiry. It doesn’t show up in any type of textbook. You require to be familiar with it.

99 Read one test question each night. Highlight crucial terms. What is being asked? Take a look at the noting scheme. Exactly how are marks dispersed? Lots of students have the right info but lose marks since they do not understand their marking plan.

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

Also try using some mobile applications to aid yyou stay cooncetrated.

Apps to assist focus
The very best concentration applications can aid you get into the best psychological area for absorbing info. This group looks at apps that maintain you from obtaining distracted (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing various other apps).

  1. Woodland
    Forest Application
    Several of us require a little outside motivation to remain focused while researching. Which’s fine.

The Woodland app provides a visual reward by allowing you grow a virtual tree and afterwards primarily holding that tree hostage until your research study session is over.

Want to inspect your Instagram for a second? Lured to do a quick online shop between textbook chapters? Proceed. You’ll simply have to involve tranquility with seeing your tree wither and also pass away first.

However if you stay with your focus time, you’ll take pleasure in seeing your trees flourish. Over a number of study sessions, you can build a delightful digital forest– a pleasant reminder of all your effective hrs.

Bonus offer: The Woodland application is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants genuine trees on behalf of the online ones that pro customers grow (over 1 million trees as well as counting). So, utilizing this application to block various other applications while examining can assist the setting as well as your qualities. Tolerable in all.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Typical ranking: 4.8/ 5 on Application Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: $2.99 on App Store, Free (with ads) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions available on all devices

  1. Freedom
    Flexibility application to block apps while researching
    Freedom is an application that locks your phone while studying (or any other time you require to concentrate). Flag the apps and/or sites that sidetrack you, as well as Flexibility will block them– wonderful if the self-motivated applications like Woodland do not rather suffice for you. You can establish a scheduled session beforehand or begin some ‘Liberty time’ whenever you require it.

Liberty obstructs time-wasting apps and websites throughout all your devices, so your iPad will not lure you away while you’re studying on your MacBook.

Did you know? Most smart devices have built-in tools for tracking display time as well as establishing limits. They might not be as elegant as Woodland and Flexibility, however they can get the job done in a pinch. Seek ‘Display Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Wellness’ (Android) to discover your alternatives.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Ordinary score: 3.2/ 5 on Application Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for basic features, costs subscription offered ($ 30/year).
Note: Please examine your institution’s plan before downloading this or any type of app to your school computer system.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise application to help focus.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to concentrate, but your favourite tunes could not assist a lot either. There’s absolutely nothing rather like completing an essential note just to know you began creating lyrics halfway through the sentence (thanks a whole lot, Billie).

A little bit of white noise can assist you concentrate without attracting excessive attention to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you construct custom soundscapes to fit your preferences with a variety of noises including coastline waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water as well as also a vacuum (hello, if that’s what obtains you in the state of mind for research, you do you).

Evacuating the books for the evening? Switch over from your researching mix to your snoozing mix for a peaceful rest.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Average rating: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for lite version, $1.49 for full variation (no ads).
Note: Please examine your school’s plan prior to downloading this or any app to your school computer.
Performance apps for students.
Alright, so you have actually got diversions off the beaten track and also some background appears on loop. Currently let’s talk about some great applications for pupils that will certainly aid you get the most out of your research time. The next two research study apps aid you arrange your timetable and also stay on top of assignments so you can accomplish even more and also stuff less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist application.
    Todoist can arrange your institution topics, job due dates, research as well as … virtually your entire life, if you desire it to. This is among the most effective apps for trainees because it maintains your schoolwork on the right track while additionally holding you liable.

The Todoist app provides useful functions consisting of:.

persisting due dates (fantastic for weekly research).
quick add (include brand-new assignments as well as tasks on the go).
favourites and concerns (flag the subjects you require to concentrate on).
sections and subtasks (divide intimidating tasks into small, simple actions).
assimilations with other applications (e.g. Google Schedule and also Dropbox).
With all your jobs and also due dates kept neatly in Todoist– instead of drifting about in your head– you’ll be totally free to focus on your studies.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows.
Typical score: 4.7/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Price: Free for standard, $4.99/ year for premium (additional functions, no ads).
Note: Please examine your institution’s policy prior to downloading this or any kind of app to your institution computer system.

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