100 top ideas for test success and some mobile applications. Read, use and prosper.

What should you be doing now if you wish to succeed in the June exams and also in examinations usually?
Guidance from those that have actually been there

1 Simply study, do not hesitate. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

2 Put away the laptop. Obtain your moms and dads to hide the battery so you won’t be lured. @paddykell

3 Formulate a realistic schedule. Short, regular research study sessions. You require to be doing more than your research.

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

5 Don’t prioritise any one subject. All subjects need to obtain equivalent time. Permit two hrs each weekend break for each and every subject as well as around 30-40 mins per night for researching what was covered on that day in the classroom.

6 Print chief supervisors’ reports for your subjects. They provide example responses which you can utilize as a guide for responding to design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you spend on the web? Half-an-hour in the morning, an hour at night? Everything accumulates. Two hours a day is 14 per week, 56 monthly. Visualize if you were to invest just half of that changing.

8 Less late evenings. The worst point you can do at the weekend breaks is spend the whole evening up, as well as the whole day in bed. Try to get to bed by 1am at the most up to date on weekend breaks, and also get up early.

9 Divide up work with a close friend, then assemble, copy each other’s notes, teach each other what you learned. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reviewing a book isn’t studying– it reads a book. Establish a target: “I will certainly modify this subject for 45 mins”. Bear in mind as you go. Put away the books. Do an examination concern. Now that’s research.

11 Get aware of the design of the exam paper. Some papers are tricky as well as difficult instructions could throw you on the day.

12 Don’t reduce way too many edges. Every year pupils arise ravaged due to the fact that they paid attention to rumours about what was showing up. The truth is anything can come up. The papers are made to be uncertain.

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

14 Understand what you’re examining– or at least attempt. Rephrase in your own words when feasible. Students that succeed in tests don’t just vomit up facts, they demonstrate real understanding.

15 Maintain the CAO in mind. Pupils often tend to ignore what they take down on their CAO types in the thrill to examine for the Leaving Cert. It’s no harm to maintain thinking about what training course you wish to do, as well as keep researching different locations. @paddykell

16 Don’t talk about what research study you’re doing as well as do not pay attention to other individuals regarding what they’re doing. Lots of individuals exist concerning what they’re doing or otherwise doing. The naturally great pal who not did anything however in some way took care of a B1 in the mocks is probably informing fibs concerning exactly how difficult they’re functioning.

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

18 My friends as well as I began our own nerdy trend of dunking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I recognize audios revolting to some individuals, yet it obtained us with. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Workout. Don’t examine any later than 10pm, and also if you can locate the power, go for a walk. It launches endorphins in your brain that make you feel excellent concerning yourself, and also it removes your head after hours of researching. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter mugs as well as chocolate bars with nuts are dazzling brain food, and also addicting as well. @ClareReidy1

22 Maintain the examinations in point of view. None of the adhering to points will be determined by how you carry out in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you wed, just how frequently you wed, how many icecreams you eat in your lifetime; your overall health and wellness and health; the number of rocks that function their method into your shoes causing you repeatedly hopping about on one foot to remove them; the amount of love in your life.


23 Regarding 75 percent of Junior Cert and 55 per cent of Leaving Cert English is completely hidden till you open the paper. That does not suggest you can not examine for the exam. You are discovering abilities instead of rote-learning information.

24 Read, checked out, review. If you do not read commonly, you’ll never ever become a great author.

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Videotape them onto your smart device or iPod as well as listen on the way into institution.

26 Do not learn essays off by heart. If you’re creating a narrative, have some examples of characterisation and also setting ready to adjust to your title. Imaginative creating demands to be dazzling as well as enjoyable. Program, do not inform. The visitor needs to have certain sights, seems and smells in their minds-eye as they review your writing.

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

28 Judging a personality is complicated: examine what they claim, what they do, exactly how they look, what they think as well as really feel and also other individuals’s point of views of them. Don’t take them at their word– characters usually exist, to themselves and also others.

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

30Structure your answers. Stream-of-consciousness design answers hardly ever accomplish an excellent quality, specifically if you get stuck exploring one point in too much detail.

31 Essays on studied texts have to utilize a formal style. Points should be supported with appropriate and exact quotes.

32 Know your single message extremely well, from top to bottom. Whether you’re using reference or quote to sustain your response, you need to know the text in detail.

33 In the relative research, you should ask yourself “what’s this message everything about?”. When you make a listing with that said going to all three texts, you can a lot more clearly see what they share. You after that require to find key moments in each to sustain your contrasts. As well as you must be comparing them regularly.

34 You have about a hr per area in the exam. Most individuals will certainly compose between 7 and 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and compose three paragraphs in 20 mins awhile of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

35 Don’t pay attention to the poetry pointers. Prepare your much-loved poets well and also you will be compensated. The even more you need to state about a poet’s job the much better, so have a sight which you can support by referencing the poet’s job.


36 Practising previous examination papers is an extremely vital part of establishing good test strategy. Begin now if you have not already.

37 You need to recognize the proofs and also theses and the description of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Use the main marking schemes. They typically show greater than one appropriate approach of addressing an inquiry. The marking systems additionally show you exactly how marks were assigned by the inspectors across all parts of all concerns in previous examinations, yet there’s no real requirement for you to analyse this. It is not feasible to forecast the allocation of marks within a concern– the allocation can vary extremely and also in unanticipated means.

39 Suppose you choose to give five hours a week to mathematics, an affordable amount at this phase of the year. Damage this up right into 5 35 minutes slots each week-night providing you practically 2 hours at weekend break.

40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert topic without an option on the paper. Consequently you must stay on par with the product covered in course.

41 Weekend break study preferably must be made use of for trying questions from previous papers as well as example papers. It is crucial to recognize the specific set up of your examination, the number of inquiries, the wording utilized, and so on. Time yourself to obtain made use of to the time restraints.

42 The job maths marking system is fairly different from the marking scheme used in the past. There are five marking ranges, with approximately 6 categories per marking scale. It’s a lot more difficult than the previous system.

43 Begin with your preferred question. It will assist resolve your nerves on test day. Certainly if you favor a sequential strategy, do that.

44 It appears apparent but get used to checking out questions carefully. See to it you’re not missing out on any type of information.

45 It is vital to practice and fit with the basics prior to trying the new word troubles in maths. These inquiries need to read extremely thoroughly. Try to comprehend the problem. Look at the info provided. Jot down all the quantities offered as well as what is being looked for, ie, translating the English words into mathematical sentences. Usually there is a formula that links the data you have with the information you require.

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

47 If stuck, don’t search for the service as well promptly. You will certainly often learn more by tackling it by yourself for some time, even if you have to review the service ultimately.

48 Program all operations within your answer– do not do rough-work on a separate web page. Do not make use of Tippex, rather cross out any errors with a solitary line. You could get marks for the work you have crossed out, but not if it’s Tippexed. Likewise, if you resolve an issue utilizing a calculator, draw up some or all of the actions taken. Do not just give the solution. This is to guarantee you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a representation and even a fundamental sketch can typically be really handy to get started in tackling a concern, and also may acquire marks for you.

50 Get familiar with your solutions and tables pamphlet. It provides a great deal of valuable details. Utilize it.


51 Homework is really study. It is summarizing on what was taught on that particular day in the classroom and is more often than not, directly based on a test concern: ie, poetry inquiries or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós tale.

52 Pupils usually go home and also find out a teacher’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t require to do this. You need to perhaps study how the question is opened– the structure of the solution– keeping an eye on relevant quotes used.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can translate the poem you have practically every response called for 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 in question 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and so forth.

54 Previous exam papers are essential. They reveal the layout of the real test and also just how questions might be subdivided in various areas. It is great technique to research a specific subject and afterwards do out exam questions, keeping an eye on time restrictions as well as 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 details that is not relevant. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on theme, only on style as well as not sensations or feelings.

56 At this phase, you will have completed your simulated examinations and will certainly have sat through 2 complete papers in Irish. Whatever mistakes you might have made, will certainly not be repeated in June. Bear in mind, you will always learn by your blunders. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will certainly need to readjust the length of time you spend on the numerous sections.

57 Do not forget the importance of the oral Irish evaluation which lugs 40 percent of the overall test mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks going with this area. Method asking questions. Pupils are typically much better at addressing questions than asking them. Likewise practise checking out the poetry daily– with 35 marks for reviewing a mere 10-12 lines it is worth much more that the entire verse or prose program.


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

59Marks are granted for framework, communication, vocabulary as well as enunciation, and vocabulary is really how you phrase your reactions. Do not utilize slang terms way too much. Rich vocabulary is everything about using a different means to claim something.

60 Enunciation is very crucial as well as represent 20 per cent of the exam Pay attention to French, German or Spanish radio as well as document yourself to excellent your accent.

61Try investing 10-15 minutes a day on your oral work. As soon as you have found out a topic, practice it aloud on your own. When you are much more certain, practise with a friend or a family member.

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62 Ask your teacher to evaluate you on previous aurals from years back as for the early 1990s ideally. Listen to your very own CDs and also downloads.

63Log on Google.fr for French, Google.de for German or Google.es for Spanish and also search YouTube for clips in your selected language. Even if you don’t recognize every word, your ear will certainly become familiar with it.

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

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65Do not find out off huge lengthy essays on every subject. You will certainly get slowed down as well as end up being discouraged. Compose three points on each topic as well as find out about 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have good sentences to start as well as finish a composed item.

66 Do not use Google convert as it equates actually and does not take context right into factor to consider. Wordreference.com is an outstanding translation site. It will just convert one word at a time, so it can be aggravating but there are interesting help discussion forums on the site.

67Familiarise on your own with the means concerns are asked at the end of each analysis comprehension.

68 Do not be lured to discover off point of view items by heart. It is unlikely that the item that you will have found out will certainly respond to the inquiry given in the paper. You will certainly be greatly punished if you don’t deal with the inquiry, even if the language that you have actually made use of is proper. Instead, develop your vocabulary for the various topics on the curriculum and practice with previous or mock assessment papers.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to help LC trainees in preparation for French examination. @NatashaLynchEF


70 It is best to spend half an hour at one time studying biology. Take a brief, five-minute break after half an hour and afterwards carry on to the next topic.

71Try to spend concerning four 30 minute sessions each week dedicated to responding to previous papers. These might range over the brief concerns in area A, the speculative concerns in area B as well as the long inquiries in section C.

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

74Up to Easter, your study must vary over the entire training course. From Easter, focus on certain subjects. These are the topics that come up each year in addition to any subjects that are more probable to come up this year.


75Know what is included: time– the location paper is two hrs as well as 50 minutes long; structure– five full questions need to be responded to. All questions equal 80 marks.

76Plan your study. A minimum of 80 percent of your time will be invested in study so it is necessary you obtain the abilities to research properly.

77 Strategy reasonable targets which you can attain in each research study session, eg, write out 15 considerable relevant points (SRPs) on your selected topic.

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

79When you review your notes, choose the keywords or expressions which will aid you to remember what the topic has to do with.

80 Make a subject summary by placing the core style 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, compose the key words or phrases connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the major topics. Don’t try to forecast what will certainly be analyzed. Instead, practise answering assessment inquiries from previous papers. Time on your own and also see if you can compose a response while which the examination will permit you.

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


83 The typical keywords are: “make up”– describe and also offer reasons; “compare”– mention similarities as well as distinctions; “contrast”– mention the major distinctions; “define”– state the noticeable; “discuss”– write out the key points and also compose an explanation.


84Spend at least an hour-and-a-half on company modification every second evening. So 3 or 4 one-and-a-half hrs research study sessions each week.

85The applied business question (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 need to be practiced first, prior to any other year.

86 Lengthy concern technique: 25-mark concerns– invest 10 mins on them; 20-mark concerns– invest 8 mins on them. 20-mark questions are one of the most common and also pupils wrongly spend 10 mins on them, which quickly builds up to a lot of 2 minutes’s shed during the examination; 15-mark question– invest 6 minutes.

87The 2 most prominent verbs are “highlight” and also “evaluate”. Yet with our above framework we immediately manage these verbs. The instance handle illustrate as well as the trainee can utilize the advantage or negative aspect as their personal viewpoint by placing “in my opinion” in front or their advantage or disadvantage. This is superb as it is a genuine point of view not rote gained from a textbook.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to address this section. It is essential to practice it as it takes most students over a hr to do this inquiry. However after 5 or six ABQs the speed normally develops. If you do not practise the ABQ, you will certainly not get it performed in under an hour in the Leaving Cert– major mistake.You needs to be doing at the very least one ABQ every week from currently till the test.

89 The lengthy inquiry can often have one sentence, yet there are two components to be dealt with to correctly address the concern. The lengthy concern might likewise have a narrative as an intro, if so students must describe the narrative in their response or marks will be lost.


90By currently you ought to be finished, or nearing the conclusion of your special research. Look over the needs for size, sources as well as background information, and also remember someone will read 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summer season, so make it unforgettable.

91 Every subject will have information that are necessary eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Ensure you recognize crucial days as well as what order occasions happened. It’s like narrating. Do not neglect the important bits as well as it’s not extremely fascinating if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Do not think of learning off essays. It would be fantastic if you obtain the precise wording in your test inquiries yet it’s not likely to take place, so think of portable details that you can utilize to answer any kind of inquiry. Practise creating a factor per paragraph; bear in mind the response is significant mainly paragraph by paragraph and if your work is organised and also thoughtful, you’ll succeed.

93 Keep in mind, honours history is not concerning composing all you find out about a topic. It has to do with discovering to make links to the inquiry you are responding to with the info you recognize. For example, a question on the elements that led to the growth of fascism is not write all you find out about fascism: you have to isolate what produced its surge such as instability after the 2nd World War, the economic scenario, danger of communism and so on 94Look at your records: lots of trainees regard this question as a rule but understanding the subject, and just how to deal with composed and also visual resources can be worth an additional quality.

95Don’ t fail to remember to revise your mandatory case studies. There are only three, so see to it you recognize enough to create a mini-essay of two-and-a fifty percent pages in order to address the contextualisation part of the concern.

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96The home economics course is substantial. Break it down. Have a timetable, and take it someday or week each time.

97Do 3 or 4 short concerns every night. Each one is worth 6 marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your overall mark. Utilize your textbook to answer them, so you accumulate a bank of accurate details in your head.

98 Technique question 1 (a) in area B. You will need to evaluate a graph or a graph in this question. It doesn’t appear in any type of book. You require to be knowledgeable about it.

99 Read one exam inquiry each night. Highlight crucial terms. What is being asked? Look at the noting scheme. Just how are marks dispersed? Numerous students have the appropriate details but shed marks due to the fact that they do not recognize their noting plan.

100Know all the subjects in your optional. Part (a) is required. If you cut edges, you may get captured out.

Also try using some mobile apps to aid yyou remain cooncetrated.

Apps to assist focus
The very best focus applications can assist you enter into the best psychological zone for soaking up details. This category checks out apps that keep you from obtaining distracted (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing various other applications).

  1. Woodland
    Forest Application
    Several of us need a little outside inspiration to remain focused while studying. Which’s fine.

The Forest app offers a visual incentive by allowing you grow a digital tree and after that primarily holding that tree hostage up until your study session mores than.

Want to check your Instagram for a second? Lured to do a quick online shop between textbook chapters? Go ahead. You’ll just have to pertain to tranquility with enjoying your tree wither and pass away first.

However if you stay with your focus time, you’ll delight in viewing your trees thrive. Over several research study sessions, you can develop a delightful digital forest– a pleasant tip of all your effective hours.

Incentive: The Woodland application is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants genuine trees in support of the online ones that pro users expand (over 1 million trees and counting). So, utilizing this app to obstruct various other applications while studying can aid the environment in addition to your grades. Okay in all.

Offered on: iphone, Android, Chrome
Typical ranking: 4.8/ 5 on Application Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: $2.99 on Application Store, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app purchases offered on all tools

  1. Flexibility
    Flexibility application to block applications while studying
    Freedom is an application that secures your phone while researching (or any other time you need to concentrate). Flag the apps and/or internet sites that distract you, and also Liberty will block them– excellent if the self-motivated applications like Woodland do not fairly suffice for you. You can establish an arranged session in advance or begin some ‘Liberty time’ whenever you need it.

Freedom obstructs time-wasting apps and sites across all your devices, so your iPad won’t tempt you away while you’re researching on your MacBook.

Did you understand? Many mobile phones have integrated tools for tracking screen time as well as establishing restrictions. They may not be as fancy as Forest and also Liberty, yet they can finish the job in a pinch. Look for ‘Screen Time’ (iphone) or ‘Digital Health And Wellbeing’ (Android) to explore your choices.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Ordinary rating: 3.2/ 5 on Application Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for standard attributes, costs subscription available ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your institution’s policy prior to downloading this or any kind of app to your institution computer system.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise app to aid concentration.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, but your favorite songs might not aid so much either. There’s nothing quite like finishing an essential note just to understand you began creating verses halfway with the sentence (many thanks a whole lot, Billie).

A little white noise can aid you concentrate without drawing way too much attention to itself. The White Noise Lite application allows you develop custom soundscapes to match your choices with a variety of noises including beach waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rainfall, running water as well as even a vacuum cleaner (hi there, if that’s what obtains you in the state of mind for study, you do you).

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

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Average score: 4.7/ 5 on Application Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for lite variation, $1.49 for complete variation (no ads).
Note: Please check your school’s policy before downloading this or any type of application to your school computer.
Performance apps for trainees.
Alright, so you have actually got distractions out of the way as well as some background sounds on loop. Currently let’s talk about some great applications for trainees that will assist you obtain the most out of your study time. The following 2 research applications aid you organise your routine and remain on top of jobs so you can achieve even more and cram less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist application.
    Todoist can organise your school topics, job target dates, research as well as … basically your whole life, if you desire it to. This is just one of the most effective applications for trainees since it keeps your schoolwork on the right track while also holding you responsible.

The Todoist app gives convenient features consisting of:.

recurring due dates (fantastic for once a week research).
quick include (add new jobs as well as jobs on the go).
favourites and also priorities (flag the subjects you need to concentrate on).
sections and subtasks (divide challenging projects right into tiny, simple steps).
assimilations with various other applications (e.g. Google Calendar as well as Dropbox).
With all your jobs as well as due dates kept nicely in Todoist– instead of drifting around in your head– you’ll be cost-free to focus on your researches.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows.
Ordinary rating: 4.7/ 5 on Application Store, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for standard, $4.99/ year for costs (added attributes, no advertisements).
Note: Please inspect your school’s policy before downloading this or any type of application to your school computer.

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