100 top tips for test success and also some mobile apps. Read, use and be successful.

What should you be doing currently if you wish to do well in the June tests as well as in tests generally?
Suggestions from those that’ve existed

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

2 Put away the laptop computer. Get your parents to conceal the battery so you won’t be lured. @paddykell

3 Prepare a practical timetable. Short, frequent study sessions. You need to be doing greater than your homework.

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

5 Don’t prioritise any type of one topic. All subjects need to obtain equal time. Allow 2 hrs each weekend for every topic as well as around 30-40 mins per night for examining what was covered on that day in the class.

6 Publish chief supervisors’ records for your topics. They provide sample solutions which you can use as an overview for addressing design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 Just how much time do you invest in the net? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr at night? Everything builds up. 2 hrs a day is 14 per week, 56 monthly. Envision if you were to spend simply half of that revising.

8 Fewer late evenings. The most awful point you can do at the weekends is invest the whole evening up, as well as the entire day in bed. Attempt to get to bed by 1am at the most recent on weekends, as well as get up early.

9 Separate up collaborate with a good friend, after that assemble, photocopy each other’s notes, show each other what you learned. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Checking out a book isn’t researching– it’s reading a publication. Set a target: “I will revise this topic for 45 minutes”. Keep in mind as you go. Put away guides. Do an examination question. Since’s study.

11 Get acquainted with the design of the exam paper. Some documents are complicated and difficult instructions might throw you on the day.

12 Don’t reduce too many edges. Each year pupils arise ruined due to the fact that they listened to rumours regarding what was showing up. The truth is anything can turn up. The papers are made to be uncertain.

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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. Students that do well in tests do not just vomit up realities, they demonstrate real understanding.

15 Maintain the CAO in mind. Students have a tendency to forget what they put down on their CAO types in the thrill to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no injury to keep thinking about what course you want to do, and also maintain investigating different areas. @paddykell

16 Don’t discuss what research study you’re doing as well as do not listen to other individuals concerning what they’re doing. Great deals of people exist about what they’re doing or not doing. The naturally dazzling buddy who did nothing yet somehow took care of a B1 in the mocks is possibly telling fibs about just how difficult they’re functioning.

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

18 My friends and I began our own nerdy trend of dunking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I recognize noises abhorrent to some people, but it got us through. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Exercise. Do not study any kind of later than 10pm, as well as if you can locate the energy, choose a walk. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you feel great concerning on your own, and also it clears your head after hrs of studying. @paddykell

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

22 Keep the exams in viewpoint. None of the adhering to points will certainly be determined by how you perform in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you wed, exactly how frequently you wed, the amount of icecreams you consume in your life time; your total health as well as wellness; the number of stones that function their method into your shoes resulting in you repeatedly jumping about on one foot to remove them; the quantity of love in your life.


23 Concerning 75 per cent of Junior Cert and also 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is entirely unseen till you open the paper. That does not mean you can’t study for the examination. You are learning abilities as opposed to rote-learning information.

24 Read, reviewed, check out. If you don’t review widely, you’ll never ever end up being a great author.

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Tape them onto your mobile phone or iPod as well as listen on the way into school.

26 Don’t find out essays off by heart. If you’re writing a short story, have some examples of characterisation and also setting all set to adapt to your title. Creative creating needs to be brilliant as well as amusing. Program, do not tell. The reader should have specific views, seems and also smells in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

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

28 Evaluating a character is complicated: analyze what they claim, what they do, how they look, what they think and also feel as well as other individuals’s viewpoints of them. Don’t take them at their word– personalities commonly lie, to themselves and also others.

29Learn to mean words personality. There’s only one “h” and it goes to the start.

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness style responses seldom accomplish an excellent quality, specifically if you get stuck discovering one factor in too much detail.

31 Essays on examined texts need to use a formal style. Points have to be sustained with relevant as well as precise quotes.

32 Know your single message effectively, completely. Whether you’re using referral or quote to support your solution, you need to know the message in detail.

33 In the comparative research study, you should ask yourself “what’s this message everything about?”. When you make a list with that heading for all 3 texts, you can more plainly see what they share. You after that need to find key moments in each to support your comparisons. As well as you need to be comparing them constantly.

34 You have about an hour per area in the examination. Lots of people will compose between 7 and also 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and also write 3 paragraphs in 20 mins for a bit of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not listen to the verse suggestions. Prepare your preferred poets well and you will certainly be rewarded. The even more you have to claim concerning a poet’s work the much better, so have a view which you can back up by referencing the poet’s job.


36 Practising past examination documents is a really vital part of establishing excellent test method. Start now if you have not already.

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

38 Use the official noting plans. They frequently reveal greater than one acceptable technique of solving a question. The noting plans also reveal you exactly how marks were assigned by the examiners throughout all parts of all questions in previous exams, but there’s no actual demand for you to evaluate this. It is not possible to predict the allocation of marks within a question– the allotment can differ extremely as well as in unforeseen methods.

39 Suppose you make a decision to give five hours a week to maths, a practical amount at this stage of the year. Damage this up into five 35 minutes slots each week-night offering you nearly 2 hours at weekend break.

40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert topic without a selection on the paper. Consequently you have to stay on top of the product covered in class.

41 Weekend break research preferably must be made use of for attempting concerns from past documents as well as sample documents. It is essential to understand the specific set-up of your exam, the amount of questions, the wording utilized, etc. Time yourself to get made use of to the moment restraints.

42 The job mathematics marking plan is quite various from the noting scheme utilized in the past. There are five marking ranges, with as much as 6 groups per noting range. It’s a great deal extra complicated than the previous system.

43 Begin with your favorite question. It will certainly assist settle your nerves on exam day. Certainly if you favor a consecutive strategy, do that.

44 It appears evident yet get used to reviewing concerns carefully. Ensure you’re not missing out on any type of details.

45 It is essential to practise and also fit with the basics prior to attempting the new word troubles in maths. These concerns need to read really carefully. Try to comprehend the trouble. Take a look at the details offered. Jot down all the amounts given and also what is being looked for, ie, translating the English words right into mathematical sentences. Typically there is a formula that connects the data you have with the data you call for.

46 Sometimes you think you understand a topic, yet along comes a concern which can be phrased in such a way you have actually never ever seen prior to. Don’t let this toss you. The even more technique you have from taking on various inquiries, the more confident you will certainly end up being when you face an odd looking question.

47 If stuck, do not search for the remedy too swiftly. You will certainly typically find out more by tackling it by yourself for a while, even if you need to read the service in the long run.

48 Show all operations within your answer– do not do rough-work on a separate page. Don’t make use of Tippex, rather cross out any type of errors with a solitary line. You may get marks for the work you have erased, yet not if it’s Tippexed. Likewise, if you resolve an issue making use of a calculator, write out some or all of the actions taken. Do not simply give the response. This is to ensure you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a layout and even a standard illustration can often be very valuable to get going in dealing with a question, and may acquire marks for you.

50 Obtain accustomed to your formulae as well as tables brochure. It provides a lot of beneficial info. Use it.


51 Homework is actually research study. It is evaluating on what was shown on that day in the class as well as is usually, directly based on a test concern: ie, poetry inquiries or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós tale.

52 Students usually go home and learn an instructor’s answers on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t need to do this. You need to perhaps research just how the concern is opened– the framework of the answer– keeping an eye on relevant quotes made use of.

53 In the filiocht sections, if you can translate the poem you have practically every solution called for on the day as all poetry will be printed on the real exam paper. The only areas that ought to be discovered off by heart are the grammatical terms that will certainly be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and so on.

54 Previous exam papers are important. They reveal the format of the actual examination and exactly how concerns might be subdivided in numerous areas. It is good technique to examine a certain subject and then do out exam concerns, watching promptly restraints and also sticking rigidly to them.

55 Maintain re-reading the question over and over to guarantee you are in fact responding to the question asked. No marks will be granted for information that is not pertinent. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on theme, just on theme and not sensations or feelings.

56 At this stage, you will have finished your simulated exams and also will have sat through 2 complete documents in Irish. Whatever blunders you might have made, will certainly not be duplicated in June. Remember, you will always find out by your mistakes. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will need to change the length of time you spend on the numerous areas.

57 Do not forget the importance of the dental Irish assessment which carries 40 per cent of the overall test mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks choosing this section. Method asking questions. Pupils are typically better at addressing concerns than asking them. Additionally practise checking out the verse on a daily basis– with 35 marks for reading a mere 10-12 lines it deserves a lot more that the whole poetry or prose course.


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58Remember that this is a discussion, not an interview. The inspector exists to assist you reach your highest possible possibility.

59Marks are granted for framework, communication, vocabulary and enunciation, as well as vocabulary is truly exactly how you expression your responses. Do not make use of slang terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is everything about using a various way to say something.

60 Pronunciation is extremely vital and also make up 20 per cent of the exam Pay attention to French, German or Spanish radio and also document yourself to perfect your accent.

61Try costs 10-15 mins a day on your oral job. Once you have learned a subject, technique it out loud by yourself. When you are a lot more certain, practise with a close friend or a relative.

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62 Ask your teacher to examine you on previous aurals from years back as far as the early 1990s if possible. Pay attention to your own CDs and downloads.

63Log on Google.fr for French, Google.de for German or Google.es for Spanish as well as search YouTube for clips in your chosen language. Even if you do not understand every word, your ear will end up being familiar with it.

64 For French, log onto tf1.fr as well as pay attention to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a popular information channel on French television. You can additionally listen to French information on rfi.fr as well as radiofrance.fr.

General language guidance

65Do not discover off big long essays on every topic. You will obtain stalled and also end up being disheartened. Create 3 points on each subject and find out about 20 words of vocabulary. See to it you have suitable sentences to start and end a composed piece.

66 Don’t utilize Google equate as it translates actually and also does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is an outstanding translation website. It will only translate one word at a time, so it can be irritating however there are fascinating aid forums on the site.

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

68 Don’t be lured to discover off opinion pieces by heart. It is not likely that the piece that you will certainly have found out will address the question given in the paper. You will certainly be heavily penalised if you do not attend to the question, even if the language that you have used is correct. Instead, accumulate your vocabulary for the various subjects on the syllabus and also exercise with previous or mock exam papers.

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


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

71Try to invest concerning four thirty minutes sessions per week devoted to addressing previous papers. These could range over the short concerns in section A, the speculative concerns in area B and also the lengthy inquiries in area C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are obtained from recognizing your interpretations. These ought to be learned off by heart.
73 Between 15 as well as 30 per cent of the marks are gotten from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment per day over the course of a month. When learning the experiments you need to understand the actions taken and also the factor for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your study needs to vary over the whole program. From Easter, focus on particular subjects. These are the subjects that come up yearly together with any topics that are more probable to find up this year.


75Know what is entailed: time– the location paper is 2 hours as well as 50 mins long; structure– 5 full questions have to be responded to. All concerns equivalent 80 marks.

76Plan your research study. A minimum of 80 percent of your time will certainly be invested in research so it is crucial you acquire the abilities to research successfully.

77 Strategy reasonable targets which you can achieve in each study session, eg, write out 15 considerable relevant factors (SRPs) on your selected subject.

78Focus on topics that are examined annually. These consist of: core unit 1– landform development; plate tectonics; human interaction; core system 2– economic activities in an Irish area; financial tasks in a European region; financial tasks in a continental/sub-continental region; economic optional– impact of EU plans on Ireland; international firms.

79When you review your notes, pick the key words or phrases which will certainly assist you to remember what the subject has to do with.

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

81 Cover all the major subjects. Don’t try to predict what will be checked out. Rather, practise answering exam questions from past documents. Time yourself as well as see if you can write an answer while which the examination will allow you.

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


83 The common key words are: “represent”– explain and also provide factors; “contrast”– explain similarities and also distinctions; “comparison”– point out the main distinctions; “explain”– state the obvious; “discuss”– draw up the bottom lines and also write a description.


84Spend a minimum of an hour-and-a-half on business modification every second night. So 3 or four one-and-a-half hrs study sessions weekly.

85The used organization question (ABQ) is 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 have to be practised initially, before any other year.

86 Long inquiry practice: 25-mark questions– invest 10 mins on them; 20-mark questions– invest eight minutes on them. 20-mark inquiries are the most usual and students wrongly invest 10 minutes on them, which soon builds up to a great deal of 2 mins’s lost during the examination; 15-mark inquiry– invest six minutes.

87The two most popular verbs are “illustrate” and “examine”. Yet with our above framework we instantly handle these verbs. The instance take care of highlight and the student can utilize the advantage or disadvantage as their personal viewpoint by putting “in my opinion” ahead or their advantage or disadvantage. This is excellent as it is a genuine viewpoint not rote gained from a book.

88 ABQ– you have 45 mins to answer this section. It is important to practise it as it takes most pupils over an hour to do this inquiry. However after five or six ABQs the rate normally creates. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will certainly not get it performed in under an hour in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You ought to be doing at the very least one ABQ every week from now till the test.

89 The long question can usually include one sentence, yet there are two parts to be handled to appropriately answer the concern. The lengthy inquiry may likewise have a short story as an intro, if so pupils have to describe the narrative in their solution or marks will be shed.


90By now you ought to be ended up, or nearing the conclusion of your special study. Evaluate the demands for length, resources as well as history details, and keep in mind somebody will certainly be reading 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summer, so make it memorable.

91 Every topic will have details that are vital eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make sure you recognize essential dates and what order occasions happened. It resembles narrating. Don’t overlook the essential little bits as well as it’s not very interesting if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Do not consider discovering off essays. It would certainly be terrific if you obtain the exact wording in your examination inquiries yet it’s unlikely to take place, so think of portable details that you can use to respond to any type of question. Practise writing a point per paragraph; bear in mind the solution is significant mostly paragraph by paragraph and if your job is organised and also thoughtful, you’ll succeed.

93 Remember, honours history is not about creating all you understand about a topic. It has to do with learning to make web links to the inquiry you are addressing with the details you recognize. For instance, an inquiry on the aspects that brought about the growth of fascism is not create all you know about fascism: you have to isolate what produced its rise such as instability after the 2nd World War, the economic circumstance, danger of communism etc 94Look at your files: lots of trainees regard this inquiry as a rule yet knowing the topic, and just how to take care of created and visual sources can be worth an extra grade.

95Don’ t neglect to revise your required study. There are only three, so make certain you recognize enough to compose a mini-essay of two-and-a half web pages in order to address the contextualisation part of the question.

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96The home economics training course is huge. Break it down. Have a timetable, as well as take it eventually or week at once.

97Do three or 4 short questions every evening. Each one deserves 6 marks– that’s 1.5 per cent of your complete mark. Utilize your textbook to address them, so you develop a bank of precise info in your head.

98 Method concern 1 (a) in area B. You will have to evaluate a chart or a chart in this inquiry. It doesn’t appear in any kind of book. You require to be accustomed to it.

99 Read one examination concern each night. Highlight essential terms. What is being asked? Consider the marking system. Just how are marks dispersed? Lots of trainees have the appropriate details however shed marks because they do not know their marking system.

100Know all the topics in your elective. Component (a) is compulsory. If you reduced corners, you may obtain caught out.

Also attempt utilizing some mobile apps to aid yyou remain cooncetrated.

Applications to help concentration
The very best focus apps can aid you enter the ideal mental zone for taking in info. This group checks out applications that maintain you from getting distracted (e.g. with white noise or by blocking other applications).

  1. Woodland
    Woodland Application
    Several of us need a little external inspiration to stay concentrated while studying. And that’s fine.

The Woodland application offers a visual incentive by letting you grow a virtual tree and after that generally holding that tree captive till your research study session is over.

Intend to check your Instagram momentarily? Lured to do a fast online shop between book phases? Proceed. You’ll just have to involve tranquility with seeing your tree wither and die first.

However if you stick to your emphasis time, you’ll delight in watching your trees thrive. Over numerous study sessions, you can develop a fascinating digital woodland– a positive pointer of all your effective hours.

Reward: The Forest app is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants real trees in support of the digital ones that pro users expand (over 1 million trees and also counting). So, using this application to obstruct other apps while studying can help the setting along with your qualities. Okay in any way.

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

  1. Freedom
    Liberty app to obstruct applications while examining
    Liberty is an application that secures your phone while studying (or any other time you need to concentrate). Flag the application and/or sites that sidetrack you, and also Flexibility will obstruct them– excellent if the self-motivated applications like Woodland don’t quite cut it for you. You can establish a set up session ahead of time or start some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you require it.

Flexibility blocks time-wasting apps as well as web sites throughout all your gadgets, so your iPad won’t attract you away while you’re researching on your MacBook.

Did you know? A lot of mobile phones have integrated devices for tracking screen time and also setting restrictions. They could not be as elegant as Woodland and Freedom, however they can finish the job in a pinch. Search for ‘Display Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Health And Wellbeing’ (Android) to discover your choices.

Offered on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Typical ranking: 3.2/ 5 on App Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: Free for basic functions, costs membership readily available ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please check your college’s plan prior to downloading this or any type of application to your school computer.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise application to assist focus.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to concentrate, however your favorite songs may not aid a lot either. There’s absolutely nothing fairly like ending up a vital note just to know you started composing lyrics halfway with the sentence (thanks a great deal, Billie).

A little white noise can aid you focus without attracting too much attention to itself. The White Noise Lite application allows you develop customized soundscapes to fit your preferences with a variety of noises consisting of beach waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and also a hoover (hey, if that’s what gets you in the state of mind for study, you do you).

Packing up the textbooks for the night? Change from your researching mix to your snoozing mix for a restful rest.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Average rating: 4.7/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for lite variation, $1.49 for full variation (no ads).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your institution’s plan prior to downloading this or any kind of application to your college computer.
Performance applications for pupils.
Alright, so you’ve got diversions off the beaten track as well as some history seems on loop. Currently allow’s talk about some good apps for students that will aid you obtain the most out of your research study time. The following 2 research study apps aid you organise your timetable as well as stay on top of projects so you can attain more and also stuff much less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist app.
    Todoist can arrange your institution subjects, project target dates, research as well as … pretty much your entire life, if you desire it to. This is just one of the very best apps for trainees since it keeps your schoolwork on track while likewise holding you answerable.

The Todoist application gives convenient attributes including:.

reoccuring due days (great for once a week research).
quick add (include brand-new tasks and also jobs on the go).
favourites and top priorities (flag the topics you require to focus on).
sections as well as subtasks (divide daunting projects into little, basic actions).
integrations with various other apps (e.g. Google Calendar and Dropbox).
With all your tasks as well as due days kept neatly in Todoist– rather than floating around in your head– you’ll be free to concentrate on your research studies.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows.
Ordinary score: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for fundamental, $4.99/ year for costs (additional attributes, no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please check your school’s policy before downloading this or any application to your school computer.

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