100 top suggestions for exam success and some mobile apps. Read, use and be successful.

What should you be doing currently if you want to succeed in the June tests and also in exams normally?
Suggestions from those that’ve existed

1 Simply study, do not procrastinate.

2 Put away the laptop computer. Get your moms and dads to hide the battery so you won’t be tempted

3 Formulate a reasonable timetable. Short, regular research study sessions. You need to be doing more than your research.

4 Organise yourself. It’s never far too late. Clear notes, neat folders. Don’t anxiety yourself out.

5 Do not prioritise any kind of one topic. All subjects should obtain equivalent time. Permit 2 hrs each weekend break for every subject and around 30-40 minutes per night for examining what was covered on that day in the classroom.

6 Publish primary supervisors’ records for your subjects. They provide example answers which you can utilize as an overview for responding to design.

7 How much time do you invest in the web? Half-an-hour in the morning, a hr at night? It all accumulates. 2 hours a day is 14 per week, 56 monthly. Picture if you were to spend simply half of that modifying.

8 Less late evenings. The most awful thing you can do at the weekend breaks is spend the whole night up, and the whole day in bed. Try to get to bed by 1am at the current on weekend breaks, and get up early.

9 Separate up collaborate with a good friend, then meet up, xerox each other’s notes, show each other what you learned.

10 Reviewing a book isn’t studying– it reads a book. Establish a target: “I will certainly revise this subject for 45 minutes”. Remember as you go. Put away the books. Do a test inquiry. Now that’s research.

11 Obtain aware of the format of the exam paper. Some documents are challenging as well as complicated guidelines could throw you on the day.

12 Don’t cut a lot of corners. Every year pupils emerge devastated due to the fact that they listened to rumours concerning what was turning up. The fact is anything can come up. The papers are made to be uncertain.

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13 Document your revision notes on a dictaphone, download and install onto your phone, revise on the move.

14 Understand what you’re examining– or at the very least attempt. Rephrase in your very own words when possible. Students who succeed in examinations do not simply vomit up facts, they show real understanding.

15 Maintain the CAO in mind. Students often tend to forget what they put down on their CAO kinds in the rush to examine for the Leaving Cert. It’s no injury to keep thinking about what training course you intend to do, and also keep researching various locations.

16 Do not talk about what research study you’re doing and don’t pay attention to other individuals concerning what they’re doing. Great deals of individuals lie regarding what they’re doing or not doing. The normally brilliant close friend who did nothing however in some way handled a B1 in the mocks is probably informing fibs about how difficult they’re functioning.

17Eat! Gruel can be flawlessly edible with some minor changes. Some fast ones consist of placing chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or even molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the notion of not fit to eat slop away and also keeps you going all early morning.

18 My friends as well as I started our own unpopular fad of dunking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I comprehend audios revolting to some individuals, but it obtained us with.

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

20 Workout. Do not examine any later than 10pm, and if you can locate the power, go for a walk. It launches endorphins in your mind that make you really feel excellent concerning yourself, and also it clears your head after hrs of researching.

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

22 Keep the tests in point of view. None of the following things will be determined by exactly how you perform in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you marry, just how typically you marry, the number of icecreams you eat in your lifetime; your overall wellness and also well-being; the number of rocks that work their method into your footwear causing you consistently hopping around on one foot to eliminate them; the amount of love in your life.


23 Regarding 75 percent of Junior Cert and 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is entirely undetected until you open up the paper. That does not imply you can not study for the test. You are finding out skills instead of rote-learning information.

24 Read, reviewed, read. If you do not check out extensively, you’ll never ever come to be a great author.

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Record them onto your smartphone or iPod as well as pay attention heading right into institution.

26 Do not discover essays off by heart. If you’re writing a narrative, have some instances of characterisation and establishing ready to adapt to your title. Creative composing demands to be vivid and amusing. Program, don’t tell. The viewers should have particular sights, appears as well as scents in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

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

28 Judging a personality is complex: examine what they say, what they do, exactly how they look, what they assume as well as really feel as well as other individuals’s point of views of them. Don’t take them at their word– personalities typically exist, to themselves as well as others.

29Learn to mean words personality. There’s just one “h” and it’s at the beginning.

30Structure your solutions. Stream-of-consciousness design solutions rarely achieve a great quality, specifically if you get stuck exploring one point in extreme information.

31 Essays on studied texts should utilize a formal style. Factors must be supported with appropriate as well as exact quotes.

32 Know your single message extremely well, completely. Whether you’re making use of reference or quotation to support your answer, you need to recognize the message thoroughly.

33 In the comparative research 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 a lot more clearly see what they have in common. You then require to discover key minutes in each to sustain your comparisons. As well as you must be comparing them constantly.

34 You have regarding an hour per section in the examination. Many people will write between 7 and also 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and also compose 3 paragraphs in 20 mins awhile of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Don’t listen to the poetry suggestions. Prepare your much-loved poets well and also you will be awarded. The more you have to state regarding a poet’s job the better, so have a sight which you can back up by referencing the poet’s job.


36 Practising previous examination papers is a really vital part of establishing good exam strategy. Start currently if you have not already.

37 You need to know the evidence and also theses and the explanation of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Use the official noting systems. They frequently show more than one appropriate technique of fixing a concern. The noting systems likewise reveal you how marks were allocated by the inspectors throughout all parts of all inquiries in previous examinations, but there’s no genuine requirement for you to evaluate this. It is not feasible to forecast the allowance of marks within a concern– the appropriation can vary hugely and in unexpected methods.

39 Mean you decide to give five hours a week to maths, an affordable amount at this phase of the year. Break this up right into five 35 mins ports each week-night giving you nearly two hours at weekend.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert topic without a selection on the paper. Therefore you need to stay up to date with the product covered in course.

41 Weekend study preferably must be made use of for trying concerns from previous documents and also sample papers. It is important to know the specific set up of your test, the amount of inquiries, the wording used, etc. Time on your own to get used to the time restraints.

42 The task mathematics marking system is rather various from the marking plan utilized in the past. There are five noting scales, with as much as six groups per marking scale. It’s a lot more complicated than the previous system.

43 Begin with your favourite question. It will assist settle your nerves on examination day. Naturally if you prefer a consecutive technique, do that.

44 It seems noticeable yet obtain used to checking out concerns thoroughly. Make certain you’re not missing out on any info.

45 It is vital to practise as well as be comfortable with the essentials prior to trying the new word problems in maths. These questions need to be read very carefully. Try to comprehend the issue. Consider the information offered. Take down all the quantities offered as well as what is being sought, ie, equating the English words right into mathematical sentences. Often there is a formula that connects the data you have with the information you call for.

46 Sometimes you assume you understand a subject, however along comes a concern which can be phrased in such a way you have never ever seen before. Don’t let this throw you. The even more practice you have from taking on various questions, the a lot more certain you will come to be when you face a weird looking concern.

47 If stuck, do not search for the solution also quickly. You will typically find out more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you have to review the option in the end.

48 Program all functions within your answer– do not do rough-work on a separate page. Do not use Tippex, instead erase any errors with a single line. You may obtain marks for the job you have actually written off, yet not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you address an issue using a calculator, draw up some or every one of the actions taken. Do not simply give the solution. This is to ensure you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a diagram or perhaps a standard illustration can frequently be extremely helpful to get started in tackling an inquiry, as well as may acquire marks for you.

50 Get aware of your solutions and tables pamphlet. It supplies a great deal of valuable information. Utilize it.


51 Homework is in fact research study. It is wrapping up on what was instructed on that particular day in the class and also is more often than not, straight based on a test concern: ie, verse inquiries or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós story.

52 Trainees commonly go house and also learn an educator’s answers on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You do not need to do this. You should perhaps examine just how the question is opened– the framework of the response– watching on appropriate quotations made use of.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can convert the rhyme you have essentially every solution needed on the day as all poetry will be printed on the real exam paper. The only areas that should be found out off by heart are the grammatic terms that will be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint section– terms such as aimsigh and so forth.

54 Previous test papers are important. They show the format of the actual examination and also exactly how inquiries might be partitioned in various sections. It is good technique to study a particular topic and then do out test inquiries, keeping an eye in a timely manner restraints and also sticking strictly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the question over and over to guarantee you are really addressing the question asked. No marks will be granted for information that is not relevant. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on theme, just on motif as well as not feelings or emotions.

56 At this stage, you will have completed your mock examinations and will have endured two full papers in Irish. Whatever mistakes you might have made, will certainly not be duplicated in June. Keep in mind, you will always find out by your errors. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will require to change the size of time you spend on the various sections.

57 Don’t neglect the importance of the dental Irish evaluation which carries 40 per cent of the overall examination mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks opting for this section. Method asking inquiries. Trainees are usually better at responding to concerns than asking. Also practise reviewing the verse daily– with 35 marks for reviewing a simple 10-12 lines it deserves much more that the whole verse or prose course.


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58Remember that this is a discussion, not a meeting. The examiner exists to assist you reach your greatest possibility.

59Marks are granted for structure, communication, vocabulary and enunciation, as well as vocabulary is truly exactly how you phrase your responses. Do not use vernacular terms way too much. Rich vocabulary is all about making use of a various means to state something.

60 Enunciation is really important and also accounts for 20 per cent of the examination Listen to French, German or Spanish radio as well as document yourself to ideal your accent.

61Try investing 10-15 minutes a day on your oral work. As soon as you have learned a topic, method it out loud on your own. When you are a lot more confident, practise with a pal or a family member.

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62 Ask your teacher to check you on previous aurals from years back as for the early 1990s if possible. Listen to your very own CDs and 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 do not understand every word, your ear will certainly come to be 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 likewise pay attention to French news on rfi.fr and radiofrance.fr.

General language guidance

65Do not find out off big long essays on every topic. You will certainly obtain bogged down and come to be discouraged. Write 3 points on each subject and learn more about 20 words of vocabulary. See to it you have decent sentences to begin as well as end a composed item.

66 Don’t utilize Google translate as it equates literally and also does not take context into factor to consider. Wordreference.com is an excellent translation site. It will only translate one word at once, so it can be discouraging however there are intriguing assistance discussion forums on the website.

67Familiarise on your own with the way inquiries are asked at the end of each reading comprehension.

68 Don’t be tempted to discover off viewpoint items by heart. It is unlikely that the item that you will certainly have found out will certainly respond to the question given up the paper. You will be greatly punished if you don’t resolve the inquiry, even if the language that you have actually made use of is right. Instead, develop your vocabulary for the various topics on the syllabus and experiment previous or simulated evaluation papers.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to assist LC trainees in preparation for French test. @NatashaLynchEF


70 It is best to invest 30 minutes at one time examining biology. Take a short, five-minute break after half an hour and afterwards go on to the next topic.

71Try to spend concerning four thirty minutes sessions each week committed to responding to past papers. These could vary over the short questions in area A, the speculative concerns in section B as well as the long inquiries in area C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are acquired from recognizing your definitions. These need to be learned off by heart.
73 In between 15 as well as 30 percent of the marks are gotten from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment daily throughout a month. When finding out the experiments you have to recognize the steps taken as well as the reason for taking each step.

74Up to Easter, your research ought to vary over the entire training course. From Easter, focus on particular subjects. These are the topics that come up every year in addition to any kind of topics that are more probable to come up this year.


75Know what is entailed: time– the location paper is two hours and 50 minutes long; structure– five complete inquiries have to be addressed. All questions equal 80 marks.

76Plan your research study. A minimum of 80 per cent of your time will certainly be spent on research so it is important you acquire the skills to study successfully.

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

78Focus on subjects that are checked out each year. These consist of: core system 1– landform growth; plate tectonics; human interaction; core device 2– financial activities in an Irish region; economic activities in a European area; economic activities in a continental/sub-continental area; financial elective– influence of EU plans on Ireland; international companies.

79When you read your notes, choose the key words or phrases which will help you to remember what the topic is about.

80 Make a topic recap by placing the core motif or subject title in the centre then attract lines from the centre and also write sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, create the key words or expressions linked to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant subjects. Don’t attempt to forecast what will be checked out. Instead, practise answering evaluation inquiries from past papers. Time yourself and also see if you can create a solution in the time which the evaluation will certainly permit you.

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


83 The usual keywords are: “account for”– explain and also provide reasons; “contrast”– explain resemblances and differences; “comparison”– explain the main distinctions; “explain”– state the obvious; “explain”– write out the key points and create an explanation.


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

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

86 Long concern technique: 25-mark inquiries– spend 10 mins on them; 20-mark questions– spend eight minutes on them. 20-mark inquiries are one of the most usual and also trainees mistakenly spend 10 mins on them, which quickly accumulates to a great deal of 2 minutes’s shed throughout the exam; 15-mark concern– spend six minutes.

87 The two most popular verbs are “show” and also “review”. Yet with our above structure we instantly deal with these verbs. The instance handle show as well as the student can utilize the advantage or downside as their individual point of view by placing “in my viewpoint” ahead or their advantage or downside. This is outstanding as it is a genuine point of view not rote gained from a book.

Additionally try utilizing some mobile apps to assist yyou stay cooncetrated.

Apps to assist focus
The best focus applications can assist you get into the ideal mental area for absorbing info. This category considers applications that keep you from getting distracted (e.g. with white noise or by blocking other apps).

1. Forest
Woodland App
Several of us require a little exterior motivation to stay focused while researching. And that’s penalty.

The Forest application gives an aesthetic reward by allowing you grow a virtual tree and after that primarily holding that tree captive up until your study session is over.

Yet if you adhere to your focus time, you’ll take pleasure in viewing your trees thrive. Over several research sessions, you can develop a wonderful digital woodland– a pleasurable reminder of all your effective hrs.

Bonus offer: The Woodland application is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants real trees in behalf of the digital ones that pro individuals expand (over 1 million trees and also counting). So, utilizing this application to obstruct various other apps while researching can help the setting as well as your qualities. Not bad in all.

Available on: iphone, Android, Chrome
Ordinary score: 4.8/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Price: $2.99 on Application Shop, Free (with ads) on Google Play– in-app purchases available on all devices
2. Freedom
Liberty app to obstruct applications while examining
Flexibility is an app that locks your phone while studying (or any other time you require to concentrate). Flag the apps and/or internet sites that sidetrack you, and Freedom will certainly obstruct them– great if the self-motivated applications like Forest don’t quite suffice for you. You can set a set up session in advance or begin some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you require it.

Flexibility blocks time-wasting apps as well as sites across all your gadgets, so your iPad will not tempt you away while you’re examining on your MacBook.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average rating: 3.2/ 5 on Application Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Price: Free for basic attributes, costs registration readily available ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please examine your school’s policy prior to downloading this or any type of application to your college computer system.

3. White Noise Lite.
White Noise application to help focus.
Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to focus, yet your preferred tunes might not aid a lot either. There’s absolutely nothing quite like finishing a vital note only to realise you started writing lyrics halfway via the sentence (many thanks a lot, Billie).

A little white noise can aid you focus without drawing too much interest to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you build customized soundscapes to suit your choices with a vast array of audios including beach waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water as well as even a hoover (hello, if that’s what obtains you in the mood for research study, you do you).

So by now you have an excaustive checklist of pointers and also some mobile apps on what to do to prosper in college entrance tests (πανελληνιες 2022) and to prosper in any kind of tests like for a task in the general public industry (ασεπ). Study, strive and be successful or else you will count on state allocations (οπεκα) which are very reduced.

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