100 top suggestions for exam success and also some mobile applications. Read, use as well as do well.

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

1 Simply research, do not put things off.

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

3 Prepare a reasonable schedule. Short, constant study sessions. You need to be doing greater than your research.

4 Organise yourself. It’s never ever far too late. Clear notes, neat folders. Don’t tension on your own out.

5 Do not prioritise any kind of one topic. All subjects should obtain equal time. Permit 2 hours each weekend break for every topic as well as around 30-40 mins per night for studying what was covered on that particular day in the classroom.

6 Publish primary examiners’ records for your subjects. They give example solutions which you can make use of as a guide for addressing design.

7 How much time do you invest in the web? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr at night? It all builds up. Two hours a day is 14 each week, 56 monthly. Think of if you were to spend just half of that changing.

8 Fewer late evenings. The worst point you can do at the weekend breaks is spend the entire night up, as well as the whole day in bed. Attempt to reach bed by 1am at the current on weekends, as well as rise early.

9 Divide up deal with a close friend, after that meet up, photocopy each other’s notes, instruct each other what you found out.

10 Checking out a book isn’t studying– it’s reading a publication. Set a target: “I will revise this subject for 45 minutes”. Make note as you go. Do away with guides. Do a test question. Since’s research.

11 Get familiar with the format of the exam paper. Some documents are challenging as well as challenging directions can toss you on the day.

12 Don’t reduce too many edges. Annually pupils arise devastated because they paid attention to rumours about what was coming up. The reality is anything can come up. The documents are designed to be unpredictable.

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13 Record your revision notes on a dictaphone, download onto your phone, modify on the move.

14 Understand what you’re studying– or at least try. Rephrase in your very own words when feasible. Students who succeed in exams do not just vomit up truths, they show actual understanding.

15 Maintain the CAO in mind. Trainees have a tendency to ignore what they take down on their CAO types in the rush to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no harm to maintain considering what program you wish to do, and maintain investigating different locations.

16 Don’t speak about what study you’re doing and also do not pay attention to other individuals regarding what they’re doing. Lots of individuals exist regarding what they’re doing or not doing. The naturally brilliant friend who did nothing yet in some way handled a B1 in the mocks is possibly telling fibs about exactly how hard they’re working.

17Eat! Porridge can be perfectly edible with some small modifications. Some fast ones consist of putting delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or perhaps molasses and strawberries on it. It takes the concept of not fit to eat slop away as well as keeps you going all early morning.

18 My friends and I started our very own nerdy fad of soaking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I understand sounds revolting to some people, however it obtained us through.

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

20 Workout. Do not study any kind of later than 10pm, and if you can discover the power, opt for a walk. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you really feel great concerning on your own, and it removes your head after hours of researching.

21 Peanut butter mugs as well as chocolate bars with nuts are great brain food, and addictive as well. @ClareReidy1

22 Maintain the tests in perspective. None of the adhering to points will be dictated by how you do in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you wed, exactly how usually you marry, the amount of icecreams you eat in your life time; your general health and wellness and wellness; the variety of rocks that function their way into your shoes causing you repetitively hopping about on one foot to remove them; the amount of love in your life.


23 Regarding 75 per cent of Junior Cert and 55 per cent of Leaving Cert English is completely unseen until you open the paper. That does not suggest you can’t examine for the examination. You are finding out skills as opposed to rote-learning info.

24 Read, reviewed, check out. If you don’t check out extensively, you’ll never come to be a great writer.

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Videotape them onto your smartphone or iPod and also pay attention heading into school.

26 Do not learn essays off by heart. If you’re composing a short story, have some instances of characterisation and also establishing all set to adjust to your title. Innovative composing demands to be vibrant and amusing. Show, don’t inform. The viewers ought to have specific sights, appears and also smells in their minds-eye as they review your writing.

27 Review your exercise loud. You’ll hear mistakes faster than you’ll see them.

28 Evaluating a character is complex: analyze what they state, what they do, just how they look, what they think as well as feel and other people’s viewpoints of them. Don’t take them at their word– characters usually exist, to themselves as well as others.

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

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness design solutions seldom achieve a good grade, especially if you get stuck exploring one factor in extreme information.

31 Essays on researched texts need to use a formal style. Factors should be sustained with relevant and also precise quotes.

32 Know your single message effectively, completely. Whether you’re making use of referral or quotation to sustain your answer, you need to understand the text thoroughly.

33 In the relative study, you should ask on your own “what’s this message all about?”. When you make a checklist with that said going to all 3 texts, you can much more plainly see what they share. You after that require to locate vital moments in each to support your comparisons. And you must be contrasting them at all times.

34 You have about an hour per area in the examination. The majority of people will compose in between seven and 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and write 3 paragraphs in 20 minutes awhile of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not pay attention to the poetry tips. Prepare your preferred poets well and also you will certainly be compensated. The more you have to say about a poet’s job the much better, so have a sight which you can back up by referencing the poet’s job.


36 Practising previous exam documents is a very fundamental part of developing great examination method. Begin currently if you haven’t already.

37 You have to understand the proofs and also theories as well as the description of the vocabulary made use of.

38 Usage the official noting schemes. They commonly reveal more than one appropriate approach of resolving a question. The noting schemes likewise show you exactly how marks were alloted by the inspectors throughout all parts of all concerns in previous examinations, however there’s no genuine requirement for you to evaluate this. It is not feasible to predict the allowance of marks within a question– the allowance can vary extremely and in unexpected methods.

39 Suppose you determine to give five hrs a week to mathematics, a practical amount at this phase of the year. Damage this up right into five 35 minutes slots each week-night offering you just about 2 hrs at weekend.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert subject without an option on the paper. Consequently you need to stay up to date with the material covered in class.

41 Weekend break research study preferably should be used for trying concerns from previous documents as well as example documents. It is essential to recognize the exact set-up of your test, the amount of questions, the phrasing utilized, and so on. Time on your own to get made use of to the moment restrictions.

42 The job maths marking scheme is quite different from the noting plan made use of in the past. There are 5 marking ranges, with as much as six classifications per marking scale. It’s a lot more complex than the previous system.

43 Begin with your preferred inquiry. It will help settle your nerves on exam day. Obviously if you choose a consecutive strategy, do that.

44 It sounds apparent but get utilized to checking out inquiries thoroughly. See to it you’re not missing out on any type of details.

45 It is crucial to practice and also be comfortable with the fundamentals before attempting the new word troubles in mathematics. These concerns have to be read very carefully. Attempt to understand the issue. Check out the details provided. Write all the quantities offered and what is being looked for, ie, translating the English words right into mathematical sentences. Usually there is a formula that connects the information you have with the data you need.

46 In some cases you assume you know a topic, however along comes a concern which can be phrased in a way you have actually never ever seen before. Don’t let this toss you. The even more practice you have from taking on different inquiries, the much more certain you will certainly come to be when you encounter an unusual looking question.

47 If stuck, do not search for the service also swiftly. You will certainly often learn more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you have to review the remedy in the long run.

48 Program all workings within your answer– do not do rough-work on a different page. Don’t make use of Tippex, rather erase any type of mistakes with a single line. You may get marks for the work you have crossed out, however not if it’s Tippexed. Likewise, if you solve a trouble making use of a calculator, draw up some or every one of the actions taken. Do not simply provide the response. This is to ensure you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a representation and even a fundamental illustration can typically be extremely practical to get started in dealing with a question, and also may obtain marks for you.

50 Get aware of your formulae and tables booklet. It offers a lot of valuable details. Use it.


51 Homework is really research. It is evaluating on what was instructed on that day in the class as well as is typically, directly based on an exam question: ie, verse questions or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós tale.

52 Trainees commonly go home and discover an educator’s answers on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t require to do this. You need to possibly study just how the question is opened– the structure of the response– watching on appropriate quotations used.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can equate the rhyme you have virtually every solution required on the day as all poetry will certainly be printed on the actual exam paper. The only locations that should be found out 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 Past exam papers are essential. They show the layout of the actual exam as well as how questions might be subdivided in different sections. It is good method to study a particular topic and after that do out exam questions, watching in a timely manner restrictions as well as sticking strictly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the inquiry over and over to guarantee you are in fact answering the concern asked. No marks will be awarded for information that is not relevant. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on style, just on style as well as not feelings or emotions.

56 At this stage, you will have completed your simulated exams as well as will certainly have endured two full papers in Irish. Whatever mistakes you may have made, will certainly not be repeated in June. Keep in mind, you will constantly find out by your blunders. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will certainly require to readjust the length of time you spend on the various areas.

57 Do not overlook the value of the oral Irish assessment which brings 40 per cent of the overall exam mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks going with this section. Practice asking inquiries. Trainees are typically much better at responding to concerns than inquiring. Likewise practise reviewing the verse every day– with 35 marks for reading a plain 10-12 lines it deserves a lot more that the whole verse or prose training course.


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

59Marks are granted for framework, communication, vocabulary as well as pronunciation, as well as vocabulary is actually exactly how you phrase your reactions. Do not use jargon terms way too much. Rich vocabulary is everything about making use of a different method to say something.

60 Pronunciation is very crucial and make up 20 percent of the test Pay attention to French, German or Spanish radio and document on your own to perfect your accent.

61Try costs 10-15 minutes a day on your dental job. As soon as you have discovered a subject, method it out loud by yourself. When you are a lot more certain, practise with a good friend or a family member.

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62 Ask your teacher to evaluate you on previous aurals from years back regarding the very early 1990s if possible. Listen to your own CDs and downloads.

63Log on Google.fr for French, Google.de for German or Google.es for Spanish and search YouTube for clips in your chosen language. Even if you don’t understand every word, your ear will certainly become accustomed to it.

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

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65Do not learn off big lengthy essays on every subject. You will obtain slowed down as well as come to be disheartened. Write 3 factors on each subject as well as learn about 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have decent sentences to begin and end a created piece.

66 Do not use Google translate as it translates essentially and also does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is an outstanding translation website. It will only equate one word at a time, so it can be aggravating however there are interesting help discussion forums on the site.

67Familiarise yourself with the method questions are asked at the end of each reading understanding.

68 Do not be tempted to learn off opinion pieces by heart. It is unlikely that the piece that you will certainly have found out will certainly address the question given in the paper. You will be greatly punished if you don’t address the concern, even if the language that you have made use of is appropriate. Instead, accumulate your vocabulary for the various subjects on the syllabus and practice with previous or simulated examination documents.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to help LC students in preparation for French exam. @NatashaLynchEF


70 It is best to spend 30 minutes at once studying biology. Take a brief, five-minute break after thirty minutes and then proceed to the next subject.

71Try to invest concerning four 30 minute sessions per week committed to responding to past papers. These can vary over the brief inquiries in section A, the experimental concerns in section B and also the long concerns in section C.

72About 25 per cent of the marks are gained from knowing your meanings. These should be learned off by heart.
73 Between 15 and 30 percent of the marks are acquired from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment per day over the course of a month. When finding out the experiments you need to understand the steps taken and the reason for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your research ought to vary over the whole course. From Easter, concentrate on particular subjects. These are the subjects that turn up annually along with any kind of topics that are more likely to come up this year.


75Know what is entailed: time– the geography paper is two hrs as well as 50 minutes long; structure– 5 full inquiries need to be responded to. All concerns equal 80 marks.

76Plan your study. At least 80 percent of your time will be invested in research so it is vital you obtain the abilities to study efficiently.

77 Plan affordable targets which you can attain in each research session, eg, write out 15 significant appropriate points (SRPs) on your selected subject.

78Focus on topics that are checked out each year. These include: core system 1– landform advancement; plate tectonics; human communication; core unit 2– economic tasks in an Irish region; financial activities in a European region; economic tasks in a continental/sub-continental area; financial elective– effect of EU policies on Ireland; international companies.

79When you review your notes, select the keywords or phrases which will assist you to remember what the topic has to do with.

80 Make a subject recap by placing the core motif or subject title in the centre after that draw lines from the centre and also create sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, create the keywords or expressions linked to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant topics. Do not attempt to predict what will certainly be examined. Rather, practise answering assessment inquiries from previous documents. Time yourself and also see if you can compose an answer in the time which the examination will certainly enable you.

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


83 The typical key words are: “make up”– clarify and also give reasons; “compare”– explain similarities as well as distinctions; “contrast”– explain the primary distinctions; “describe”– state the noticeable; “clarify”– draw up the key points as well as create a description.


84 Spend at the very least an hour-and-a-half on company modification every second night. So 3 or 4 one-and-a-half hours research sessions every week.

85 The used business concern (ABQ) is on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 and 2003 will be structured identically to 2013 as well as these ABQs must be practiced initially, before any other year.

86 Lengthy inquiry method: 25-mark inquiries– spend 10 mins on them; 20-mark inquiries– invest eight minutes on them. 20-mark concerns are the most common as well as students incorrectly invest 10 minutes on them, which quickly builds up to a lot of two minutes’s shed throughout the exam; 15-mark question– spend 6 mins.

87 The two most prominent verbs are “show” and “review”. Yet with our above framework we immediately manage these verbs. The example deals with illustrate as well as the trainee can use the advantage or disadvantage as their individual point of view by putting “in my point of view” in front or their benefit or negative aspect. This is superb as it is a genuine opinion not rote picked up from a book.

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

Applications to assist concentration
The best concentration apps can help you get into the best psychological zone for absorbing details. This category takes a look at applications that keep you from getting sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by blocking other apps).

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

The Woodland application supplies a visual motivation by allowing you grow a digital tree and then primarily holding that tree hostage till your research study session is over.

But if you adhere to your emphasis time, you’ll delight in watching your trees grow. Over numerous research sessions, you can construct a delightful digital woodland– a pleasurable tip of all your efficient hours.

Perk: The Forest application is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants genuine trees in support of the digital ones that pro individuals grow (over 1 million trees and checking). So, utilizing this app to block other apps while examining can help the setting in addition to your qualities. Not bad at all.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Average score: 4.8/ 5 on Application Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Price: $2.99 on App Shop, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions readily available on all gadgets
2. Liberty
Flexibility app to block apps while researching
Freedom is an app that secures your phone while researching (or any other time you require to focus). Flag the apps and/or sites that sidetrack you, and Freedom will block them– wonderful if the self-motivated applications like Forest don’t fairly suffice for you. You can establish an arranged session beforehand or start some ‘Liberty time’ whenever you need it.

Liberty blocks time-wasting apps and also web sites throughout all your devices, so your iPad will not tempt you away while you’re studying on your MacBook.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average ranking: 3.2/ 5 on Application Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for fundamental attributes, costs registration offered ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please examine your institution’s policy before downloading this or any app to your institution computer.

3. White Noise Lite.
White Noise app to assist concentration.
Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to concentrate, however your preferred tunes may not help so much either. There’s absolutely nothing fairly like finishing a crucial note only to understand you began creating verses midway via the sentence (many thanks a great deal, Billie).

A little bit of white noise can assist you focus without attracting excessive attention to itself. The White Noise Lite app lets you construct personalized soundscapes to fit your preferences with a wide variety of sounds including beach waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rainfall, running water as well as also a vacuum (hi, if that’s what obtains you in the mood for research, you do you).

So now you have an excaustive checklist of pointers as well as some mobile apps on what to do to do well in college entry exams (πανελληνιες 2022) and to do well in any type of type of exams like for a work in the public sector (ασεπ). Research study, strive and also be successful or else you will depend on state allocations (οπεκα) which are really low.

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