What should you be doing now if you want to prosper in the June examinations as well as in exams generally?
Advice from those who’ve existed

1 Just research, don’t postpone. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

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

3 Create a realistic timetable. Short, frequent study sessions. You need to be doing more than your research.

4 Organise yourself. It’s never ever too late. Clear notes, tidy folders. Don’t tension yourself out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Don’t prioritise any one topic. All subjects ought to get equivalent time. Permit 2 hrs each weekend for every topic as well as around 30-40 mins per night for examining what was covered on that particular day in the class.

6 Publish chief examiners’ records for your topics. They offer example solutions which you can make use of as a guide for answering design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you invest in the internet? Half-an-hour in the morning, a hr at night? Everything accumulates. 2 hours a day is 14 each week, 56 per month. Picture if you were to invest simply half of that changing.

8 Fewer late evenings. The most awful point you can do at the weekends is invest the whole night up, and the entire day in bed. Attempt to get to bed by 1am at the most up to date on weekend breaks, and also stand up early.

9 Divide up work with a good friend, after that assemble, xerox each other’s notes, instruct each other what you found out. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reading a publication isn’t studying– it’s reading a publication. Establish a target: “I will change this subject for 45 minutes”. Remember as you go. Do away with the books. Do an exam inquiry. Now that’s study.

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

12 Do not reduce a lot of edges. Annually students arise ravaged because they paid attention to rumours about what was turning up. The truth is anything can turn up. The papers are designed to be uncertain.

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13 Document your revision notes on a dictaphone, download and install onto your phone, change on the move. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

14 Understand what you’re examining– or at the very least try. Rephrase in your own words when feasible. Students that do well in exams do not simply vomit up realities, they show actual understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Students have a tendency to ignore what they take down on their CAO forms in the thrill to examine for the Leaving Cert. It’s no harm to maintain thinking of what training course you wish to do, as well as maintain researching different locations. @paddykell

16 Don’t discuss what research study you’re doing as well as do not pay attention to other individuals regarding what they’re doing. Great deals of individuals exist about what they’re doing or otherwise doing. The naturally fantastic buddy that not did anything but somehow managed a B1 in the mocks is possibly telling fibs concerning just how hard they’re working.

17Eat! Porridge can be perfectly edible with some minor changes. Some fast ones include placing delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or even molasses and strawberries on it. It takes the notion of not fit to eat slop away and keeps you going all morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends as well as I started our own nerdy pattern of dunking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I recognize audios nauseous to some people, but it got us via. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Workout. Do not examine any type of later than 10pm, as well as if you can locate the power, go with a stroll. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you feel great concerning on your own, and it removes your head after hrs of examining. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter cups as well as chocolate bars with nuts are brilliant brain food, as well as addictive also. @ClareReidy1

22 Maintain the exams in viewpoint. None of the complying with things will be dictated by how you carry out in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you marry, exactly how usually you wed, the number of icecreams you consume in your life time; your total wellness as well as health; the number of stones that work their way right into your shoes resulting in you continuously hopping about on one foot to remove them; the amount of love in your life.


23 About 75 percent of Junior Cert and also 55 per cent of Leaving Cert English is entirely hidden till you open the paper. That does not imply you can’t research for the examination. You are finding out abilities instead of rote-learning info.

24 Read, reviewed, read. If you do not check out extensively, you’ll never ever become a good author.

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Videotape them onto your mobile phone or iPod and pay attention heading right into institution.

26 Don’t learn essays off by heart. If you’re creating a narrative, have some instances of characterisation and also setting all set to adjust to your title. Imaginative writing demands to be vivid as well as amusing. Show, do not inform. The visitor needs to have details sights, sounds as well as smells in their minds-eye as they review your writing.

27 Read your exercise loud. You’ll hear blunders faster than you’ll see them.

28 Evaluating a personality is facility: analyze what they claim, what they do, how they look, what they believe as well as feel as well as other people’s opinions of them. Do not take them at their word– characters frequently exist, to themselves and also others.

29Learn to mean the word character. There’s only one “h” and also it’s at the start.

30Structure your solutions. Stream-of-consciousness style answers hardly ever achieve an excellent quality, particularly if you get stuck exploring one factor in too much detail.

31 Essays on studied texts must utilize a formal style. Factors must be sustained with pertinent and accurate quotes.

32 Know your single text extremely well, completely. Whether you’re utilizing recommendation or quote to sustain your response, you require to understand the message thoroughly.

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 a lot more plainly see what they share. You then need to discover essential moments in each to sustain your comparisons. And also you need to be contrasting them regularly.

34 You have regarding a hr per area in the test. Most individuals will write between seven as well as 10 paragraphs. Time on your own and write 3 paragraphs in 20 mins awhile of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not pay attention to the poetry tips. Prepare your favorite poets well as well as you will be awarded. The even more you need to state regarding a poet’s job the far better, so have a view which you can support by referencing the poet’s job.


36 Practicing past test papers is a very fundamental part of creating good examination technique. Start currently if you have not currently.

37 You must understand the proofs and theses and the explanation of the vocabulary made use of.

38 Use the official noting schemes. They often reveal more than one appropriate technique of solving an inquiry. The noting schemes likewise show you how marks were designated by the supervisors throughout all parts of all questions in previous examinations, however there’s no real requirement for you to analyse this. It is not feasible to anticipate the allocation of marks within a concern– the appropriation can vary hugely and also in unexpected means.

39 Suppose you make a decision to give five hrs a week to maths, a sensible amount at this stage of the year. Damage this up right into five 35 mins ports each week-night giving you practically two hours at weekend break.

40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert subject without an option on the paper. Consequently you have to stay up to date with the product covered in course.

41 Weekend break research study ideally ought to be made use of for attempting inquiries from past papers as well as example documents. It is crucial to understand the specific set up of your exam, how many inquiries, the phrasing made use of, etc. Time yourself to get utilized to the time restraints.

42 The job mathematics noting system is fairly various from the noting system used in the past. There are five noting ranges, with up to six classifications per marking range. It’s a whole lot much more complicated than the previous system.

43 Begin with your favorite question. It will certainly aid resolve your nerves on exam day. Naturally if you prefer a sequential strategy, do that.

44 It appears obvious but get made use of to reading questions carefully. Make sure you’re not missing out on any kind of information.

45 It is important to practice and also fit with the fundamentals prior to trying the new word troubles in maths. These inquiries have to read very carefully. Attempt to comprehend the issue. Consider the info given. Jot down all the amounts given and also what is being sought, ie, translating the English words into mathematical sentences. Usually there is a formula that connects the data you have with the information you require.

46 Occasionally you believe you understand a topic, however along comes a question which can be phrased in a way you have actually never seen before. Do not let this throw you. The more practice you have from tackling different questions, the much more certain you will certainly end up being when you face an unusual looking question.

47 If stuck, don’t search for the remedy as well rapidly. You will frequently discover more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you have to review the solution in the end.

48 Program all functions within your solution– do refrain from doing rough-work on a separate page. Do not utilize Tippex, instead cross out any mistakes with a solitary line. You may get marks for the work you have actually crossed out, but not if it’s Tippexed. Likewise, if you address a trouble making use of a calculator, write out some or all of the steps taken. Don’t simply provide the answer. This is to ensure you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a diagram or even a standard illustration can typically be very helpful to get going in tackling an inquiry, and may acquire marks for you.

50 Obtain accustomed to your formulae and tables booklet. It provides a great deal of beneficial info. Utilize it.


51 Research is in fact research study. It is recapping on what was taught on that day in the class as well as is typically, straight based on a test question: ie, poetry inquiries or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós tale.

52 Pupils frequently go house and also find out an instructor’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t need to do this. You should possibly examine just how the question is opened– the structure of the response– watching on relevant quotations made use of.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can translate the rhyme you have essentially every solution required on the day as all verse will certainly be printed on the actual exam paper. The only areas that need to be discovered off by heart are the grammatic terms that will be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and more.

54 Previous examination papers are important. They reveal the design of the actual examination and also exactly how inquiries may be subdivided in numerous areas. It is good technique to study a specific subject and after that do out test concerns, keeping an eye on time restrictions as well as sticking rigidly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the inquiry over and over to guarantee you are really addressing the inquiry asked. No marks will be awarded for info that is not pertinent. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on theme, only on motif as well as not sensations or feelings.

56 At this stage, you will certainly have completed your mock tests and will have endured 2 full papers in Irish. Whatever errors you might have made, will not be repeated in June. Bear in mind, you will always discover by your mistakes. 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 numerous areas.

57 Do not forget the value of the dental Irish evaluation which lugs 40 percent of the complete examination mark. Know the picture series well as there are 80 marks going with this area. Method asking inquiries. Trainees are usually much better at answering questions than inquiring. Likewise practise reading the verse on a daily basis– with 35 marks for reviewing a plain 10-12 lines it is worth much more that the whole verse or prose program.


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58Remember that this is a discussion, not a meeting. The inspector is there to assist you reach your greatest potential.

59Marks are awarded for structure, interaction, vocabulary and also pronunciation, and vocabulary is truly just how you phrase your responses. Do not make use of vernacular terms too much. Rich vocabulary is all about utilizing a various way to say something.

60 Pronunciation is really vital as well as accounts for 20 per cent of the exam Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and also document on your own to excellent your accent.

61Try spending 10-15 mins a day on your oral work. When you have actually found out a topic, practice it out loud on your own. When you are a lot more certain, practise with a buddy or a relative.

Aural exam.

62 Ask your instructor to evaluate you on previous aurals from years back regarding the very early 1990s ideally. Listen to your own CDs and also 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 picked language. Even if you don’t understand every word, your ear will end up being accustomed to it.

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

General language advice

65Do not discover off big lengthy essays on every topic. You will certainly obtain stalled and also come to be disheartened. Compose 3 points on each subject and also learn more about 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have suitable sentences to begin and end a written piece.

66 Don’t make use of Google translate as it converts essentially and also does not take context right into factor to consider. Wordreference.com is a superb translation site. It will just equate one word at once, so it can be aggravating however there are fascinating help discussion forums on the website.

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

68 Do not be lured to find out off point of view items by heart. It is not likely that the item that you will have learned will respond to the question given up the paper. You will be greatly penalised if you don’t address the concern, even if the language that you have actually used is right. Rather, develop your vocabulary for the various subjects on the curriculum as well as practice with past or simulated assessment papers.

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


70 It is best to spend half an hour at once researching biology. Take a brief, five-minute break after 30 minutes and afterwards proceed to the following topic.

71Try to spend concerning four thirty minutes sessions per week committed to responding to past documents. These could vary over the short inquiries in section A, the speculative inquiries in area B and the long inquiries in area C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are acquired from recognizing your interpretations. These ought to be discovered off by heart.
73 Between 15 and 30 percent of the marks are gained from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment each day throughout a month. When finding out the experiments you have to recognize the steps taken as well as the factor for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your study must vary over the entire program. From Easter, focus on certain subjects. These are the subjects that turn up each year in addition to any subjects that are most likely to find up this year.


75Know what is included: time– the location paper is 2 hours and also 50 minutes long; framework– five full questions need to be answered. All concerns equivalent 80 marks.

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

77 Plan sensible targets which you can attain in each research study session, eg, write out 15 substantial relevant factors (SRPs) on your chosen topic.

78Focus on subjects that are analyzed yearly. These include: core system 1– landform growth; plate tectonics; human interaction; core unit 2– financial activities in an Irish area; economic tasks in a European region; economic tasks in a continental/sub-continental region; economic optional– effect of EU plans on Ireland; multinational companies.

79When you review your notes, pick the keywords or expressions which will certainly aid you to keep in mind what the subject has to do with.

80 Make a subject summary by placing the core motif or topic 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, write the keywords or phrases connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant subjects. Don’t try to forecast what will be examined. Rather, practise answering examination concerns from past documents. Time yourself and also see if you can create a solution while which the evaluation will certainly enable you.

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


83 The usual key words are: “account for”– clarify and also provide factors; “compare”– point out resemblances as well as distinctions; “contrast”– mention the main differences; “explain”– state the evident; “describe”– draw up the key points and also create a description.


84Spend a minimum of an hour-and-a-half on company modification every second evening. So 3 or 4 one-and-a-half hours research sessions each week.

85The applied organization inquiry (ABQ) gets on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 as well as 2003 will be structured identically to 2013 and also these ABQs need to be practiced first, before any other year.

86 Lengthy concern technique: 25-mark inquiries– spend 10 minutes on them; 20-mark inquiries– spend eight mins on them. 20-mark inquiries are one of the most typical and also pupils erroneously spend 10 mins on them, which soon builds up to a great deal of 2 minutes’s lost throughout the test; 15-mark question– invest six minutes.

87The two most popular verbs are “highlight” and also “evaluate”. Yet with our above structure we instantly handle these verbs. The example manage highlight and the student can utilize the benefit or downside as their individual point of view by placing “in my opinion” ahead or their benefit or drawback. This is superb as it is a real viewpoint not rote learned from a book.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to answer this section. It is important to practise it as it takes most trainees over a hr to do this concern. But after 5 or six ABQs the speed normally develops. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will certainly not get it carried out in under an hour in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You ought to be doing a minimum of one ABQ weekly from now till the test.

89 The lengthy inquiry can commonly include one sentence, yet there are 2 parts to be dealt with to properly answer the question. The long concern might also have a narrative as an introduction, if so students need to describe the short story in their response or marks will be shed.


90By currently you should be completed, or nearing the conclusion of your special research. Look over the demands for length, resources and history details, as well as remember a person will be reading 300 of these over a couple of weeks in the summer season, so make it memorable.

91 Every topic will have information that are crucial eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. See to it you recognize crucial days and what order occasions occurred. It’s like telling a story. Don’t exclude the important little bits and it’s not very intriguing if you inform it in the wrong order.

92 Don’t think about learning off essays. It would be wonderful if you obtain the precise wording in your examination questions however it’s unlikely to happen, so think about moveable information that you can utilize to respond to any kind of inquiry. Practise composing a factor per paragraph; bear in mind the response is marked mostly paragraph by paragraph and if your work is organised and also thoughtful, you’ll succeed.

93 Bear in mind, honours history is not about writing all you understand about a topic. It is about learning to make links to the question you are responding to with the information you understand. For instance, a question on the aspects that caused the development of fascism is not write all you know about fascism: you should separate what brought about its rise such as instability after the 2nd World War, the financial scenario, hazard of communism etc 94Look at your papers: numerous pupils regard this inquiry as a procedure however knowing the topic, and also just how to handle created as well as aesthetic resources can be worth an extra grade.

95Don’ t neglect to change your compulsory study. There are only three, so make sure you understand enough to create a mini-essay of two-and-a half pages in order to answer the contextualisation part of the inquiry.

Home Economics

96The home economics program is huge. Break it down. Have a schedule, and take it eventually or week each time.

97Do three or 4 brief questions every evening. Each one is worth 6 marks– that’s 1.5 per cent of your complete mark. Use your textbook to address them, so you develop a financial institution of precise details in your head.

98 Practice inquiry 1 (a) in section B. You will certainly need to evaluate a graph or a chart in this concern. It doesn’t appear in any kind of textbook. You require to be acquainted with it.

99 Read one test question each evening. Highlight crucial terms. What is being asked? Take a look at the noting system. How are marks distributed? Numerous students have the best details however lose marks because they don’t know their marking plan.

100Know all the topics in your optional. Part (a) is obligatory. If you reduced corners, you might get captured out.

Also attempt making use of some mobile apps to assist yyou stay cooncetrated.

Apps to help focus
The best focus apps can help you enter the best psychological zone for absorbing info. This category looks at apps that keep you from getting sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by blocking other apps).

1. Forest
Woodland Application
A few of us need a little external motivation to remain concentrated while researching. And that’s penalty.

The Woodland application provides an aesthetic incentive by letting you plant a virtual tree and afterwards basically holding that tree captive up until your study session mores than.

Wish to check your Instagram for a second? Tempted to do a fast online store in between book chapters? Proceed. You’ll simply have to pertain to peace with enjoying your tree wither as well as pass away initially.

Yet if you adhere to your emphasis time, you’ll appreciate viewing your trees prosper. Over a number of research study sessions, you can build a wonderful digital forest– a positive tip of all your productive hrs.

Incentive: The Woodland application is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants genuine trees in support of the digital ones that pro users grow (over 1 million trees as well as checking). So, utilizing this application to block other apps while studying can aid the setting in addition to your grades. Tolerable in any way.

Available on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Average rating: 4.8/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: $2.99 on Application Store, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions readily available on all tools
2. Liberty
Liberty application to block apps while studying
Freedom is an app that secures your phone while studying (or any other time you need to concentrate). Flag the apps and/or sites that distract you, and Flexibility will obstruct them– excellent if the self-motivated applications like Forest do not rather cut it for you. You can set a set up session in advance or start some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you need it.

Flexibility obstructs time-wasting applications and also sites throughout all your tools, so your iPad won’t attract you away while you’re researching on your MacBook.

Did you know? The majority of smartphones have integrated tools for tracking display time as well as setting restrictions. They might not be as expensive as Forest as well as Liberty, yet they can finish the job in a pinch. Look for ‘Display Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Wellbeing’ (Android) to discover your alternatives.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average rating: 3.2/ 5 on Application Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for fundamental functions, costs membership offered ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your institution’s plan before downloading this or any type of app to your school computer.
3. White Noise Lite.
White Noise application to assist concentration.
Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, however your favorite songs could not assist so much either. There’s absolutely nothing rather like completing an important note only to realise you started creating lyrics midway via the sentence (many thanks a great deal, Billie).

A bit of white noise can aid you focus without attracting excessive attention to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you build custom-made soundscapes to match your choices with a large range of noises consisting of coastline waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and also even a vacuum cleaner (hi there, if that’s what gets you in the mood for research, you do you).

Packing up the books for the evening? Change from your studying mix to your snoozing mix for a relaxing sleep.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Typical ranking: 4.7/ 5 on Application Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Price: Free for lite version, $1.49 for complete variation (no ads).
Note: Please check your school’s plan before downloading this or any type of application to your institution computer system.
Efficiency apps for students.
Alright, so you have actually obtained interruptions out of the way and also some background seems on loop. Currently allow’s talk about some great apps for trainees that will certainly aid you obtain the most out of your research study time. The next 2 study applications help you arrange your timetable and remain on top of jobs so you can attain more as well as cram much less.

4. Todoist.
Todoist app.
Todoist can organise your college topics, project target dates, research and also … basically your entire life, if you desire it to. This is among the very best apps for students because it maintains your schoolwork on the right track while additionally holding you liable.

The Todoist application supplies useful features including:.

persisting due dates (excellent for once a week research).
quick include (include new projects and tasks on the go).
favourites and top priorities (flag the subjects you need to focus on).
areas as well as subtasks (divide challenging tasks right into little, easy steps).
integrations with various other apps (e.g. Google Schedule as well as Dropbox).
With all your jobs and due dates kept nicely in Todoist– rather than drifting around in your head– you’ll be complimentary to focus on your studies.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows.
Typical rating: 4.7/ 5 on App Shop, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for fundamental, $4.99/ year for costs (extra attributes, no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please examine your institution’s policy prior to downloading this or any kind of app to your institution computer system.

So now you have an excaustive checklist of pointers and some mobile apps on what to do to be successful in university access exams (Πανελλήνιες 2022) and also to prosper in any kind of kind of tests like for a task in the general public industry (ασεπ). Study, strive as well as do well or else you will depend on state allocations (Οπεκα) which are very low.