100 top tips for exam success as well as some mobile applications. Read, apply and prosper.

What should you be doing currently if you intend to prosper in the June exams and also in examinations normally?
Advice from those that’ve existed

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

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

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

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

5 Do not prioritise any one subject. All subjects must obtain equivalent time. Allow two hrs each weekend break for each subject and also around 30-40 minutes per evening for researching what was covered on that particular day in the classroom.

6 Print primary inspectors’ reports for your topics. They give sample answers which you can make use of as an overview for responding to style. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you invest in the web? Half-an-hour in the morning, a hr in the evening? Everything builds up. 2 hours a day is 14 per week, 56 each month. Visualize if you were to invest simply half of that modifying.

8 Less late nights. The most awful point you can do at the weekend breaks is invest the whole night up, as well as the entire day in bed. Attempt to get to bed by 1am at the latest on weekend breaks, and rise early.

9 Split up deal with a buddy, after that meet up, photocopy each other’s notes, teach each other what you found out. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Checking out a book isn’t studying– it’s reading a book. Establish a target: “I will change this topic for 45 minutes”. Remember as you go. Put away the books. Do a test concern. Now that’s research study.

11 Obtain familiar with the format of the exam paper. Some papers are challenging as well as difficult directions might throw you on the day.

12 Don’t cut too many corners. Annually pupils arise devastated due to the fact that they listened to rumours about what was turning up. The fact is anything can show 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, revise on the move. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

14 Understand what you’re examining– or a minimum of try. Rephrase in your own words when possible. Pupils that succeed in tests do not just vomit up truths, they show actual understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Students tend to forget what they take down on their CAO forms in the rush to examine for the Leaving Cert. It’s no injury to keep considering what course you want to do, and also maintain looking into various areas. @paddykell

16 Don’t speak about what research you’re doing and don’t pay attention to other people about what they’re doing. Lots of individuals exist about what they’re doing or otherwise doing. The normally fantastic close friend who not did anything however somehow managed a B1 in the mocks is most likely telling fibs regarding exactly how tough they’re working.

17Eat! Porridge can be flawlessly edible with some minor changes. Some fast ones consist of placing chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or perhaps molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the idea of not fit to eat slop away and also maintains you going all morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends as well as I began our own unpopular fad of soaking Nature Valley bars right into yogurt pots, which I comprehend audios nauseous to some people, however it got us through. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Exercise. Do not study any later than 10pm, as well as if you can find the energy, go for a stroll. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you really feel excellent regarding yourself, and it removes your head after hours of studying. @paddykell

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

22 Maintain the examinations in perspective. None of the following points will be determined by how you carry out in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you wed, just how commonly you marry, how many icecreams you eat in your lifetime; your overall health and wellness as well as well-being; the number of rocks that function their means into your shoes resulting in you continuously jumping around on one foot to eliminate them; the quantity of love in your life.


23 Concerning 75 per cent of Junior Cert and 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is entirely undetected up until you open up the paper. That does not suggest you can’t research for the exam. You are finding out abilities instead of rote-learning information.

24 Read, read, read. If you don’t read widely, you’ll never come to be an excellent author.

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Tape them onto your smart device or iPod and also listen heading into college.

26 Do not find out essays off by heart. If you’re writing a narrative, have some instances of characterisation and also setting ready to adapt to your title. Innovative composing needs to be dazzling as well as enjoyable. Program, don’t tell. The visitor should have particular views, seems as well as scents in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

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

28 Judging a personality is facility: examine what they say, what they do, just how they look, what they assume as well as really feel and also other individuals’s opinions of them. Don’t take them at their word– characters often lie, to themselves and others.

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

30Structure your answers. Stream-of-consciousness design answers rarely achieve an excellent grade, specifically if you obtain stuck exploring one factor in excessive detail.

31 Essays on researched messages should make use of a formal style. Points have to be supported with relevant as well as accurate quotes.

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

33 In the comparative study, you should ask on your own “what’s this message everything about?”. When you make a listing with that heading for all three messages, you can extra plainly see what they share. You then require to discover essential moments in each to sustain your comparisons. And you must be comparing them at all times.

34 You have concerning a hr per area in the exam. Most individuals will write between seven and 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and compose 3 paragraphs in 20 minutes awhile of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not pay attention to the poetry pointers. Prepare your favorite poets well and also you will certainly be rewarded. The more you need to say regarding a poet’s job the far better, so have a sight which you can support by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practicing previous examination documents is a really integral part of creating good test technique. Begin currently if you haven’t already.

37 You need to recognize the proofs and also theories and also the explanation of the vocabulary used.

38 Usage the official marking plans. They commonly show more than one acceptable method of resolving an inquiry. The noting schemes additionally reveal you how marks were allocated by the inspectors throughout all parts of all inquiries in previous exams, but there’s no genuine need for you to analyse this. It is not feasible to forecast the allocation of marks within an inquiry– the allotment can differ extremely as well as in unexpected means.

39 Intend you determine to give five hours a week to mathematics, an affordable amount at this phase of the year. Damage this up right into 5 35 minutes ports each week-night offering you just about 2 hours at weekend.

40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert topic without a selection on the paper. As a result you should stay on par with the material covered in class.

41 Weekend research study preferably must be used for attempting questions from past papers as well as example papers. It is essential to recognize the precise set-up of your examination, how many questions, the wording used, etc. Time on your own to get used to the moment restraints.

42 The task mathematics noting scheme is rather different from the marking plan used in the past. There are 5 noting ranges, with up to six groups per marking scale. It’s a great deal extra complex than the previous system.

43 Begin with your much-loved concern. It will aid settle your nerves on examination day. Of course if you choose a sequential technique, do that.

44 It appears noticeable however get utilized to checking out concerns thoroughly. See to it you’re not missing out on any information.

45 It is important to practise as well as be comfortable with the essentials prior to attempting the new word troubles in mathematics. These questions need to read very meticulously. Try to understand the issue. Consider the details given. Take down all the amounts provided and also what is being sought, ie, equating the English words right into mathematical sentences. Usually there is an equation that connects the information you have with the information you call for.

46 Often you think you know a subject, however along comes an inquiry which can be phrased in a way you have never seen prior to. Don’t allow this throw you. The even more practice you have from tackling various concerns, the extra confident you will certainly become when you face an odd looking inquiry.

47 If stuck, do not look up the solution as well quickly. You will typically discover more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you have to review the solution in the long run.

48 Show all operations within your solution– do not do rough-work on a different web page. Do not use Tippex, instead write off any kind of mistakes with a single line. You may get marks for the work you have actually written off, but not if it’s Tippexed. Likewise, if you address a problem making use of a calculator, write out some or every one of the actions taken. Don’t simply give the solution. This is to guarantee you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a representation or even a basic illustration can commonly be very handy to begin in tackling a concern, and may get marks for you.

50 Obtain knowledgeable about your solutions and tables booklet. It supplies a lot of valuable information. Utilize it.


51 Research is really study. It is recapping on what was educated on that day in the classroom and also is most of the time, directly based on an examination concern: ie, poetry inquiries or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós tale.

52 Students usually go home as well as learn a teacher’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You do not need to do this. You should possibly research just how the question is opened– the structure of the solution– keeping an eye on relevant quotes used.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can translate the poem you have essentially every solution needed on the day as all verse will certainly be published on the real exam paper. The only locations that ought to be learned off by heart are the grammatical terms that will be asked in question 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and so forth.

54 Past test documents are crucial. They show the layout of the real test and how questions might be partitioned in various sections. It is good method to examine a particular topic and then do out examination inquiries, watching in a timely manner restrictions as well as sticking rigidly to them.

55 Maintain re-reading the question over and over to ensure you are actually responding to the concern asked. No marks will be awarded for details that is not relevant. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on motif, only on theme as well as not sensations or feelings.

56 At this stage, you will certainly have completed your simulated exams as well as will have sat through 2 full documents in Irish. Whatever blunders you might have made, will not be repeated in June. Bear in mind, you will always discover by your blunders. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will certainly require to adjust the length of time you spend on the numerous sections.

57 Don’t disregard the importance of the oral Irish exam which brings 40 per cent of the total exam mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks going with this section. Practice asking concerns. Pupils are generally much better at addressing concerns than asking them. Additionally practise reviewing the poetry daily– with 35 marks for checking out a mere 10-12 lines it deserves more that the whole poetry or prose training course.


Dental exam

58Remember that this is a conversation, not a meeting. The inspector exists to aid you reach your highest potential.

59Marks are granted for framework, interaction, vocabulary and enunciation, as well as vocabulary is really exactly how you phrase your responses. Do not utilize vernacular terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is all about using a different way to state something.

60 Enunciation is extremely vital as well as accounts for 20 percent of the exam Pay attention to French, German or Spanish radio as well as document on your own to ideal your accent.

61Try spending 10-15 mins a day on your oral work. When you have found out a subject, technique it aloud by yourself. When you are much more confident, practise with a close friend or a family member.

Aural exam.

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

63Log on Google.fr for French, Google.de for German or Google.es for Spanish as well as search YouTube for clips in your picked language. Even if you don’t recognize every word, your ear will come to be accustomed to it.

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

General language suggestions

65Do not learn off large lengthy essays on every topic. You will certainly obtain bogged down and also come to be discouraged. Compose 3 points on each subject and learn about 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have suitable sentences to begin as well as end a composed item.

66 Do not use Google equate as it translates literally and does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is an outstanding translation site. It will just convert one word at a time, so it can be discouraging but there are interesting aid forums on the site.

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

68 Don’t be tempted to discover off viewpoint pieces by heart. It is not likely that the item that you will certainly have discovered will certainly address the concern given up the paper. You will be greatly punished if you do not resolve the concern, even if the language that you have actually used is right. Rather, develop your vocabulary for the different subjects on the syllabus and experiment past or mock evaluation papers.

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


70 It is best to spend 30 minutes at one time researching biology. Take a short, five-minute break after thirty minutes and after that carry on to the following subject.

71Try to spend regarding 4 thirty minutes sessions each week committed to responding to past papers. These can vary over the brief concerns in area A, the experimental inquiries in section B and the long inquiries in area C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are gotten from knowing your meanings. These should be found out off by heart.
73 In between 15 and also 30 per cent of the marks are obtained 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 finding out the experiments you have to recognize the actions taken and the factor for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your research study ought to range over the whole training course. From Easter, concentrate on specific subjects. These are the subjects that come up each year in addition to any topics that are more likely to find up this year.


75Know what is involved: time– the location paper is two hours and 50 minutes long; structure– 5 complete questions have to be addressed. All inquiries equivalent 80 marks.

76Plan your research study. At the very least 80 percent of your time will certainly be invested in research study so it is important you acquire the abilities to research properly.

77 Strategy sensible targets which you can achieve in each research session, eg, draw up 15 considerable appropriate factors (SRPs) on your chosen topic.

78Focus on topics that are taken a look at each year. These include: core device 1– landform growth; plate tectonics; human communication; core system 2– economic tasks in an Irish area; economic tasks in a European area; financial activities in a continental/sub-continental region; financial optional– effect of EU plans on Ireland; international business.

79When you review your notes, pick the key words or expressions which will aid you to keep in mind what the subject is about.

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

81 Cover all the major subjects. Don’t attempt to predict what will be checked out. Rather, practise answering evaluation inquiries from previous papers. Time on your own and also see if you can compose a response while which the examination will permit you.

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


83 The usual key words are: “make up”– describe and also offer reasons; “contrast”– mention similarities and distinctions; “contrast”– explain the major distinctions; “define”– state the evident; “explain”– write out the bottom lines and also write a description.


84Spend at least an hour-and-a-half on company revision every second night. So three or four one-and-a-half hrs study sessions weekly.

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

86 Lengthy question practice: 25-mark questions– spend 10 minutes on them; 20-mark concerns– spend eight minutes on them. 20-mark concerns are one of the most usual as well as trainees mistakenly spend 10 minutes on them, which soon accumulates to a lot of 2 mins’s lost during the test; 15-mark inquiry– invest six mins.

87The two most popular verbs are “show” and also “evaluate”. Yet with our above structure we automatically manage these verbs. The example manage illustrate as well as the pupil can use the advantage or negative aspect as their individual opinion by putting “in my opinion” in front or their benefit or drawback. This is superb as it is an authentic point of view not rote picked up from a book.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to answer this section. It is vital to practice it as it takes most students over a hr to do this inquiry. Yet after 5 or 6 ABQs the speed naturally establishes. If you do not practise the ABQ, you will certainly not get it carried out in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You ought to be doing a minimum of one ABQ every week from currently till the exam.

89 The long concern can often have one sentence, yet there are two parts to be handled to properly answer the question. The long concern may also have a narrative as an intro, if so pupils have to refer to the narrative in their solution or marks will certainly be lost.


90By now you should be ended up, or nearing the completion of your unique research. Look over the requirements for length, resources as well as background info, and remember somebody will certainly be reading 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summer season, so make it memorable.

91 Every subject will certainly have information that are vital eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. See to it you recognize important days and what order occasions took place. It resembles telling a story. Don’t exclude the essential bits as well as it’s not extremely interesting if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Don’t think of discovering off essays. It would certainly be fantastic if you get the exact wording in your test concerns however it’s not likely to occur, so think about portable info that you can make use of to answer any type of question. Practise creating a factor per paragraph; bear in mind the solution is significant primarily paragraph by paragraph and also if your job is organised as well as thoughtful, you’ll succeed.

93 Bear in mind, honours background is not regarding creating all you understand about a subject. It has to do with finding out to make links to the question you are responding to with the info you recognize. As an example, a concern on the factors that resulted in the growth of fascism is not write all you find out about fascism: you have to separate what brought about its surge such as instability after the 2nd World War, the economic circumstance, threat of communism and so on 94Look at your files: lots of trainees regard this inquiry as a procedure but understanding the subject, and exactly how to deal with created and aesthetic resources can be worth an additional grade.

95Don’ t forget to modify your mandatory case studies. There are just three, so make certain you recognize sufficient to write a mini-essay of two-and-a fifty percent pages in order to respond to the contextualisation part of the question.

Home Economics

96The home economics training course is significant. Simplify. Have a schedule, and also take it one day or week at once.

97Do three or 4 brief inquiries every night. Each one is worth six marks– that’s 1.5 per cent of your total mark. Use your book to answer them, so you build up a bank of exact information in your head.

98 Method concern 1 (a) in area B. You will certainly need to evaluate a chart or a chart in this concern. It doesn’t appear in any type of textbook. You require to be knowledgeable about it.

99 Read one test question each night. Highlight vital terms. What is being asked? Take a look at the noting plan. Exactly how are marks dispersed? Numerous trainees have the right details but shed marks because they don’t know their marking scheme.

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

Likewise attempt making use of some mobile applications to assist yyou stay cooncetrated.

Apps to help focus
The best concentration apps can aid you enter the right mental area for taking in details. This classification takes a look at apps that keep you from obtaining sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing other apps).

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

The Woodland application gives a visual incentive by allowing you plant a virtual tree and then generally holding that tree hostage till your study session mores than.

Want to examine your Instagram momentarily? Lured to do a fast online store between textbook phases? Go on. You’ll just have to pertain to tranquility with viewing your tree wither and also pass away initially.

Yet if you stay with your focus time, you’ll take pleasure in seeing your trees thrive. Over several study sessions, you can construct a delightful digital forest– an enjoyable suggestion of all your efficient hours.

Bonus: The Forest application is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants genuine trees on behalf of the digital ones that pro users grow (over 1 million trees as well as checking). So, using this app to obstruct various other apps while studying can aid the environment in addition to your grades. Not bad in any way.

Available on: iphone, Android, Chrome
Typical rating: 4.8/ 5 on App Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: $2.99 on Application Shop, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app purchases offered on all gadgets

  1. Flexibility
    Flexibility application to obstruct apps while researching
    Flexibility is an app that locks your phone while researching (or any other time you need to focus). Flag the apps and/or sites that sidetrack you, and also Liberty will block them– great if the self-motivated apps like Woodland do not fairly cut it for you. You can establish an arranged session ahead of time or begin some ‘Flexibility time’ whenever you need it.

Flexibility obstructs time-wasting applications as well as internet sites throughout all your devices, so your iPad won’t lure you away while you’re studying on your MacBook.

Did you know? Many smartphones have integrated tools for tracking screen time as well as establishing restrictions. They might not be as expensive as Woodland and also Liberty, but they can get the job done in a pinch. Try to find ‘Screen Time’ (iphone) or ‘Digital Wellbeing’ (Android) to discover your choices.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average score: 3.2/ 5 on App Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: Free for fundamental attributes, premium registration readily available ($ 30/year).
Note: Please inspect your college’s policy before downloading this or any app to your college computer system.

  1. White Noise Lite.
    White Noise app to aid focus.
    Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to concentrate, however your preferred songs could not help so much either. There’s nothing rather like ending up an essential note only to realise you began writing verses midway with the sentence (many thanks a lot, Billie).

A little bit of white noise can aid you focus without attracting way too much interest to itself. The White Noise Lite app allows you develop customized soundscapes to suit your preferences with a vast array of sounds including coastline waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rainfall, running water as well as also a vacuum (hi there, if that’s what obtains you in the state of mind for study, you do you).

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

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Typical rating: 4.7/ 5 on App Shop, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for lite variation, $1.49 for complete version (no ads).
Note: Please check your school’s policy before downloading this or any kind of application to your college computer.
Productivity applications for students.
Alright, so you have actually got distractions out of the way and some history sounds on loop. Currently allow’s speak about some good applications for pupils that will aid you get the most out of your research time. The next 2 research applications help you arrange your routine and remain on top of assignments so you can accomplish even more and stuff less.

  1. Todoist.
    Todoist app.
    Todoist can organise your institution subjects, task deadlines, homework and … practically your entire life, if you desire it to. This is one of the most effective apps for students since it maintains your schoolwork on track while likewise holding you answerable.

The Todoist app offers helpful functions including:.

persisting due days (wonderful for once a week homework).
fast add (include brand-new projects as well as tasks on the move).
favourites and also priorities (flag the subjects you need to focus on).
sections and subtasks (divide challenging projects right into small, easy actions).
combinations with other applications (e.g. Google Calendar as well as Dropbox).
With all your jobs and also due dates kept nicely in Todoist– instead of floating around in your head– you’ll be free to concentrate on your researches.

Offered on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows.
Typical score: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Price: Free for basic, $4.99/ year for premium (extra functions, no advertisements).
Note: Please examine your school’s policy before downloading this or any kind of app to your institution computer system.

So by now you have an excaustive checklist of suggestions as well as some mobile applications on what to do to do well in university access exams (Πανελληνιες 2022) and to succeed in any kind of type of tests like for a work in the general public market (ΑΣΕΠ). Study, strive and also prosper otherwise you will rely upon state allocations (ΟΠΕΚΑ) which are extremely low.

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