100 leading ideas for exam success and also some mobile applications. Read, apply and do well.

What should you be doing currently if you wish to be successful in the June tests as well as in tests generally?
Guidance from those who have actually existed

1 Just study, do not postpone.

2 Put away the laptop. Obtain your moms and dads to conceal the battery so you will not be tempted

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

4 Organise yourself. It’s never ever too late. Clear notes, tidy folders. Do not stress and anxiety yourself out.

5 Don’t prioritise any one subject. All topics should obtain equal time. Enable two hrs each weekend for every subject and around 30-40 mins per night for examining what was covered on that day in the classroom.

6 Publish primary examiners’ records for your topics. They give sample answers which you can use as an overview for responding to design.

7 How much time do you spend on the net? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr in the evening? All of it adds up. Two hrs a day is 14 each week, 56 per month. Visualize if you were to invest simply half of that changing.

8 Less late nights. The most awful thing you can do at the weekend breaks is spend the whole evening up, and the whole day in bed. Attempt to reach bed by 1am at the most recent on weekend breaks, as well as stand up early.

9 Separate up collaborate with a good friend, after that meet up, photocopy each other’s notes, instruct each other what you learned.

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

11 Obtain accustomed to the layout of the exam paper. Some papers are tricky and also difficult instructions could toss you on the day.

12 Don’t cut too many corners. Each year trainees emerge ravaged due to the fact that they listened to rumours concerning what was turning up. The reality is anything can come up. The papers are made to be unpredictable.

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

14 Understand what you’re studying– or at the very least try. Rephrase in your own words when feasible. Pupils who succeed in exams do not simply vomit up facts, they show real understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Pupils often tend to forget about what they put down on their CAO forms in the thrill to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no injury to keep thinking of what program you want to do, and also maintain researching various areas.

16 Do not speak about what research you’re doing as well as do not pay attention to other people about what they’re doing. Great deals of people exist concerning what they’re doing or otherwise doing. The normally great close friend who not did anything however in some way managed a B1 in the mocks is probably informing fibs regarding just how tough they’re working.

17Eat! Gruel can be perfectly edible with some small adjustments. Some fast ones consist of placing chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or perhaps molasses and also strawberries on it. It takes the idea of inedible slop away and maintains you going all early morning.

18 My friends and also I started our very own nerdy fad of soaking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I recognize noises revolting to some people, but it obtained us via.

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

20 Exercise. Don’t study any later than 10pm, and also if you can find the power, choose a stroll. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you really feel excellent about yourself, and also it clears your head after hrs of researching.

21 Peanut butter mugs and chocolate bars with nuts are great mind food, and also addicting as well. @ClareReidy1

22 Maintain the exams in perspective. None of the complying with things will certainly be determined by just how you perform in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you wed, exactly how typically you marry, the number of icecreams you eat in your life time; your overall health and wellness as well as wellness; the number of rocks that function their way into your footwear leading to you repeatedly hopping around on one foot to eliminate them; the quantity of love in your life.


23 About 75 per cent of Junior Cert as well as 55 per cent of Leaving Cert English is totally unseen up until you open up the paper. That does not indicate you can not research for the exam. You are discovering skills as opposed to rote-learning info.

24 Read, checked out, check out. If you don’t read widely, you’ll never become an excellent writer.

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Record them onto your smart device or iPod and listen en route into college.

26 Don’t learn essays off by heart. If you’re composing a short story, have some examples of characterisation as well as setting all set to adjust to your title. Creative creating demands to be dazzling and also entertaining. Program, do not inform. The visitor needs to have details sights, appears and scents in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

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

28 Evaluating a character is complex: examine what they claim, what they do, how they look, what they assume and feel as well as other individuals’s point of views of them. Do not take them at their word– personalities often lie, to themselves and also others.

29Learn to spell words personality. There’s just one “h” as well as it’s at the beginning.

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness design responses rarely achieve an excellent quality, especially if you get stuck checking out one factor in too much information.

31 Essays on examined texts must utilize a formal style. Points must be sustained with relevant and also precise quotes.

32 Know your solitary text effectively, completely. Whether you’re utilizing reference or quotation to support your response, you require to know the message thoroughly.

33 In the comparative research study, you should ask yourself “what’s this message all about?”. When you make a list with that heading for all 3 texts, you can much more plainly see what they have in common. You after that require to locate key moments in each to sustain your comparisons. And you need to be comparing them regularly.

34 You have about an hour per section in the test. Many people will write in between seven as well as 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and create three paragraphs in 20 mins awhile of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not listen to the poetry tips. Prepare your preferred poets well and also you will be rewarded. The even more you need to say regarding a poet’s job the better, so have a view which you can back up by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practising past examination documents is an extremely fundamental part of developing good exam technique. Start now if you have not already.

37 You need to know the evidence as well as theorems and also the description of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Use the main marking systems. They frequently reveal more than one acceptable approach of addressing an inquiry. The noting schemes likewise reveal you how marks were assigned by the examiners throughout all parts of all questions in previous exams, however there’s no genuine requirement for you to analyse this. It is not feasible to anticipate the allocation of marks within a concern– the allowance can differ hugely as well as in unforeseen means.

39 Expect you decide to give five hours a week to maths, an affordable quantity at this phase of the year. Damage this up right into five 35 minutes ports each week-night providing you nearly two hrs at weekend break.

40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert subject without a choice on the paper. As a result you should stay on par with the product covered in class.

41 Weekend break study preferably must be utilized for attempting questions from previous documents and example papers. It is vital to know the exact set-up of your exam, the amount of questions, the phrasing used, etc. Time yourself to obtain utilized to the moment restrictions.

42 The project maths noting system is rather different from the marking system used in the past. There are five noting ranges, with as much as 6 classifications per noting range. It’s a whole lot extra difficult than the previous system.

43 Begin with your much-loved inquiry. It will aid resolve your nerves on examination day. Certainly if you like a consecutive strategy, do that.

44 It seems obvious yet obtain used to reading inquiries very carefully. Ensure you’re not missing out on any info.

45 It is vital to practice and also fit with the fundamentals before attempting the new word issues in maths. These questions have to read really carefully. Try to comprehend the trouble. Take a look at the information given. Write all the amounts given as well as what is being sought, ie, equating the English words right into mathematical sentences. Commonly there is an equation that links the data you have with the data you need.

46 Sometimes you assume you know a topic, however along comes an inquiry which can be phrased in a way you have actually never ever seen before. Don’t allow this throw you. The more practice you have from taking on different concerns, the more positive you will certainly end up being when you encounter a strange looking question.

47 If stuck, don’t look up the solution as well rapidly. You will certainly often learn more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you need to read the remedy in the long run.

48 Show all operations within your answer– do refrain from doing rough-work on a separate web page. Don’t use Tippex, instead erase any kind of errors with a single line. You could get marks for the work you have written off, but not if it’s Tippexed. Likewise, if you solve an issue utilizing a calculator, draw up some or every one of the actions taken. Don’t simply provide the solution. This is to ensure you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a layout or even a standard sketch can commonly be very practical to get started in tackling a question, and also may gain marks for you.

50 Obtain acquainted with your formulae and also tables pamphlet. It supplies a lot of valuable details. Use it.


51 Homework is really study. It is wrapping up on what was taught on that particular day in the classroom as well as is usually, directly based on a test inquiry: ie, poetry concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós tale.

52 Pupils typically go house as well as discover a teacher’s solutions on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t require to do this. You need to maybe examine how the inquiry is opened– the framework of the answer– keeping an eye on relevant quotations utilized.

53 In the filiocht sections, if you can equate the poem you have basically every solution called for on the day as all poetry will certainly be published on the real exam paper. The only locations that must be discovered off by heart are the grammatic terms that will be asked in question 6A in the léamhthuiscint section– terms such as aimsigh and so forth.

54 Past exam documents are vital. They show the layout of the real exam and exactly how inquiries might be partitioned in various areas. It is good technique to examine a certain subject and afterwards do out examination concerns, keeping an eye in a timely manner restrictions and also sticking strictly to them.

55 Maintain re-reading the concern over and over to ensure you are in fact answering the question asked. No marks will be awarded for details that is not pertinent. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on motif, only on style and also not feelings or emotions.

56 At this stage, you will certainly have completed your mock examinations and also will certainly have sat through 2 complete documents in Irish. Whatever errors you may have made, will certainly not be duplicated in June. Remember, you will always discover by your errors. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will certainly need to adjust the length of time you spend on the various sections.

57 Do not forget the significance of the oral Irish assessment which lugs 40 per cent of the complete test mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks opting for this area. Practice asking concerns. Students are usually much better at responding to concerns than asking. Additionally practise reading the verse every day– with 35 marks for checking out a simple 10-12 lines it is worth more that the entire verse or prose course.


Oral test

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

59Marks are awarded for structure, interaction, vocabulary as well as enunciation, as well as vocabulary is truly just how you phrase your feedbacks. Don’t make use of vernacular terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is all about making use of a various method to state something.

60 Enunciation is extremely vital and accounts for 20 per cent of the test Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and record yourself to excellent your accent.

61Try spending 10-15 mins a day on your dental work. Once you have actually discovered a topic, method it out loud on your own. When you are extra confident, practise with a friend or a loved one.

Acoustic test.

62 Ask your instructor to check you on previous aurals from years back as far as the very early 1990s if possible. Pay attention to your very own CDs as well as downloads.

63Log on for French, for German or for Spanish as well as search YouTube for clips in your selected language. Even if you do not understand every word, your ear will certainly become accustomed to it.

64 For French, log onto as well as listen to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a prominent news channel on French television. You can likewise pay attention to French news on and also

General language advice

65Do not find out off big lengthy essays on every subject. You will obtain slowed down and also end up being discouraged. Create 3 points on each topic and also find out about 20 words of vocabulary. Ensure you have suitable sentences to start and finish a written item.

66 Do not use Google equate as it converts literally as well as does not take context right into factor to consider. is a superb translation website. It will just translate one word at a time, so it can be irritating yet there are fascinating help forums on the site.

67Familiarise on your own with the method inquiries are asked at the end of each analysis understanding.

68 Do not be tempted to discover off viewpoint items by heart. It is not likely that the piece that you will have discovered will certainly answer the concern given in the paper. You will certainly be heavily penalised if you don’t deal with the question, even if the language that you have made use of is correct. Rather, build up your vocabulary for the different subjects on the syllabus as well as practice with previous or simulated evaluation papers.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to aid LC pupils in preparation for French exam. @NatashaLynchEF


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

71Try to invest concerning 4 half an hour sessions weekly committed to addressing past papers. These could vary over the brief inquiries in section A, the speculative inquiries in section B as well as the lengthy questions in section C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are gotten from recognizing your interpretations. These must be found out off by heart.
73 In between 15 as well as 30 percent of the marks are obtained from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment each day throughout a month. When finding out the experiments you need to recognize the steps taken as well as the factor for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your study should range over the whole program. From Easter, concentrate on particular subjects. These are the subjects that come up every year together with any subjects that are most likely to come up this year.


75Know what is included: time– the geography paper is two hours and also 50 mins long; structure– 5 complete concerns have to be responded to. All concerns equivalent 80 marks.

76Plan your research study. At the very least 80 per cent of your time will be spent on research study so it is important you obtain the abilities to research efficiently.

77 Plan reasonable targets which you can accomplish in each study session, eg, draw up 15 significant relevant points (SRPs) on your picked subject.

78Focus on subjects that are analyzed yearly. These include: core device 1– landform growth; plate tectonics; human communication; core unit 2– economic activities in an Irish region; financial activities in a European region; economic tasks in a continental/sub-continental region; economic optional– impact of EU policies on Ireland; multinational business.

79When you review your notes, choose the key words or phrases which will help you to bear in mind what the topic is about.

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

81 Cover all the major subjects. Don’t attempt to predict what will be taken a look at. Rather, practise answering evaluation concerns from previous papers. Time on your own as well as see if you can compose a solution in the time which the assessment will allow you.

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


83 The normal keywords are: “make up”– clarify and also give factors; “contrast”– explain similarities as well as distinctions; “comparison”– explain the major differences; “define”– state the noticeable; “clarify”– write out the bottom lines as well as write an explanation.


84 Spend at the very least an hour-and-a-half on company alteration every second night. So three or four one-and-a-half hrs research sessions each week.

85 The used company question (ABQ) gets on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 as well as 2003 will be structured identically to 2013 as well as these ABQs need to be practised first, before any other year.

86 Long inquiry method: 25-mark concerns– spend 10 minutes on them; 20-mark inquiries– invest eight minutes on them. 20-mark inquiries are the most typical and trainees wrongly invest 10 minutes on them, which soon builds up to a great deal of two minutes’s shed during the test; 15-mark concern– spend 6 mins.

87 The two most popular verbs are “highlight” as well as “review”. Yet with our above framework we immediately take care of these verbs. The instance deals with show and also the trainee can utilize the advantage or negative aspect as their personal viewpoint by putting “in my point of view” ahead or their advantage or negative aspect. This is exceptional as it is an authentic opinion not rote picked up from a textbook.

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

Apps to assist concentration
The very best focus apps can aid you enter the right mental zone for taking in info. This category takes a look at apps that keep you from obtaining distracted (e.g. with white noise or by blocking various other applications).

1. Woodland
Woodland App
Some of us require a little exterior inspiration to stay concentrated while studying. And that’s penalty.

The Woodland app supplies a visual motivation by letting you grow a digital tree and afterwards essentially holding that tree captive till your research study session mores than.

But if you stay with your emphasis time, you’ll delight in seeing your trees thrive. Over numerous research study sessions, you can develop a fascinating electronic woodland– a pleasant pointer of all your effective hours.

Incentive: The Woodland app is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants actual trees in behalf of the virtual ones that pro individuals expand (over 1 million trees as well as counting). So, utilizing this app to block other applications while studying can aid the setting along with your qualities. Tolerable in any way.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Chrome
Ordinary ranking: 4.8/ 5 on Application Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: $2.99 on App Store, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions available on all devices
2. Flexibility
Flexibility app to obstruct apps while researching
Freedom is an application that locks your phone while examining (or any other time you need to focus). Flag the application and/or internet sites that distract you, and also Liberty will certainly block them– great if the self-motivated apps like Forest do not fairly suffice for you. You can establish a set up session beforehand or start some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you need it.

Freedom obstructs time-wasting apps as well as web sites across all your gadgets, so your iPad won’t tempt you away while you’re studying on your MacBook.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Ordinary rating: 3.2/ 5 on Application Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Price: Free for standard functions, costs registration offered ($ 30/year).
Note: Please check your institution’s plan before downloading this or any kind of application to your college computer.

3. White Noise Lite.
White Noise app to aid concentration.
Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to focus, yet your favorite songs might not aid so much either. There’s absolutely nothing fairly like completing a vital note just to realise you began composing lyrics halfway with the sentence (thanks a whole lot, Billie).

A bit of white noise can assist you concentrate without drawing too much focus to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you construct personalized soundscapes to match your choices with a large range of audios including beach waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rainfall, running water and also a vacuum (hi there, if that’s what obtains you in the state of mind for study, you do you).

So now you have an excaustive listing of tips as well as some mobile apps on what to do to succeed in college entry exams (πανελληνιες 2022) and to do well in any kind of type of examinations like for a task in the general public field (ασεπ). Research study, work hard and do well or else you will rely upon state allowances (οπεκα) which are extremely low.

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