What should you be doing now if you want to prosper in the June exams and also in tests typically?
Suggestions from those that have actually existed

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

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

3 Formulate a reasonable schedule. Short, frequent research study sessions. You need to be doing greater than your homework.

4 Organise yourself. It’s never too late. Clear notes, clean folders. Don’t anxiety yourself out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Do not prioritise any one topic. All subjects need to obtain equivalent time. Allow 2 hrs each weekend break for each topic as well as around 30-40 mins per night for examining what was covered on that day in the classroom.

6 Print chief inspectors’ reports for your topics. They offer sample answers which you can use as a guide for answering design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you invest in the internet? Half-an-hour in the morning, an hour in the evening? Everything adds up. Two hrs a day is 14 weekly, 56 per month. Envision if you were to invest simply half of that modifying.

8 Less late evenings. The worst point you can do at the weekend breaks is spend the entire night up, and the entire day in bed. Attempt to get to bed by 1am at the latest on weekends, and rise early.

9 Split up deal with a pal, after that assemble, xerox each other’s notes, instruct each other what you discovered. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reading a book isn’t examining– it’s reading a publication. Set a target: “I will certainly modify this topic for 45 minutes”. Take notes as you go. Put away the books. Do an examination concern. Since’s research.

11 Obtain familiar with the layout of the exam paper. Some papers are challenging and challenging directions can toss you on the day.

12 Don’t reduce too many corners. Annually trainees arise devastated due to the fact that they listened to rumours regarding what was showing up. The truth is anything can show up. The papers are made to be uncertain.

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

14 Understand what you’re studying– or a minimum of attempt. Rephrase in your very own words when feasible. Trainees who do well in exams don’t just vomit up facts, they demonstrate actual understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Students have a tendency to ignore what they put down on their CAO kinds in the rush to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no harm to maintain thinking of what course you want to do, as well as keep investigating various locations. @paddykell

16 Do not discuss what study you’re doing and also do not listen to other individuals concerning what they’re doing. Great deals of individuals lie about what they’re doing or otherwise doing. The normally brilliant good friend who did nothing yet somehow managed a B1 in the mocks is most likely telling fibs regarding just how difficult they’re working.

17Eat! Porridge can be perfectly edible with some small adjustments. Some fast ones include putting delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or perhaps molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the notion of not fit to eat slop away as well as maintains you going all early morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends and also I started our very own nerdy pattern of dunking Nature Valley bars right into yogurt pots, which I comprehend sounds nauseous to some individuals, but it obtained us through. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Workout. Do not study any type of later than 10pm, and if you can discover the energy, choose a walk. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you feel excellent concerning on your own, as well as it removes your head after hrs of studying. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter mugs and delicious chocolate bars with nuts are fantastic mind food, and also addictive as well. @ClareReidy1

22 Maintain the exams in point of view. None of the complying with things will certainly be determined by just how you perform in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you wed, exactly how often you wed, how many icecreams you consume in your life time; your overall wellness and also well-being; the number of rocks that function their means right into your footwear leading to you consistently hopping around on one foot to eliminate them; the amount of love in your life.


23 Concerning 75 percent of Junior Cert as well as 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is entirely undetected until you open the paper. That does not mean you can not study for the exam. You are finding out skills instead of rote-learning details.

24 Read, reviewed, read. If you don’t read extensively, you’ll never ever become a great writer.

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Tape-record them onto your smart device or iPod as well as listen en route right into college.

26 Don’t find out essays off by heart. If you’re writing a narrative, have some instances of characterisation and also establishing all set to adapt to your title. Imaginative composing needs to be vibrant and also amusing. Show, do not tell. The viewers needs to have specific views, seems and smells in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

27 Review your work out loud. You’ll hear blunders quicker than you’ll see them.

28 Evaluating a personality is complex: analyze what they claim, what they do, exactly how they look, what they think and also really feel as well as other people’s viewpoints of them. Don’t take them at their word– personalities commonly exist, to themselves as well as others.

29Learn to lead to words character. There’s just one “h” as well as it’s at the start.

30Structure your answers. Stream-of-consciousness design responses seldom achieve a good grade, particularly if you obtain stuck exploring one factor in excessive information.

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

32 Know your single message quite possibly, completely. Whether you’re using reference or quotation to support your response, you need to understand the text thoroughly.

33 In the relative study, you should ask on your own “what’s this message everything about?”. When you make a list keeping that going to all 3 messages, you can much more clearly see what they have in common. You after that need to discover key minutes in each to sustain your contrasts. As well as you need to be contrasting them all the time.

34 You have about a hr per section in the test. Many people will certainly compose in between 7 as well as 10 paragraphs. Time yourself as well as compose three paragraphs in 20 minutes for a bit of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not pay attention to the poetry ideas. Prepare your favorite poets well and also you will be rewarded. The even more you have to say about a poet’s job the far better, so have a sight which you can back up by referencing the poet’s job.


36 Practicing past test documents is an extremely vital part of establishing great examination technique. Beginning currently if you haven’t already.

37 You must know the proofs as well as theories and the explanation of the vocabulary used.

38 Use the official marking systems. They typically reveal greater than one appropriate approach of addressing a concern. The noting schemes also reveal you how marks were allocated by the inspectors across all parts of all questions in previous tests, however there’s no real need for you to evaluate this. It is not feasible to anticipate the allowance of marks within a concern– the allowance can vary widely as well as in unanticipated methods.

39 Suppose you choose to give five hrs a week to mathematics, an affordable quantity at this stage of the year. Damage this up right into 5 35 mins ports each week-night offering you almost 2 hours at weekend break.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert subject without a choice on the paper. As a result you have to keep up with the product covered in course.

41 Weekend research ideally must be made use of for trying inquiries from previous papers and sample papers. It is important to recognize the precise set-up of your test, how many concerns, the wording utilized, and so on. Time yourself to obtain used to the time restraints.

42 The job mathematics noting scheme is rather different from the noting plan used in the past. There are five noting ranges, with as much as 6 classifications per noting range. It’s a lot extra challenging than the previous system.

43 Begin with your preferred inquiry. It will aid resolve your nerves on examination day. Naturally if you choose a sequential strategy, do that.

44 It appears apparent however obtain made use of to reviewing questions carefully. See to it you’re not missing any details.

45 It is vital to practise and also be comfortable with the essentials prior to trying the new word troubles in mathematics. These concerns have to read really thoroughly. Attempt to comprehend the issue. Consider the info offered. Jot down all the quantities provided as well as what is being looked for, ie, translating the English words into mathematical sentences. Frequently there is a formula that links the information you have with the data you require.

46 Sometimes you think you recognize a subject, yet along comes a concern which can be phrased in such a way you have never ever seen prior to. Do not let this throw you. The even more method you have from dealing with various questions, the a lot more positive you will become when you deal with an unusual looking question.

47 If stuck, do not seek out the solution also swiftly. You will certainly commonly learn more by tackling it by yourself for some time, even if you have to review the remedy ultimately.

48 Program all operations within your response– do refrain from doing rough-work on a different web page. Don’t use Tippex, rather cross out any errors with a single line. You might obtain marks for the job you have actually erased, but not if it’s Tippexed. Also, if you fix a trouble making use of a calculator, draw up some or every one of the steps taken. Do not simply provide the response. This is to ensure you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a diagram or perhaps a basic illustration can usually be very valuable to get going in dealing with a concern, as well as might gain marks for you.

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


51 Research is actually research. It is evaluating on what was instructed on that particular day in the class and is more often than not, directly based upon a test inquiry: ie, poetry inquiries or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós story.

52 Pupils usually go home and learn an educator’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t require to do this. You ought to probably examine just how the concern is opened– the framework of the answer– keeping an eye on pertinent quotes utilized.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can convert the rhyme you have virtually every response required 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 section– terms such as aimsigh and so forth.

54 Past test papers are important. They reveal the design of the real exam as well as just how concerns might be partitioned in different areas. It is excellent technique to examine a certain topic and then do out examination concerns, keeping an eye on time restrictions and sticking rigidly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the question over and over to guarantee you are really answering the inquiry asked. No marks will certainly be awarded for details that is not appropriate. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on theme, only on theme and also not feelings or feelings.

56 At this stage, you will have completed your mock exams and will certainly have endured two full papers in Irish. Whatever mistakes you might have made, will not be duplicated in June. Bear in mind, you will constantly learn by your mistakes. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will require to adjust the length of time you spend on the different sections.

57 Do not forget the relevance of the oral Irish evaluation which brings 40 percent of the total exam mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks choosing this section. Method asking questions. Students are generally much better at answering inquiries than inquiring. Likewise practise reviewing the poetry daily– with 35 marks for checking out a plain 10-12 lines it is worth extra that the whole poetry or prose training course.


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

59Marks are granted for structure, interaction, vocabulary and also pronunciation, as well as vocabulary is actually exactly how you expression your actions. Don’t utilize jargon terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is everything about using a different method to claim something.

60 Pronunciation is extremely crucial as well as make up 20 percent of the exam Listen to French, German or Spanish radio as well as document on your own to excellent your accent.

61Try investing 10-15 mins a day on your oral job. Once you have actually discovered a topic, practice it out loud by yourself. When you are a lot more confident, practise with a pal or a loved one.

Aural examination.

62 Ask your educator to check you on previous aurals from years back as far as the early 1990s if possible. Listen to your own CDs and also downloads.

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

64 For French, log onto tf1.fr as well as listen to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a prominent information network on French TV. You can additionally listen to French information on rfi.fr as well as radiofrance.fr.

General language recommendations

65Do not find out off big lengthy essays on every subject. You will certainly get slowed down and also become discouraged. Create three points on each topic and discover 20 words of vocabulary. Make sure you have decent sentences to start and end a written piece.

66 Do not utilize Google equate as it translates essentially and does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is an outstanding translation website. It will only equate one word at once, so it can be frustrating yet there are interesting assistance forums on the site.

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

68 Don’t be lured to learn off viewpoint items by heart. It is not likely that the item that you will have found out will certainly address the inquiry given in the paper. You will be greatly penalised if you do not address the concern, even if the language that you have utilized is appropriate. Rather, develop your vocabulary for the various topics on the syllabus and also experiment previous or mock exam papers.

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


70 It is best to invest thirty minutes at once studying biology. Take a short, five-minute break after thirty minutes and after that proceed to the following subject.

71Try to invest about four thirty minutes sessions each week dedicated to answering past documents. These can range over the brief inquiries in section A, the speculative inquiries in area B and also the long questions in area C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are acquired from recognizing your interpretations. These need to be learned off by heart.
73 Between 15 as well as 30 per cent of the marks are acquired from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment each day over the course of a month. When discovering the experiments you have to recognize the steps taken as well as the reason for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your study must vary over the entire course. From Easter, concentrate on certain topics. These are the subjects that come up every year in addition to any topics that are more probable ahead up this year.


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

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

77 Strategy sensible targets which you can accomplish in each research study session, eg, write out 15 considerable appropriate points (SRPs) on your picked subject.

78Focus on topics that are taken a look at annually. These consist of: core device 1– landform development; plate tectonics; human interaction; core system 2– financial tasks in an Irish region; economic tasks in a European area; financial tasks in a continental/sub-continental area; financial elective– influence of EU plans on Ireland; international business.

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

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

81 Cover all the major topics. Don’t attempt to predict what will be checked out. Instead, practise answering exam inquiries from previous papers. Time on your own and also see if you can write an answer while which the examination will enable you.

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


83 The normal key words are: “represent”– explain and provide factors; “compare”– mention resemblances as well as differences; “contrast”– mention the major differences; “describe”– state the obvious; “describe”– draw up the key points and also write a description.


84Spend a minimum of an hour-and-a-half on organization modification every second night. So three or four one-and-a-half hours research sessions weekly.

85The used business inquiry (ABQ) is on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 and also 2003 will certainly be structured identically to 2013 and these ABQs should be practiced first, prior to any other year.

86 Long question practice: 25-mark concerns– invest 10 minutes on them; 20-mark questions– invest 8 minutes on them. 20-mark concerns are the most common and students incorrectly invest 10 minutes on them, which quickly develops to a lot of two minutes’s shed during the examination; 15-mark concern– spend 6 mins.

87The two most popular verbs are “show” as well as “assess”. Yet with our above structure we instantly manage these verbs. The instance handle illustrate as well as the student can make use of the benefit or drawback as their individual viewpoint by placing “in my viewpoint” in front or their advantage or downside. This is exceptional as it is an authentic point of view not rote picked up from a textbook.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to address this section. It is important to practice it as it takes most students over an hour to do this concern. However after five or six ABQs the speed normally establishes. If you do not practise the ABQ, you will not get it carried out in under a hr in the Leaving Cert– major mistake.You should be doing a minimum of one ABQ each week from now up until the exam.

89 The long inquiry can commonly include one sentence, however there are two components to be handled to correctly answer the question. The long concern might additionally have a narrative as an introduction, if so pupils should describe the narrative in their solution or marks will certainly be shed.


90By currently you ought to be finished, or nearing the conclusion of your unique research study. Look into the demands for length, resources as well as history information, as well as bear in mind a person will be reading 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summertime, so make it unforgettable.

91 Every subject will certainly have information that are necessary eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Ensure you understand vital dates and what order occasions took place. It resembles telling a story. Don’t omit the important bits and it’s not very fascinating if you inform it in the wrong order.

92 Do not think about finding out off essays. It would be great if you get the specific phrasing in your test concerns but it’s not likely to happen, so consider moveable details that you can make use of to answer any inquiry. Practise creating a factor per paragraph; bear in mind the answer is marked primarily paragraph by paragraph and also if your work is arranged as well as thoughtful, you’ll succeed.

93 Keep in mind, honours background is not concerning composing all you learn about a topic. It has to do with discovering to make web links to the inquiry you are answering with the info you know. As an example, a question on the aspects that resulted in the growth of fascism is not create all you find out about fascism: you should separate what caused its increase such as instability after the second World War, the financial situation, risk of communism and so on 94Look at your papers: several trainees regard this concern as a rule yet understanding the subject, and also how to deal with composed and aesthetic resources can be worth an added grade.

95Don’ t neglect to modify your mandatory study. There are only three, so see to it you know sufficient to create a mini-essay of two-and-a fifty percent web pages in order to address the contextualisation part of the concern.

Home Economics

96The home economics course is substantial. Break it down. Have a schedule, and take it someday or week at a time.

97Do 3 or 4 short inquiries every evening. Each one deserves 6 marks– that’s 1.5 per cent of your total mark. Utilize your textbook to address them, so you develop a bank of precise information in your head.

98 Practice concern 1 (a) in section B. You will certainly have to evaluate a graph or a graph in this question. It doesn’t appear in any kind of book. You need to be knowledgeable about it.

99 Read one exam inquiry each evening. Highlight vital terms. What is being asked? Look at the noting scheme. Exactly how are marks distributed? Numerous pupils have the right information however shed marks due to the fact that they do not know their noting scheme.

100Know all the topics in your optional. Component (a) is obligatory. If you cut edges, you might get caught out.

Additionally attempt using some mobile apps to assist yyou remain cooncetrated.

Applications to help focus
The very best focus apps can aid you enter the right mental zone for absorbing information. This category checks out apps that maintain you from getting distracted (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing other applications).

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

The Woodland app offers an aesthetic reward by letting you plant an online tree and afterwards primarily holding that tree captive until your study session mores than.

Intend to inspect your Instagram for a second? Lured to do a quick online shop between book phases? Go on. You’ll just need to involve peace with seeing your tree wither and pass away initially.

However if you adhere to your focus time, you’ll appreciate seeing your trees flourish. Over several research study sessions, you can construct a fascinating digital forest– a pleasurable suggestion of all your effective hours.

Bonus offer: The Woodland app is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants genuine trees in behalf of the digital ones that pro customers expand (over 1 million trees as well as counting). So, using this application to block other applications while researching can assist the setting in addition to your grades. Okay whatsoever.

Available on: iphone, Android, Chrome
Ordinary ranking: 4.8/ 5 on App Shop, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: $2.99 on App Store, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions available on all gadgets
2. Liberty
Liberty app to block apps while examining
Freedom is an app that secures your phone while examining (or any other time you require to concentrate). Flag the application and/or sites that sidetrack you, and also Freedom will certainly obstruct them– excellent if the self-motivated applications like Woodland don’t quite cut it for you. You can set an arranged session ahead of time or begin some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you require it.

Freedom obstructs time-wasting apps and internet sites across all your gadgets, so your iPad will not attract you away while you’re studying on your MacBook.

Did you know? Many smart devices have built-in tools for tracking screen time and also setting limitations. They may not be as expensive as Forest and Flexibility, but they can get the job done in a pinch. Look for ‘Display Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Wellness’ (Android) to explore your alternatives.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average score: 3.2/ 5 on Application Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Price: Free for standard attributes, costs membership available ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please check your institution’s policy before downloading this or any app to your school computer system.
3. White Noise Lite.
White Noise application to help focus.
Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to concentrate, but your much-loved songs might not help a lot either. There’s absolutely nothing rather like ending up an essential note only to understand you began writing verses halfway through the sentence (many thanks a whole lot, Billie).

A bit of white noise can help you focus without attracting way too much focus to itself. The White Noise Lite application allows you construct customized soundscapes to fit your preferences with a wide variety of sounds including beach waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rainfall, running water and also even a vacuum cleaner (hey, if that’s what obtains you in the mood for research study, you do you).

Evacuating the books for the evening? Change from your examining mix to your snoozing mix for a restful rest.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Ordinary rating: 4.7/ 5 on Application Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for lite version, $1.49 for full variation (no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please examine your institution’s plan before downloading this or any kind of app to your institution computer system.
Productivity applications for trainees.
Alright, so you’ve got diversions off the beaten track and also some history appears on loophole. Currently let’s discuss some excellent apps for students that will help you obtain one of the most out of your research time. The next 2 study apps assist you arrange your schedule as well as stay on top of jobs so you can attain even more as well as pack much less.

4. Todoist.
Todoist application.
Todoist can arrange your institution topics, job deadlines, homework and also … practically your whole life, if you desire it to. This is among the best applications for pupils due to the fact that it maintains your schoolwork on course while additionally holding you responsible.

The Todoist app provides helpful features consisting of:.

reoccuring due days (fantastic for weekly research).
fast add (add brand-new jobs and jobs on the move).
favourites and also priorities (flag the subjects you need to focus on).
areas and also subtasks (divide daunting tasks right into little, straightforward steps).
assimilations with other apps (e.g. Google Schedule and Dropbox).
With all your tasks and due dates kept nicely in Todoist– as opposed to drifting around in your head– you’ll be totally free to focus on your researches.

Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows.
Typical rating: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for fundamental, $4.99/ year for premium (extra functions, no ads).
Note: Please inspect your school’s plan before downloading this or any application to your school 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.