What should you be doing currently if you wish to succeed in the June examinations as well as in exams generally?
Advice from those that have actually existed

1 Just study, do not postpone. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

2 Do away with the laptop. Obtain your moms and dads to conceal the battery so you won’t be attracted. @paddykell

3 Prepare a sensible timetable. Short, frequent research sessions. You need to be doing more than your research.

4 Organise on your own. It’s never ever too late. Clear notes, tidy folders. Do not stress on your own out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Don’t prioritise any one topic. All topics must obtain equivalent time. Permit 2 hours each weekend break for each subject as well as around 30-40 minutes per evening for researching what was covered on that particular day in the classroom.

6 Publish chief inspectors’ reports for your subjects. They give example responses which you can make use of as a guide for answering design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you spend on the net? Half-an-hour in the morning, a hr in the evening? Everything accumulates. Two hrs a day is 14 each week, 56 each month. Envision if you were to invest just half of that changing.

8 Fewer late nights. The worst thing you can do at the weekend breaks is invest the entire evening up, and the whole day in bed. Attempt to reach bed by 1am at the current on weekends, as well as get up early.

9 Divide up work with a close friend, then meet up, copy each other’s notes, educate each other what you found out. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reading a publication isn’t examining– it’s reading a book. Set a target: “I will modify this topic for 45 mins”. Remember as you go. Do away with the books. Do an exam concern. Since’s research.

11 Obtain aware of the layout of the exam paper. Some documents are tricky and difficult guidelines can throw you on the day.

12 Don’t reduce too many edges. Every year pupils emerge ravaged due to the fact that they paid attention to rumours concerning what was coming up. The fact is anything can come up. The papers are designed to be uncertain.

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

14 Understand what you’re researching– or a minimum of attempt. Rephrase in your very own words when feasible. Students that do well in exams do not simply vomit up facts, they show genuine understanding.

15 Maintain the CAO in mind. Students often tend to ignore what they take down on their CAO kinds in the thrill to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no harm to keep thinking about what program you wish to do, as well as maintain investigating various areas. @paddykell

16 Don’t discuss what research study you’re doing and don’t listen to other people about what they’re doing. Great deals of people lie regarding what they’re doing or not doing. The normally dazzling friend who not did anything however somehow handled a B1 in the mocks is most likely telling fibs about just how difficult they’re working.

17Eat! Gruel can be perfectly edible with some minor 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 not fit to eat slop away and maintains you going all early morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends and I started our very own nerdy fad of dunking Nature Valley bars right into yogurt pots, which I understand sounds revolting to some individuals, yet it got us via. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Exercise. Do not research any later than 10pm, and also if you can locate the energy, opt for a stroll. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you really feel great concerning on your own, and it clears your head after hrs of studying. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter cups and also delicious chocolate bars with nuts are brilliant mind food, and addicting also. @ClareReidy1

22 Maintain the tests in point of view. None of the following points will be dictated by just how you do in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you wed, how commonly you marry, how many icecreams you consume in your life time; your total wellness and also wellness; the variety of stones that function their means into your footwear causing you repetitively jumping around on one foot to remove them; the quantity of love in your life.


23 About 75 percent of Junior Cert and also 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is completely unseen till you open up the paper. That does not mean you can’t study for the exam. You are finding out abilities as opposed to rote-learning information.

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

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Record them onto your smart device or iPod and pay attention heading right into college.

26 Don’t find out essays off by heart. If you’re creating a short story, have some examples of characterisation as well as establishing prepared to adjust to your title. Imaginative writing requirements to be vibrant and enjoyable. Program, don’t tell. The viewers must have certain sights, seems as well as scents in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

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

28 Judging a personality is facility: examine what they state, what they do, how they look, what they think and also feel as well as other people’s viewpoints of them. Don’t take them at their word– personalities typically exist, to themselves as well as others.

29Learn to lead to the word character. There’s just one “h” as well as it goes to the beginning.

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness style answers hardly ever attain a great quality, particularly if you get stuck discovering one factor in excessive detail.

31 Essays on researched texts have to use a formal style. Points need to be supported with relevant as well as precise quotes.

32 Know your single text extremely well, completely. Whether you’re using reference or quote to sustain your answer, you require to know the text thoroughly.

33 In the comparative research study, you should ask on your own “what’s this message everything about?”. When you make a checklist with that heading for all three texts, you can much more plainly see what they have in common. You then need to locate crucial moments in each to support your contrasts. As well as you ought to be contrasting them constantly.

34 You have about an hour per section in the test. Most individuals will certainly compose in between 7 and also 10 paragraphs. Time on your own as well as create 3 paragraphs in 20 mins awhile of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Don’t listen to the verse pointers. Prepare your favourite poets well and also you will be awarded. The more you have to claim about a poet’s work the better, so have a view which you can back up by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practising past test papers is an extremely important part of developing excellent examination strategy. Start now if you haven’t currently.

37 You should recognize the proofs and theories as well as the description of the vocabulary made use of.

38 Usage the official marking schemes. They frequently show greater than one appropriate method of fixing an inquiry. The marking systems also show you exactly how marks were assigned by the inspectors throughout all parts of all inquiries in previous tests, but there’s no real requirement for you to evaluate this. It is not feasible to anticipate the allowance of marks within an inquiry– the allowance can differ extremely and in unanticipated means.

39 Mean you decide to give five hrs a week to mathematics, a practical amount at this phase of the year. Break this up into five 35 minutes slots each week-night offering you almost 2 hrs at weekend break.

40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert topic without an option on the paper. Consequently you must stay on top of the material covered in class.

41 Weekend break study ideally should be made use of for attempting questions from past papers and also sample papers. It is important to recognize the specific set up of your examination, the amount of questions, the wording used, and so on. Time on your own to obtain made use of to the moment restraints.

42 The task mathematics noting system is fairly different from the noting scheme made use of in the past. There are 5 marking ranges, with approximately 6 categories per marking range. It’s a great deal a lot more challenging than the previous system.

43 Begin with your favorite concern. It will certainly help settle your nerves on exam day. Certainly if you favor a sequential technique, do that.

44 It appears obvious but obtain used to reading inquiries meticulously. Ensure you’re not missing out on any info.

45 It is essential to practise and be comfortable with the basics before trying the new word problems in maths. These inquiries have to be read extremely carefully. Attempt to comprehend the trouble. Check out the info given. Jot down all the quantities offered and what is being looked for, ie, equating the English words right into mathematical sentences. Often there is an equation that connects the information you have with the information you need.

46 Sometimes you assume you recognize a subject, yet along comes an inquiry which can be phrased in a manner you have never seen before. Don’t allow this throw you. The more method you have from taking on different inquiries, the extra positive you will become when you encounter a weird looking inquiry.

47 If stuck, don’t search for the option as well swiftly. You will usually find out more by tackling it on your own for a while, even if you have to review the remedy ultimately.

48 Show all operations within your response– do not do rough-work on a separate page. Do not utilize Tippex, instead cross out any type of errors with a solitary line. You might get marks for the work you have deleted, but not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you address an issue making use of a calculator, write out some or all of the actions taken. Do not just offer the answer. This is to guarantee you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a representation or even a standard illustration can commonly be extremely handy to start in dealing with a concern, and also might obtain marks for you.

50 Obtain accustomed to your solutions and also tables booklet. It supplies a lot of useful information. Use it.


51 Research is really study. It is recapping on what was taught on that day in the classroom and is most of the time, directly based upon an examination inquiry: ie, verse concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós tale.

52 Students commonly go home as well as find out a teacher’s answers on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t require to do this. You must maybe research just how the question is opened– the framework of the solution– keeping an eye on appropriate quotations made use of.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can equate the poem you have virtually every solution required on the day as all poetry will certainly be printed on the real exam paper. The only locations that should be discovered off by heart are the grammatic terms that will certainly be asked in question 6A in the léamhthuiscint section– terms such as aimsigh and more.

54 Previous test documents are important. They show the layout of the actual test and also just how concerns may be partitioned in different areas. It is excellent method to examine a particular subject and afterwards do out test questions, keeping an eye on schedule restraints and also sticking strictly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the concern over and over to guarantee you are really addressing the concern asked. No marks will certainly be granted for details that is not appropriate. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on style, only on style and also not feelings or emotions.

56 At this phase, you will certainly have completed your mock tests as well as will have sat through two full documents in Irish. Whatever errors you might have made, will not be repeated in June. Bear in mind, you will constantly find out by your blunders. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will certainly need to readjust the length of time you invest in the various areas.

57 Don’t overlook the value of the oral Irish exam which lugs 40 percent of the total exam mark. Know the picture series well as there are 80 marks going with this section. Technique asking questions. Students are generally much better at addressing inquiries than asking them. Likewise practise reading the verse daily– with 35 marks for reviewing a mere 10-12 lines it deserves extra that the whole verse or prose course.


Dental examination

58Remember that this is a discussion, not a meeting. The examiner is there to assist you reach your highest capacity.

59Marks are granted for structure, interaction, vocabulary as well as enunciation, as well as vocabulary is really exactly how you expression your feedbacks. Don’t utilize slang terms way too much. Rich vocabulary is everything about making use of a different method to say something.

60 Pronunciation is really essential and accounts for 20 per cent of the test Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and document on your own to excellent your accent.

61Try costs 10-15 minutes a day on your oral job. When you have found out a subject, method it aloud by yourself. When you are much more certain, practise with a good friend or a relative.

Aural examination.

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

63Log on to Google.fr for French, Google.de for German or Google.es for Spanish and also search YouTube for clips in your picked language. Even if you do not 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 prominent news channel on French television. You can likewise listen to French information on rfi.fr as well as radiofrance.fr.

General language suggestions

65Do not learn off huge long essays on every subject. You will get bogged down and also end up being disheartened. Create three points on each subject and learn more about 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have good sentences to start as well as finish a composed item.

66 Do not make use of Google equate as it converts actually and also does not take context into factor to consider. Wordreference.com is a superb translation site. It will just convert one word at a time, so it can be irritating however there are interesting aid online forums on the website.

67Familiarise yourself with the way questions are asked at the end of each analysis understanding.

68 Do not be attracted to find out off viewpoint items by heart. It is unlikely that the item that you will certainly have found out will respond to the question given up the paper. You will be heavily penalised if you do not resolve the concern, even if the language that you have utilized is correct. Rather, develop your vocabulary for the different topics on the curriculum and practice with previous or simulated examination documents.

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


70 It is best to invest half an hour at once studying biology. Take a short, five-minute break after thirty minutes and afterwards go on to the next subject.

71Try to invest concerning 4 half an hour sessions each week committed to responding to previous documents. These can range over the short questions in area A, the experimental inquiries in area B as well as the lengthy concerns in area C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are gotten from understanding your definitions. These ought to be found out off by heart.
73 In between 15 as well as 30 percent of the marks are acquired 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 learning the experiments you have to recognize the steps taken as well as the factor for taking each step.

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


75Know what is entailed: time– the location paper is two hrs and also 50 minutes long; framework– five complete concerns have to be answered. All concerns equal 80 marks.

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

77 Plan practical targets which you can achieve in each study session, eg, write out 15 substantial appropriate factors (SRPs) on your selected subject.

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

79When you read your notes, pick the keywords or expressions which will certainly aid you to keep in mind what the subject is about.

80 Make a subject recap by positioning the core style or topic title in the centre then attract lines from the centre and also write sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, create the key words or phrases connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant topics. Do not attempt to forecast what will certainly be checked out. Rather, practise answering examination concerns from previous documents. Time on your own as well as see if you can create a solution in the time which the evaluation will permit you.

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


83 The common key words are: “make up”– explain and also provide factors; “contrast”– mention similarities as well as distinctions; “contrast”– mention the primary distinctions; “explain”– state the obvious; “discuss”– write out the bottom lines as well as compose a description.


84Spend at the very least an hour-and-a-half on service revision every second evening. So three or 4 one-and-a-half hours research study sessions weekly.

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

86 Lengthy question practice: 25-mark concerns– invest 10 mins on them; 20-mark concerns– spend eight mins on them. 20-mark concerns are one of the most common and students erroneously invest 10 mins on them, which soon accumulates to a lot of two minutes’s lost throughout the exam; 15-mark question– invest 6 minutes.

87The 2 most popular verbs are “show” and “review”. Yet with our above framework we automatically manage these verbs. The instance manage highlight as well as the trainee can use the benefit or negative aspect as their individual point of view by placing “in my point of view” in front or their benefit or disadvantage. This is exceptional as it is a genuine viewpoint not rote picked up from a textbook.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to address this area. It is essential to practise it as it takes most pupils over a hr to do this inquiry. Yet after 5 or six ABQs the speed naturally develops. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will not get it performed in under an hour in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You must be doing at least one ABQ every week from now until the test.

89 The lengthy question can typically include one sentence, however there are two components to be taken care of to appropriately address the concern. The lengthy inquiry might additionally have a narrative as an introduction, if so pupils should describe the short story in their response or marks will be lost.


90By now you must be completed, or nearing the completion of your special research study. Look over the requirements for length, sources as well as history info, and keep in mind a person will read 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summertime, so make it memorable.

91 Every subject will have information that are vital eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. See to it you understand necessary dates as well as what order occasions took place. It resembles telling a story. Do not omit the important bits and it’s not extremely intriguing if you tell it in the wrong order.

92 Don’t think of learning off essays. It would certainly be excellent if you obtain the exact wording in your exam inquiries however it’s unlikely to take place, so think of portable info that you can use to answer any kind of question. Practise composing a point per paragraph; bear in mind the response is significant mainly paragraph by paragraph as well as if your job is organised as well as thoughtful, you’ll succeed.

93 Remember, honours history is not about composing all you know about a topic. It has to do with discovering to make web links to the concern you are addressing with the details you understand. For instance, an inquiry on the factors that brought about the growth of fascism is not create all you find out about fascism: you should isolate what caused its increase such as instability after the 2nd World War, the economic circumstance, danger of communism and so on 94Look at your documents: numerous pupils concern this concern as a formality however knowing the topic, and also exactly how to handle written and also visual sources can be worth an added quality.

95Don’ t fail to remember to revise your obligatory case studies. There are only three, so make certain you understand enough to compose a mini-essay of two-and-a fifty percent web pages in order to address the contextualisation part of the question.

Home Economics

96The home economics training course is substantial. Simplify. Have a schedule, and take it eventually or week at once.

97Do three or 4 brief questions every night. Every one deserves 6 marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your total mark. Utilize your book to answer them, so you accumulate a financial institution of accurate info in your head.

98 Method inquiry 1 (a) in area B. You will have to evaluate a graph or a graph in this question. It doesn’t show up in any type of book. You require to be aware of it.

99 Read one examination concern each night. Highlight key terms. What is being asked? Take a look at the marking system. Exactly how are marks distributed? Several students have the appropriate details but shed marks since they do not recognize their noting scheme.

100Know all the subjects in your elective. Part (a) is required. If you reduced edges, you might get caught out.

Also try making use of some mobile apps to aid yyou remain cooncetrated.

Apps to assist concentration
The very best concentration applications can help you get into the ideal mental zone for taking in information. This group looks at applications that maintain you from obtaining sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by blocking other applications).

1. Forest
Woodland Application
A few of us need a little outside inspiration to remain focused while studying. Which’s penalty.

The Forest application provides a visual reward by allowing you plant an online tree and afterwards essentially holding that tree captive until your study session mores than.

Want to inspect your Instagram momentarily? Attracted to do a fast online store between textbook phases? Proceed. You’ll simply need to pertain to peace with enjoying your tree wither and die first.

However if you stick to your emphasis time, you’ll delight in viewing your trees prosper. Over a number of research sessions, you can construct a delightful digital woodland– a pleasant suggestion of all your efficient hrs.

Perk: The Forest application is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants real trees on behalf of the online ones that pro customers expand (over 1 million trees and counting). So, using this app to obstruct various other applications while examining can assist the environment as well as your grades. Not bad in any way.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Typical score: 4.8/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: $2.99 on App Shop, Free (with ads) on Google Play– in-app purchases readily available on all gadgets
2. Freedom
Freedom application to obstruct apps while researching
Flexibility is an application that secures your phone while researching (or any other time you require to concentrate). Flag the application and/or websites that sidetrack you, and Freedom will block them– terrific if the self-motivated applications like Forest do not rather cut it for you. You can establish an arranged session in advance or begin some ‘Liberty time’ whenever you need it.

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

Did you know? A lot of mobile phones have integrated devices for tracking display time and also setting limits. They could not be as fancy as Woodland and also Freedom, yet they can do the job in a pinch. Seek ‘Screen Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Health And Wellbeing’ (Android) to explore your alternatives.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Ordinary score: 3.2/ 5 on Application Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Price: Free for standard functions, premium registration readily available ($ 30/year).
Note: Please check your college’s plan prior to downloading this or any kind of app to your college computer system.
3. White Noise Lite.
White Noise application to assist concentration.
Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, yet your favourite songs could not assist a lot either. There’s nothing fairly like ending up an important note only to realise you started writing lyrics halfway with the sentence (thanks a whole lot, Billie).

A little bit of white noise can assist you concentrate without attracting way too much interest to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you construct customized soundscapes to fit your choices with a wide range of audios including coastline waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and also a vacuum cleaner (hello, if that’s what gets you in the mood for study, you do you).

Evacuating the textbooks for the night? Change from your researching mix to your snoozing mix for a peaceful rest.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Typical score: 4.7/ 5 on Application Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for lite variation, $1.49 for complete variation (no ads).
Keep in mind: Please check your institution’s policy before downloading this or any type of app to your school computer system.
Productivity apps for students.
Alright, so you have actually obtained distractions off the beaten track as well as some background sounds on loop. Now let’s discuss some great applications for students that will help you get one of the most out of your study time. The next 2 study apps aid you arrange your timetable and remain on top of tasks so you can accomplish more and also pack much less.

4. Todoist.
Todoist application.
Todoist can organise your school topics, task due dates, research and also … virtually your whole life, if you want it to. This is one of the most effective applications for trainees since it keeps your schoolwork on track while likewise holding you liable.

The Todoist app offers useful functions consisting of:.

reoccuring due dates (great for once a week homework).
quick add (add new jobs as well as jobs on the go).
favourites as well as concerns (flag the subjects you require to focus on).
areas and also subtasks (divide challenging jobs into tiny, simple steps).
combinations with various other applications (e.g. Google Schedule and Dropbox).
With all your jobs and due days maintained nicely in Todoist– instead of floating about in your head– you’ll be totally free to concentrate on your researches.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows.
Average rating: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Price: Free for standard, $4.99/ year for premium (additional attributes, no advertisements).
Note: Please examine your school’s policy prior to downloading this or any type of application to your college 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.