What should you be doing now if you want to be successful in the June tests as well as in examinations normally?
Advice from those who have actually existed

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

2 Do away with the laptop computer. Obtain your moms and dads to conceal the battery so you will not be tempted. @paddykell

3 Draw up a practical schedule. Short, regular study sessions. You need to be doing greater than your research.

4 Organise on your own. It’s never ever far too late. Clear notes, clean folders. Don’t stress and anxiety on your own out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Don’t prioritise any type of one topic. All topics ought to get equal time. Enable two hours each weekend for each topic as well as around 30-40 minutes per night for researching what was covered on that day in the class.

6 Publish chief supervisors’ reports for your topics. They provide example responses which you can use as an overview for responding to design. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 Just how much time do you invest in the web? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr at night? All of it accumulates. 2 hrs a day is 14 per week, 56 per month. Imagine if you were to invest simply half of that revising.

8 Less late nights. The most awful point you can do at the weekend breaks is invest the whole evening up, and the entire day in bed. Try to reach bed by 1am at the current on weekends, and also rise early.

9 Divide up work with a close friend, after that assemble, xerox each other’s notes, show each other what you discovered. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Reading a publication isn’t studying– it reads a book. Establish a target: “I will certainly change this subject for 45 minutes”. Keep in mind as you go. Do away with guides. Do a test concern. Since’s research.

11 Obtain acquainted with the format of the exam paper. Some papers are complicated and also complicated guidelines might toss you on the day.

12 Don’t reduce way too many corners. Each year trainees arise ruined because they paid attention to rumours concerning what was showing up. The reality is anything can turn up. The documents are created to be uncertain.

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

14 Understand what you’re studying– or at the very least attempt. Rephrase in your own words when possible. Students that do well in examinations don’t just vomit up facts, they demonstrate actual understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Trainees have a tendency to ignore what they take down on their CAO kinds in the rush to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no injury to maintain thinking about what course you intend to do, as well as keep looking into various areas. @paddykell

16 Don’t speak about what research study you’re doing and also do not pay attention to other people concerning what they’re doing. Great deals of people exist concerning what they’re doing or not doing. The naturally great close friend that did nothing yet somehow took care of a B1 in the mocks is possibly telling fibs concerning how tough they’re working.

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

18 My friends and also I began our very own unpopular pattern of soaking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I comprehend noises nauseous to some people, yet it obtained us with. @ClareReidy1

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

20 Workout. Don’t study any kind of later than 10pm, and if you can locate the power, choose a walk. It launches endorphins in your mind that make you feel great about on your own, and it clears your head after hours of researching. @paddykell

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

22 Maintain the exams in perspective. None of the complying with things will be determined by how you perform in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you marry, how usually you wed, the amount of icecreams you eat in your lifetime; your general health as well as wellness; the number of stones that function their way right into your footwear leading to 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 also 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is completely hidden until you open the paper. That does not suggest you can’t study for the exam. You are learning skills rather than rote-learning details.

24 Read, read, read. If you do not read commonly, you’ll never ever become an excellent author.

25 Learn quotes from your messages. Tape them onto your smartphone or iPod and pay attention en route into school.

26 Don’t learn essays off by heart. If you’re creating a narrative, have some examples of characterisation and also establishing prepared to adjust to your title. Innovative composing needs to be vivid and enjoyable. Show, do not tell. The visitor must have specific views, sounds and scents in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

27 Read your work out loud. You’ll hear mistakes quicker than you’ll see them.

28 Evaluating a personality is complex: analyze what they state, what they do, how they look, what they think and also feel and other people’s viewpoints of them. Do not take them at their word– characters frequently exist, to themselves and others.

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

30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness design responses seldom attain an excellent quality, particularly if you get stuck exploring one point in excessive detail.

31 Essays on examined texts have to utilize a formal style. Points need to be sustained with relevant and also accurate quotes.

32 Know your solitary text effectively, completely. Whether you’re using recommendation or quote to support your solution, you require to know the message carefully.

33 In the relative study, you should ask yourself “what’s this text everything about?”. When you make a list keeping that heading for all 3 texts, you can a lot more clearly see what they share. You then require to find crucial moments in each to support your contrasts. And also you need to be contrasting them all the time.

34 You have about a hr per area in the exam. The majority of people will certainly compose in between seven as well as 10 paragraphs. Time yourself as well as write three paragraphs in 20 minutes awhile of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Don’t pay attention to the poetry pointers. Prepare your preferred poets well as well as you will certainly be compensated. The even more you need to say regarding a poet’s work the much better, so have a view which you can back up by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practicing past test papers is an extremely fundamental part of creating good exam method. Begin now if you have not currently.

37 You have to understand the proofs as well as theses as well as the description of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Use the official marking plans. They commonly reveal greater than one acceptable approach of solving a concern. The noting schemes additionally show you how marks were allocated by the supervisors across all parts of all inquiries in previous exams, but there’s no real demand for you to analyse this. It is not feasible to predict the appropriation of marks within an inquiry– the allotment can vary widely and also in unforeseen ways.

39 Intend you decide to give five hrs a week to mathematics, a reasonable amount at this stage of the year. Break this up into five 35 mins ports each week-night giving you almost 2 hours at weekend.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert topic without a choice on the paper. For that reason you have to keep up with the material covered in course.

41 Weekend break research study preferably ought to be made use of for trying inquiries from previous papers and example papers. It is crucial to know the exact set-up of your test, how many inquiries, the wording used, and so on. Time on your own to get made use of to the moment restraints.

42 The task maths marking scheme is rather various from the noting plan utilized in the past. There are five noting ranges, with up to 6 groups per marking scale. It’s a lot a lot more complex than the previous system.

43 Begin with your favourite concern. It will certainly help resolve your nerves on examination day. Certainly if you favor a consecutive approach, do that.

44 It seems noticeable yet get used to reviewing questions carefully. Ensure you’re not missing any type of details.

45 It is important to practice as well as be comfortable with the basics prior to attempting the new word issues in maths. These concerns have to be read extremely meticulously. Attempt to understand the trouble. Take a look at the info provided. Jot down all the amounts given and what is being looked for, ie, converting the English words into mathematical sentences. Often there is a formula that connects the information you have with the information you require.

46 In some cases you think you know a subject, however along comes a question which can be phrased in a way you have actually never seen prior to. Do not let this throw you. The more practice you have from tackling various concerns, the extra certain you will certainly end up being when you encounter a weird looking inquiry.

47 If stuck, do not search for the solution also quickly. You will certainly commonly find out more by tackling it on your own for a while, even if you have to check out the option ultimately.

48 Show all functions within your answer– do not do rough-work on a different web page. Do not utilize Tippex, rather delete any kind of errors with a solitary line. You may get marks for the work you have actually crossed out, however not if it’s Tippexed. Also, if you address a problem using a calculator, write out some or all of the actions taken. Do not just give the solution. This is to guarantee you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a layout or even a standard illustration can commonly be extremely handy to get going in dealing with an inquiry, as well as might gain marks for you.

50 Obtain acquainted with your formulae and also tables brochure. It supplies a great deal of beneficial info. Use it.


51 Research is really study. It is wrapping up on what was shown on that particular day in the class and is most of the time, straight based upon an examination inquiry: ie, verse concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós story.

52 Trainees typically go residence and also discover an educator’s solutions on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You do not need to do this. You need to perhaps examine exactly how the question is opened– the framework of the response– watching on relevant quotations made use of.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can translate the poem you have virtually every answer needed on the day as all poetry will certainly be printed on the actual exam paper. The only locations that should be found out off by heart are the grammatic terms that will certainly be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and more.

54 Previous exam documents are important. They show the design of the real examination as well as exactly how questions might be subdivided in numerous areas. It is excellent technique to research a particular topic and afterwards do out examination concerns, watching promptly restrictions and also sticking rigidly to them.

55 Maintain re-reading the inquiry over and over to guarantee you are in fact responding to the inquiry asked. No marks will be granted for info that is not appropriate. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on motif, only on motif and also not feelings or emotions.

56 At this stage, you will certainly have completed your simulated exams and will certainly have sat through two complete papers in Irish. Whatever errors you might have made, will not be repeated in June. Remember, you will certainly always learn by your errors. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will need to change the size of time you spend on the various sections.

57 Don’t overlook the significance of the oral Irish exam which brings 40 per cent of the overall exam mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks going with this area. Method asking concerns. Trainees are normally better at responding to inquiries than asking them. Likewise practise reading the verse each day– with 35 marks for reading a mere 10-12 lines it is worth much more that the entire poetry or prose training course.


Oral exam

58Remember that this is a discussion, not an interview. The supervisor exists to aid you reach your highest potential.

59Marks are awarded for structure, interaction, vocabulary as well as enunciation, and vocabulary is really exactly how you phrase your feedbacks. Do not make use of slang terms too much. Rich vocabulary is all about using a different method to claim something.

60 Pronunciation is very vital and make up 20 percent of the exam Pay attention to French, German or Spanish radio and also document on your own to ideal your accent.

61Try spending 10-15 minutes a day on your dental work. Once you have found out a topic, technique it aloud on your own. When you are more confident, practise with a close friend or a relative.

Acoustic examination.

62 Ask your teacher to examine you on previous aurals from years back as far as the very early 1990s when possible. Pay attention to your very 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 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 as well as listen to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a popular news network on French television. You can likewise listen to French news on rfi.fr and also radiofrance.fr.

General language suggestions

65Do not learn off big lengthy essays on every topic. You will obtain stalled and end up being discouraged. Write three points on each topic and also learn more about 20 words of vocabulary. Ensure you have good sentences to start and also end a created piece.

66 Don’t use Google equate as it equates actually and also does not take context into consideration. Wordreference.com is an exceptional translation website. It will just translate one word at a time, so it can be discouraging but there are fascinating assistance discussion forums on the website.

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

68 Don’t be tempted to learn off point of view pieces by heart. It is unlikely that the piece that you will certainly have learned will certainly answer the concern given in the paper. You will be heavily punished if you do not address the inquiry, even if the language that you have made use of is right. Instead, develop your vocabulary for the different subjects on the curriculum and also experiment previous or simulated evaluation papers.

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


70 It is best to spend 30 minutes at once studying biology. Take a brief, five-minute break after 30 minutes and then proceed to the following subject.

71Try to invest regarding four thirty minutes sessions each week dedicated to answering previous documents. These can range over the brief concerns in section A, the experimental questions in section B and the lengthy concerns in section C.

72About 25 per cent of the marks are gotten from understanding your interpretations. These ought to be learned off by heart.
73 Between 15 as well as 30 percent of the marks are gained from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment daily over the course of a month. When discovering the experiments you need to understand the actions taken and also the reason for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your research must vary over the whole program. From Easter, focus on particular subjects. These are the subjects that come up each year together with any type of subjects that are more likely to come up this year.


75Know what is involved: time– the location paper is two hrs and 50 mins long; framework– 5 complete concerns have to be answered. All questions equivalent 80 marks.

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

77 Strategy practical targets which you can accomplish in each research study session, eg, write out 15 significant relevant factors (SRPs) on your picked topic.

78Focus on topics that are analyzed every year. These consist of: core unit 1– landform growth; plate tectonics; human interaction; core device 2– financial tasks in an Irish area; economic activities in a European area; financial tasks in a continental/sub-continental region; financial elective– impact of EU plans on Ireland; international business.

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

80 Make a topic recap by placing the core theme 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, write the key words or phrases connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the major subjects. Don’t attempt to predict what will certainly be examined. Rather, practise answering evaluation questions from previous documents. Time on your own and also see if you can compose a response while which the exam will allow you.

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


83 The common keywords are: “make up”– discuss and also give reasons; “compare”– point out resemblances as well as differences; “contrast”– mention the main differences; “explain”– state the noticeable; “discuss”– draw up the bottom lines and also write an explanation.


84Spend at least an hour-and-a-half on business modification every second night. So 3 or 4 one-and-a-half hours research sessions each week.

85The used company question (ABQ) is 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 must be practised initially, prior to any other year.

86 Lengthy concern technique: 25-mark concerns– invest 10 mins on them; 20-mark questions– spend 8 minutes on them. 20-mark questions are one of the most common and pupils incorrectly spend 10 minutes on them, which soon develops to a lot of 2 mins’s lost throughout the examination; 15-mark concern– invest 6 minutes.

87The 2 most preferred verbs are “show” as well as “assess”. Yet with our above structure we instantly deal with these verbs. The example manage highlight as well as the student can utilize the benefit or downside as their individual viewpoint by putting “in my opinion” ahead or their benefit or disadvantage. This is exceptional as it is an authentic opinion not rote gained from a book.

88 ABQ– you have 45 minutes to answer this section. It is necessary to practise it as it takes most pupils over an hour to do this question. But after 5 or 6 ABQs the rate normally develops. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will not get it carried out in under an hour in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You ought to be doing at least one ABQ every week from currently up until the test.

89 The lengthy inquiry can often contain one sentence, but there are two parts to be dealt with to appropriately address the inquiry. The lengthy question may likewise have a narrative as an intro, if so students need to refer to the short story in their answer or marks will be lost.


90By currently you ought to be completed, or nearing the completion of your special research. Look over the demands for size, sources and history details, as well as bear in mind somebody will certainly be reading 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summer season, so make it unforgettable.

91 Every subject will have details that are vital eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. Make sure you know necessary days and what order events took place. It’s like narrating. Don’t exclude the essential bits as well as it’s not extremely interesting if you inform it in the wrong order.

92 Don’t consider discovering off essays. It would be terrific if you obtain the specific phrasing in your exam inquiries however it’s unlikely to take place, so think of moveable details that you can utilize to answer any kind of concern. Practise writing a factor per paragraph; bear in mind the answer is significant primarily paragraph by paragraph and also if your job is arranged and also thoughtful, you’ll do well.

93 Bear in mind, honours history is not regarding creating all you learn about a topic. It is about learning to make links to the question you are responding to with the details you understand. For instance, a question on the variables that led to the development of fascism is not compose all you understand about fascism: you must separate what produced its rise such as instability after the second World War, the financial situation, hazard of communism etc 94Look at your records: numerous students concern this question as a formality yet knowing the subject, and also how to take care of written as well as visual resources can be worth an additional grade.

95Don’ t forget to change your mandatory case studies. There are just 3, so ensure you recognize enough to compose a mini-essay of two-and-a fifty percent web pages in order to respond to the contextualisation part of the question.

Home Economics

96The home economics course is big. Simplify. Have a schedule, and also take it eventually or week each time.

97Do three or four brief concerns every night. Each one deserves six marks– that’s 1.5 per cent of your complete mark. Utilize your textbook to address them, so you accumulate a bank of exact details in your head.

98 Technique question 1 (a) in section B. You will need to evaluate a graph or a chart in this concern. It does not appear in any textbook. You need to be familiar with it.

99 Read one test inquiry each evening. Highlight essential terms. What is being asked? Take a look at the marking system. How are marks dispersed? Numerous pupils have the right details yet shed marks due to the fact that they don’t understand their noting scheme.

100Know all the subjects in your optional. Component (a) is mandatory. If you reduced corners, you may obtain caught out.

Additionally try using some mobile apps to help yyou stay cooncetrated.

Apps to assist focus
The very best focus applications can aid you enter the ideal mental zone for soaking up information. This group checks out applications that keep you from getting sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by blocking various other applications).

1. Forest
Woodland Application
Several of us require a little exterior motivation to remain concentrated while researching. And that’s fine.

The Woodland app offers a visual motivation by letting you plant a virtual tree and afterwards essentially holding that tree hostage up until your research session mores than.

Want to inspect your Instagram momentarily? Lured to do a fast online store in between book phases? Go ahead. You’ll just need to pertain to peace with enjoying your tree perish and die initially.

But if you adhere to your focus time, you’ll appreciate seeing your trees flourish. Over several study sessions, you can develop a fascinating digital forest– a pleasurable tip of all your effective hrs.

Reward: The Forest application is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants genuine trees in support of the digital ones that pro users grow (over 1 million trees as well as checking). So, using this application to block various other applications while researching can assist the atmosphere along with your grades. Okay in all.

Available on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Average score: 4.8/ 5 on Application Shop, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: $2.99 on App Shop, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app purchases offered on all tools
2. Flexibility
Flexibility application to obstruct apps while studying
Liberty is an application that secures your phone while studying (or any other time you require to concentrate). Flag the apps and/or sites that sidetrack you, and also Flexibility will certainly block them– great if the self-motivated apps like Woodland don’t fairly cut it for you. You can establish an arranged session in advance or start some ‘Flexibility time’ whenever you need it.

Liberty blocks time-wasting apps and also internet sites throughout all your gadgets, so your iPad won’t tempt you away while you’re researching on your MacBook.

Did you understand? Many smart devices have integrated devices for tracking screen time and setting limitations. They may not be as expensive as Forest and also Flexibility, but they can finish the job in a pinch. Search for ‘Display Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Wellbeing’ (Android) to explore your alternatives.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Typical score: 3.2/ 5 on Application Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Price: Free for basic features, costs registration available ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your school’s plan before downloading this or any type of app to your school computer system.
3. White Noise Lite.
White Noise app to aid focus.
Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, but your preferred tunes could not assist so much either. There’s nothing quite like finishing an essential note just to realise you began creating verses midway with the sentence (many thanks a great deal, Billie).

A little white noise can help you concentrate without drawing excessive focus to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you develop customized soundscapes to fit your choices with a variety of audios including coastline waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and also a vacuum (hi there, if that’s what obtains you in the mood for research study, you do you).

Evacuating the books for the night? Change from your studying mix to your snoozing mix for a relaxing rest.

Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Ordinary score: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Expense: Free for lite variation, $1.49 for complete version (no advertisements).
Keep in mind: Please check your school’s plan before downloading this or any kind of app to your school computer system.
Productivity applications for trainees.
Alright, so you’ve obtained distractions out of the way and also some background appears on loop. Now allow’s speak about some excellent apps for pupils that will certainly aid you obtain the most out of your research study time. The following 2 research apps assist you arrange your timetable and stay on top of tasks so you can accomplish even more and cram much less.

4. Todoist.
Todoist app.
Todoist can arrange your college topics, task due dates, homework and also … basically your entire life, if you desire it to. This is just one of the best applications for students due to the fact that it maintains your schoolwork on track while likewise holding you accountable.

The Todoist app gives convenient functions including:.

recurring due dates (terrific for regular homework).
quick add (add brand-new jobs and tasks on the go).
favourites and also concerns (flag the topics you require to focus on).
areas and also subtasks (divide challenging jobs right into little, basic steps).
assimilations with other apps (e.g. Google Calendar and Dropbox).
With all your jobs and due days kept neatly in Todoist– as opposed to drifting about in your head– you’ll be totally free to concentrate on your studies.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows.
Average ranking: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for fundamental, $4.99/ year for premium (extra features, no ads).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your institution’s policy prior to downloading this or any type of application to your institution computer system.

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