100 top suggestions for test success as well as some mobile applications. Read, apply and also do well.

What should you be doing currently if you intend to be successful in the June tests as well as in tests generally?
Guidance from those that have actually been there

1 Just study, do not hesitate.

2 Put away the laptop. Get your parents to hide the battery so you will not be tempted

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

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

5 Don’t prioritise any type of one topic. All subjects should get equal time. Enable 2 hrs each weekend break for each and every topic and also around 30-40 mins per night for studying what was covered on that particular day in the classroom.

6 Publish chief inspectors’ records for your topics. They give example answers which you can use as an overview for addressing style.

7 How much time do you invest in the internet? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr at night? It all builds up. Two hrs a day is 14 weekly, 56 per month. Think of if you were to invest simply half of that modifying.

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

9 Split up work with a close friend, after that assemble, photocopy each other’s notes, show each other what you discovered.

10 Reading a book isn’t studying– it reads a book. Set a target: “I will change this topic for 45 mins”. Remember as you go. Do away with the books. Do a test concern. Since’s research.

11 Obtain familiar with the layout of the exam paper. Some papers are tricky and also difficult instructions can throw you on the day.

12 Don’t reduce way too many edges. Annually trainees arise ravaged due to the fact that they paid attention to rumours about what was turning up. The reality is anything can show up. The documents are created to be unforeseeable.

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13 Record your modification notes on a dictaphone, download onto your phone, revise on the move.

14 Understand what you’re researching– or a minimum of attempt. Rephrase in your very own words when possible. Pupils that succeed in examinations don’t simply vomit up facts, they demonstrate real understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Students often tend to ignore what they take down on their CAO forms in the thrill to examine for the Leaving Cert. It’s no harm to maintain thinking of what program you intend to do, and also keep investigating various locations.

16 Do not talk about what research you’re doing as well as do not listen to other people about what they’re doing. Lots of individuals exist about what they’re doing or not doing. The naturally great friend that did nothing but somehow took care of a B1 in the mocks is most likely telling fibs regarding just how hard they’re functioning.

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

18 My friends and I started our very own nerdy trend of dunking Nature Valley bars right into yogurt pots, which I comprehend sounds abhorrent to some people, but it obtained us through.

19 Have something to divert your focus: being entirely concentrated on a few days in June at this phase will fry your mind.

20 Workout. Do not research any later than 10pm, as well as if you can locate the energy, opt for a walk. It launches endorphins in your mind that make you feel great about on your own, as well as it removes your head after hours of examining.

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

22 Keep the exams in viewpoint. None of the complying with things will certainly be determined by how you do in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you wed, how often you wed, the amount of icecreams you consume in your lifetime; your general wellness and also health; the variety of rocks that function their means into your shoes resulting in you repetitively hopping around on one foot to eliminate them; the quantity of love in your life.


23 Regarding 75 percent of Junior Cert and also 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is entirely undetected until you open the paper. That does not suggest you can not study for the exam. You are learning abilities rather than rote-learning information.

24 Read, checked out, review. If you do not read widely, you’ll never come to be a good author.

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Videotape them onto your smartphone or iPod and pay attention heading into college.

26 Do not learn essays off by heart. If you’re creating a short story, have some examples of characterisation and also establishing all set to adjust to your title. Innovative composing needs to be brilliant and also entertaining. Program, don’t tell. The visitor must have specific views, appears and also 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 Judging a personality is facility: examine what they state, what they do, how they look, what they believe and really feel and also other individuals’s point of views of them. Don’t take them at their word– characters often lie, to themselves as well as others.

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

30Structure your answers. Stream-of-consciousness design solutions seldom attain a good grade, specifically if you obtain stuck checking out one point in extreme detail.

31 Essays on examined messages must make use of a formal style. Points need to be sustained with relevant and also accurate quotes.

32 Know your solitary message very well, inside out. Whether you’re utilizing recommendation or quote to support your response, you require to know the message in detail.

33 In the comparative study, you should ask on your own “what’s this message everything about?”. When you make a checklist with that said heading for all three messages, you can extra plainly see what they share. You then need to discover key minutes in each to sustain your comparisons. As well as you need to be comparing them constantly.

34 You have concerning an hour per area in the examination. Lots of people will certainly write between 7 and also 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and also create 3 paragraphs in 20 mins for a bit of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not listen to the verse tips. Prepare your much-loved poets well as well as you will certainly be awarded. The even more you have to say regarding a poet’s job the better, so have a view which you can support by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practising past test papers is an extremely fundamental part of developing great test method. Beginning now if you have not currently.

37 You have to recognize the evidence and also theorems and also the description of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Use the official noting schemes. They frequently reveal more than one appropriate approach of solving a question. The marking systems additionally show you how marks were designated by the examiners throughout all parts of all inquiries in previous examinations, yet there’s no actual need for you to analyse this. It is not possible to predict the appropriation of marks within an inquiry– the allowance can differ widely as well as in unforeseen ways.

39 Expect you determine to give five hours a week to mathematics, a practical quantity at this phase of the year. Break this up right into five 35 minutes slots each week-night offering you practically two hrs at weekend break.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert topic without a selection on the paper. Therefore you need to stay up to date with the material covered in class.

41 Weekend research study preferably ought to be used for attempting questions from past papers as well as sample documents. It is important to understand the exact set up of your examination, how many concerns, the wording utilized, etc. Time on your own to get used to the moment restraints.

42 The project mathematics noting plan is fairly various from the marking plan used in the past. There are 5 marking scales, with approximately six groups per noting scale. It’s a great deal much more challenging than the previous system.

43 Begin with your much-loved concern. It will certainly assist resolve your nerves on test day. Obviously if you like a sequential strategy, do that.

44 It sounds apparent yet get utilized to reading inquiries meticulously. Ensure you’re not missing out on any kind of information.

45 It is crucial to practise as well as fit with the fundamentals prior to attempting the new word issues in maths. These concerns need to read extremely thoroughly. Attempt to recognize the problem. Take a look at the details provided. Take down all the quantities provided and what is being looked for, ie, converting the English words into mathematical sentences. Typically there is a formula that links the information you have with the information you call for.

46 Often you think you recognize a topic, but along comes a concern which can be phrased in a way you have actually never seen before. Don’t allow this throw you. The more technique you have from dealing with various concerns, the more confident you will certainly become when you encounter a weird looking inquiry.

47 If stuck, don’t search for the service also quickly. You will frequently find out more by tackling it on your own for a while, even if you need to read the option in the long run.

48 Show all workings within your response– do not do rough-work on a different web page. Do not utilize Tippex, instead cross out any type of mistakes with a solitary line. You might get marks for the job you have actually written off, but not if it’s Tippexed. Likewise, if you solve a problem using a calculator, draw up some or all of the actions taken. Do not just give the response. This is to ensure you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Attracting a layout or even a basic sketch can often be very handy to get going in taking on a question, as well as may get marks for you.

50 Get acquainted with your solutions and also tables brochure. It supplies a great deal of useful details. Use it.


51 Research is really research study. It is summarizing on what was educated on that particular day in the classroom as well as is usually, straight based upon an examination question: ie, poetry questions or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós story.

52 Students frequently go home and discover a teacher’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You do not need to do this. You should possibly study just how the question is opened– the framework of the response– watching on appropriate quotes used.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can translate the rhyme you have basically every answer called for on the day as all poetry will certainly be published on the real exam paper. The only locations that must be learned off by heart are the grammatic terms that will be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and so on.

54 Past examination documents are crucial. They show the layout of the actual test as well as just how inquiries may be subdivided in various sections. It is good technique to study a specific topic and afterwards do out exam concerns, keeping an eye on schedule restraints and also sticking strictly to them.

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

56 At this stage, you will certainly have finished your mock exams and will have sat through 2 full papers in Irish. Whatever blunders you might have made, will certainly not be repeated in June. Bear in mind, you will certainly constantly learn by your errors. If you lacked time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will need to change the length of time you spend on the numerous sections.

57 Don’t neglect the importance of the oral Irish assessment which lugs 40 percent of the total examination mark. Know the picture series well as there are 80 marks opting for this area. Method asking questions. Students are generally much better at addressing questions than asking. Also practise reviewing the poetry every day– with 35 marks for checking out a simple 10-12 lines it deserves a lot more that the entire verse or prose training course.


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58Remember that this is a conversation, not an interview. The supervisor exists to help you reach your greatest possibility.

59Marks are awarded for framework, interaction, vocabulary and also pronunciation, as well as vocabulary is really exactly how you phrase your responses. Do not utilize jargon terms way too much. Rich vocabulary is everything about utilizing a different way to say something.

60 Pronunciation is very vital and also make up 20 percent of the examination Pay attention to French, German or Spanish radio and record yourself to excellent your accent.

61Try investing 10-15 minutes a day on your dental work. As soon as you have found out a topic, practice it out loud on your own. When you are a lot more positive, practise with a pal or a loved one.

Acoustic test.

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

63Log on Google.fr for French, Google.de for German or Google.es for Spanish as well as search YouTube for clips in your selected language. Even if you do not recognize every word, your ear will end up being familiar with it.

64 For French, log onto tf1.fr and listen to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a popular news channel on French television. You can also listen to French news on rfi.fr as well as radiofrance.fr.

General language advice

65Do not find out off huge lengthy essays on every topic. You will certainly get slowed down and become discouraged. Write 3 points on each subject and also find out about 20 words of vocabulary. Make certain you have suitable sentences to begin and also finish a composed piece.

66 Don’t make use of Google equate as it converts essentially as well as does not take context into consideration. Wordreference.com is an outstanding translation website. It will just convert one word at once, so it can be frustrating yet there are intriguing assistance online 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 point of view pieces by heart. It is not likely that the piece that you will have found out will address the question given in the paper. You will be greatly punished if you do not deal with the concern, even if the language that you have used is correct. Rather, develop your vocabulary for the various subjects on the syllabus and exercise with previous or mock exam documents.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to aid LC trainees in preparation for French test. @NatashaLynchEF


70 It is best to invest thirty minutes at one time studying biology. Take a short, five-minute break after half an hour and then move on to the following topic.

71Try to spend concerning 4 thirty minutes sessions each week committed to answering past documents. These could vary over the short concerns in area A, the speculative concerns in area B and the long inquiries in section C.

72About 25 per cent of the marks are obtained from recognizing your interpretations. These ought to be learned off by heart.
73 Between 15 as well as 30 per cent of the marks are obtained from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment per day throughout a month. When discovering the experiments you need to know the steps taken and also the factor for taking each step.

74Up to Easter, your research study ought to vary over the whole training course. From Easter, concentrate on particular topics. These are the subjects that show up annually along with any type of topics that are most likely to come up this year.


75Know what is entailed: time– the geography paper is 2 hrs as well as 50 minutes long; framework– 5 complete inquiries need to be answered. All questions equal 80 marks.

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

77 Plan practical targets which you can attain in each research study session, eg, write out 15 considerable relevant factors (SRPs) on your picked subject.

78Focus on topics that are checked out every year. These consist of: core system 1– landform advancement; plate tectonics; human interaction; core device 2– financial activities in an Irish region; financial tasks in a European area; economic activities in a continental/sub-continental area; financial optional– effect of EU plans on Ireland; multinational firms.

79When you read your notes, select the key words or phrases which will help you to keep in mind what the topic has to do with.

80 Make a subject summary by placing the core style or topic title in the centre after that attract lines from the centre as well as compose sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, create the keywords or phrases linked to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant subjects. Don’t try to anticipate what will certainly be checked out. Rather, practise answering examination inquiries from previous papers. Time on your own and see if you can write a response in the time which the assessment will certainly enable you.

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


83 The common key words are: “account for”– describe and give factors; “compare”– point out resemblances and differences; “comparison”– mention the main differences; “define”– state the obvious; “describe”– write out the key points and compose a description.


84 Invest at the very least an hour-and-a-half on service alteration every second evening. So 3 or 4 one-and-a-half hours study sessions weekly.

85 The used business question (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 need to be practised first, before any other year.

86 Long inquiry technique: 25-mark concerns– invest 10 minutes on them; 20-mark questions– invest eight minutes on them. 20-mark inquiries are one of the most common and pupils mistakenly invest 10 mins on them, which quickly develops to a great deal of two mins’s shed throughout the exam; 15-mark inquiry– invest six minutes.

87 The two most preferred verbs are “show” and also “examine”. Yet with our above framework we automatically deal with these verbs. The instance deals with highlight and the student can make use of the benefit or downside as their personal point of view by putting “in my point of view” ahead or their benefit or disadvantage. This is excellent as it is an authentic point of view not rote picked up from a book.

Likewise try using some mobile apps to assist yyou stay cooncetrated.

Apps to help focus
The best concentration apps can assist you enter into the right mental area for soaking up information. This classification takes a look at apps that maintain you from getting distracted (e.g. with white noise or by blocking various other apps).

1. Woodland
Forest App
Some of us need a little external inspiration to stay focused while studying. And that’s fine.

The Woodland application provides an aesthetic reward by letting you grow a digital tree and afterwards basically holding that tree hostage up until your research session mores than.

But if you stay with your focus time, you’ll enjoy seeing your trees flourish. Over numerous research sessions, you can develop a wonderful electronic woodland– an enjoyable suggestion of all your efficient hrs.

Incentive: The Forest application is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants actual trees in support of the online ones that pro users grow (over 1 million trees and checking). So, using this application to obstruct various other applications while studying can assist the environment in addition to your qualities. Tolerable at all.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Typical score: 4.8/ 5 on App Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: $2.99 on App Store, Free (with ads) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions available on all tools
2. Freedom
Liberty application to obstruct applications while studying
Flexibility is an app that secures your phone while researching (or any other time you require to focus). Flag the application and/or web sites that sidetrack you, and also Liberty will certainly block them– excellent if the self-motivated apps like Woodland do not rather cut it for you. You can establish a scheduled session in advance or begin some ‘Flexibility time’ whenever you require it.

Freedom blocks time-wasting apps as well as sites across all your devices, so your iPad will not tempt you away while you’re examining on your MacBook.

Offered on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Ordinary ranking: 3.2/ 5 on App Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Price: Free for basic functions, costs registration offered ($ 30/year).
Note: Please inspect your school’s policy prior to downloading this or any application to your school computer system.

3. White Noise Lite.
White Noise app to aid concentration.
Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to concentrate, but your preferred songs could not aid so much either. There’s nothing rather like completing an essential note just to know you started creating lyrics midway via the sentence (many thanks a great deal, Billie).

A little white noise can aid you concentrate without attracting too much interest to itself. The White Noise Lite application allows you develop custom-made soundscapes to fit your choices with a variety of noises consisting of coastline waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water as well as even a vacuum cleaner (hey, if that’s what gets you in the mood for research study, you do you).

So now you have an excaustive listing of suggestions and also some mobile apps on what to do to be successful in university entry tests (πανελληνιες 2022) as well as to be successful in any kind of sort of examinations like for a work in the public market (ασεπ). Research, strive and also prosper or else you will rely on state allowances (οπεκα) which are very low.