100 leading pointers for test success and some mobile apps. Read, apply and also be successful.



What should you be doing currently if you intend to prosper in the June tests and in exams normally?
Recommendations from those who’ve existed

1 Simply study, do not put things off.

2 Do away with the laptop. Get your moms and dads to conceal the battery so you will not be attracted

3 Prepare a sensible schedule. Short, regular study sessions. You require to be doing greater than your research.

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

5 Do not prioritise any type of one subject. All topics need to get equal time. Permit two hours each weekend for each and every topic as well as around 30-40 minutes per evening for researching what was covered on that day in the class.

6 Publish primary supervisors’ records for your subjects. They provide sample responses which you can make use of as a guide for addressing design.

7 Just how much time do you spend on the web? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr in the evening? Everything adds up. 2 hrs a day is 14 each week, 56 each month. Envision if you were to spend simply half of that revising.

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

9 Separate up deal with a buddy, then assemble, copy each other’s notes, instruct each other what you learned.

10 Checking out a book isn’t studying– it reads a publication. Establish a target: “I will certainly revise this topic for 45 minutes”. Remember as you go. Do away with guides. Do a test question. Since’s study.

11 Get knowledgeable about the design of the exam paper. Some documents are difficult as well as complex instructions could throw you on the day.

12 Do not reduce a lot of corners. Annually students arise ravaged due to the fact that they listened to rumours concerning what was coming up. The reality is anything can come up. The documents are developed to be uncertain.

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

14 Understand what you’re researching– or at the very least try. Rephrase in your own words when feasible. Trainees who succeed in exams don’t just vomit up truths, they show genuine understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Students tend to ignore what they put down on their CAO types in the thrill to research for the Leaving Cert. It’s no damage to keep thinking of what program you intend to do, and also keep investigating various areas.

16 Do not speak about what research you’re doing and don’t listen to other individuals about what they’re doing. Lots of individuals exist regarding what they’re doing or not doing. The naturally brilliant good friend that not did anything however in some way took care of a B1 in the mocks is probably informing fibs concerning just how hard they’re working.

17Eat! Porridge can be flawlessly edible with some minor adjustments. Some fast ones consist of placing delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, and even molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the notion of not fit to eat slop away and also maintains you going all early morning.

18 My friends as well as I began our own unpopular pattern of dunking Nature Valley bars right into yogurt pots, which I understand noises revolting to some people, but it got us with.

19 Have something to divert your attention: being solely concentrated on a couple of days in June at this stage will fry your brain.

20 Exercise. Do not study any kind of later than 10pm, and also if you can locate the energy, choose a walk. It launches endorphins in your mind that make you really feel great concerning yourself, as well as it clears your head after hrs of researching.

21 Peanut butter mugs and chocolate bars with nuts are brilliant mind food, as well as habit forming as well. @ClareReidy1

22 Maintain the exams in perspective. None of the complying with points will certainly be dictated by exactly how you do in the Leaving Cert: where you live, that you marry, how usually you wed, how many icecreams you eat in your lifetime; your overall wellness as well as well-being; the number of stones that function their method into your footwear causing you repetitively hopping around on one foot to eliminate them; the amount of love in your life.

English

23 About 75 per cent of Junior Cert as well as 55 per cent of Leaving Cert English is completely unseen until you open the paper. That does not mean you can’t research for the test. You are finding out skills instead of rote-learning info.

24 Read, reviewed, read. If you do not review widely, you’ll never come to be a great writer.

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Videotape them onto your mobile phone or iPod and pay attention en route right into college.

26 Don’t learn essays off by heart. If you’re writing a short story, have some examples of characterisation as well as setting prepared to adjust to your title. Imaginative writing needs to be vivid as well as entertaining. Program, don’t tell. The viewers ought to have details sights, sounds as well as scents in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

27 Review your work out loud. You’ll hear mistakes faster than you’ll see them.

28 Judging a character is complex: examine what they say, what they do, exactly how they look, what they assume and also really feel and other individuals’s viewpoints of them. Do not take them at their word– characters commonly exist, to themselves and also others.

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

30Structure your answers. Stream-of-consciousness design solutions rarely accomplish a great grade, specifically if you get stuck discovering one point in excessive detail.

31 Essays on researched messages have to utilize a formal style. Points should be supported with appropriate as well as precise quotes.

32 Know your solitary message very well, inside out. Whether you’re making use of reference or quotation to support your answer, you require to recognize the text thoroughly.

33 In the comparative study, you should ask on your own “what’s this text all about?”. When you make a listing keeping that heading for all 3 texts, you can much more clearly see what they share. You after that require to locate essential minutes in each to support your comparisons. As well as you should be comparing them at all times.

34 You have concerning a hr per section in the examination. Lots of people will write in between 7 as well as 10 paragraphs. Time yourself as well as compose 3 paragraphs in 20 minutes awhile of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not pay attention to the verse suggestions. Prepare your preferred poets well and also you will be awarded. The more you have to claim about a poet’s job the much better, so have a sight which you can back up by referencing the poet’s job.

Mathematics

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

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

38 Use the official marking plans. They commonly show more than one appropriate approach of resolving a concern. The noting systems also show you exactly how marks were assigned by the supervisors across all parts of all questions in previous examinations, yet there’s no actual demand for you to analyse this. It is not feasible to anticipate the allotment of marks within a concern– the allotment can vary hugely and in unanticipated methods.

39 Suppose you choose to give five hours a week to maths, a practical quantity at this stage of the year. Break this up into five 35 mins slots each week-night giving you just about two hours at weekend break.

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

41 Weekend break research preferably need to be used for trying concerns from past documents and example papers. It is vital to understand the precise set up of your exam, the number of concerns, the phrasing made use of, and so on. Time on your own to get used to the moment restraints.

42 The job maths marking system is rather various from the noting scheme made use of in the past. There are five marking ranges, with up to six groups per noting scale. It’s a whole lot extra challenging than the previous system.

43 Begin with your much-loved question. It will certainly aid resolve your nerves on exam day. Certainly if you prefer a sequential method, do that.

44 It appears noticeable however obtain used to reading concerns thoroughly. Make sure you’re not missing out on any type of information.

45 It is vital to practise as well as be comfortable with the basics prior to trying the new word issues in mathematics. These concerns have to read extremely carefully. Attempt to recognize the problem. Look at the details given. Take down all the amounts provided and also what is being looked for, ie, translating the English words into mathematical sentences. Usually there is an equation that links the data you have with the data you require.

46 Occasionally you assume you recognize a subject, yet along comes an inquiry which can be phrased in a way you have actually never seen prior to. Do not allow this toss you. The more practice you have from dealing with various concerns, the a lot more certain you will become when you deal with an odd looking inquiry.

47 If stuck, do not seek out the option too quickly. You will commonly learn more by tackling it by yourself for a while, even if you have to check out the remedy in the long run.

48 Show all operations within your solution– do not do rough-work on a separate web page. Do not utilize Tippex, rather erase any type of mistakes with a solitary line. You might obtain marks for the job you have actually written off, yet not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you address an issue utilizing a calculator, draw up some or all of the steps taken. Do not simply offer the answer. This is to guarantee you obtain marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a diagram or even a basic illustration can typically be really handy to get started in taking on a concern, as well as might acquire marks for you.

50 Get familiar with your formulae as well as tables booklet. It supplies a lot of valuable information. Utilize it.

Irish

51 Homework is actually study. It is summarizing on what was instructed on that day in the classroom and also is more often than not, directly based on an examination inquiry: ie, poetry concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a character from a prós story.

52 Pupils often go house and also find out an educator’s answers on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You do not need to do this. You ought to maybe examine exactly how the question is opened– the structure of the solution– watching on relevant quotations made use of.

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

54 Previous examination documents are essential. They reveal the design of the real test as well as how inquiries might be partitioned in numerous areas. It is great practice to study a specific topic and then do out test concerns, keeping an eye in a timely manner constraints and sticking strictly to them.

55 Keep re-reading the inquiry over and over to ensure you are really responding to the question asked. No marks will be granted for information that is not relevant. In the filiocht area, if you are asked on motif, just on motif and not feelings or feelings.

56 At this phase, you will have completed your simulated examinations as well as will have endured two complete papers in Irish. Whatever blunders 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 certainly require to adjust the length of time you invest in the various areas.

57 Don’t neglect the importance of the dental Irish exam which lugs 40 percent of the total test mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks opting for this area. Method asking questions. Pupils are normally better at responding to inquiries than asking them. Also practise checking out the verse daily– with 35 marks for reviewing a plain 10-12 lines it deserves extra that the entire verse or prose course.

Languages

Dental examination

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

59Marks are granted for framework, communication, vocabulary as well as enunciation, as well as vocabulary is really exactly how you expression your actions. Don’t make use of jargon terms too much. Rich vocabulary is all about making use of a various method to claim something.

60 Enunciation is really vital as well as represent 20 per cent of the examination Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and also record on your own to ideal your accent.

61Try investing 10-15 mins a day on your dental job. When you have actually found out a subject, practice it out loud on your own. When you are much more positive, practise with a good friend or a relative.

Acoustic examination.

62 Ask your educator to test you on previous aurals from years back as far as the very early 1990s preferably. Pay attention to your very own CDs as well as 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 selected language. Even if you do not understand every word, your ear will certainly come to be familiar with it.

64 For French, log onto tf1.fr and also pay attention to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a prominent news network on French TV. You can also pay attention to French news on rfi.fr as well as radiofrance.fr.

General language recommendations

65Do not discover off large long essays on every topic. You will get bogged down and become disheartened. Create three factors on each subject as well as learn about 20 words of vocabulary. See to it you have suitable sentences to begin as well as end a composed piece.

66 Don’t utilize Google equate as it converts literally and also does not take context right into factor to consider. Wordreference.com is an excellent translation website. It will only translate one word at once, so it can be aggravating yet there are interesting aid forums on the site.

67Familiarise yourself with the means questions 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 item that you will have learned will certainly answer the inquiry given in the paper. You will be heavily punished if you don’t address the question, even if the language that you have actually used is right. Instead, build up your vocabulary for the various topics on the curriculum and also experiment previous or simulated exam papers.

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

Biology

70 It is best to invest 30 minutes at one time researching biology. Take a brief, 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 previous documents. These can vary over the short concerns in section A, the speculative questions in section B and the lengthy concerns in section C.

72About 25 per cent of the marks are obtained from recognizing your meanings. These need to be discovered off by heart.
73 In between 15 as well as 30 percent of the marks are obtained from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment each day throughout a month. When discovering the experiments you have to know the steps taken as well as the factor for taking each action.

74Up to Easter, your research study ought to vary over the whole training course. From Easter, focus on specific topics. These are the topics that turn up annually along with any type of subjects that are more likely to find up this year.

Location

75Know what is entailed: time– the geography paper is 2 hrs and 50 minutes long; framework– five full inquiries have to be responded to. All questions equal 80 marks.

76Plan your research. A minimum of 80 percent of your time will be spent on research study so it is necessary you acquire the skills to study effectively.

77 Plan reasonable targets which you can achieve in each study session, eg, draw up 15 significant appropriate factors (SRPs) on your chosen topic.

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

79When you review your notes, choose the keywords or expressions which will certainly aid you to bear in mind what the subject has to do with.

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

81 Cover all the significant topics. Do not try to anticipate what will be checked out. Instead, practise answering assessment concerns from previous documents. Time yourself as well as see if you can write a solution while which the assessment will enable you.

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

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83 The usual key words are: “make up”– clarify as well as give reasons; “compare”– explain resemblances and also distinctions; “contrast”– explain the major distinctions; “describe”– state the apparent; “describe”– draw up the bottom lines and also compose an explanation.

Organization

84 Spend a minimum of an hour-and-a-half on service revision every second evening. So 3 or four one-and-a-half hrs study sessions each week.

85 The used service question (ABQ) is on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 and also 2003 will certainly be structured identically to 2013 and also these ABQs need to be practised initially, before any other year.

86 Lengthy concern technique: 25-mark questions– invest 10 minutes on them; 20-mark concerns– spend 8 mins on them. 20-mark questions are the most common and also pupils erroneously spend 10 mins on them, which soon builds up to a great deal of two mins’s lost throughout the test; 15-mark concern– invest 6 mins.

87 Both most prominent verbs are “illustrate” as well as “examine”. Yet with our above structure we immediately take care of these verbs. The instance deals with illustrate and also the student can make use of the advantage or drawback as their individual point of view by placing “in my point of view” ahead or their advantage or drawback. This is exceptional as it is a real point of view not rote gained from a textbook.

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

Apps to help concentration
The best focus apps can help you get into the ideal psychological zone for soaking up information. This classification looks at apps that keep you from obtaining sidetracked (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing various other apps).

1. Forest
Forest App
A few of us require a little external inspiration to remain concentrated while examining. And that’s fine.

The Woodland app offers a visual motivation by allowing you grow an online tree and afterwards primarily holding that tree hostage until your research session is over.

However if you stick to your emphasis time, you’ll take pleasure in watching your trees prosper. Over numerous research study sessions, you can construct a wonderful digital forest– a pleasurable tip of all your effective hrs.

Bonus offer: The Forest application is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants actual trees in behalf of the online ones that pro users expand (over 1 million trees and counting). So, utilizing this app to obstruct other applications while studying can help the environment in addition to your grades. Tolerable at all.

Available on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Average ranking: 4.8/ 5 on Application Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: $2.99 on Application Store, Free (with ads) on Google Play– in-app purchases offered on all devices
2. Flexibility
Flexibility app to block applications while researching
Freedom is an app that secures your phone while researching (or any other time you require to concentrate). Flag the apps and/or internet sites that sidetrack you, and Freedom will obstruct them– wonderful if the self-motivated applications like Forest don’t fairly suffice for you. You can set a scheduled session in advance or start some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you require it.

Flexibility blocks time-wasting applications and web sites throughout all your gadgets, so your iPad won’t tempt you away while you’re studying on your MacBook.

Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average rating: 3.2/ 5 on App Store, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for standard features, premium membership available ($ 30/year).
Note: Please inspect your school’s policy before downloading this or any kind of application to your college computer system.

3. White Noise Lite.
White Noise application to aid focus.
Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, but your preferred songs may not aid so much either. There’s absolutely nothing quite like ending up an essential note only to realise you began writing verses halfway via the sentence (many thanks a whole lot, Billie).

A bit of white noise can assist you concentrate without attracting excessive focus to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you develop customized soundscapes to fit your choices with a wide range of sounds consisting of coastline waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water and also even a hoover (hi there, if that’s what obtains you in the state of mind for study, you do you).

So by now you have an excaustive checklist of ideas and also some mobile applications on what to do to be successful in university entrance tests (πανελληνιες 2022) as well as to succeed in any kind of type of examinations like for a task in the public industry (ασεπ). Study, strive as well as prosper or else you will count on state allowances (οπεκα) which are very reduced.