What should you be doing currently if you wish to be successful in the June exams and also in examinations generally?
Advice from those who’ve been there
1 Just research study, don’t put things off.
2 Do away with the laptop computer. Get your moms and dads to conceal the battery so you will not be tempted
3 Create a practical timetable. Short, regular study sessions. You require to be doing more than your homework.
4 Organise on your own. It’s never far too late. Clear notes, clean folders. Do not stress and anxiety yourself out.
5 Do not prioritise any one topic. All topics must obtain equal time. Allow two hours each weekend break for every subject and around 30-40 minutes per evening for examining what was covered on that particular day in the class.
6 Publish chief supervisors’ reports for your topics. They offer sample answers which you can use as a guide for addressing design.
7 Just how much time do you spend on the net? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr at night? It all builds up. Two hrs a day is 14 per week, 56 per month. Visualize if you were to invest just half of that modifying.
8 Fewer late evenings. The most awful thing you can do at the weekends is invest the entire night up, and the entire day in bed. Attempt to reach bed by 1am at the most recent on weekends, and also get up early.
9 Split up deal with a good friend, after that meet up, xerox each other’s notes, show each other what you learned.
10 Checking out a publication isn’t researching– it reads a book. Set a target: “I will certainly modify this topic for 45 mins”. Take notes as you go. Put away the books. Do an examination concern. Since’s research study.
11 Get accustomed to the layout of the exam paper. Some documents are difficult and difficult directions can toss you on the day.
12 Don’t reduce too many edges. Yearly trainees emerge devastated because they paid attention to rumours concerning what was coming up. The truth is anything can show up. The documents are made to be unpredictable.
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 a minimum of attempt. Rephrase in your own words when feasible. Pupils that succeed in exams do not simply vomit up facts, they show genuine understanding.
15 Maintain the CAO in mind. Trainees often tend to ignore what they put down on their CAO kinds in the rush to research for the Leaving Cert. It’s no injury to maintain thinking of what training course you intend to do, and also maintain looking into various areas.
16 Don’t speak about what research study you’re doing as well as don’t pay attention to other people regarding what they’re doing. Lots of individuals lie concerning what they’re doing or not doing. The normally fantastic close friend who not did anything yet in some way handled a B1 in the mocks is possibly informing fibs about how tough they’re functioning.
17Eat! Gruel can be completely edible with some minor changes. Some fast ones consist of placing chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, and even molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the concept of inedible slop away and also maintains you going all early morning.
18 My friends as well as I started our own nerdy trend of dunking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I comprehend sounds nauseous to some people, but it obtained us via.
19 Have something to divert your attention: being solely concentrated on a few days in June at this stage will certainly fry your mind.
20 Exercise. Don’t research any kind of later than 10pm, and if you can find the power, go for a stroll. It releases endorphins in your mind that make you feel great concerning on your own, and also it removes your head after hours of examining.
21 Peanut butter mugs and also chocolate bars with nuts are great mind food, as well as addictive also. @ClareReidy1
22 Maintain the tests in perspective. None of the complying with things will certainly be determined by exactly how you perform in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you marry, just how typically you marry, the number of icecreams you eat in your lifetime; your overall wellness and well-being; the number of rocks that function their means right into your shoes resulting in you repeatedly jumping around on one foot to eliminate them; the quantity of love in your life.
23 Regarding 75 percent of Junior Cert as well as 55 per cent of Leaving Cert English is totally unseen until you open up the paper. That does not indicate you can’t examine for the exam. You are learning skills instead of rote-learning info.
24 Read, read, check out. If you don’t review widely, you’ll never end up being a great writer.
25 Learn quotes from your texts. Record them onto your mobile phone or iPod as well as pay attention on the way into school.
26 Don’t learn essays off by heart. If you’re creating a short story, have some examples of characterisation and setting all set to adapt to your title. Imaginative composing demands to be brilliant as well as enjoyable. Show, don’t tell. The visitor needs to have certain views, sounds and also smells in their minds-eye as they review your writing.
27 Review your work out loud. You’ll listen to errors earlier than you’ll see them.
28 Judging a personality is complicated: analyze what they say, 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 usually exist, to themselves and others.
29Learn to mean the word personality. There’s only one “h” as well as it goes to the start.
30Structure your responses. Stream-of-consciousness design solutions seldom achieve an excellent quality, particularly if you get stuck discovering one factor in excessive information.
31 Essays on examined messages need to make use of a formal style. Factors should be supported with appropriate and exact quotes.
32 Know your single message quite possibly, inside out. Whether you’re using referral or quotation to support your answer, you require to understand the text thoroughly.
33 In the relative research, you should ask on your own “what’s this text everything about?”. When you make a listing with that going to all 3 messages, you can much more clearly see what they have in common. You then need to find essential moments in each to support your contrasts. And you need to be comparing them regularly.
34 You have about an hour per section in the examination. Lots of people will certainly write between seven and 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and create three paragraphs in 20 minutes for a bit of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.
35 Don’t pay attention to the poetry suggestions. Prepare your much-loved poets well as well as you will certainly be rewarded. The even more you have to say concerning a poet’s job the much better, so have a view which you can support by referencing the poet’s work.
36 Practicing past exam papers is a very vital part of creating excellent examination strategy. Begin now if you haven’t already.
37 You have to understand the evidence as well as theses as well as the explanation of the vocabulary utilized.
38 Use the main noting plans. They commonly show greater than one acceptable technique of fixing a concern. The noting systems likewise reveal you exactly how marks were allocated by the supervisors across all parts of all inquiries in previous tests, but there’s no actual requirement for you to analyse this. It is not possible to anticipate the allocation of marks within a concern– the appropriation can vary hugely and in unforeseen means.
39 Intend you make a decision to give five hours a week to mathematics, a practical quantity at this phase of the year. Damage this up into 5 35 minutes slots each week-night giving you almost 2 hrs at weekend break.
40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert topic without a choice on the paper. As a result you must stay on par with the product covered in class.
41 Weekend break research study preferably must be used for trying questions from previous documents and also example papers. It is essential to know the precise set up of your test, how many inquiries, the phrasing utilized, etc. Time yourself to obtain made use of to the time restrictions.
42 The job mathematics marking plan is rather various from the marking scheme utilized in the past. There are 5 marking ranges, with up to six groups per noting scale. It’s a lot extra difficult than the previous system.
43 Begin with your much-loved question. It will certainly assist resolve your nerves on test day. Naturally if you like a consecutive strategy, do that.
44 It appears obvious however get utilized to checking out concerns very carefully. Make certain you’re not missing any kind of details.
45 It is essential to practise and also be comfortable with the basics prior to trying the new word troubles in mathematics. These questions have to read really meticulously. Attempt to comprehend the trouble. Take a look at the details given. Take down all the quantities provided and what is being looked for, ie, translating the English words into mathematical sentences. Usually there is a formula that links the data you have with the data you call for.
46 Occasionally you believe you know a subject, but along comes a question which can be phrased in a manner you have never seen prior to. Do not let this throw you. The more technique you have from dealing with different inquiries, the extra positive you will become when you deal with an odd looking concern.
47 If stuck, don’t look up the solution as well quickly. You will certainly frequently find out more by tackling it by yourself for some time, even if you need to check out the remedy in the end.
48 Show all functions within your solution– do refrain rough-work on a different web page. Do not make use of Tippex, instead write off any type of errors with a solitary line. You could obtain marks for the work you have actually erased, however not if it’s Tippexed. Also, if you resolve a problem 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 get marks even if you make a slip.
49 Drawing a layout and even a basic sketch can usually be really practical to begin in tackling an inquiry, and also may obtain marks for you.
50 Get acquainted with your formulae and tables booklet. It supplies a great deal of beneficial info. Utilize it.
51 Research is actually research study. It is wrapping up on what was instructed on that particular day in the class and also is most of the time, directly based upon an examination question: ie, verse concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós tale.
52 Pupils usually go home and also find out a teacher’s solutions on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You do not require to do this. You ought to possibly examine how the inquiry is opened– the framework of the answer– watching on pertinent quotations utilized.
53 In the filiocht areas, if you can equate the rhyme you have essentially every solution required on the day as all verse will be published on the actual exam paper. The only locations that need to be found out off by heart are the grammatic terms that will be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint section– terms such as aimsigh and so forth.
54 Previous test papers are essential. They reveal the layout of the real examination and also how questions may be partitioned in various sections. It is great method to examine a certain topic and after that do out test concerns, keeping an eye on time restraints and also sticking strictly to them.
55 Keep re-reading the concern over and over to guarantee you are actually responding to the question asked. No marks will be granted for information that is not appropriate. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on style, only on style and also not feelings or feelings.
56 At this stage, you will certainly have completed your simulated examinations and will have sat through 2 full papers in Irish. Whatever mistakes you may have made, will not be repeated in June. Bear in mind, you will always learn by your errors. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will need to change the length of time you spend on the numerous sections.
57 Don’t neglect the value of the dental Irish assessment which brings 40 percent of the complete exam mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks opting for this area. Practice asking questions. Trainees are usually better at responding to questions than asking. Likewise practise reading the poetry every day– with 35 marks for reading a plain 10-12 lines it is worth extra that the entire verse or prose program.
58Remember that this is a conversation, not an interview. The supervisor exists to aid you reach your highest possible possibility.
59Marks are awarded for structure, interaction, vocabulary and also pronunciation, and vocabulary is actually exactly how you phrase your reactions. Don’t make use of vernacular terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is everything about utilizing a various method to claim something.
60 Enunciation is very crucial as well as make up 20 per cent of the exam Listen to French, German or Spanish radio as well as record on your own to best your accent.
61Try investing 10-15 mins a day on your oral job. Once you have actually discovered a subject, technique it aloud by yourself. When you are extra confident, practise with a close friend or a relative.
62 Ask your teacher to test you on previous aurals from years back as for the very early 1990s preferably. Pay attention to your very own CDs and downloads.
63Log on to Google.fr for French, Google.de for German or Google.es for Spanish and search YouTube for clips in your chosen language. Even if you don’t comprehend every word, your ear will become familiar with it.
64 For French, log onto tf1.fr as well as listen to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a preferred news network on French TV. You can additionally listen to French information on rfi.fr and also radiofrance.fr.
General language suggestions
65Do not find out off large long essays on every subject. You will certainly get bogged down and also become discouraged. Create three factors on each subject and discover 20 words of vocabulary. See to it you have respectable sentences to begin as well as finish a created item.
66 Do not use Google equate as it translates essentially and does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is an exceptional translation site. It will just convert one word at a time, so it can be aggravating yet there are fascinating help online forums on the site.
67Familiarise yourself with the way questions are asked at the end of each reading comprehension.
68 Don’t be attracted to discover off opinion pieces by heart. It is unlikely that the piece that you will certainly have learned will address the inquiry given up the paper. You will be greatly punished if you do not deal with the concern, even if the language that you have actually utilized is proper. Instead, develop your vocabulary for the various topics on the curriculum and practice with past or simulated assessment papers.
69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to assist LC trainees in preparation for French examination. @NatashaLynchEF
70 It is best to invest half an hour at once studying biology. Take a brief, five-minute break after half an hour and afterwards move on to the next subject.
71Try to spend about 4 thirty minutes sessions each week dedicated to addressing past papers. These could vary over the short concerns in section A, the experimental inquiries in area B and the long concerns in area C.
72About 25 per cent of the marks are gained from recognizing your definitions. These ought to be found out off by heart.
73 Between 15 and 30 per cent of the marks are gotten from the experiments. As there are just 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment daily over the course of a month. When finding out the experiments you need to recognize the actions taken and the factor for taking each step.
74Up to Easter, your study must range over the entire course. From Easter, focus on specific topics. These are the subjects that show up yearly in addition to any kind of topics that are more probable ahead up this year.
75Know what is entailed: time– the geography paper is two hours and 50 minutes long; structure– five complete inquiries have to be answered. All inquiries equal 80 marks.
76Plan your study. At least 80 percent of your time will certainly be invested in study so it is important you acquire the skills to research efficiently.
77 Plan sensible targets which you can attain in each research session, eg, write out 15 considerable pertinent points (SRPs) on your selected topic.
78Focus on topics that are checked out yearly. These consist of: core device 1– landform development; plate tectonics; human communication; core system 2– economic activities in an Irish region; economic activities in a European area; economic tasks in a continental/sub-continental region; economic optional– impact of EU policies on Ireland; multinational business.
79When you read your notes, select the key words or phrases which will certainly help you to bear in mind what the subject has to do with.
80 Make a topic recap by positioning the core motif 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, create the key words or phrases linked to the sub-theme.
81 Cover all the major topics. Don’t try to forecast what will be taken a look at. Instead, practise answering examination questions from past documents. Time on your own and also see if you can compose an answer while which the exam will certainly permit you.
82Remember that the 30-mark parts of the concern should have 15 SRPs
83 The usual keywords are: “account for”– discuss and give factors; “contrast”– point out resemblances and differences; “contrast”– mention the primary distinctions; “define”– state the noticeable; “describe”– write out the key points and also create an explanation.
84 Spend at the very least an hour-and-a-half on service revision every second evening. So three or four one-and-a-half hours research study sessions every week.
85 The applied service inquiry (ABQ) is on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 as well as 2003 will be structured identically to 2013 and these ABQs need to be practiced initially, before any other year.
86 Long concern method: 25-mark concerns– invest 10 minutes on them; 20-mark concerns– spend eight mins on them. 20-mark inquiries are one of the most usual as well as pupils wrongly spend 10 mins on them, which soon develops to a great deal of two mins’s shed during the exam; 15-mark inquiry– invest 6 minutes.
87 The two most popular verbs are “highlight” as well as “review”. Yet with our above framework we automatically deal with these verbs. The example manage highlight as well as the student can use the advantage or negative aspect as their personal point of view by putting “in my viewpoint” ahead or their benefit or drawback. This is outstanding as it is an authentic viewpoint not rote picked up from a textbook.
Likewise try making use of some mobile applications to help yyou stay cooncetrated.
Applications to help focus
The very best concentration applications can help you enter into the ideal psychological area for absorbing details. This group checks out apps that keep you from getting distracted (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing other applications).
Several of us need a little outside motivation to stay concentrated while examining. And that’s penalty.
The Woodland application gives an aesthetic motivation by allowing you plant an online tree and after that basically holding that tree hostage till your research session mores than.
However if you adhere to your focus time, you’ll take pleasure in viewing your trees flourish. Over several research sessions, you can construct a fascinating electronic woodland– a positive pointer of all your effective hrs.
Perk: The Woodland app is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants genuine trees in behalf of the online ones that pro users grow (over 1 million trees and also checking). So, utilizing this app to obstruct various other applications while studying can aid the environment in addition to your grades. Tolerable whatsoever.
Available on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Average ranking: 4.8/ 5 on App Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Price: $2.99 on Application Store, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions offered on all devices
Freedom application to block applications while studying
Flexibility is an app that locks your phone while studying (or any other time you need to concentrate). Flag the application and/or internet sites that sidetrack you, and also Freedom will obstruct them– great if the self-motivated apps like Forest don’t fairly cut it for you. You can set an arranged session ahead of time or start some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you need it.
Flexibility blocks time-wasting applications and websites throughout all your tools, so your iPad will not tempt you away while you’re researching on your MacBook.
Available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average ranking: 3.2/ 5 on Application Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: Free for basic attributes, premium subscription readily available ($ 30/year).
Note: Please check your college’s plan prior to downloading this or any type of app to your college computer system.
3. White Noise Lite.
White Noise app to help focus.
Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to focus, but your much-loved songs may not help a lot either. There’s nothing fairly like ending up an essential note only to know you started creating verses halfway with the sentence (thanks a great deal, Billie).
A little white noise can assist you focus without drawing too much interest to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you construct custom-made soundscapes to suit your preferences with a variety of noises consisting of beach waves, breezes, camp fires, chimes, rainfall, running water and also a vacuum (hello, if that’s what gets you in the state of mind for study, you do you).
So by now you have an excaustive checklist of suggestions and some mobile applications on what to do to succeed in college entrance examinations (πανελληνιες 2022) and also to succeed in any type of sort of tests like for a work in the public market (ασεπ). Study, strive and succeed or else you will rely upon state allocations (οπεκα) which are really reduced.