100 leading ideas for exam success as well as some mobile applications. Read, apply as well as succeed.
What should you be doing now if you wish to do well in the June exams and also in exams generally?
Guidance from those that have actually existed
1 Just research study, do not procrastinate.
2 Do away with the laptop computer. Get your moms and dads to conceal the battery so you won’t be tempted
3 Draw up a reasonable schedule. Short, regular study sessions. You need to be doing more than your research.
4 Organise yourself. It’s never ever too late. Clear notes, tidy folders. Don’t anxiety yourself out.
5 Don’t prioritise any kind of one subject. All topics ought to obtain equivalent time. Enable 2 hours each weekend for each subject and around 30-40 minutes per evening for examining what was covered on that particular day in the class.
6 Print primary supervisors’ reports for your subjects. They give sample solutions which you can utilize as an overview for answering style.
7 Just how much time do you spend on the internet? Half-an-hour in the early morning, an hour at night? It all accumulates. 2 hours a day is 14 per week, 56 per month. Picture if you were to spend just half of that changing.
8 Fewer late nights. The most awful thing you can do at the weekend breaks is spend the entire evening up, and the entire day in bed. Try to reach bed by 1am at the most up to date on weekend breaks, and rise early.
9 Split up deal with a pal, then assemble, xerox each other’s notes, educate each other what you discovered.
10 Reading a book isn’t studying– it’s reading a publication. Set a target: “I will modify this topic for 45 mins”. Take notes as you go. Put away the books. Do an examination inquiry. Since’s study.
11 Obtain knowledgeable about the format of the exam paper. Some documents are complicated as well as difficult directions might throw you on the day.
12 Don’t cut a lot of edges. Yearly students arise ravaged due to the fact that they paid attention to rumours about what was coming up. The reality is anything can turn up. The documents are developed to be uncertain.
13 Record your revision notes on a dictaphone, download onto your phone, modify on the move.
14 Understand what you’re examining– or at the very least attempt. Rephrase in your own words when possible. Students that do well in tests do not just vomit up facts, they demonstrate actual understanding.
15 Maintain the CAO in mind. Students have a tendency to forget about what they take down on their CAO kinds in the thrill to research for the Leaving Cert. It’s no harm to maintain considering what course you wish to do, and also maintain looking into different areas.
16 Do not discuss what study you’re doing as well as don’t listen to other people about what they’re doing. Great deals of individuals lie regarding what they’re doing or otherwise doing. The naturally fantastic friend who did nothing but in some way handled a B1 in the mocks is most likely informing fibs concerning just how tough they’re functioning.
17Eat! Gruel can be completely edible with some minor adjustments. Some fast ones include putting delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or even molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the notion of inedible slop away as well as maintains you going all morning.
18 My friends and I started our very own nerdy fad of soaking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I recognize noises revolting to some individuals, however it obtained us via.
19 Have something to divert your focus: being solely concentrated on a few days in June at this phase will fry your mind.
20 Exercise. Do not examine any later than 10pm, and if you can discover the power, choose a stroll. It launches endorphins in your brain that make you feel excellent about on your own, as well as it removes your head after hrs of studying.
21 Peanut butter cups and chocolate bars with nuts are fantastic brain food, and also addicting as well. @ClareReidy1
22 Keep the exams in perspective. None of the complying with points will be dictated by how you carry out in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you wed, just how typically you wed, how many icecreams you consume in your life time; your overall wellness and also health; the variety of stones that work their way into your footwear leading to you continuously jumping about on one foot to remove them; the quantity of love in your life.
23 About 75 per cent of Junior Cert and also 55 per cent of Leaving Cert English is completely unseen up until you open up the paper. That does not suggest you can’t research for the exam. You are finding out skills rather than rote-learning details.
24 Read, checked out, review. If you do not read widely, you’ll never become a good author.
25 Learn quotes from your texts. Record them onto your smart device or iPod as well as pay attention on the way into school.
26 Don’t find out essays off by heart. If you’re writing a short story, have some instances of characterisation as well as establishing prepared to adjust to your title. Imaginative writing needs to be dazzling as well as enjoyable. Show, don’t tell. The reader should have particular views, sounds as well as smells in their minds-eye as they read your writing.
27 Read your exercise loud. You’ll hear errors sooner than you’ll see them.
28 Evaluating a character is complicated: examine what they state, what they do, exactly how they look, what they believe as well as feel and also other people’s point of views of them. Don’t take them at their word– personalities usually lie, to themselves as well as others.
29Learn to mean words personality. There’s just one “h” and it’s at the beginning.
30Structure your solutions. Stream-of-consciousness design solutions rarely attain an excellent grade, specifically if you obtain stuck exploring one point in excessive information.
31 Essays on studied messages must make use of a formal style. Factors must be sustained with pertinent and also exact quotes.
32 Know your single message extremely well, completely. Whether you’re utilizing referral or quote to sustain your solution, you need to understand the text carefully.
33 In the comparative research study, you should ask on your own “what’s this text all about?”. When you make a listing with that heading for all three messages, you can a lot more plainly see what they share. You after that require to find vital minutes in each to sustain your contrasts. And also you should be comparing them all the time.
34 You have regarding an hour per section in the examination. Most individuals will certainly write in between seven and also 10 paragraphs. Time yourself as well as compose 3 paragraphs in 20 mins for a bit of bite-sized preparation if you’re pressed for time.
35 Do not pay attention to the verse suggestions. Prepare your favourite poets well and you will be compensated. The more you need to claim about a poet’s work the much better, so have a view which you can support by referencing the poet’s work.
36 Practising previous examination documents is an extremely integral part of developing excellent exam technique. Beginning currently if you have not already.
37 You should know the evidence as well as theorems and also the explanation of the vocabulary made use of.
38 Usage the main noting plans. They commonly reveal greater than one appropriate method of fixing a concern. The marking systems additionally reveal you exactly how marks were allocated by the inspectors across all parts of all inquiries in previous examinations, however there’s no actual requirement for you to evaluate this. It is not feasible to predict the appropriation of marks within a concern– the allocation can vary extremely and in unexpected ways.
39 Expect you choose to give five hours a week to maths, a practical amount at this stage of the year. Break this up into 5 35 mins ports each week-night offering you just about 2 hours at weekend.
40 Maths is the only Leaving Cert subject without an option on the paper. Therefore you must stay on top of the product covered in class.
41 Weekend break research study ideally need to be utilized for attempting concerns from previous documents and sample documents. It is essential to know the precise set up of your test, the amount of concerns, the phrasing made use of, and so on. Time yourself to get used to the time restrictions.
42 The job maths marking plan is rather various from the marking system utilized in the past. There are 5 noting ranges, with up to six groups per marking scale. It’s a great deal a lot more complicated than the previous system.
43 Begin with your much-loved question. It will assist settle your nerves on exam day. Certainly if you prefer a sequential strategy, do that.
44 It appears obvious yet get utilized to checking out concerns meticulously. Ensure you’re not missing any kind of info.
45 It is crucial to practice and fit with the essentials before trying the new word troubles in mathematics. These inquiries need to read extremely thoroughly. Attempt to recognize the trouble. Take a look at the info provided. Write all the amounts given and what is being looked for, ie, converting the English words into mathematical sentences. Frequently there is a formula that connects the data you have with the data you call for.
46 Occasionally you believe you recognize a topic, but along comes a question which can be phrased in a way you have actually never seen before. Do not allow this throw you. The even more method you have from taking on various concerns, the more certain you will end up being when you deal with an unusual looking inquiry.
47 If stuck, do not look up the option as well rapidly. You will certainly usually learn more by tackling it on your own for some time, even if you need to check out the option in the long run.
48 Program all workings within your solution– do refrain rough-work on a different page. Don’t make use of Tippex, rather cross out any type of mistakes with a single line. You might get marks for the work you have crossed out, yet not if it’s Tippexed. Likewise, if you fix a problem utilizing a calculator, draw up some or every one of the actions taken. Don’t just provide the solution. This is to guarantee you obtain marks even if you make a slip.
49 Drawing a diagram and even a fundamental sketch can usually be extremely valuable to get going in tackling a question, and might acquire marks for you.
50 Obtain familiar with your formulae and tables pamphlet. It provides a lot of useful info. Utilize it.
51 Homework is actually study. It is evaluating on what was shown on that day in the classroom and is more often than not, straight based on a test inquiry: ie, verse concerns or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós tale.
52 Pupils frequently go house as well as find out a teacher’s responses on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t require to do this. You should maybe examine just how the concern is opened– the structure of the solution– watching on appropriate quotes made use of.
53 In the filiocht areas, if you can equate the poem you have basically every solution needed on the day as all verse will be printed on the actual exam paper. The only locations that should be learned 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 forth.
54 Previous exam documents are important. They reveal the layout of the real examination and how concerns may be partitioned in various sections. It is excellent method to examine a certain topic and after that do out examination inquiries, watching on schedule restrictions and sticking strictly to them.
55 Maintain re-reading the concern over and over to guarantee you are really addressing the concern asked. No marks will be granted for info that is not relevant. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on style, only on motif and also not sensations or emotions.
56 At this stage, you will certainly have completed your mock examinations as well as will have sat through two complete documents in Irish. Whatever mistakes you may have made, will certainly not be repeated in June. Bear in mind, you will certainly constantly find out by your errors. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a long paper– you will need to change the size of time you spend on the numerous sections.
57 Do not forget the relevance of the oral Irish examination which brings 40 per cent of the total examination mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks choosing this area. Technique asking inquiries. Pupils are normally better at addressing inquiries than inquiring. Also practise checking out the verse on a daily basis– with 35 marks for reading a simple 10-12 lines it deserves extra that the entire poetry or prose course.
58Remember that this is a discussion, not a meeting. The inspector is there to aid you reach your highest possible potential.
59Marks are granted for structure, communication, vocabulary and also enunciation, and also vocabulary is really exactly how you phrase your responses. Don’t utilize vernacular terms way too much. Rich vocabulary is all about using a different method to say something.
60 Pronunciation is really vital and accounts for 20 percent of the exam Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and document on your own to perfect your accent.
61Try investing 10-15 minutes a day on your dental job. As soon as you have actually discovered a subject, method it aloud by yourself. When you are much more confident, practise with a close friend or a family member.
62 Ask your teacher to check you on previous aurals from years back as for the early 1990s when 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 chosen language. Even if you don’t understand every word, your ear will certainly become accustomed to it.
64 For French, log onto tf1.fr and pay attention to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a prominent information network on French TV. You can likewise pay attention to French information on rfi.fr and radiofrance.fr.
General language recommendations
65Do not discover off huge lengthy essays on every subject. You will certainly get bogged down and also become disheartened. Write 3 factors on each subject and also find out about 20 words of vocabulary. See to it you have good sentences to begin and finish a written item.
66 Don’t use Google equate as it equates essentially and does not take context right into factor to consider. Wordreference.com is an exceptional translation website. It will only equate one word at once, so it can be discouraging but there are fascinating assistance forums on the site.
67Familiarise yourself with the way questions are asked at the end of each analysis understanding.
68 Do not be attracted to discover off opinion pieces by heart. It is unlikely that the item that you will have discovered will address the question given in the paper. You will be greatly penalised if you do not address the concern, even if the language that you have actually used is proper. Instead, build up your vocabulary for the various topics on the curriculum and experiment past or mock assessment documents.
69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to assist LC students in prep for French exam. @NatashaLynchEF
70 It is best to spend thirty minutes at one time researching biology. Take a brief, five-minute break after half an hour and then proceed to the following topic.
71Try to invest concerning 4 thirty minutes sessions weekly dedicated to answering past papers. These could vary over the short inquiries in area A, the speculative questions in section B and also the long concerns in area C.
72About 25 per cent of the marks are acquired from understanding your meanings. These need to be learned off by heart.
73 Between 15 and also 30 per cent of the marks are gained from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is feasible to cover one experiment per day over the course of a month. When finding out the experiments you need to know the steps taken as well as the factor for taking each step.
74Up to Easter, your research study should vary over the whole program. From Easter, concentrate on particular subjects. These are the topics that show up yearly along with any type of subjects that are more likely ahead up this year.
75Know what is involved: time– the geography paper is 2 hrs as well as 50 mins long; framework– five full inquiries have to be addressed. All questions equivalent 80 marks.
76Plan your research study. At least 80 per cent of your time will certainly be invested in study so it is crucial you get the abilities to research efficiently.
77 Plan reasonable targets which you can achieve in each research study session, eg, write out 15 considerable relevant factors (SRPs) on your chosen topic.
78Focus on subjects that are analyzed each year. These consist of: core system 1– landform development; plate tectonics; human communication; core device 2– financial activities in an Irish area; financial tasks in a European area; financial tasks in a continental/sub-continental area; financial elective– influence of EU plans on Ireland; international business.
79When you review your notes, pick the keywords or expressions which will certainly help you to remember what the topic has to do with.
80 Make a topic recap by positioning the core style or topic title in the centre after that attract lines from the centre and write sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, write the key words or expressions linked to the sub-theme.
81 Cover all the major topics. Don’t attempt to anticipate what will certainly be checked out. Instead, practise answering examination concerns from previous documents. Time on your own and see if you can create a response in the time which the examination will allow you.
82Remember that the 30-mark parts of the question need to have 15 SRPs
83 The usual key words are: “make up”– clarify as well as offer reasons; “compare”– mention similarities as well as distinctions; “comparison”– point out the major distinctions; “explain”– state the evident; “discuss”– write out the bottom lines and compose an explanation.
84 Invest a minimum of an hour-and-a-half on organization alteration every second night. So three or four one-and-a-half hrs research study sessions each week.
85 The applied organization concern (ABQ) gets on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 and 2003 will certainly be structured identically to 2013 and also these ABQs have to be practiced initially, before any other year.
86 Long concern practice: 25-mark inquiries– spend 10 mins on them; 20-mark questions– spend eight minutes on them. 20-mark inquiries are the most typical as well as students mistakenly invest 10 minutes on them, which quickly builds up to a great deal of two minutes’s lost during the examination; 15-mark concern– spend six mins.
87 The two most preferred verbs are “illustrate” and also “assess”. Yet with our above structure we immediately deal with these verbs. The instance deals with highlight as well as the pupil can use the advantage or negative aspect as their personal point of view by placing “in my opinion” ahead or their advantage or downside. This is superb as it is a real opinion not rote gained from a textbook.
Also try utilizing some mobile apps to help yyou remain cooncetrated.
Applications to assist concentration
The best focus apps can aid you enter the right mental zone for absorbing details. This classification considers apps that maintain you from obtaining distracted (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing other apps).
Several of us require a little exterior motivation to stay concentrated while researching. And that’s penalty.
The Forest app offers an aesthetic motivation by allowing you grow a virtual tree and then primarily holding that tree captive until your research study session is over.
Yet if you stick to your focus time, you’ll enjoy viewing your trees grow. Over numerous research study sessions, you can develop a delightful digital woodland– a positive tip of all your efficient hrs.
Reward: The Forest app is a companion of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants actual trees on behalf of the online ones that pro individuals expand (over 1 million trees and also counting). So, using this application to block various other apps while examining can assist the environment in addition to your qualities. Tolerable whatsoever.
Offered on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Average rating: 4.8/ 5 on App Shop, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: $2.99 on App Shop, Free (with advertisements) on Google Play– in-app acquisitions offered on all devices
Liberty application to block apps while researching
Freedom is an application that locks your phone while studying (or any other time you need to focus). Flag the application and/or websites that distract you, as well as Flexibility will block them– excellent if the self-motivated applications like Forest don’t quite suffice for you. You can establish an arranged session beforehand or start some ‘Freedom time’ whenever you require it.
Freedom obstructs time-wasting apps and also websites across all your devices, so your iPad will not attract you away while you’re examining on your MacBook.
Available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Ordinary ranking: 3.2/ 5 on App Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for standard functions, costs subscription readily available ($ 30/year).
Note: Please examine your college’s plan before downloading this or any kind of application to your college computer.
3. White Noise Lite.
White Noise app to help concentration.
Silence can be deafening when you’re attempting to focus, however your favorite songs might not assist a lot either. There’s nothing rather like completing a vital note just to understand you began creating verses midway via the sentence (many thanks a great deal, Billie).
A little bit of white noise can assist you focus without attracting excessive interest to itself. The White Noise Lite application allows you construct customized soundscapes to suit your choices with a wide variety of noises consisting of beach waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water as well as even a vacuum (hi, if that’s what obtains you in the mood for study, you do you).
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