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Advice for your Summer Exams

It’s that time of year again. Preparing for your summer exams is a difficult time for many. This year, for third years, summer exams are more important than usual. This article, Advice for your Summer Exams, sets out to discuss how you can effectively prepare in the lead up to your exams, so you get …

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The Junior Cycle Grading System

With the old Junior Certificate course now obsolete, here’s a guide to the new Junior Cycle grading system. The grade descriptors in this guide apply to the Junior Cycle written exams, and do not apply to the Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs). There is a different grading system for CBAs. There are six possible grade descriptors …

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How to Ace Online Learning

With schools closed again, online learning is back. In this guide, we explore four tips to help you ace online learning. 1. Set up a Study Space In order to be productive, it’s essential to have a designated study space. Ideally, this space should be a room other than your bedroom. In this space, you …

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The Perfect Study Space

Where is your usual study space? This is something that is often overlooked, and yet highly important, especially now that most of your studying is done at home. In this guide, you will learn how to create the perfect study space. Photo by Jessy Smith on Unsplash 1. Choose Your Space To begin, you need to choose a …

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How Not to Study

Studying can be really difficult and time-consuming if you use the wrong methods. In this article: How Not to Study, you will learn why the most popular study methods, aren’t really the best ones. Below is a numbered list of the most popular, ineffective study methods. Underneath each heading, you will find out why these …

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How to Ace the Listening in French

In this guide, you will learn how to ace the listening in French for Junior Cycle. This simple two step process can help you to achieve a distinction in Junior Cycle French. This guide was created by a distinction student, for students aiming for distinctions. Photo by rupixen.com on Unsplash 1. Learn Vocabulary Firstly, you will need to …

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Junior Cycle Science: Advice and Tips

Photo by Hans Reniers on Unsplash Here’s some advice and tips for Junior Cycle science, created by a distinction student, for students aiming for distinctions in science. 1. Know the Topics The Junior Cycle Science course covers a wide range of topics under five different strands: Nature of Science Earth and Space Chemical World Physical World Biological World …

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Finding the Motivation to Study

Photo by Rishabh Agarwal on Unsplash Finding the motivation to study for your exams can be very difficult. Here’s some advice that will hopefully help you to stay motivated and succeed in your exams. 1. Use a timetable. Use our retrospective revision timetables to decide what you are going to study every day. Instead of saying I’m going …

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Stress in School

Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash It’s normal to feel stressed or anxious when your going back to school. The following tips are designed to help alleviate stress and can be used whenever you find yourself feeling particularly anxious or overwhelmed. 1. Talk to your family and friends. As the saying goes, a problem shared …

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Back to School

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash Are you getting ready to go back to school? Here are a few tips to help you out. 1. Be organised Before starting school ensure you have all the books, folders and copies you need. Don’t leave it to the night before as this will lead to unnecessary stress. Make sure you …

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Study Methods No One Talks About

Cover Photo by Alexis Brown on Unsplash 1. Active Recall This is the most important study technique. Active recall involves retrieving facts or other information from your brain. In order to incorporate active recall into your study, you need to test yourself. Luckily, you can use our built- in question banks to help implement active recall into your …

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