How I got an A in Junior Cert Home Economics

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Home Economics is such a valuable subject, you learn so many skills and so much relevant information. With this however, there is a responsibility to take in a lot of information within a reasonably short space of time. Therefore it's important to efficiently study the subject to ensure you can learn everything before the exam and get the great mark you deserve. The tips and guide below should help you achieve this!


Don't neglect any part of the assessment

There's a lot of difference aspects to the assessment of this subject, the project, the practical exam, the written exam. Each section has a nice few marks going for it so there's no point thinking you can put lots of effort into one, neglect the other and still get a good mark. Treat each equally as if they were all worth the 100%.


Concentrate in Class

The classroom is where you'll do the majority of your learning so you need to pay attention. Try to really absorb the information your teacher gives you. If you have little exams in class throughout the year, study for them and do them as if they were the real deal. If you disregard these because they "don't count for anything" you won't get experience or practise in giving the information needed in the exam. Those exams are like a form of studying so take advantage of that opportunity.


Don't Give Up

There might be times when you feel you just can't try to learn the composition of meat anymore (I know, it's terrible). But you can't quit! You'll surprise yourself with how much you remember in the end. Take regular breaks in your study and if you feel exhausted by a topic in particular, just leave it alone for a while and come back to it when you feel ready.
 

Test Yourself 

It can be really hard to know whether your study is paying off and you are making progress. One of the best ways you can do this is by constantly testing yourself with past exam questions. Studyclix makes this really easy by giving you all the past exam questions and the marking schemes in each topic. We have two types of account: PLUS+ gives you all the past Junior and Leaving Cert questions while PREMIUM gives you mock questions too.

A great way of testing yourself is trying out our Quizzes feature. Based on past exam questions, our Quizzes are a great tool for gauging how much you know on a particular topic and what you still have to learn. Why not give one a go? 

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Know how to study effectively

Because there's so much to learn, you really can't waste time with study methods that don't work. There are some tips in our other blog here and there are also many helpful students here on Studyclix that have lots to offer on their study methods, tips, etc. Check out our discussion forum here.

You can read my guide and tips on how to succeed in Home Ec by clicking the link below.

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Good luck from me and the Studyclix Team!

Eimear 

 

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