The last term of the year is a really important time in your preparation for the exams. Check out these 4 tips to make sure you use your time wisely.
1. Make a plan
For many Junior cert students the Easter holidays are the first time you will be studying for a long time by yourself. Start by tidying your room, Try to get up early and make sure to make a study plan. Here's a printable study plan you can use. The first thing you should be doing is taking out your mock papers to see where you lost marks. These are the topics you should prioritise.
2. Study effectivley
Lots of Junior cert students waste time by having poor study habits. Make sure you are taking regular breaks, avoid distraction ssuch as your phone and do active learning to stop you zoning out. Check out these tips for studying more effectively.
3. Practice past exam questions
Be ready for the questions that you will face in June
Learn what the examiners are looking for
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Practice makes perfect
Print all past questions on any topic to make it easy to study one topic at a time. You can also use our Exam Builder to make your own mock exams to test yourself.
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4. Get Motivated
Let me know if you have any questions and remember you can get loads of advice from other students on our discussion forum.
Good luck with the study : )