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    I don't know how learn all the theory I need to know in the time I have left Roisinm24

    Does anyone have any handy tips to learn all the theory for wood work before the junior cert ???

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      michaels

      Just read over the chapter and do past paper questions and make you know/ understand every question that has ever been asked. I did this for all my subjects during the jc and got 8A's and 3B's

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      Roisinm24

      Thank you and well done on your results

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      NDoonan

      Roisin,

      Higher Level:

      Practice all section A's in your exam papers including ordinary level questions, this will give you very good knowledge overall on many topics. Answer all 20 questions in the exam and you will be marked on your best 16 questions.

      Section B;

      Question1 :Drawing question, if you do technical graphics then this question is quite easy, you just have to draw a plan elevation and end elevation (end view) of the artefact shown.

      Question2; Design question, Know the following headings; Analysis of brief, design ideas & solutions, evaluation (basically all the heading you would use in your booklet that you must hand up with the project you made for your junior cert. Second part of question usually consists of designing an artefact (object), ensure you sketch (IN PENCIL), one main sketch (3D) Around the same size as the palm of you hand and include a few dimensions(width,length,height). Do a few more smaller (zoomed up) type sketches showing other minor details. There may be a part(part C) in the end of this question asking you to sketch a joint suitable for a part of the artefact you design. Look through joints such as housing joint, dowel joint, box dovetail, dovetail joint and the finger joint)

      Question3; Normally one of four topics asked in this question, rotates generally every 4 years, if i were to guess, id say look at the manufactured boards questions from previous years but other topics that are asked in this question are: seasoning, conversion & how a tree grows.

      Question4; Anything from hand tools, power tools to machines can be asked in this question (last year it was machines such as drum sander,pillar drill, router and mortise machine). Look through hand tools & power tools chapter and know each one and how they work safely. ALWAYS a safety question asked in this question. Just remember safety rules in your classroom over the past few years.

      Queston 5; option question (generally two parts to the question part A & part B, you can only do ONE of the questions) if you choose to do any of them at all. This year Id say the plastics question will come up so look at previous questions on plastics from years 2012,2010,2008,2006. There is a great "SAMPLE ANSWER" to one of these questions in Michael Cross (Materials Technology Wood Book) 4th Edition, see the end of the chapter on Plastics. Other than that, carving/the lathe/veneering may come up but not many students answer those topics.

      Anyways, Best of luck, hope you find this info beneficial and others too,

      Niall

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      Roisinm24

      Thanks niall that is gonna be a huge help for me

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      NDoonan

      Roisin,

      Practice make perfect, use studyclix to help you focus on particular topics!! Best of luck in all your exams,

      Niall

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      Roisinm24

      Thanks dude and I will

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      Connor_2187

      Hope you did well Roisin but Niall you were 100% right with plastics....2nd time lucky? Haha if you can go on,cheers

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      barcelona

      chill its only worth 33%

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      DarParty

      WHAT DO YOU MEAN CHILL ITS 33 PERCENT THIS IS HIGHLY IMPORTANT IF YOU AIM FOR MORE THEN A MEASLY C BY GOD LAD THIS IS CRAZY THAT YOU WOULD SUGGEST TO CHILL OH MY BOY NEVER AGAIN FLIRT WITH THE IDEA TO CHILL

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      barcelona

      relax

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      Gatehouse

      whats wrong with a C

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