In first year, I started to study about a month before hand. Every night once I had done my homework and studied for tests, I would pick 1 or 2 subjects and study a few chapters from them by writing notes, and at the weekends each day I would pick about 4 subjects and do the same. I did only a little bit of study for the first week and built it up until I was doing a fair amount of study right before the exams. I tried to have gone over each chapter 2 or 3 times before the exams, less if I was confident in the chapter and more if I wasn't. Hope this helps!!
Hi! 1st year christmas exams aren't too hard, but they're hard as they are your first exams! The amount of study you need to do is different for everyone, but with that amount of study I got nearly all A's :) If you're worried, over midterm you could pick a few subjects to just read over :)
Thanks for you reply and advice :) and yes I have started studying yesterday using the Studyclix study plan and your advice.I went onto the Edco Less Stress More Sucess quiz to find out what type of learner I am! I am a Visual Verbal learner. Unfortunately I can't attach the screenshot.
Honestly the less you work yourself up about them on the day the better you do. Get an early night and wake up with time to spare to get in on time and just don't panic. If you panic you'll blank. Just enjoy them!!! they only get harder
Hi June, you have plenty of time to study so don't worry. I recommend studying one or two chapters a day from now until the exams, write notes on them and practice question and you will get great results!
Good luck :)
Read over what you've done in class. Take down keywords, preferably in a mindmap style and then answer questions on studyclix. Any question you didn't know the answer to, take the answer down from the marking scheme on a piece of paper and then add them into your notes/mindmap. Works for me! This is what I do for all my tests and once I have a chapter done, I keep it in a big folder and go over it again the night before any other tests. I currently have a huge folder with almost every chapter for my junior cert. It means that all I have to do for my tests are just look over the mindmaps and then do questions on Studyclix.
Hi Aisling !
Thanks for all the tips , yeah I have been doing notes and mind maps for each chapter in a subject and put them into a folder. It has been really helpful. I don't have the Studyclix Plus account yet but for now I am just doing questions from past papers (Edco) and every now and then my teacher gives questions from Studyclix. I think when I am in about third year ,I could get it. Do you think just using past papers is okay for now?
Good luck in your Mocks!(if your in 3rd yr)