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    What should I do now until the JC? ec2406

    Hey all, I was just wondering if anyone could give me some advice regarding what I should do from now until the JC, specifically during the Easter holidays right now. I have all the written work assigned by the teachers for Easter done, so I'm just wondering if there's anything I should do in specific.

    So far I haven't actually been studying, just doing homework well and listening in class. Obviously not studying for class tests may not have worked out all the time, but I think I'm still doing pretty well.

    Well, I was pretty happy with my mocks, especially considering I crammed everything until the night before. I'll just give a rundown to show where I am (not to brag):

    Maths- 88% (A)

    Irish- 89% (A)

    Music-97% (A)

    Science-93% (A)

    Metalwork-93% (A)

    CSPE-93% (A)

    French-79% (B)

    Religion-84% (B)

    Home Ec-68% (C)

    English- 67%(C)

    As you can see, English would be my main worry. Home Ec, French and Religion should come with project work and more practice. I've talked to my English teacher and we can both agree that timing is my real issue. I didn't get either of the English papers finished; (30 marks worth unfinished in P1 and 20 in P2). P2 actually was almost an A but P1 dragged me down a lot. I've finished our English HW for Easter and have even done around 5 extra exam questions for practice during the last 6/7 days. I find it really hard to make my writing sound interesting,especially when I'm timed. It's also really hard for me to sit down and make myself actually do English; I just completely lose interest after a few minutes.

    Any tips for what I should do right now, particularly with English? Would appreciate any help given, thanks

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      Stephanie K

      I would say just concentrate on home Ec and English

      And also just keep practicing Emma questions as from all your results you seem to know your stuff, unless you got the papers or questions before the nicks!! Good luck and well done!!

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      diyalsjdjldam

      how did you guys study for each subjects if you could please tell me

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      Stephanie K

      I'm a 5th year but really just do exam questions if you feel comfortable with the topics for each subject good luck

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      diyalsjdjldam

      thanks i was wondering did u do home ec for junior cert

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      Stephanie K

      Yes I did it was my favourite subject also do it for LC

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      fuschia

      How did you get an A in Irish without studying?

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      Stephanie K

      When people say that they don't study or did no study they did!! Believe me

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      ec2406

      @fuschia

      Well Irish is one of the subjects I haven't found extremely difficult, especially after going to the Gaeltacht last summer. We have orals in our school so my mock oral bumped my mock Irish written from an 86% to a more comfortable 89%. For the written paper, a lot of studying just comes from practice- particularly the léamhthuiscints. To be honest our teacher gave us a load of them for homework so that was my studying for them done; the same kind of phrases tend to come up each year so when you're practicing these so make sure to get highlighting as you do each one.

      As for the composition and the studied prós and filíocht- learning off answers is key here. I have 2 stories learned (roughly) for the compositions- so I just alter them to suit the question. I have a prós essay and 2 filíocht essays learned too- and they tend to work for the questions too.

      So basically learn off what you can and practice the papers like hell. Feel free to ask anything else :)

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      ec2406

      @Stephanie K that's a little ignorant, don't you think :-/

      Well to be honest if you have been listening in class and doing your homework properly and consistantly since 1st year (and not just starting to work this year because it's exam year) getting a good grade in the Junior Cert is something not that difficult to do, given that you actually enjoy the subject.

      So if doing homework counts as study, then I've been studying for almost 3 years I guess :P

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      diyalsjdjldam

      Stephanie K i was wondering if you could give me any time on how to present my dish i have scones and muffins

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      Sarah2014

      ^im doing scones and muffins too

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      ec2406

      @diyalsjdjldam by the way sorry for not replying earlier on. Are there any subjects you want advice on in particular?

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      diyalsjdjldam

      do u do home ec

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      diyalsjdjldam

      can u help me on how to present my dish i have scones and muffins

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      ec2406

      @diyalsjdjldam yes I do home ec. It's always actually been a strong subject for me but we have an awful teacher this year, so thats why my result is only a C. However, I hope I can still help.

      Well, I'm not doing that task (task 1 I believe), but as far as I know you only serve your best scone and muffin out of your batch and I'd say you'd serve them on a small plate. But I'm honestly not certain on how to serve that task, I'll let you know if my friends doing that task tell me how though.

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      diyalsjdjldam

      thanks very much can you also tell me on how you study for to get an A in maths and irish please

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      ec2406

      @diyalsjdjldam no bother, and sure.

      For Irish, same as I said above:

      For the written paper, a lot of studying just comes from practice- particularly the léamhthuiscints. To be honest our teacher gave us a load of them for homework so that was my studying for them done; the same kind of phrases tend to come up each year so when you're practicing these so make sure to get highlighting as you do each one.

      As for the composition and the studied prós and filíocht- learning off answers is key here. I have 2 stories learned (roughly) for the compositions- so I just alter them to suit the question. I have a prós essay and 2 filíocht essays learned too- and they tend to work for the questions too.

      As for Maths, you really need understand WHAT it is you're doing and WHY you're doing it. Hopefully you should be nearly done/done the course by now and revising each topic. As you revise each topic, don't move on until you completely understand it and are able to put it into practice (exam papers). This might be frustrating, depending on how good you are at understanding maths, but don't loose your patience.

      Overall, get the hang of (junior cert) algebra, learn your theorems and just know recurring topics like trig, area and volume, functions, statistics, probability, etc.

      As for when you're doing the exam, if it's taking you far too long to understand a question, move on and come back at the end. And maths isn't an exam you'd be stuck for time so, no matter what anyone else does, DON'T leave the exam early- you might have a brain wave right after you leave the exam center (same goes for every other exam).

      Feel free to ask anything else :)

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      diyalsjdjldam

      do u have ur science coursework with you or your religion

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      ec2406

      @diyalsjdjldam they're both finished and stored in school, sorry :( anything you want to ask about them though? I'm sure there's something I can help with.

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      diyalsjdjldam

      what title did u pick for religion and what did u pick for science as well

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      ec2406

      Religion:

      "An examination of the similarities between two places in Ireland that have religious importance

      for people today" - did this about Croagh Patrick and Lough Derg.

      Science:

      Biology and Chemistry.

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      diyalsjdjldam

      same i picked the same as well if you remeber can you tell me what varibles u used for biology and chemstry and what u wrote in religion for My journal work reminded me of studying ( do u have any sample answers that u could send me please for both science and religion projects) sorry to bother u because we have a really bad teacher for both subjects really way behind thanks in advance

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      ec2406

      Ok.

      Religion:

      I don't exactly remember the names of the sections I chose for the "reminded me of studying" part but one was Faith today and how it has changed throughout generations (compare with places of pilgrimage) and another was the section on rituals, etc. (how they relate to the places of pilgrimage)

      Science:

      Biology:

      Part a)

      Dependant: Pulse rate

      Independant: Length of exercise

      Part b)

      Dependant: Time taken for pulse rate to return to control

      Independant: Length of exercise

      Chemistry:

      Part a)

      Dependant: Rate of reaction

      Independant: Rhubarb surface area

      Part b)

      Dependant: Rate of reaction

      Independant: Temperature of solution

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      diyalsjdjldam

      will u be able to give ur email address please

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      ec2406

      @diyalsjdjldam sure: I'm kilkennycat24@gmail.com

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      diyalsjdjldam

      ec2406 can you please reply to my email

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      Mason

      ec2406, I was completely pissed off when I got my result (69%), how did you study for that religion?

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      ec2406

      @Mason I was actually really surprised to get 84% in Religion because we have an awful teacher who doesn't believe that practicing exam papers is necessary. I actually didn't study until the night before the Religion mock though, but I had took exam papers from a friend of mine who did JC Religion and read through 3 papers that had been filled in correctly by her teacher. To be honest I'd say most of the stuff that came up those 3 papers also came up in the mock- so it seems as though past papers is the way to go :) Also, the coursework booklet should boost the marks up a bit, given that you do it well; so don't worry too much about your grade, it's only Religion after all;)

      Feel free to ask anything else

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      Stephanie K

      @diyalsjdjldam no problem at all! To tell you the truth, I have actually experience in this industry. Last year I won Munster Apprentice Chef, thuis year I won the all Ireland 2916 healthy eating cooking competition and I am competing in the semi final of Munsters apprentice chef again next week! I also work in a kitchen as a trainee chef!!

      Firstly u would have two different plates or slates would be lovely.

      For the scones: Jam and cream is always serves(you can use bought products for presentation you do not have to make them). I would have a ramekin of jam and a nicely pipped floret of cream. I would prob cut the scone in half so the examiner can easily see the texture of your scone. And then put a nice dusting of icing sugar over you dish!!

      For the muffins:

      Another plate or slate! A rankin of ice cream and a lovely pipped floret of cream. Also some strawberry coolee would look good on the plate or drizzled over your muffin. A few fresh berries also adds a lovely touch!!

      If you would like any more advice just ask.

      Send me a pic of your dish if you want and I can give you feedback

      Stephaniekearney171@gmail.com

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      Cathal_8908

      In terms of what you should do now until the JC, I would say to keep doing what you're doing :) You seem to have got very good results for your mock, and they might (Should. Not that they really need it) increase by 10-15%. If listening in class, and doing your homework well and right gives you those results, then keep doing it :)

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      barcelona

      @diyalsjdjldam im doing task one if you give me your email i can send you a pic of my serving suggestion because my teacher is really high up on the home ec board and she told me hoe to do this! i also got an A in home ec in my mock without and practials

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      diyalsjdjldam

      can u give me ur email addres

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      barcelona

      sorry could you send me on yours because i have to send it from my mams email :?

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      ec2406

      @Cathal_8908 thanks, will do:)

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      diyalsjdjldam

      barcelona

      my email address is lsjdjldam123@gmail.com

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      diyalsjdjldam

      sorry barcelona my email address is roseclarke1999@gmail.com please send it to me

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      Beachy123

      I got a C in English too :/ Anyone have geography/history advice (:

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      jokejike

      hw did u study 4 French plllssss

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      ec2406

      @jokejike Practice the exam papers is really all I can say to you. For the writing section, learn your verbs and that's half the battle.

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