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EASTER 2013 STUDY PLANS

 

Suggested Easter Study Timetable for Junior Cert  download from HERE (pdf)

 

Suggested Easter Study Timetable for Leaving Cert  download from HERE (pdf)

 


Junior Cert Examination 2012 Timetable HERE (PDF)

 

Leaving Cert Examination 2012 Timetable HERE (PDF)


Recommended Study / Homework Times

 

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

5th Year

6th Year

- 1.5 hours per night,  2 - 2.5 hours at the weekend

- 1.5 to 2 hours per night,  3 hours at the weekend

- 2 to 3 hours per night,  4 hours at the weekend

- 3 hours per night,  5 to 6 hours at the weekend

- 3 to 4 hours per night,  6 to 8 hours at the weekend*

*this will vary depending on the points requirement of the student

 
 

Study Environment

 
Location:
/ The environment needs to be quiet without interruption. Listening to music will not help.
/ The place needs to be warm (not too hot) with good lighting.
/ Turn off your mobile phone

Time Management:
/ Draw up a weekly timetable.
/ Include the time you spend on activities you do outside of school.
/ Keep the plan simple and easy to read.
 
 

 

Study Method - Recommended practice:

 

Decide on a subject and a topic that can be covered in 20 mins (junior students) or 30 - 40 mins (senior students).


Start reading your book or notes, highlight key points or words. Take a blank sheet and put your topic in the middle and add the main points around the topic.


 As you write them you need to explain in your mind what each point / word means

Flip the page, write the words from memory - this is testing yourself.
Repetition and writing points is the best method for memorising facts or details.


Keep each "topic page" in a file for each subject and at the end of a week or fortnight, look over the topic again, it may be useful to find a related exam and test yourself.

 

Study is also more effective when you take care of other aspects of your life.

Have a good diet (sweet, fizzy drinks bring down your energy, water improves it).


Get a reasonable amount of sleep (late nights will make you very tired during the school day).


Get plenty of exercise (this will increase your energy).

Remember, You will not get good exam results without time spent studying Study time can include homework.

 
 
 

 

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