How to Organise an Effective Study Group

Now that we are well into the school year, many students will have created study timetable for themselves and have a good study routine established. For most this will be all they need to stay on top of their studies and make progress in 6th year. The highly motivated student however may be eager to engage […]

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Dublin City FM Interview – Tips for Leaving Cert.

  Thank you to Ellen Leonard of Saturday Brunch on Dublin City FM for having me back on her radio show again yesterday. I was delighted to be asked to give an interview on Last Minute Tips for Leaving Cert students. Tune in to the link below to listen back. Tips for Leaving Cert Dublin […]

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Student of Now Careers Summit

I was delighted to be part of the brand new Career’s Summit ‘Student of Now’ that took place today in the bright and modern Tara Building in Dublin City Centre. It was an intimate gathering allowing 20 students and several Guidance Counsellors time to chat with the careers mentors in a casual and informal setting. 

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Tips for Language Oral Exams

With the Irish Oral and Language Oral exams only around the corner, now is the time to really immerse yourself in your language and start to speak, think and even dream in it. The only problem is that once one oral is over you need to start immersing yourself in the other language! How confusing […]

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8 Great Ways to Use Flashcards

Flashcards are a super way of actively studying. If you haven’t already tried this very effective study technique than give it a go today. So many students find them to be very useful and an efficient way of studying. Through using recall skills you are practicing the skill you need in an exam situation. They […]

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SQ4R Study Technique

SQ4R is an effective study technique that engages the student and makes studying more active and hands-on. The endless drudge of sifting through long texts with the constant task of memorizing facts only to forget them 10 minutes can feel very disheartening and demoralizing. If this sounds Like what you’re going through, why not give […]

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How do you learn best?

When getting down to study it is important that you study effectively and make the most of your time. You should begin by identifying your learning style. There are 3 main styles of learning; Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic. There are various surveys online that you can complete to work out what your predominant learning style […]

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How to adopt a balanced approach to study

6th year is a demanding year but it can’t be all about study. It is really important to maintain good social connections, get exercise and plenty of rest. Take heed of the advice given here to develop a healthy approach to study.

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Setting Goals and Targets

Setting Goals We all need something to work towards in order to make the study effort worthwhile and give us the motivation to persevere and keep going. In 6th year your goal should be a career or college course. Be specific, it’s not enough to aim to go to college; be clear about what course you […]

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