SECRETS OF STUDY: Memorisation

SECRETS OF STUDY: Memorisation

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Memories, like the corners of your mind, are unstable things at the best of times. For example, you might find it hard to recall your mother’s birthday or the name…
SECRETS OF STUDY: The Benefits of Study Groups

SECRETS OF STUDY: The Benefits of Study Groups

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The Leaving Cert – the tears, the laughter – is opening soon at an exam hall near you. By this stage, you are probably fantasising about creative ways to destroy…
Go to the Gaeltacht

Go to the Gaeltacht

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  The Gaeltacht refers to the areas in Ireland where the Irish language is still spoken in the community; and where traditional culture and ways are alive and thriving. It…
Learning on the Job

Learning on the Job

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  The stereotype of the college student, cocooned within the comforting sanctuary of higher education and divorced from the hardships of ‘real’ working life, could not be further from the…
Get Revising

Get Revising

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  Active Revision The idea behind revision is not just to cover again [or maybe read for the first time!] work you have done in class or for homework, but…
Enlightening Links

Enlightening Links

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  It’s amazing the things you can learn from the Internet, want to know how to write the perfect college essay? How to find the best quote to give your…
Work Experience

Work Experience

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  These days a degree alone does not necessarily guarantee your dream job. Getting Work Experience or completing an Internship is quickly becoming the best and most reliable way of…
About Study Skills

About Study Skills

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  Preparing for exams like the Leaving Cert is a pretty big task. Most of us can remember fairly well what somebody told us ten minutes ago, or something we…
Study Skills

Study Skills

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  Preparing for exams like the Leaving Cert is a pretty big task. Most of us can remember fairly well what somebody told us ten minutes ago, or something we…
Active Revision

Active Revision

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  Just reading and re-reading something is not the best way to remember it. The idea behind exam revision is not just to cover again [or maybe read for the…
Healthy Body = Healthy Mind

Healthy Body = Healthy Mind

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  There are other ways you can improve your exam performance, besides spending all day with the books. People tend to be successful, in exams as well as in other…
Study Space and Routine

Study Space and Routine

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  The environment in which you study can have a huge impact on the amount of information that you retain and are able to reproduce during your exams. If you…
Time Management

Time Management

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  Suppose you spend 3 hours every weeknight studying. Then add another 8 hours for the weekend and you’ve got at least a 100 hours of study a month, each…