Study Skills: Which side of your brain is dominant?

These are some of the skills and strengths associated with the two different sides of the brain.                   Left brain learners may: Right brain learners may:                   be logical be organised work well when things are broken down into…

VI: Christmas and the Leaving Cert

Christmas and the Leaving Cert Joanna passes on her Leaving Cert wisdom from last year Written by Joanna Siewierska and posted in opinion This is an opinion of a young person and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of SpunOut.ie. It is one person’s experience and may be different for you. If you’d like to…

Study Skills

Study Skills Reading Methods   Using Effective Study Techniques Use SQ3R. Start with Survey,which means to glance through the chapter to look for tables, figures, headings, and any bolded words. You could also read the first line of each paragraph Then Question by making each heading into a question. Read the chapter while trying to answer the questions you made…

Parents: Study Skills Information Evening Monday September 14th

All parents of students in 5th and 6th year are invited to attend a Study Skills evening next Monday 14th at 7:00pm in the Lecture Theatre. All 5th year students will attend the workshop in school on the 14th and interested 6th year students will do so on the 29th. This information evening will provide parents…

How to crack the mocks

  CILLIAN FAHY, who got straight As in his Leaving Cert, made headlines when he sold his exam notes on eBay for €3,000. In this continuing series, he shares his study experience with readers, today offering advice to Leaving Cert students on the forthcoming mock exams LIMBER UP First, here’s a bit of mythbusting. Some people…

Mind-Maps: Breaking Down Content

BiologyNotes_CellStructure_Sample Committing MindMaps to memory is a five step process. If starting from scratch, the very action of creating the MindMap is Step 1. Step 2 is reading through each branch an hour later. If you have purchased any of my MindMaps, Step 1 is redundant and you actually start at Step 2. Step 3…

Leaving Cert Checklist

Checklist of Practical Things for the Exams: Pens: I would advise any student to have a good stock of new and functioning pens with them as they enter their exam centre. Remember all pens need backups! They can waste unexpectedly at any point in time and you don’t want to be scribbling frantically all over…