𝙳𝚂𝙰 𝚃𝚘𝚙 𝚃𝚒𝚙𝚜 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝟻𝚝𝚑 & 𝟼𝚝𝚑 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛:
1. Fresh Start
Forget the past, work towards the future. Treat this year as a fresh start. Work on improving you! Eat healthy, exercise and get into a consistent study routine. Start as you mean to go on.
2. Organisation is key
Buy all of the stationary that you love! Get your notebooks, books & copies ready for each subject. Start collecting and sorting your class notes from day one- it is so important to have a folder for EVERY subject!
3. Little and Often
The number one piece of advice our past students offer to our current students is to start now and do a little each day. Keep on top of classwork & homework and spend 10 minutes each night reviewing what you did in class that day. Do not just study what you are good at. Tackle the hard questions head on; this will build your confidence in the subjects that you are not as strong in. They will no longer feel so daunting!
4. Exam Papers
USE EXAM PAPERS FROM DAY ONE. Even if your teacher hasn’t asked you to get them yet- buy them now! The key to success is to study and practice directly from your papers. This is how you become familiar with the layout of the paper and answering the questions. It is also a good way of recalling and studying specific information rather than just sitting and reading endless pages of notes.
5. Weekly Study Plan
Do out a weekly study plan- be realistic! Write down what hours you are free each evening and at weekends. Study in short blocks, allowing yourself a break every 45-minutes to an hour. Reward yourself during break times whether it is with your phone or a cup of tea and a biscuit! Study by topic rather than by time slots, for example, revise photosynthesis rather than saying “I will spend 2 hours on Biology”. Give yourself clear, achievable goals.
Life is short. Be young. Spend time with your friends and family. Do lots of the things you love best. Because before you know it, you will be “adulting”. 🤣
Leanne & Monique x
A lot of people have been contacting us about school books recently so we have set up a page for students & parents to buy and sell their second-hand schoolbooks on Facebook- please search ‘Schoolbooks Dundalk’ to join.
Please share and advertise as you wish.
We are giving away a student scholarship place in September 2018 for one Junior or one Leaving Certificate student.
Each student will receive a free yearly membership in our after – school study for the full academic year September 2018- May 2019. This will include Monday to Saturday study all inclusive.
Junior & Leaving Certificate
Now enrolling for September 2018
* Supervised Study
* Study Skills
Sign up for our FREE STUDY WEEK September 3rd-6th. Try it out; you won’t regret it!
And that’s a wrap! DSA 2017/18- what a year!!!
Best of luck to all of our wonderful students over the next few weeks- you are amazing!!! Thank you for the memories.
Before the students left us today, we asked them to describe Dundalk Study Academy in one sentence and here are just some of their answers…
Today I met one of our lovely students out shopping. She told me she was buying new PJ’s, putting on fresh bedsheets & buying her favourite food to relax tomorrow evening ahead of exams. And I thought to myself- you’re just right!
With the stress of the next few weeks looming for exam students- it is so important that you look after yourself first. Do those little things that make you happy. And remember, at the end of the day, it’s only an exam.
A midweek boost! 99’s for all of our hardworking Junior & Leaving Cert students attending our 9 day study fest. 5 days in- nearly there now!
Starting this Monday at 9:30am for Junior & Leaving Cert students!
Junior Cert English Revision Course HL
Next Saturday May 26th 9.30am-3.30pm
Tutor has corrected the new Junior Cert English course for the State Exams Commission.
Cost: €125 (€110 for members of grinds/study)