Just so that you know you can rely on these tips, I completed the LC twice and got 475-575 points, so I believe I am fairly qualified to help you with this one. So lets get going! … First thing’s first I want to say you can do it! Believe in yourself! If your mindset is good then half the work is done for you!
Ok I’m gonna get the most obvious one out the way…one of the best things you can do to prepare for this big exam is to do past exam questions, look at the common questions asked and learn the answers to these questions really well. That will definitely give you a good start to high points.
Set a study timetable, this way you know will cover the most important things in time for the big day and it just helps you to feel more accomplished. When setting up your timetable do it in such a way that you estimate how long it will take you to realistically learn the topic. Alternate subjects every hour… it can get pretty boring learning about the same thing all day!
Take regular breaks from study. If you feel like you need a longer break… take the break! You will be so much more productive when you go back to work than trying to struggle through a time of lethargy.
Rewards yourself for a good days work… go exercise, meet your friends, get some fresh air in nature, do what you love to relax at the end of the day.
Focus on yourself and not what others are doing. Listening to how much revision one person has done is not going to help you. It will only scare you. So keep study to yourself, unless that is you want someone to complain with about the challenge you are going through together. Then by all means I approve!
And finally, I highly recommend going to a career guidance councillor, if you have not done so already. Go to a private one if the one in your school is crap! This is one thing I really regret not doing when I was in your shoes a few years back. They will help you to identify what courses would be good for you based on your skills, interest and personality. They have a great depth of all the various courses available in Ireland and elsewhere in the world and can help you to get more clear on what points you need/want to achieve.
Best of luck!
Know that what is meant for you will not pass you by!
Love, Aoife X