Okay, so your last ever term of school is just about to start. How does that make you feel? For some the end is in sight. For others its creeping up way to fast. One thing is for sure you have an exam to do in approximately nine weeks. So my advice to you is to keep your head down, stay on top of your work, and DO NOT procrastinate. Give yourself a task and a time limit and see it out to the end.
For those of you who came into school over the Easter to do the 'post mock - pre leaving cert exam' I want to say well done. It is the type of practice you would never carry out at home on your own unless you are very disciplined. Those of you who weren't able to make it in, I am attaching the paper to this blog so you can download it yourself.
I can imagine some of you would find this paper difficult. The reason I say this is because some of you think you can predict the exam so have disregarded all the good work you did last year. Just because Rich came up last year does not rule her out for this year. Do not fall into that trap. You will have studied FIVE poets, you need to know these FIVE in detail - not one or two and hope that they come up. Gambling is a dangerous game, especially when you are gambling your own future.
Furthermore, don't take it for granted that THEME/ISSUE will come up on the exam. This is not always the case, so have TWO modes studied and with some key moments prepared for the exam. Do not sell yourself short. You have put in a lot of work so far this year but you need to give it one last big effort.
You can do what you like in July, but for now concentrate on the weeks ahead and put in as much effort as you can. Also, don't copy other people, you know the areas you need to work on yourself. Now is the time to JUST DO IT!