Over the past week, thousands of students across the country have accepted places in university to study their preferred courses. But, of course, not everyone has been lucky, and some students face the reality of repeating the Leaving Certificate to get what they want.
If you find yourself in that position or if you’re entering 3rd, 5th or 6th year in school, your focus will be on your study programme. We all want to optimise our study, and grinds are the best way to do that. In this blog post, we will outline five reasons why grinds are good for you, as you plan for the academic year ahead.
- Familiarity breeds success
Grinds give you the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the subjects you are studying. Instead of going over the material once or twice in school, with our grinds in north Dublin, you can really immerse yourself in your chosen subjects.
This way, you can take your time over a particularly difficult part of the curriculum, and be confident no matter what questions come up on the exam paper. This is particularly true if you are repeating the Leaving Cert, as you’ll have the chance to improve on your performance in June.
- Quality teachers make a difference
It’s up to you, and you alone, how you study for any examination. But quality teachers really help to give a fantastic knowledge of the curriculum, giving you a great foundation on which to get impressive results. Our teachers of grinds in north Dublin are highly experienced and have a brilliant track record in getting the very best from our students. With them to guide you, your study plans are in the safest of hands.
We also offer support to both students and teachers throughout the year, to ensure that your head stays above water.
- Study techniques matter
Studying for any major examination can be a frustrating experience. Sometimes, it feels like we are just staring at the material and we’re not taking anything in. Our grinds in north Dublin can teach you some valuable study techniques that you can use that will enable you to maximise your study time. We also value peer-to-peer collaboration and a real commitment to learning in our interactive classes.
There are already some good resources for this online, but practice makes perfect. Our teachers will give you every insight you need to make sure that your study time is not wasted. They will also provide you with excellent study notes which will be essential for revising when exam time comes.
- Slow and steady wins the race
There is a definite advantage to starting grinds early in the academic year. Too many students front-load sports and other pursuits in the academic year, and find themselves overwhelmed in the spring when the exams are close.
Cramming is a dangerous thing to do. It is much more preferable to start your study programme early in the year, so that you’re fully prepared and relaxed once the exams come around in June. Our comprehensive notes and dedicated plan will help you to do that.
- Don’t settle for second best!
After you get your exam results, it can be tempting to settle for a course you don’t really want to do, just because going into university is a nicer thought than repeating the Leaving Cert. But it is worth reconsidering. If you have your sights set on a particular course, you should perhaps do everything in your power to get that course.
Repeating the Leaving Cert is really just nine months of additional schoolwork before taking the plunge into the university life. It’s not a lot to do if you have a dream course that will affect the rest of your life.
The Dalmac Grinds Academy is based in Rush, offering the best grinds in north Dublin. For more information, see http://dalmacgrindsacademy.net/