English HL

Top 5 Tips

1. Be familiar with the different types of composition given in the exam and the features of different types of writing – short stories, debate-style essays etc.

2. Know your texts for Paper 2.

3. Learn some key quotations from your studied play, poems and fiction that will illustrate the points you make.

4. Identify any weaknesses you may have in spelling and grammar and work at eliminating them before the exam. 5. While reading newspapers and magazines for leisure, try to be aware of the various media techniques they use. This is very useful for Media Studies.

Exam Extra

The following are some study guidelines for Junior Cert English. These should form an invaluable guide as you study and prepare for the exam.

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Functional Writing | Media Studies | Drama | Fiction | Poetry

About the Author

Mary Slattery

Mary Slattery has taught English at Junior and Senior levels for over thirty years and currently teaches in Scoil Chaitriona, Glasnevin, Dublin. Her qualifications include an M.A. and a Higher Diploma in Education. Since 1994, Mary has written several textbooks for Edco, including Seekers and Catchers. She has also co-written the Discovery series of Leaving Certificate anthologies and notes with Dr. Patrick Murray and Dr. Kevin McDermott.