Top 5 Tips
1. Learn all of the important terms, symbols and diagrams related to each topic.
2. Study the terms used in exam questions so that you understand them clearly. For example:- Functions of- Factors which contribute to – Sources of- Features of
3. Include a variety of points in your answers in order to avoid repetition, for example, when listing the sources of consumer information or the functions of advertising.
4. Give enough information to fully explain the answer to each question. For example, give a complete list of points to be considered and include both positive and negative factors where applicable. If possible, present your answer in the form of a table as this is clearer and there is less repetition.
5. Use menu format to present menus. Leave spaces between the courses.
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About the Authors
Maria Randles graduated with a B.Ed. (Home Economics and Irish) degree from St. Catherine’s College, Sion Hill and went on to complete her Graduate Diploma in Health Education and Promotion at the University of Limerick. She teaches Home Economics and SPHE in the Intermediate School, Killorglin, Co. Kerry.
Maria has co-written many Junior Certificate Home Economics texts, including The Home Economist, Spice of Life and Lifewise.
Maria Kennelly has a B.Ed. (Home Economics and Irish) degree from St. Catherine’s College, Sion Hill and has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling at University College Cork. She is currently a Guidance Counsellor and a teacher of Home Economics at St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.
Maria is a co-author of numerous Junior Certificate Home Economics textbooks, including The Home Economist, Spice of Life and Lifewise.